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I probably should have said the Asus 650ti... I was looking at the wrong one. Would crossfire be better than SLI?
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If you are stretched for cash you CAN get a 7850 for 170 right now from ASUS.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121651&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&cm_sp=&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=#top

Both SLI and Crossfire have issues not necessarily the same between the two BUT, with drivers comes improvements over time.
Edited by DeadLink - 4/21/13 at 8:19am
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you could check the video card for sale section, if you don't mind used.....it'll help you save some money, or get more for it smile.gif
    
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In aspects of dollar-performance I remember that for the price the 7770 was the better option. If you can go to 400 get the 7850. I could manage very good settings at 1920x1200 and play BF3 at 30+ min FPS.

The 650 Ti BOOST outperforms the 7850 out-of-the-box (see image below), and SLI configurations are currently much smoother than CrossFire.

There's always the hope that AMD's driver fixes slated for this summer do what they promised to do with fixing CrossFire issues, but that's at least two months away.

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While the TI boost hovers between the 170-185 mark, you can still get a 7850 2gb model for 20-30 dollars less. The 3% difference but it's where the money lays is the most important. If power comes into play, yes the 650 TI will require less power. Value wise both could be equal and yes I would also agree that SLI in whole has less problems at the moment. But that does not mean it won't have its own issues.
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If you are set on getting two lower priced cards you should consider getting something from last year. GTX 570s can still be found from time to time for $150. Two of these will destroy 650 Ti's.
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