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Old June 11, 2013, 03:58 PM
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So a while back, I asked what GPU I should buy between the GTX 660 and the ATI 7850. Well apparently budget is tighter than expected and I realized I wasn't making a good comparison due to their different price points, so here's another thread... I apologize for not recognizing my mistake earlier.

Assuming a $150 budget, should I go for the NVIDIA GTX 650 TI Boost 1GB or the ATI 7850 1GB? I know both of them have 2GB variants as well, but since I'm gaming at 1080P, I don't need more than 1GB of VRAM correct? Again, SC2 is what I'll play the most so I know NVIDIA wins, but what if you exclude SC2? AnandTech members were saying that an overclocked 7850 is generally better than an overclocked GTX 660. I assume they were talking about the 2GB models? And not the 1GB models?

On a side note, has anyone used Zotac GPUs? Are they any good? This is the cheapest GTX 650 TI Boost 2GB I could find.
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Old June 11, 2013, 05:29 PM
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Only biased because I couldn't believe the performance I got out of my own 650TI Boost (2GB), I would still vote for it. I play 1080p as well, and WoT seems to be my make or break game in terms of overall performance (NV has so far beaten out AMD in this regard, more than likely because of drivers).

So, if given the choice I would still vote for the Boost.

As for Zotac, my experiences with them so far as a company have been very positive. Used many of their cards in client builds, and the one problem I did have was resolved much to my satisfaction.

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