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July 16, 2013 1:23:19 PM

Hey guys, first off, first post here so hey everybody :) 
Second, I came here because I'm torn between which of these cards to get.

This http://Geoforce GTX 650Ti SuperClocked 2gb 192bit

Or

http://PowerColor 2gb Radeon HD7850 256bit ?

and lastly

http://Sapphire Radeon HD 6970 2GB 256bit

And why? Thanks for the help i appreciate it!

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a b U Graphics card
July 16, 2013 1:29:08 PM

The 650 Ti Boost is the better card. To quote Tom's Harware's Review of the 650 Ti Boost:

With the Radeon HD 7770 at $120, Radeon HD 7790 at $150, and Radeon HD 7850 above $180, Nvidia is rendering all three products ineffectual at their respective price points. With one swift stroke, the company engineered a hostile takeover of the $100-$200 market, increasing graphics performance at any given budget in that space. We're particularly excited about the price/performance of a $150 GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost 1 GB. Family-wide reorganizations like this remind us of the days when fierce competition took the GeForce 8800 GT under $200.

You can look at the benchmarks of 650TI boost starting here at the review.

Since both are similarly priced it looks like the 650 Ti's offer with 3 games is a good value; I don't see the AMD card including free games. The Nvidia card has a blower exhaust fan to pipe out heat from your case but can be louder than the downdraft cooler on the AMD card. EVGA also is known for their warranty and Customer Service.
July 16, 2013 1:31:56 PM

Thanks for replying, And one last thing, maybe a stupid question but also better than Radeon HD 6970 2GB ?
OcelotRex said:
The 650 Ti Boost is the better card. To quote Tom's Harware's Review of the 650 Ti Boost:

With the Radeon HD 7770 at $120, Radeon HD 7790 at $150, and Radeon HD 7850 above $180, Nvidia is rendering all three products ineffectual at their respective price points. With one swift stroke, the company engineered a hostile takeover of the $100-$200 market, increasing graphics performance at any given budget in that space. We're particularly excited about the price/performance of a $150 GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost 1 GB. Family-wide reorganizations like this remind us of the days when fierce competition took the GeForce 8800 GT under $200.

You can look at the benchmarks of 650TI boost starting here at the review.


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a b U Graphics card
July 16, 2013 1:32:55 PM

Jimmy Otis said:
Hey guys, first off, first post here so hey everybody :) 
Second, I came here because I'm torn between which of these cards to get.

This http://Geoforce GTX 650Ti SuperClocked 2gb 192bit

Or

http://PowerColor 2gb Radeon HD7850 256bit ?

and lastly

http://Sapphire Radeon HD 6970 2GB 256bit

And why? Thanks for the help i appreciate it!


Well the HD6970 will give you better FPS but the 650ti is more power efficient and is not that much slower.
a b U Graphics card
July 16, 2013 1:35:50 PM

Jimmy Otis said:
Thanks for replying, And one last thing, maybe a stupid question but also better than Radeon HD 6970 2GB ?


You can see Tom's Heirarchy Chart for GPU's Here.

While they are all in the same "class" the 650 Ti is the newest of all three. I would go with the 650 Ti.

July 16, 2013 1:46:08 PM

Why so?

haider95 said:
Jimmy Otis said:
Hey guys, first off, first post here so hey everybody :) 
Second, I came here because I'm torn between which of these cards to get.

This http://Geoforce GTX 650Ti SuperClocked 2gb 192bit

Or

http://PowerColor 2gb Radeon HD7850 256bit ?

and lastly

http://Sapphire Radeon HD 6970 2GB 256bit

And why? Thanks for the help i appreciate it!


Well the HD6970 will give you better FPS but the 650ti is more power efficient and is not that much slower.


July 16, 2013 1:48:54 PM

Thanks. I'm pretty much only concerned about FPS
OcelotRex said:
Jimmy Otis said:
Thanks for replying, And one last thing, maybe a stupid question but also better than Radeon HD 6970 2GB ?


You can see Tom's Heirarchy Chart for GPU's Here.

While they are all in the same "class" the 650 Ti is the newest of all three. I would go with the 650 Ti.



a b U Graphics card
July 16, 2013 1:53:13 PM

Benchmark Reviews.com talked about the 650 Ti Boost compared to the 6970 here. Here's part of the discussion:

In the DirectX 10 game Crysis Warhead, the GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST easily surpassed the AMD Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition, and matched the Radeon HD 6970 overall. DirectX 11 test results continued to keep the GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST consistently ahead of its competition in almost all tests. Ultra-demanding DX11 games such as Batman: Arkham Asylum made use of Kepler's optimized architecture, helping to deliver a very playable 59-FPS. Battlefield 3 gave the GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST a 5-FPS lead over the Radeon HD 6970, and enabled Ultra quality settings. Lost Planet 2 played well on all graphics cards when set to high quality with 4x AA, allowing GTX 650 Ti BOOST to maintain a 48-FPS frame rate. In Aliens vs Predator the GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST actually began to reach GTX 660 performance levels. Metro 2033 is another demanding game that requires high-end graphics to enjoy high quality visual settings, and although this benchmark favors Radeon products the GTX 650 Ti BOOST still kept up a 30-FPS frame rate at 1920x1080.

Synthetic benchmark tools offer an unbiased read on graphics products, allowing manufacturers to display their performance without optimizations or driver influence. Futuremark's 3DMark11 benchmark suite strained our high-end graphics cards with only mid-level settings displayed at 720p, forcing GTX 650 Ti BOOST to produce FPS results higher than AMD's Radeon HD 6970. Unigine Heaven 3.0 benchmark tests used maximum settings that strained GTX 650 Ti BOOST's 192-bit memory bandwidth, yet still compare to the 6970.


I would check other places for reviews but I still think the current generation of video cards is a better bet than a previous gen like the AMD 6970. EVGA is a respected brand, you get a free game, and the card should perform the same as the 7850 and 6970.
July 16, 2013 1:59:42 PM

thanks man, now that you mention, the 650ti is probably better since i am getting the newer 4th generation intel i5 as well.

OcelotRex said:
Benchmark Reviews.com talked about the 650 Ti Boost compared to the 6970 here. Here's part of the discussion:

In the DirectX 10 game Crysis Warhead, the GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST easily surpassed the AMD Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition, and matched the Radeon HD 6970 overall. DirectX 11 test results continued to keep the GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST consistently ahead of its competition in almost all tests. Ultra-demanding DX11 games such as Batman: Arkham Asylum made use of Kepler's optimized architecture, helping to deliver a very playable 59-FPS. Battlefield 3 gave the GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST a 5-FPS lead over the Radeon HD 6970, and enabled Ultra quality settings. Lost Planet 2 played well on all graphics cards when set to high quality with 4x AA, allowing GTX 650 Ti BOOST to maintain a 48-FPS frame rate. In Aliens vs Predator the GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST actually began to reach GTX 660 performance levels. Metro 2033 is another demanding game that requires high-end graphics to enjoy high quality visual settings, and although this benchmark favors Radeon products the GTX 650 Ti BOOST still kept up a 30-FPS frame rate at 1920x1080.

Synthetic benchmark tools offer an unbiased read on graphics products, allowing manufacturers to display their performance without optimizations or driver influence. Futuremark's 3DMark11 benchmark suite strained our high-end graphics cards with only mid-level settings displayed at 720p, forcing GTX 650 Ti BOOST to produce FPS results higher than AMD's Radeon HD 6970. Unigine Heaven 3.0 benchmark tests used maximum settings that strained GTX 650 Ti BOOST's 192-bit memory bandwidth, yet still compare to the 6970.


I would check other places for reviews but I still think the current generation of video cards is a better bet than a previous gen like the AMD 6970. EVGA is a respected brand, you get a free game, and the card should perform the same as the 7850 and 6970.


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