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I know what ATI card i want, but I need nVidia

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July 9, 2013 10:04:42 AM

Hello, I need some help choosing a graphics card, actually an nVidia one. The "problem", as to call it, is that one of my friends has got a really RELALY nice GPU but it's ATI. Since i kind of prefer nvidia ones rather than ATI, i would like to know what card is the closest to that one. He has got an ATI Radeon HD 7950, and i need the nVidia twin for that. I have searched and found that the GTX 670 is very close to that one, but he has told me something about how the Memory BUS affects the performance. I need/want to use it for gaming, and it would also be nice if I found something a bit more performant than that one. I know the price of nvidias are a bit high, but it will be worth it anyway. I have heared it has many advantages (im not so keen on graphics) such as Physx and CUDA and other stuff. Also, I plan running it on two 1920x1080 screens, so it has to be able to handle that.
In conclusion, my question above can be: Which NVIDIA card is the closest (preferably above, under might do as well) to the HD Radeon 7950
Current specs: (if it helps)
  • CPU: Intel Core i5 3570k
  • RAM: 8 GB 1600 MHz
  • Who cares about the HDD?
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    July 9, 2013 10:07:28 AM

    What is your budget and why are you blindly wanting nVidia without even considering the competition even though you were impressed by your friend's card?
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    July 9, 2013 10:07:45 AM

    The GTX 760 is pretty much on a par with the 7950. It beats it in some games, but isn't as good in other games. However, it has a lower price which means you're getting a great deal. The GTX 670 is a little better than the 760 and the 7950 but it's price to performance ratio is nowhere near as good. I'd go for the 760.
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    July 9, 2013 10:12:52 AM

    slomo4sho said:
    What is your budget and why are you blindly wanting nVidia without even considering the competition even though you were impressed by your friend's card?


    My budget is around 450$, and I was impressed by the one because it seems to perform extremely well in games, considering that the specifications are exactly the same. As far as I know, nvidia does the best in gaming, or am I wrong?
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    July 9, 2013 10:14:01 AM

    This should tell you what you need to know:

    www.techpowerup.com/reviews/NVIDIA/GeForce_GTX_760/27.h...

    GTX760 isn't on the hierarchy chart, and that chart is pretty crude/inaccurate anyway. Performance gaps are too inconsistent to fit accurately into neat little tiers :-P

    Forget that bus width crap. My old 8800GTX from 2006 had a 384-bit bus width. Doesn't mean I'd take it over a modern 192-bit card - it wouldn't even come close! Bandwidth is far more important, but even that is irrelevant compared to framerates. Which is what the above link gives you :-)
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    July 9, 2013 10:17:37 AM

    HardOCP has a review up today of the Gigabyte GTX760 OC version. It looks really good, and is well within your budget. Make sure your PSU is up to the task.
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    July 9, 2013 10:43:09 AM

    450 US? u can easily get a 770 for that much
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    July 9, 2013 11:21:44 AM

    Alex Kiraly said:
    My budget is around 450$, and I was impressed by the one because it seems to perform extremely well in games, considering that the specifications are exactly the same. As far as I know, nvidia does the best in gaming, or am I wrong?


    The HD 7970 is still the best bang for the buck above $300 if you plan on overclocking. Both Nvidia and AMD have their strengths and weaknesses so you may want to do some research and figure out which is the better choice based on the games that you are playing. Consider the following GPUs:

    Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($356.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($256.98 @ Newegg)
    MSI GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($399.99 @ Amazon)
    MSI GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($255.66 @ Newegg)


    Here is an overclock comparison between the GTX 770, GTX 680, and HD 7970:






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    July 10, 2013 11:30:53 PM

    Thank you for all the answers, and considering all these plus the fact that i raised my budget limit a bit I think I will go for a GTX 780! :D 
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