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Gtx 650 Ti vs Gtx 660 vs HD 7870 vs HD 7850

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February 9, 2013 2:40:45 PM

I am currently in the process of upgrading from my HD 4870 x2 crossfire setup (Old but reliable). My budget for a new graphics card is around $220 max but I can stretch slightly. Also, I am planning to buy a second card later.

My options:
Gtx 650 Ti 2Gb $170
Gtx 660 2Gb $220
HD 7870 2Gb $230
HD 7850 2Gb $200

Which of these is the best for the current price they're at?
My plan is to do some casual gaming at max specs.

My specs:
Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor (Overclocked to 3.99Ghz Turbo)
ASUS P8H77-V LGA 1155 Intel H77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard (Doesnt support SLI but Supports Crossfire)
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory
CORSAIR CX Series CX750 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Power Supply

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a b U Graphics card
February 9, 2013 3:06:00 PM

I would say to go with the 7870. In my opinion this is the best model.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
But if you want to spend a bit less this card is by no means bad.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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a c 87 U Graphics card
February 9, 2013 3:11:08 PM

The Radeon 7870 is the fastest of those options overall as well as the best value.
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a b U Graphics card
February 9, 2013 3:12:11 PM

Yep, 7870 with bioshock infinite and tomb raider is an excellent deal in my opinion. And timing is decent since the 8000 series will not be around to 4th quarter this year.
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February 9, 2013 3:39:04 PM

If I wanted a little more power, how easy is the 7870 to overclock
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a c 87 U Graphics card
February 9, 2013 3:47:48 PM

Very easy. Even stock voltage has a good amount of headroom.
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a b U Graphics card
February 9, 2013 3:53:50 PM

If you're nervous overclocking it then just don't change the voltage or do all the overclocking in AMD CCC which will tell you the limit (without increasing voltage).
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February 9, 2013 3:54:20 PM

Ive decided to get the 7870. I'm going to order on as soon as i sell these 4870 x2's
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a b U Graphics card
February 9, 2013 3:55:04 PM

Good choice. That'll be faster and not have nearly as many comparability issues.
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February 9, 2013 3:58:44 PM

Ive also decided to go with the card in the first link in the forum.
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February 9, 2013 3:59:08 PM

Best answer selected by ara_430.
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a b U Graphics card
February 9, 2013 5:12:52 PM

You won't regret it. That cooler is amazing for axial. Quiet and none of the hot air is recirculated in the case.

Also is a great thing for the future, CF.
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a b U Graphics card
March 15, 2013 7:04:22 AM

ara_430 said:
Ive decided to get the 7870. I'm going to order on as soon as i sell these 4870 x2's


Depends on what games are you going to play. In some 660 is better than 7870. See for yourself: http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/660?vs=548
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