So I'm building a gaming PC, and I would like to get something better than an AMD Radeon 7770 but not as expensive as a 7850. Anyone have an suggestions? I'm aiming for about $140. My monitor resolution is 1680 x 1050; however, I would also like to be able to game on a 1080p LCD TV.
As most people are obsessed with the video ram so I suggested a 2GB card although video memory doesnot make much difference. Core clock, memory clock and bus width are the ones which make a difference.
GTX 650 Ti and 560 performs at the same tier. There's minimal difference between the two except the 560 uses a lot more power. If you find both at the same price, you'd want to get the 650 Ti. Newer cards of the same performance level also have better resell value in case you upgrade later.
There's also the 7850 1GB, but the price difference between the 1GB and 2GB version is minimal, and if you can afford the 1GB, just shell out $10-15 more for the 2GB version.
This. If you HAVE to buy the part now and can't save a few more bucks for a 7850, the GTX 650 Ti will probably be your best bet. I would recommend saving up for at least the AMD 7850 though. It's a good boost in performance.