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Windows 7: Graphics Card Opinion

08 Jun 2013   #1
PSCO2007

Windows 7 Professional X64
 
 
Graphics Card Opinion

I'm not a gamer (yet) mainly because I don't have the sufficient hardware.

I'm thinking of this card and would like any opinions (pro or con).

Thanks,
Paul

http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-GTX650Ti-...ds=650ti+boost


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08 Jun 2013   #2
Faladu

Windows 7 Ultimate Retail Box (64-bit installed) + Service Pack 1
 
 

I would advise you to spend some more, you will get into a much nicer tier of performance.

You have a good CPU and chipset for gaming, also.

Use these two sites for price/performance comparing:

pcpartpicker.com

hwcompare.com

Here is what I use compared to that card class as an example:

GeForce GTX 650 Ti 2GB vs Radeon HD 7950 3GB – Performance Comparison Benchmarks @ Hardware Compare

That 650ti is a bare minimum card for a gamer now, imho.

AMD wise, the bare minimum card is the newer 7790, about the same as that 650Ti.

GeForce GTX 650 Ti 2GB vs Radeon HD 7790 – Performance Comparison Benchmarks @ Hardware Compare
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If stuck on the 650 class though, here is a cheaper one than your OP:

Newegg.com - MSI N650ti-2GD5/OC BE GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST 2GB 192-bit GDDR5 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Plus smaller footprint, shouldn't have a fitting in the case issue, my 7950 is an MSI, I have no problem recommending them.

Superclocked and OC are marketing magic, the increases are not huge over a stock clocked card, I wish they would quit the lies. It tells me that the sample though was top notch or it would just be a regular.
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08 Jun 2013   #3
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 



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08 Jun 2013   #4
Faladu

Windows 7 Ultimate Retail Box (64-bit installed) + Service Pack 1
 
 

Yup, Radeon HD 78xx on up is preferred, since it begins the 256-bit memory interface architecture which is a nice boost to gaming performance vs the 77xx.

Radeon HD 7790 vs Radeon HD 7850 – Performance Comparison Benchmarks @ Hardware Compare
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08 Jun 2013   #5
PSCO2007

Windows 7 Professional X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Faladu View Post
Yup, Radeon HD 78xx on up is preferred, since it begins the 256-bit memory interface architecture which is a nice boost to gaming performance vs the 77xx.

Radeon HD 7790 vs Radeon HD 7850 Performance Comparison Benchmarks @ Hardware Compare
So, this card would be better than the one I referenced?

Would I need to install more fans to keep everything cool?

This is what I have now:


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08 Jun 2013   #6
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Get a 660 or higher.
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08 Jun 2013   #7
PSCO2007

Windows 7 Professional X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Get a 660 or higher.
Would you recommend linnemeyerhere's post in 3?
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08 Jun 2013   #8
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

AMD have the best priced cards these days....they definitely get the bang for the buck award. There is nothing wrong with the GTX 650Ti Boost though. What kind of games do you have in mind? If you want a card to play any game out there @1080p with settings maxed out, you may want something better. If you just want to play a handful of games that aren't the most demanding out there, a mid range card will do you fine.
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08 Jun 2013   #9
PSCO2007

Windows 7 Professional X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kbrady1979 View Post
AMD have the best priced cards these days....they definitely get the bang for the buck award. There is nothing wrong with the GTX 650Ti Boost though. What kind of games do you have in mind? If you want a card to play any game out there @1080p with settings maxed out, you may want something better. If you just want to play a handful of games that aren't the most demanding out there, a mid range card will do you fine.
Hi Kelly,
I'm not sure of what games yet - just want a card that is quality and will run cool and efficient.
What AMD card do you recommend?

Paul
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08 Jun 2013   #10
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

What's your budget for a graphics card?
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