GTX 760 vs HD 7950

I was previously debating buying a 7950 due to its 3gb memory and the fact that next-gen consoles will be based on AMD's GCN architecture, but with the release of the GTX 760, I'm wondering which will be the better option. Generally, the 7950 seems to be a little more expensive than the 760, but these two cards are currently the same price ($250):
GTX 760:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130933
HD 7950:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202026

To me, PhysX is a nice bonus, but not super important, SLI/Crossfire is not something I would do now, although possibly in the future, and I may look into overclocking.
I am concerned that the NVIDIA could be less optimized for next-gen titles, both because of less video ram (2gb vs. 3gb) and the GCN core of the next-gen consoles.
So my question is: at the same price, which would be the better option? Will optimization in future titles be an issue in the NVIDIA?
Also, how long will it take for prices of the 760 to drop? I'd like to buy soon.
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  1. gva1178 said:
    I was previously debating buying a 7950 due to its 3gb memory and the fact that next-gen consoles will be based on AMD's GCN architecture, but with the release of the GTX 760, I'm wondering which will be the better option. Generally, the 7950 seems to be a little more expensive than the 760, but these two cards are currently the same price ($250):
    GTX 760:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130933
    HD 7950:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202026

    To me, PhysX is a nice bonus, but not super important, SLI/Crossfire is not something I would do now, although possibly in the future, and I may look into overclocking.
    I am concerned that the NVIDIA could be less optimized for next-gen titles, both because of less video ram (2gb vs. 3gb) and the GCN core of the next-gen consoles.
    So my question is: at the same price, which would be the better option? Will optimization in future titles be an issue in the NVIDIA?
    Also, how long will it take for prices of the 760 to drop? I'd like to buy soon.


    This is all up to you as it depends on the game. If it was me i wouldn't hesitate to buy the 760 but the 7950 is a good card as well. Also dont buy into that BS about the next gens being better on amd. It's all for PR.

    760 is a monster card for the money
  2. Intel God said:
    gva1178 said:
    I was previously debating buying a 7950 due to its 3gb memory and the fact that next-gen consoles will be based on AMD's GCN architecture, but with the release of the GTX 760, I'm wondering which will be the better option. Generally, the 7950 seems to be a little more expensive than the 760, but these two cards are currently the same price ($250):
    GTX 760:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130933
    HD 7950:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202026

    To me, PhysX is a nice bonus, but not super important, SLI/Crossfire is not something I would do now, although possibly in the future, and I may look into overclocking.
    I am concerned that the NVIDIA could be less optimized for next-gen titles, both because of less video ram (2gb vs. 3gb) and the GCN core of the next-gen consoles.
    So my question is: at the same price, which would be the better option? Will optimization in future titles be an issue in the NVIDIA?
    Also, how long will it take for prices of the 760 to drop? I'd like to buy soon.


    This is all up to you as it depends on the game. If it was me i wouldn't hesitate to buy the 760 but the 7950 is a good card as well. Also dont buy into that BS about the next gens being better on amd. It's all for PR.

    760 is a monster card for the money


    What card would get more frames?
  3. I know the cards in this video are OC'ed but just as Linus says, the OC is achievable by almost everyone.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmGWyAyO9mc

    To sum the video up, GET THE 7950 and sell the games (if you want) for extra cash! It clearly beats the GTX 760, sometimes even giving the 770 a hard time.
  4. delro92 said:
    I know the cards in this video are OC'ed but just as Linus says, the OC is achievable by almost everyone.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmGWyAyO9mc

    To sum the video up, GET THE 7950 and sell the games (if you want) for extra cash! It clearly beats the GTX 760, sometimes even giving the 770 a hard time.


    Dont believe everything linus says. 760 is faster then a 7950 at 1920ZX1080

  5. Intel God said:
    delro92 said:
    I know the cards in this video are OC'ed but just as Linus says, the OC is achievable by almost everyone.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmGWyAyO9mc

    To sum the video up, GET THE 7950 and sell the games (if you want) for extra cash! It clearly beats the GTX 760, sometimes even giving the 770 a hard time.


    Dont believe everything linus says. 760 is faster then a 7950 at 1920ZX1080



    I've seen conflicting reports as to which card is faster, the 760 or the 7950. But essentially, they seem to trade blows. So, given that the 760 is the newer card, I was leaning towards that one, but now I see that it no longer comes bundled with Metro: Last Light like the 660. Is that game something that they're only offering with the 600 series? I can't justify buying the 760 at the same price and same performance when the 7950 comes with 4 pretty good games, two of which I'd buy anyway.
  6. Intel God said:
    delro92 said:
    I know the cards in this video are OC'ed but just as Linus says, the OC is achievable by almost everyone.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmGWyAyO9mc

    To sum the video up, GET THE 7950 and sell the games (if you want) for extra cash! It clearly beats the GTX 760, sometimes even giving the 770 a hard time.


    Dont believe everything linus says. 760 is faster then a 7950 at 1920ZX1080



    Like you said earlier it depends on what games.
    Quote:
    This is all up to you as it depends on the game.
  7. iiTzzDeFuze said:
    Intel God said:
    delro92 said:
    I know the cards in this video are OC'ed but just as Linus says, the OC is achievable by almost everyone.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmGWyAyO9mc

    To sum the video up, GET THE 7950 and sell the games (if you want) for extra cash! It clearly beats the GTX 760, sometimes even giving the 770 a hard time.


    Dont believe everything linus says. 760 is faster then a 7950 at 1920ZX1080



    Like you said earlier it depends on what games.
    Quote:
    This is all up to you as it depends on the game.



    That percentage is of all games tested in the review which is like 10-13
  8. Intel God said:
    iiTzzDeFuze said:
    Intel God said:
    delro92 said:
    I know the cards in this video are OC'ed but just as Linus says, the OC is achievable by almost everyone.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmGWyAyO9mc

    To sum the video up, GET THE 7950 and sell the games (if you want) for extra cash! It clearly beats the GTX 760, sometimes even giving the 770 a hard time.


    Dont believe everything linus says. 760 is faster then a 7950 at 1920ZX1080



    Like you said earlier it depends on what games.
    Quote:
    This is all up to you as it depends on the game.



    That percentage is of all games tested in the review which is like 10-13


    Have you noticed that the 7950 isn't OC'd though?
    That's where the 7950 shines. On linus tech they overclock all of their cards.
    So in overclocking performance, the 7950 is the better card.
    Also, if your going multi monitor, the 7950 has more bandwidth and more memory.
  9. @ stock the 760 is the better card in most games,but for 1080p you can't go wrong with either really, I'm satisfied with my HD 7950 Boost Edition, 60fps is 60fps, if i had the choice to buy either at this very moment i would choose the 760 since i only use one monitor and I really don't like to oc my card to the extremes maybe 10% oc at the most
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