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December 3, 2012 8:58:14 PM

Sadly, my friend doesn't seem to be getting rid of his 680..

So, the question is, which video card should I get?
I was going to get the 660TI, for amazing performance..
But then I saw the 650TI is only 170 dollars, and apparently runs really good.
I currently have a GTX 560 1GB non-ti.

However, I run an AMD based build:
Asrock 970 EXTREME 3
FX-6100 @4GHZ
8GB DDR3 RAM
128GB Crucial M4 SSD
1TB HDD
520W seasonic PSU http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Should I go with Radeon????
I mean, I like nVidia but with Radeon I could potentially do more with it because of my motherboard, right?

I am really looking for the best performance for the money.
Looking to spend around 200~ dollars. Thanks.

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a b U Graphics card
December 3, 2012 9:05:22 PM

GTX 660 cards are very hard to recommend because of their 192-bit bus (even your 560 has 256-bit) At your price range, you can choose from these 3 AMD choices (cheapest to most ex)

HD 7850 1GB --> $160-180
HD 7850 2GB --> $180-200
HD 7870 2GB --> $210-250
HD 7950 3GB --> $300-$350
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December 3, 2012 9:21:36 PM

djangoringo said:
Get the 660 gtx, i don't know what the hell the other guy is saying, the 660 gtx beats any 7850 2GB, 560 ti (even the 448) and closes the performance to the 7870.

660 gtx : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Yeah, I have a 560 NON-TI I and my cuda cores are less than 300.
Even then, on max settings I get decent FPS on far cry and AC3.. like 30. But it dips low to 15 sometimes. I don't like this.
I lower the settings and it still doesn't give me what I want.
The GTX 660 has many cuda cores, 2GB ram, and high clocks.
The galaxy one you linked me should be good right?
I usually get EVGA products, but this seems pretty solid from reviews.

What I want is just to blow games away. ;]
So if it's the best bang for 200~ I'm getting it now.
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a c 109 U Graphics card
December 3, 2012 9:28:12 PM

Yes, you can switch for the evga, but it's more 10$ over the budget : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

And yes right now they're the bang for the buck : http://tpucdn.com/reviews/MSI/GTX_660_HAWK/images/perfr...
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a b U Graphics card
December 3, 2012 9:48:28 PM

djangoringo said:
Get the 660 gtx, i don't know what the hell the other guy is saying, the 660 gtx beats any 7850 2GB, 560 ti (even the 448) and closes the performance to the 7870.

660 gtx : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The 660 series are way too overpriced (sorry I gave wrong reason). For example, the GTX 660 is more powerfull than the HD 7850, but the much better performing HD 7870 is only 10 bucks more. The GTX 660ti is better than the HD 7870, but is roughly the same price as the better performing HD 7950
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December 3, 2012 9:53:09 PM

djangoringo said:
Yes, you can switch for the evga, but it's more 10$ over the budget : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

And yes right now they're the bang for the buck : http://tpucdn.com/reviews/MSI/GTX_660_HAWK/images/perfr...

Charts aren't using the amazing 12.11 drivers AMD has... The HD 7870 is better than the GTX 660
http://www.techpowerup.com/mobile/reviews/AMD/Catalyst_...

Please don't give user incorrect info
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December 3, 2012 9:58:12 PM

Best answer selected by TestOne.
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December 3, 2012 9:59:48 PM

Ravyu said:
Charts aren't using the amazing 12.11 drivers AMD has... The HD 7870 is better than the GTX 660
http://www.techpowerup.com/mobile/reviews/AMD/Catalyst_...

Please don't give user incorrect info

Well, the 7870 is 260~ and the 7850 is also over my budget. Oh well, too late as I've already purchased the 660 EVGA.
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a b U Graphics card
December 3, 2012 10:03:44 PM

Nevermind ( you're probably the quickest to buy it lol). Hope you like it! Oh and sorry I was giving my prices in US
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a c 109 U Graphics card
December 3, 2012 10:05:06 PM

Even with those drivers the performance difference between the 7870 and 660 gtx was 3%, but now nvidia has a new driver that boost overall performance (310.64 beta driver) and has exclusive features like physX, txaa, adaptive vsync, etc and it's more cheaper.
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