HD 7850 / 7850 iceQ / GTX 660 / 660 TFrzr

LuTz

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Please help me choose one from these video card

1. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161406 (Price in my country : $212)

2. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161405 (Price in my country : $232)

3. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814500270 (Price in my country : $236)

4. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127699 (Price in my country : $260)

I really want to save my money that i don't need to spend, so help me pick one of these video card that "more worth it" than the others..

I'm overclocking GPU about just 5-20%, and i'll use this thing until 2-4 years in the future, so i want to keep it on it's optimal temperature so it's not broken easily

And i'm not planning to change it

I use this card to play new modern video game with 1920x1080 screen
 
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In general, I think the 660 beats out the 7850 around stock settings. Having said that, the 7850 should overclock better. It kind of depends how comfortable you are pushing those cards.

I would take option 3 if you do not plan on overclocking much. I wouldn't spend the extra money on the MSI 660.

Daedalus12

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In general, I think the 660 beats out the 7850 around stock settings. Having said that, the 7850 should overclock better. It kind of depends how comfortable you are pushing those cards.

I would take option 3 if you do not plan on overclocking much. I wouldn't spend the extra money on the MSI 660.
 
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jaideep1337

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Option 3 +1

The stock fans aren't bad either. You can easily get a 10% OC on the reference 660 although the 7850 can be OCed to around 25% but its always better to buy the card that is faster at stock.
 
+1 to deciding based on stock performance.

You can never guarantee overclocks. Not every die that comes off the production line has the same amount of headroom - doesn't matter that it's the same model. You could say that 90% of a certain GPU will get a 5% overclock for example, 50% chance that it can gain 15% and 10% chance it can gain 25%. But there's never any guarantees on it. I saw a guy in the forums recently trying to RMA his cards because they weren't overclocking by the as much as other people were getting with the same model.
 

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Like others have said, you can't count on overclocking potential. You would need a good overclock out of the 7850 for it to consistently beat the 660. At those prices, I would take option 3 and overclock it 5-10% if you can. You'll be very happy with it.
 

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