Battle of the budget boards; MSI's 650 Ti TF BE

Subject: Graphics Cards | September 19, 2013 - 02:55 PM |
Tagged: nvidia, msi, 650ti boost, Twin Frozr

To give you the full name, the MSI N650 Titanium TwinFrozr 2GD5/OC Boost Edition is $170 after MIR, whereas you can pick up the HD 7850 that [H]ard|OCP chose to contrast against for a mere $130 after rebate.  That price difference means that NVIDIA really has to perform quite a bit better than the AMD card to beat it in a performance per price perspective.  From the numbers in the review you can clearly see that the 650Ti is the better performing card, especially with the respectable overclock that [H] managed which does make it the best card under $200; on the other hand if your budget is tight the performance gap is not as big as the price gap which might make that HD 7850 a better choice.

By the way, that NVIDIA card has a Boost clock which means that it might steal some of your megahertz away when it gets too hot, which is apparently a horrible experience and if you somehow disable that feature and cook your GPU ... obviously that is not your fault.

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"Today we evaluate MSI's high-end GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST line with the flagship overclocked Gaming Edition MSI N650Ti TF 2GD5/OC BE. With falling prices on AMD Radeon video cards we will compare it to the AMD Radeon HD 7850 to see which will emerge as the victor in the sub-$200 price price range."

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Source: [H]ard|OCP
September 19, 2013 | 06:57 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

While nice, a pre-paid Newegg store card is not money; it is included merchandise purchased with the transaction, and should not be counted when mentioning the final price of an item. Just like you don't subtract the value of a "free" game. If it were a cash/check rebate, that would be a different matter.

September 21, 2013 | 05:54 AM - Posted by Ophelos

Why not just get a Powercolor 7950 for $189.99 after Rebate.
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=68593&vpn=FX795ATNFC&manufacture=XFX&pr...

This is one thing that HARDOCP shouldn't have written because of price changes all the time.

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