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Neither of those...
If you don't mind spending marginally more and rebates:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202006
Don't want to spend more:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102983

^ This....... While the 560 ti's are nice, for the new price there are better cards and in the used market there are better buys for the money as well.
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No never. My copy and paste is not working like it should on my iPad. The link above is really correct. I'm sorry. I would rather go for the 7870 than the 7850, but I have a liking for NVIDIA cards by MSI(or ZOTAC)
   
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For your price point, I simply couldn't suggest nVidia right now. Bang for the buck, grab a 7870 and 7950 if you can stretch the budget.
 
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post #14 of 17
Yes^

Performace per dollar, Nvidia card just cant touch AMD.

Just got my 7950 and couldnt be happier. Was considering a 7870 or a nvidia GTX660ti, But finally forked out the extra money for a 7950, and boy am I glad i did.

This is my card:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202006

I payed $300, Sold the 3 game voucher for $40 on ebay, and after $20 rebate I payed $240 for it. Got a 7950 for less than a 7870 and 660ti.

If you're determined to stay under $250 from the start, The 7870 is a great choice. Will play nearly anything on max settings. The Nvidia 570 someone posted is a great card too, But the 7870 is more powerful, uses less power, and runs cooler than the 570.
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OP as suggested above the sapphire HD 7950 boost is a card worth considering. For 280 bucks with rebate and 3 free games its the best option. if you are short on cash selling the games to bring cost below 250 is a good idea. though i have to say all of those games are very well reviewed and probably worth keeping.
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I agree that the Sapphire 7950 boost with the never settle (3 free games) pack is a great value. I stumbled upon it when I was looking to CF my 6870, if I just upgraded the GPU I wouldn't need a second card and can sell my current one. With the ability to OC the 7950 boost it looks like it's a 7970 or 670 at stock.
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I agree that the Sapphire 7950 boost with the never settle (3 free games) pack is a great value. I stumbled upon it when I was looking to CF my 6870, if I just upgraded the GPU I wouldn't need a second card and can sell my current one. With the ability to OC the 7950 boost it looks like it's a 7970 or 670 at stock.
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Yeah i should have mentioned the overclock potential on this monster. Got it up to 1150 on stock voltage and around 1400 memory which brought me to around 280GB/s.
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