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Hello guys! So a year ago I found this lovely forum and asked for help and got constant help and replies about motherboards and CPU's which I bought and it worked just like I was expecting it to work like by the comments from my thread.
So now I'm here with a different thread about GPU's
my current GPU is the GTX460 which isn't bad if to be honest but it's getting old and especially mine so now I need a new one and I can't decide which one to buy, the HD 7850 or the GTX 650 boost edition ? I've read some comments over the net and saw some vids and I can see that they're kinda equal to each other... just a typical nvidia vs amd
I can buy one of them but for the same budget - 246$, so which one is better? I perfer the GTX 650 Boost Edition because I'm more familiar with Nvidia and I actually perfer the Nvidia control panel because I need some of the options in there which are not available in AMD's cards(like ambient occlusion)
my system is
Asus P8H61-M LE
1x4GB Kingston (probably buying another one)
CX 500W (is it enough ?)
I5 3450 3.1GHz
1920x1080 resolution.

EDIT: It's kinda ironic but I have no intention in overclocking.
Edited by woodk1d - 8/26/13 at 9:15pm
post #2 of 8
OP which country are you from ? the prices seem quite high.
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yup, they're sure high. I'm from Israel, and no I can't order it from an online store nor ebay.
What are the prices from your place?
Edited by woodk1d - 8/26/13 at 10:31pm
post #4 of 8
oh fine. I am in India and the prices suck even worse here. between HD 7850 and GTX 650 Ti boost , HD 7850 is faster primarily because HD 7850 at 860 mhz matches GTX 650 ti boost at 1033+ mhz . so higher OC headroom and better OC scaling. if you can get factory overclocked HD 7850 cards like PCS+ HD 7850 (1 Ghz) or HIS HD 7850 Iceq X Turbo (1 Ghz) or HIS HD 7850 Iceq Turbo (1 ghz) go for it. these cards are the fastest factory OC'd HD 7850. also manually overclocking is simple. 1 - 1.1 Ghz is easy on most HD 7850 cards.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161416
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161428
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131472

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3bjl4jagPc

if you prefer Nvidia go for GTX 650Ti boost.
Edited by raghu78 - 8/26/13 at 11:18pm
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And the PSU that I mentioned can handle these cards?
post #6 of 8
If you are not going to overclock the GPU the GTX 650Ti boost is just as fast as the 7850.
Overclocked the 7850 is faster.

Your PSU schuld be able to handle both cards just fine.
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And the PSU that I mentioned can handle these cards?

CX500 should do fine.
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are games like Battlefield 4 and GTAV and many upcoming next-gen games will run well on my system with one of these cards ? not on maxed settings that's for sure, but at least medium with high resolution and AA?
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