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Thanks for the input, in what situations would 2 GB be necessary?

Higher AA settings and higher resolutions, mostly with major big-budget games.

I presume that you're running a single monitor at 1080p or less, and you said you're not a hardcore gamer. As such, a 1GB card ought to be sufficient for your needs. At worst you'd have to go down a step in on-screen candy for some games.
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I will be using it with a 27 inch monitor, but like I said not a real heavy workload.
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Higher AA settings and higher resolutions, mostly with major big-budget games.

I presume that you're running a single monitor at 1080p or less, and you said you're not a hardcore gamer. As such, a 1GB card ought to be sufficient for your needs. At worst you'd have to go down a step in on-screen candy for some games.

when he feels the power of haswell . . . op will be back here sooner than later asking for gpu advice . . . again.redface.gif
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it comes oc almost as much as a boost edition. that 2GB will help in games like Skyrim. The boost 1GB might keep op from playing in High settings.

The GTX 650 Ti Boost edition is not an overclocked GTX 650 Ti , it has 24 ROPs instead of 16 as well as 192 bit memory bus instead of 128 bit (144GB/s vs 86 GB/s).

Overclocking RAM to 1500 Mhz would get you about 96 GB/s memory bandwidth on the non BOOST.

See the review of the EVGA GTX 650 TI SSC 2GB:

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/EVGA/GTX_650_Ti_SSC/27.html

(The above reason is why the HD 7790 is lame.)
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The GTX 650 Ti Boost edition is not an overclocked GTX 650 Ti , it has 24 ROPs instead of 16 as well as 192 bit memory bus instead of 128 bit (144GB/s vs 86 GB/s).

Overclocking RAM to 1500 Mhz would get you about 96 GB/s memory bandwidth on the non BOOST.

The above reason is why the HD 7790 is lame.

idk, man. i'll buy a 1GB card for $100 tops. that haswell will feel lame.
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The 1GB GTX 650 TI Boost is $115, as svenge posted as well tongue.gif
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I stick too the EVGA(if possible) GTX 650 Ti, 650 ti boosts is a great card for its price and beats the 7790 in almost every game. EVGA is great with warranty service, ease of RMA, and there forums are friendly.thumb.gif
post #18 of 19
Look, we all know that 2GB would be preferable to 1GB in a vacuum. However given the $150 budget allotted, it's either a GTX 650 Ti (non-BOOST) or Radeon 7770 if 2GB VRAM is a hard requirement, neither of which I'd like to recommend if at all possible.

Now if the budget could be bumped up to $175 (after rebates), the MSI GTX 660 2GB would be my top recommendation in terms of out-of-box performance, as it's only $6 more than the least-expensive 650Ti-B 2GB model available. It's also pre-OC'd and has the Twin Frozr cooling, which is a nice touch.

Note that it also comes with "Metro: Last Light", which could be liquidated on eBay for further savings.
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I would pick between one of these two, NOTHING ELSE at this price

Both are very tempting, I don't even know which one I would choose but I would lean a bit toward the HD 7850 for its overclocking potential.


This

$169.99 after $10.00 rebate card (Get $75 value in-game coupon w/ purchase, limited offer)

EVGA 02G-P4-3658-KR GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST SuperClocked 2GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 SLI Support Video Card



OR

$174.99 after $15.00 rebate card (Free FC 3 Blood Dragon, Bioshock & Tomb Raider, limited offer)

SAPPHIRE 100355OCL Radeon HD 7850 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card OC Version


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