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Default need help choosing a video card - 09-27-2013, 21:30 | posts: 181 | Location: Michigan

I got $165. What card should I get. I was looking at the MSI gtx650 ti boost.
   
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Default 09-27-2013, 21:38 | posts: 18,276 | Location: New Jersey, USA

if you can stretch your budget a little look at the 7950 at newegg. some are under $200 after rebate
   
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Default 09-27-2013, 21:39 | posts: 5,278 | Location: FLA,USA

I second the 7950 it's a beast card for the price.
   
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Default 09-27-2013, 22:27 | posts: 26,051 | Location: Hampshire UK

I'm not going to recommend the 7950, but I'll pick you a good one out of the ones on Newegg http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814202026

$199.99 after rebate, I know it's a bit more than you can afford, but other's said it's the best choice in around your budget so...

EDIT: I can't believe you guys are recommending an AMD card in the nVidia section, kinky
   
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Default 09-27-2013, 22:46 | posts: 18,276 | Location: New Jersey, USA

price constraints, a 650ti boost is an ok card but the 7950 is the better value. I would of recommended a 760 but they are more expensive than the 7950
   
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Default 09-27-2013, 23:13 | posts: 13,358 | Location: USA

according to AnandTech, the 7950 is on par or beats the 650 ti in certain games.

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/product/856?vs=782
   
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Default 09-27-2013, 23:23 | posts: 18,276 | Location: New Jersey, USA

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according to AnandTech, the 7950 is on par or beats the 650 ti in certain games.

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/product/856?vs=782
is that a joke cus that bench is a total ahhihalation (spelling?) of the 650ti boost
   
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Default 09-27-2013, 23:23 | posts: 1,599 | Location: Unknown

Going by Newegg prices, you could get HD 7870 (similar to GTX 660, faster than GTX 650 Ti Boost) for 160$ AR or PowerColor HD 7950 PCS+ for 180$ AR.

Closest match from NVIDIA would be GTX 660 starting at 167$ AR. Non reference version for 179$, which is bad bang 4 buck considering 7950 costs the same.

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is that a joke cus that bench is a total ahhihalation (spelling?) of the 650ti boost
He must have mistaken 7950 with 7850 p:

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Default 09-27-2013, 23:23 | posts: 13,358 | Location: USA

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is that a joke cus that bench is a total ahhihalation (spelling?) of the 650ti boost
yeah sorry. auto correct on my phone doesn't allow for sarcasam.
   
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Default 09-27-2013, 23:28 | posts: 18,276 | Location: New Jersey, USA

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yeah sorry. auto correct on my phone doesn't allow for sarcasam.
haha fair enough
   
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Default 09-27-2013, 23:47 | posts: 26,051 | Location: Hampshire UK

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ahhihalation
   
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Default 09-28-2013, 00:22 | posts: 2,878 | Location: Evans Ga,USA

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I'm not going to recommend the 7950, but I'll pick you a good one out of the ones on Newegg http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814202026

$199.99 after rebate, I know it's a bit more than you can afford, but other's said it's the best choice in around your budget so...

EDIT: I can't believe you guys are recommending an AMD card in the nVidia section, kinky
Holy Sheep S**T Batman!!! That's a Great Deal!!!...
   
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Default 09-28-2013, 00:34 | posts: 5,278 | Location: FLA,USA

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EDIT: I can't believe you guys are recommending an AMD card in the nVidia section, kinky
Hell has frozen over. But at the price that you can pick a 7950 up for now it would be dumb not to.
   
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Default 09-28-2013, 01:17 | posts: 26,051 | Location: Hampshire UK

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Hell has frozen over. But at the price that you can pick a 7950 up for now it would be dumb not to.
Meh, it was always a good card and that's why I was recommending it in the past. I did promise to myself I won't do that anymore, because it upset a few people. Anyway, OP get back to us and if you can't afford a 7950, gurus will help you out with something more suited for your budget
   
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Default 09-28-2013, 04:07 | posts: 2,141 | Location: USA, Pennsylvania

Literally just got a GTX 760 this week. It's a great price/performance pick if you want to go with NVidia.
   
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Default 09-28-2013, 04:41 | posts: 23,985 | Location: NZ

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Hell has frozen over. But at the price that you can pick a 7950 up for now it would be dumb not to.
Price only dropped by $20 here. Totally sucks.
   
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Default 09-28-2013, 10:34 | posts: 26,051 | Location: Hampshire UK

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Price only dropped by $20 here. Totally sucks.
Are you still thinking about crossfire? Or will the new 290X tempt you?
   
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Default 09-28-2013, 10:48 | posts: 222 | Location: Bulgaria

+1 for 7950!
   
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Default 09-28-2013, 10:52 | posts: 222 | Location: Bulgaria

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price constraints, a 650ti boost is an ok card but the 7950 is the better value. I would of recommended a 760 but they are more expensive than the 7950
7950 is much faster than 760 when both are overclocked.
   
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Default 09-28-2013, 12:56 | posts: 5,278 | Location: FLA,USA

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7950 is much faster than 760 when both are overclocked.
Proof?
   
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Default 09-28-2013, 13:08 | posts: 1,599 | Location: Unknown

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Proof?
http://www.hardocp.com/article/2013/...ocking_review/
Here 7950 is around 5% faster than 760. Excluding TR with TressFX, of course.
   
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Default 09-28-2013, 13:25 | posts: 5,278 | Location: FLA,USA

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http://www.hardocp.com/article/2013/...ocking_review/
Here 7950 is around 5% faster than 760. Excluding TR with TressFX, of course.
That's not much faster is what I was getting at ~5% higher average but the minimums where lower in almost all games that's just as important or more so.
   
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Default 09-28-2013, 13:51 | posts: 222 | Location: Bulgaria

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Proof?
Benchmarks proof -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYduqHZyxQs
   
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Default 09-28-2013, 13:56 | posts: 18,276 | Location: New Jersey, USA

Yikes youtube video as proof. Haha
   
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Default 09-28-2013, 14:28 | posts: 222 | Location: Bulgaria

This is all about nvidia vs amd. I am not a fan boy of red or green team,but when i check a great numbers of reviews which claim something I think this is true. Than when I checked it by myself it proofs to be indeed.
   
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