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hmmm... intriguing! just not sure if that $180 price is worth it
That's something that only you can answer, when you get right down to it.

However, I will leave you with this comparison chart that has the 650 Ti BOOST's performance normalized at 100% and other cards at higher and lower percentages compared to it:

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so you think i could be fine with the regular 650ti? weird the boost is only 192bit memory not 256.

I wish the 7850 was shorter mad.gif
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so you think i could be fine with the regular 650ti? weird the boost is only 192bit memory not 256.

If you're gaming at Full HD (i.e. 1920 x 1080), the original 650 Ti isn't really suitable. It's more of a 1600 x 900 card.

As for the memory bus, since the new BOOST is largely based off of the GTX 660 it's not a surprise that both would share the same 192-bit bus.
Edited by svenge - 3/27/13 at 5:56am
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Ill be running at 1680x1050

Im trying to look for a good deal on a 660 rolleyes.gif lol since theyll be similarly priced new/used
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Ill be running at 1680x1050

Im trying to look for a good deal on a 660 rolleyes.gif lol since theyll be similarly priced new/used

Newegg has a Gigabyte model for $188 after $20 MIR.
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probably still too much initially for me to spend tongue.gif I saw that one earlier... May just end up getting the boost, unless i discover the 7770 will be fine to play games
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hypothetically, if i have $210+/-

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202025 OR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=14-130-826&SortField=0&SummaryType=0&Pagesize=10&PurchaseMark=&SelectedRating=-1&VideoOnlyMark=False&VendorMark=&IsFeedbackTab=true&Keywords=%28keywords%29&Page=2#scrollFullInfo

thinking how the 650ti boost is about 190 as it is. I know the 7870 is a bit longer but 660 is shorter if a waterblock is used without the stock cooler.

Both cards are from reputable companies and would perform well, but I think the 7870's PCB is ~9.5 inches. Since the 660 uses the same physical platform as the 650 Ti BOOST, its PCB should be just under 7 inches. That, and the warranty for the EVGA card is 1 year longer (2 vs 3 years) and EVGA's warranty will be honored even if you strip it down, provided that:
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True, the 660 would be shorter. thinking whether or not to get the boost now and use the $ on another upgrade (16gb RAM, ssd).

Never had EVGA but 3yr warranty seems nice. in a way i wish the boost never came out cause i was really going to get the 650t:rolleyes::rolleyes:i
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I'm selling my 560Ti for $150 if you want to buy it. It's still a good card and it performs exceptionally well at 1050p
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