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Leadtek gtx 760 vs sapphire 7950 vaporX

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July 31, 2013 7:23:44 PM

I plan to buy a graphic card but im not sure which one is the better.My fren say 760 is better perfomance than 7950 but i saw that 7950ram is 3gb and 384 bit but how come 760is better ? Can someone explain to me? Thanks for help (^_^)
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July 31, 2013 7:45:21 PM

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July 31, 2013 8:31:54 PM

Id pick the 7950. Check Linus's review about 760 performance. Still 7950 is a complete winner to that.
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July 31, 2013 9:09:36 PM

Genzo said:
Id pick the 7950. Check Linus's review about 760 performance. Still 7950 is a complete winner to that.


I wouldn't stick to one contrarian review- the gtx 760 trades blows with the 7950. The AMD card is a year old, launched at a $400+ price, offers the same relative game play experience at a cheaper price. Where the 7950 does beat out the 760 is in tessellation and resolutions above 1080p. The 760 leads in physx and value. Every 760 2gb retails for $260 USD while the 7950 averages close to $300.

The extra ram and 384-bit memory bus if the 7950 gives the card better performance at higher resolutions and with custom texture packs and mods. Other than those two scenarios the gtx 760 is cheaper and offers the same relative gameplay experience.

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July 31, 2013 9:15:31 PM
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You can't compare two different GPU architectures from two different companies in that way. Performance, regardless of the GPU architecture, is what counts.

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"Compared to AMD's lineup, we see the card 13% faster than the Radeon HD 7950; the HD 7950 Boost variants should almost be able to match its performance, but costs more."
"While AMD's HD 7950 comes with 3 GB of VRAM, the GTX 760 "only" uses 2 GB, which is plenty considering both cards are just too slow to play any game at resolutions that require more than 2 GB of VRAM."
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Gigabyte/GeForce_GTX...

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Gigabyte/GeForce_GTX...
July 31, 2013 9:47:16 PM

If you are willing to sacrifice a bit of cooling performance(Dual X vs Vapor X) I'd get the Sapphire 7950 Dual X at $240 after MIR(newegg). It'd be cheaper than any 760 out there and if you overclocked would beat a 770/7970GHz. 760OC vs 7950OC 7950OC wins at 1080p. IMO Vapor-X really isn't worth the $70 cost premium over a design that achieves 90% the cooling perf. of the Vapor-X.

EDIT: Well it seems the deal on the 7950 is over, so at this point your best deal would probably be a GTX 760 unless you do compute or need the 3GB RAM(Could get 4GB 760 but they're more than 7950s). Also instead of a leadtek one I would suggest MSI 760 Gaming, it's the best 760 on the market.
August 1, 2013 12:33:55 AM

If you utilize those cuda cores then 760 but for just gaming. a 7950 will do it.
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August 1, 2013 8:52:09 AM

Leadtek has been around for a long time. One of my first cards, a 6800 GT, was from them. They had great customer support at the time, all I did was drop by their RMA site and exchanged cards on the spot in person.
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August 1, 2013 9:35:20 AM

17seconds said:
You can't compare two different GPU architectures from two different companies in that way. Performance, regardless of the GPU architecture, is what counts.

Quote:
"Compared to AMD's lineup, we see the card 13% faster than the Radeon HD 7950; the HD 7950 Boost variants should almost be able to match its performance, but costs more."
"While AMD's HD 7950 comes with 3 GB of VRAM, the GTX 760 "only" uses 2 GB, which is plenty considering both cards are just too slow to play any game at resolutions that require more than 2 GB of VRAM."
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Gigabyte/GeForce_GTX...

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Gigabyte/GeForce_GTX...


I agree with you and the charts from TechPowerUp that at 1080p resolution and similar AA settings in AAA games today the GTX 760 offers the same gaming experience as the more expensive AMD 7950 Boost.

My point was that the GTX line will have the benfit of PhysX whereas the AMD card is optimized for Tesselation (you can see the perfomance difference in HARDOCP's direct comparison of the MSI 760 to the 7950 in their OC review).

There's an old Q&A on Tweaktown that describes the benefits of the larger memory bus. The basic gist of it is that as resolutions go higher than 1080p more V-Ram helps with higher levels of AA, The 7950 also has a 384-bit memory bus to help take advantage of that 3GB of RAM. This "could" be benficial in the future if the buyer were to plan on gaming at higher resolutions or wanted to go crazy installing high res texture packs and 20 mods on Skyrim.
August 1, 2013 5:15:28 PM

Omg, how can i choose now? Both look like similar -_-||
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August 1, 2013 7:27:53 PM

jcsweng said:
Omg, how can i choose now? Both look like similar -_-||

The GTX 760 comes with a free copy of Splinter Cell Blacklist. It's also cheaper. The 7950 doesn't come with any free games.
August 1, 2013 10:34:19 PM

17seconds said:
jcsweng said:
Omg, how can i choose now? Both look like similar -_-||

The GTX 760 comes with a free copy of Splinter Cell Blacklist. It's also cheaper. The 7950 doesn't come with any free games.


The horror T_T .. AMD 7950. NO MORE Free GAMES! :( 
August 2, 2013 2:39:14 AM

17seconds said:
jcsweng said:
Omg, how can i choose now? Both look like similar -_-||

The GTX 760 comes with a free copy of Splinter Cell Blacklist. It's also cheaper. The 7950 doesn't come with any free games.


Which brand free game?
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August 2, 2013 8:24:10 AM

jcsweng said:
17seconds said:
jcsweng said:
Omg, how can i choose now? Both look like similar -_-||

The GTX 760 comes with a free copy of Splinter Cell Blacklist. It's also cheaper. The 7950 doesn't come with any free games.


Which brand free game?


Splinter Cell Blacklist
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDhuMi-oJ9c
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