[quotemsg=10559538,0,412399][citation][nom]sarinaide[/nom]The HD7850 2GB card is selling at the $180 range, though Ive heard it will be cut down soon maybe some around $160 which for a card like that is a steal, right now the HD7850 is one of the biggest money spinners for AMD due to its nothing short of stellar performance. This card at $160 is not worth it, factory overclocked 650ti[/citation]
[citation][nom]sarinaide[/nom]If this card is $170+ then it will fail hard. A HD7790 which is 12% faster than the 650ti is $150 while a HD7850OC is $180 and it will be considerably faster than a overclocked 650ti. Nvidia have been in the business of bad decisions, to throw on a few extra dollars for factory overclocks is just a scam.[/citation]
[citation][nom]Stimpack[/nom]I'm in the market for a graphics card at $150-$180. The 7850 looks like the best option, and the 7790/650 Ti+ do not seem like they come close in terms of performance/price ratio. Does anyone disagree? Is there something I'm missing?[/citation]
The GTX 650 Ti Boost is not an overclocked 650 Ti. It is a GTX 660 with one SMX cut out. So, the GTX 650 Ti will perform comparatively to the Radeon 7850 (IE a little slower than the GTX 660). It's possible that some models will meet the GTX 660 with factory overclocks.
The Radeon 7790 will be reduced to sitting between the Radeon 7850/GTX 650 Ti Boost tier and the GTX 650 Ti (non-boost), so it may get a price reduction along with a price reduction on the Radeon 7850 2GB.[/quotemsg]
yeah I saw that, to say not impressed is an understatement. Nvidia are a farcry from the Nvidia of old, basically they are now a kind of desperate reactive company, first the Titan which is likely going to be slower than Nvidia's and AMD's next champion parts and cost double consuming a hullavalot of power in the process. Then this 650ti boost rebranded 660 and far from impressive.