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December 12, 2012 1:35:34 AM

Hello, I have a EVGA 768-P2-N831-AR GeForce 8800 GTX 768MB 384-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 card and it just died out on me recently.

What other card is similiar or better than this, has HDMI as well as dual DVI and can be bought at a reasonable price (200 or less). Less is always better. What is the biggest bang for the 200 buck mark?

I was considering the following:

1) A USED XFX HD-585A-ZNFC Radeon HD 5850 (Cypress Pro) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card w/ATI Eyefinity. I could get one for $100-$110 used on ebay.

2) EVGA 012-P3-2066-KR GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 448 Cores FTW 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express. This can be had for $170 after rebates at NewEgg now.


Are these 2 cards better than the 8800 GTX? Any better card for the 200 or less bucks?

TIA

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December 12, 2012 1:37:59 AM

Any suggestions or help appreciated. Do you have a better card for me at $200 or lower?

Thanks
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December 12, 2012 1:50:39 AM

Both of those cards are more than 3x the performance of a 8800 GTX.
The 8800 GTX has 128 CUDA cores, and the 560ti 448 has...well 448 cores.

A nice upgrade is the GTX 650 ti, it is $135 and is MUCH faster than the 8800 GTX.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

It is a small bit slower than the 560Ti, not by much though. It uses a lot less power, and outputs less heat/noise though.

The port is a miniHDMI and two DVI but that shouldn't be a problem.
As a bonus it comes with a free copy of Assassins Creed 3.
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December 12, 2012 1:59:28 AM

You can get a 7850 for under or at 200 depending on brand which will beat all those or get a cheaper one like those above and wait for the 8000 series to come out in early second quarter and price drops.


Saphire 7850: 200 after rebates.

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

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December 12, 2012 2:08:52 AM

You should rather go with a HD7850 ... it's 20$ cheaper and it's better than the 560Ti (also newer)

If you don't like amd, then just go for the 560Ti they are almost the same but i kinda don't like the idea of getting old series cards when you can pick something newer for cheaper ... anyway

You also get 2 free games when you buy the HD7850 on newegg :p  that's great deal !!
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December 12, 2012 2:27:32 AM

fastuno said:
Any suggestions or help appreciated. Do you have a better card for me at $200 or lower?

Thanks


If you can find a gtx 660 at 200$ range, go for it. if not, better go for 7850. Posted a link, checkout the benchmarks too so you can decide.

http://www.techspot.com/review/603-best-graphics-cards/...
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December 12, 2012 2:36:36 AM

So I gather PCI Express 3.0 x16 is backward compatible with 2.1 & 2.0 and should not be a problem on my 2.0 mobo?

Awesome advice & article too.

Thanks!!!!!
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December 12, 2012 2:56:14 AM

Yes, your board and vga are backwards compatible. I still think the 7850 2GB is the best value right now. If you watch for deals you can get one for around 175 bucks.
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December 12, 2012 3:16:38 AM

how can a 7850 be the best value when a 660 gtx is at 179.99$...it performs much better, competes with the 7870 and offers a game(assassins creed 3) and it has better drivers and features.
And for the pcie 3.0 card in a pcie slot 2.0 see there is no loss of performance or compatibility :

http://www.hardocp.com/images/articles/1341219566Ew8yr7...
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December 12, 2012 4:23:32 AM

The GTX 660 and HD 7850 are neck and neck in the most recent benchmarks at 1680x1050 and 1920x1080. However the HD 7850 offers superior performance when high resolution textures or anti-alising are introduced. Ditto for higher resolutions then 1080P. This is due to the GTX 660 having a 192bit memory bandwidth and the HD 7850 having a 256bit bandwidth. The GTX 660 appears to have slightly higher FPS on average then the HD 7850, but the HD 7850 has a higher minimum frame rate which results in less choppy game play.

Honestly either one would be a massive upgrade. I would purchase whichever you can find the best deal on.
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December 12, 2012 4:51:42 AM

stant1rm said:
The GTX 660 and HD 7850 are neck and neck in the most recent benchmarks at 1680x1050 and 1920x1080. However the HD 7850 offers superior performance when high resolution textures or anti-alising are introduced. Ditto for higher resolutions then 1080P. This is due to the GTX 660 having a 192bit memory bandwidth and the HD 7850 having a 256bit bandwidth. The GTX 660 appears to have slightly higher FPS on average then the HD 7850, but the HD 7850 has a higher minimum frame rate which results in less choppy game play.

Honestly either one would be a massive upgrade. I would purchase whichever you can find the best deal on.


well said. ;) 
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December 12, 2012 3:56:49 PM

stant1rm said:
The GTX 660 and HD 7850 are neck and neck in the most recent benchmarks at 1680x1050 and 1920x1080. However the HD 7850 offers superior performance when high resolution textures or anti-alising are introduced. Ditto for higher resolutions then 1080P. This is due to the GTX 660 having a 192bit memory bandwidth and the HD 7850 having a 256bit bandwidth. The GTX 660 appears to have slightly higher FPS on average then the HD 7850, but the HD 7850 has a higher minimum frame rate which results in less choppy game play.

Honestly either one would be a massive upgrade. I would purchase whichever you can find the best deal on.



Totally incorrect see this, the 660 gtx with 192 bit bus doesn't perform less than the 7850 at higher resolution, the 660 gtx beats the 7850 in everything at every resolution, and it has better driver and features, and in term of percentile fps the 660 gtx is more smooth and it has a higher minimum framerate :



http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/far_cry_3_graphics...
http://www.techspot.com/review/603-best-graphics-cards/...
http://www.techspot.com/review/603-best-graphics-cards/...
http://tpucdn.com/reviews/Zotac/GeForce_GTX_660/images/...
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