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post #21 of 33
the 7850 is a better value given it's game bundle and higher potential performance. ultimately it comes down to price and availability though. if either card is gonna put you back more than $180, don't bother with either. go for a gtx660 or the cheapest 7870 you can find instead.
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post #22 of 33
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the 7850 is a better value given it's game bundle and higher potential performance. ultimately it comes down to price and availability though. if either card is gonna put you back more than $180, don't bother with either. go for a gtx660 or the cheapest 7870 you can find instead.

I already posted a link for a 146 dollar boost
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post #23 of 33
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So if I were to go the 7850 route (which seems like a strong possibility) which card would you heavily recommend for OC'ing? Is the Twin Frozr design still top notch as far as cooling is concerned?

Going by the first page of the 7800 series owner club. The top 5 are 5 different brands. MSI, Sapphire, XFX, HIS and ASUStek. While the clocks like I have are a bit uncommon Around 1190 seems to be achievable for most
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I would go for the Asus one myself, it has the best cooler but It probably doesn't have unlocked voltage control, if that's important to you, you might want to read up on the MSI ones.
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Almost there, going to be ordering today! biggrin.gif

I've narrowed down to three cards, 2 of them 7850s and 1 7870.

Gigabyte 7850 2GB GV-R785OC-2GD
MSI 7850 TWIN FROZR III 2GD5/OC
XFX 7870 Double D FX-787A-CDFC

I would really like to go with the 7870 if at all possible. Is it possible still achieve a decent OC without voltage control?
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post #26 of 33
those 7850's are too expensive to be considered seriously.
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post #27 of 33
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those 7850's are too expensive to be considered seriously.

Not much more than NewEgg prices + I get charged sales tax from NewEgg and TD.
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post #28 of 33
I'd like to point out that most HD 7850s available on the market comes overclocked to 975-1000 out-of-the-box and the reviews you see are of 860MHz (+/-), so please avoid them. HD 7850s are on par with GTX 660s from NVIDIA and are very much overclockable on stock voltages as well.

Here's an example:

Gainward GeForce GTX 580 Phantom 3GB at stock (thanks to OCN member DarkSamus for posting his/her result) - http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/6527446
Graphics Score: 6408

Graphics Test 1: 28.1 FPS
Graphics Test 2: 29.5 FPS
Graphics Test 3: 42.1 FPS
Graphics Test 4: 20.6 FPS

HIS Radeon HD 7850 IceQ X Turbo 2GB at stock (my GPU results) - http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/6524127
Graphics Score: 6623

Graphics Test 1: 27.6 FPS
Graphics Test 2: 31.6 FPS
Graphics Test 3: 43.6 FPS
Graphics Test 4: 20.8 FPS

Now, why I'm posting GTX 580 scores? Because GTX 660 is NOT significantly faster than the GTX 580 (if at all) so you can expect GTX 650 Ti Boost to be slower than the GTX 580 too, thus slower than the HD 7850 as well.



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Now some might argue why would you compare a "factory overclocked" to a "stock" GTX 650 Ti Boost? because it's all about "clocks" which already have been increased in the "Boost" edition of the GTX 650 Ti (also includes improved bus interface) but even a "Superclocked" variant of the card lags behind the GTX 660 (see below picture from TPU). smile.gif


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I know 3DMark 11 is a "synthetic" benchmark but still it gives most unbiased results thus far.

Good luck OP.
post #29 of 33
FPS doesn't really mean much in real game play. Sometimes low FPS can be very smooth. 7850 would be much better than gtx 650 ti boost.
I've used gtx 660, gtx 660ti, 7850, 7870XT and I had better experience with amd cards. It really depends on which game you play and amd cards happened to be my choice.
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post #30 of 33
OP if you are spending USD 220 it might be worth spending extra for the sapphire hd 7870 xt

http://www.amazon.com/Sapphire-Radeon-PCI-Express-Graphics-11199-20-20G/dp/B00AWKYB1M/
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