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Gigabyte Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition or EVGA GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost Superclock Edition or Nvidia GeForce GTX 550 Ti SLI?

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August 6, 2013 6:00:26 PM

Alright so my buddy has a Nvidia GeForce GTX 550 Ti and he wants to upgrade his GPU to something better. I Suggested he get the GPU I have which is a Gigabyte Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition which is around $253 at newegg right now but a few days ago I found this other card for another friend who wants to build a PC for around $700. The card is the EVGA GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost Superclock Edition which is only $154 on newegg and is only 16% less powerful than the 7870 but still can run everything on Maxed settings. So when I was talking to him about it I thought to myself well he could just get another 550 Ti and run it on SLI it might be cheaper and more powerful then the 7870 or the 650Ti the thing is I can't find any place where you can compare cards at SLI with cards that aren't so what do you guys think would be better?
a b Î Nvidia
August 6, 2013 6:03:54 PM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?nm_mc=AFC-Te...

far better card at $199 after coupon code and rebate, at least 20% faster than the 7870ghz edition. your not going to find a better price to performance ratio, period.

do not go sli, a 7950 is about 50% faster plus it has 3gb vram which you wont get with the sli. just get a single card that will provide you with the performance level you need.


August 6, 2013 6:13:37 PM

nikoli707 said:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?nm_mc=AFC-Te...

far better card at $199 after coupon code and rebate, at least 20% faster than the 7870ghz edition. your not going to find a better price to performance ratio, period.

do not go sli, a 7950 is about 50% faster plus it has 3gb vram which you wont get with the sli. just get a single card that will provide you with the performance level you need.



With the Promo+Discount+Rebate-it's $220 not $199 also he is on a budget for upgrades since he is gonna get a new HDD, New MB, RAM, PSU, Disk Drive, and GPU so yeah trying to keep it cost friendly for him.
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a b Î Nvidia
August 6, 2013 6:19:41 PM

add it to your cart then put in the promo code, it will be $229, minus the $30 rebate and it will be $199 dawg
August 6, 2013 6:28:13 PM

nikoli707 said:
add it to your cart then put in the promo code, it will be $229, minus the $30 rebate and it will be $199 dawg


I guess you must live in a different Area because for me it's $220
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