abhidivine

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hey guys my pc confriguration are:
intel i5 3570 k
corsair vengence 4 gb
mobo: asus p8z77-vlx
screen resolution 1366x768.(
psu: coolermaster 600w thunder

i need help in choosing a gpu.i had shortlisted zotac gtx 650 ti 2 gb n sapphire hd 7850 oc 2 gb version. Of these after reading many blogs n reviews i have realised that 7850 is faster n better so iam about to buy 7850.what do u guys think?
Is there something iam missing? Also is there a better card in the same price range? n should i go for any other oem other than sapphire?

Also could u guys please tell me is my psu effcient enough for operting this gpu?

this is the link of the gpu iam thinking of ordering...
http://www.flipkart.com/sapphire-amd-ati-hd-7850-hdmi-oc-2-gb-gddr5-graphics-card/p/itmdc2rahtkncpzp?pid=GRCDC2QTHGMGEGH6&ref=7f4b6bf3-7ba3-40bb-b3b7-8ca1cbcbacf1&srno=t_1&otracker=from-search&query=7850%20hd

or
gtx 660
http://www.flipkart.com/gigabyte-nvidia-geforce-gtx-660-2-gb-gddr5-gv-n660oc-2gd-graphics-card/p/itmdfbptzcztswrn?pid=GRCDFBPSXQAUPPUJ&ref=5a6e840a-2045-4704-bcd7-446eb86796eb&srno=t_1&otracker=from-search&query=gtx%20660

which one should i choose?
thanks for the help guys......
 

Mahisse

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Hey dude. I have almost the same specs as you. I just bought the 7850 as I was looking for a card with best bang for the buck. I too investigated alot of time into finding the right one. Usually I would go for a Nvidia card because I'm just a big fan but I couldn't ignore the price vs. performance so I went ahead and bought a 7850 2 GB. and I can honestly say that I'm pretty happy with it. I got a card for a fair price that can run all the games at highest settings (well I haven't gone full AA on every game yet but I haven't noticed any perfomance drop so far). The 7850 is definitely a good card for the price. BTW I run in 1080 resolution. As I understand it the card is also good for overclocking. I haven't checked prices lately but if there's little difference in price you may as well get a 7870.
 

abhidivine

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yeah i too thought nvidia was better but then later realised that amd gave higher graphics processing at a lower price.....nvidia do offer powerful gpus but at a high price...

also can any1 tell me is my psu sufficient enough to supply a hd 7850?
 
I wouldn't consider the GTX660 or GTX650 Ti to be a high price... as for Sapphire vs others, I'd recommend Asus or MSI. I've owned three Sapphires and they all died within 6 months after the warranty expired. Obviously some people will have had good experiences with them, but for me it's a 100% failure rate!
 

Mahisse

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also can any1 tell me is my psu sufficient enough to supply a hd 7850?

Yeah man. You should be fine. Another good thing about 7850 is that it's not consuming too much power as other cards in it's class. The min. requirements (with a huge saftey margin) is 500W.

as for Sapphire vs others, I'd recommend Asus or MSI. I've owned three Sapphires and they all died within 6 months after the warranty expired. Obviously some people will have had good experiences with them, but for me it's a 100% failure rate!
Shut up! I have a Sapphire. Don't make me that nervous man :D. Naah.. You must've been unlucky because many are satisfied with the Sapphire quality.




 

abhidivine

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will this card be able to handle games likes gta 4 and far cry 3 at max setting?
also i would love to run gta 5 when it releases on my pc......
so does anyone have any idea whether this card will be able to run all this games at max setting........note that my screen has a low resolution of 1366x 768 only
 
It won't handle Far Cry 3 at max and 1080p, but for your resolution... I think it would be close, but it might just about do it. You could step up to a GTX660 if you want a bit more muscle without a lot more cost.
 

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yeah i know this is the cheapest 660 i found in my country....
but it is a gigabyte gtx 660.....can u check out the link i gave n tell me if this card is gud??i feel as if this card is some inferior version of gtx 660...thereby causing its price to reduce...
 

abhidivine

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its just that the clock speed of a general gtx 660 is around 1098 mhz;this one has a clock speed of 980 mhz..so thought this one might be inferior....
 
Ah well a lot of these are factory overclocked, so they're above standard speed. You wouldn't see more than around 7-8% performance difference though, and you can overclock a standard speed GTX660 to higher speeds than that anyway (though there's not really much point in most cases since it's already very fast).