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Not insignificant in this price bracket.
Which will add cost. AMD's reference coolers for the 7790 and 7850 are outstanding, the 650ti Boost OMG BBSAUCE doesn't come close to a 7790 and only outperforms the 7850 in furmark noise tests.
Where are the 2GB-2GB and 1GB-1GB comparisons?
Subjective? Tomb Raider and Bioshock Infinite are the highest rated games in existence right now. What percentage of the people buying a 7790, 7850, or 650 do you think might want to play one of those titles?

Insignificant at any price bracket.

Let's wait and see how much cost those coolers add before we make that judgement?

If you're looking for a 2GB-2GB comparison between the 650 Ti Boost and the 7850, look no further than the TechPowerUp review - it's linked in the OP. If you're looking for a 1GB-1GB comparison between the 650 Ti Boost and the 7790, you'll have to wait until the 1GB Ti is released.

Yes, games are subjective. Partly because not everyone wants to play the same games (no interest in Tomb Raider here), and partly because those games and the games that follow may be better suited on a different card. I would never base any hardware purchase on any bundle or freebie, no matter what it was.
 
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Why not OC it for him? GTX650 Ti Boots overclocks itself.

First off...thank you for answering. I did think about that. However, I will only truly consider that only if the 7850 2gb comes down in price. The reason why I am iffy is that I would have to make it a safe overclock because I don't want it to BSOD in one game but not the other and so forth. Since the 650 Ti Boost would be left alone it shouldn't BSOD on him.

If it becomes unstable or degrades and more voltage is needed, I would have to go over to my parent's house and fix it. I have a busy schedule and wouldn't be able to get to his PC as soon as I would like. That is my concern.
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Nice card! Be pretty sexy in sli smile.gif
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wow, it beats my 570...
yeah time to jack up a few volts and raise that OC.
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I must be the only person on these forums that cares about power consumption and performance per watt. tongue.gif

everybody cares about every little thing when the subjective, minute and obscure differences point even very slightly in the favor of their brand of choice. it never ends, just goes in circles around and around. some people who've made an argument for or against this new gpu have made a conflicting argument for or against cards from a competing brand that have the same minutes differences in power consumption, raw performance and price/performance.
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wow, it beats my 570...
yeah time to jack up a few volts and raise that OC.
you mean pull out credit/debit card and go broke.. tongue.gif
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First off...thank you for answering. I did think about that. However, I will only truly consider that only if the 7850 2gb comes down in price. The reason why I am iffy is that I would have to make it a safe overclock because I don't want it to BSOD in one game but not the other and so forth. Since the 650 Ti Boost would be left alone it shouldn't BSOD on him.

If it becomes unstable or degrades and more voltage is needed, I would have to go over to my parent's house and fix it. I have a busy schedule and wouldn't be able to get to his PC as soon as I would like. That is my concern.

With the 650TI you won't have to worry or even think about overclocking it then.

You could also set and forget the 7850 at stock as well. A matter of preference in the end really, can't go wrong with either choice.

The perf/watt arguments being brought up are outright comical for these mid-range cards.
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Looking forward to seeing how they perform in SLI, I have been waiting for a card that performs near 480 levels with more VRAM, and just more advanced architecture while not having to be super aggressive with power draw. Though it is a bummer that Kepler still doesnt play well with F@H, Unless things changed recently, I havent been keeping up with it to be quite honest. Though If I really wanted I could just go grab a few 450's or 460's and fold on them for cheap lol

I was considering getting the 7850 for quite some time now, but I am liking what this card brings to the table, I still dont like the layout of the pci bracket, no ability to make a truly single slot card this generation from either side.
    
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It's hilarious that the 2GB version finally brings a performance per dollar competitor to stock HD 7850 2GB, which comes with 2 free AAA games, uses less power (see performance per watt), is less noisy, has a wider memory bus, and has been out for a much longer time.

The GTX 660 was running $230 or so til now when Nvidia did the price drop on the mid range GTX 650 Ti (non boost) and GTX 660.

I am interested in the GTX 650 Ti Boost overclocked performance relative to the legendary overclocking of the HD 7850. Most reviews put it at +10 or 11% OC.
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Subjective? Tomb Raider and Bioshock Infinite are the highest rated games in existence right now. What percentage of the people buying a 7790, 7850, or 650 do you think might want to play one of those titles?

I'm trying to understand where this statement comes from. Both AMD and NVIDIA provide excellent performance in both titles, with NVIDIA holding an advantage in Tomb Raider.

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Assuming you are directing that comment my way, i'll just ignore the personal attack as always, and repeat that there are actually 3-4 items that make the AMD's cards in this price bracket superior. I see you touting a lot of numbers, but utterly failing to list any advantage the 650 has over the competition. Why don't you start there.

Actually, it was a generalized post which wasn't being directed towards anyone.

Plus, I believe I listed quite a few benefits already but let's go through them again:

- Better performance (first-hand knowledge on this one)

- More stability in frame time testing

- Smaller form factor

- Hard launch (versus the paper launch of the HD 7790)

- Better perf / $ ratio
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