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GTX 560 Ti or Radeon HD 7850?

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January 19, 2013 2:43:09 PM

Hello,

Tigerdirect.com is selling the ZOTAC GTX 560 Ti 1GB OC edition video card http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite... for $114 ($100 + $4 shipping) while newegg.com is selling an XFX Radeon HD 7850 for $140. If price is an issue, which graphics card should I purchase? I am mostly considering performance/money, as I am on a tight budget. I will mainly play First-person-shooters on a 1920x1080 resolution and I hope to play games like Battlefield: Bad Company 2, Call of Duty 4, Asassin's Creed: Brotherhood, etc. on max settings while playing games such as Battlefield 3, Metro 2033, and Black Ops 2 on at least medium or high settings (and for me, playable means almost never dipping below 30 FPS). If so, is the 7850's performance a large enough benefit to overlook the extra $26 I'm paying. Or should I not buy one of those two and just wait until a GTX 660 Ti or Radeon HD 7870 drops below $200?

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January 19, 2013 2:47:11 PM

7850 imo
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January 19, 2013 2:48:51 PM

if I recall zotac's 560 ti had a problem where it gets really hot so I would reccomend the 7850, and if you want you could just get the 2gb version for a really good card and not wait for the 660 ti or 7870(you could just get a different 560 ti if you wanted but 2gb 7850 would be really powerful)
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January 19, 2013 7:27:11 PM

7850 for sure is the faster card, many recent games now use more than 1gb vram on high settings, so if you get a 1gb card, it may run quite slow if you crank the details up compared to a 2gb card. and not just slow, but you get stuttering because it keeps having to go back and forwards between vram and system ram.
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January 19, 2013 7:31:03 PM

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