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GTX 660 2GB GDDR5 or Radeon HD 7850 2GB GDDR5 (either OC edition or without) for 1920x1080 res. gaming?

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September 5, 2013 8:56:05 AM

GTX 660 2GB GDDR5 or Radeon HD 7850 2GB GDDR5 (either OC edition or without) for 1920x1080 res. gaming?


Hi there,

I will soon (in 1-2 months) be building my first gaming PC and have narrowed down the specs to-

Seasonic S12II 620 Watts PSU
ASUS M5A99FX PRO R2.0 Motherboard
AMD FX 6300
G.Skill RipjawsX DDR3 8 GB (2 x 4 GB)
Cooler Master HAF 912 Combat Transparent Side Panel Mid Tower Cabinet

I already have DVD-ROM and 1TB HDD. I currently have 18.5: monitor at 1366x768. I want move up and go for 1920x1080 res gaming. And I have been researching about it and found that for normal PC viewing distance (around 3ft), 22"-24" monitor offer better quality for this res. and GPU with 2GB VRAM are necessary for this res. But, my main question is, should I go with Nvidia or AMD cards that I have in the subject? I noticed that the gtx card has 192-bit bus while AMD has 256-bit. Will this effect in the long run? I look forward to using these cards for at least 2-3years. Please help!

Thanks!
September 5, 2013 9:48:26 AM

Kurifox said:
there is a good read here.
http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-1649139/gtx-660-...


That's very confusing... the bioshock test in the youtube video showed radeon is better when OCed and the chart has 660 compared to 7870! But crossfire is bad compared to SLI. Man, this is very tough. And the guy voted gtx660 as solution although went with 660ti. I am looking for 2-3 years use at this res at high settings. What would you choose?
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September 5, 2013 10:01:37 AM

pKal said:
Kurifox said:
there is a good read here.
http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-1649139/gtx-660-...


That's very confusing... the bioshock test in the youtube video showed radeon is better when OCed and the chart has 660 compared to 7870! But crossfire is bad compared to SLI. Man, this is very tough. And the guy voted gtx660 as solution although went with 660ti. I am looking for 2-3 years use at this res at high settings. What would you choose?


I would defnitly pick the GTX, i like nvidia more as a personal preference, and from personal experince i believe NVIDIA will have the superior cards in most matchups, the newer games as of today tend to have a better performance with nvidia chips, but honeslty we talk of litle diference, maybe of a 10fps diference in a real world scenario, in this kind of situation i usually say to go with what you are familiar, for me it happens to be nvidia, i've had bad experiences with amd before, not so good performance, or driver issues. GTX just happned to be the right choice always.
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September 5, 2013 10:19:00 AM

im thinking the 660 is a better bet between the two.
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September 5, 2013 10:21:42 AM

Kurifox said:
pKal said:
Kurifox said:
there is a good read here.
http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-1649139/gtx-660-...


That's very confusing... the bioshock test in the youtube video showed radeon is better when OCed and the chart has 660 compared to 7870! But crossfire is bad compared to SLI. Man, this is very tough. And the guy voted gtx660 as solution although went with 660ti. I am looking for 2-3 years use at this res at high settings. What would you choose?


I would defnitly pick the GTX, i like nvidia more as a personal preference, and from personal experince i believe NVIDIA will have the superior cards in most matchups, the newer games as of today tend to have a better performance with nvidia chips, but honeslty we talk of litle diference, maybe of a 10fps diference in a real world scenario, in this kind of situation i usually say to go with what you are familiar, for me it happens to be nvidia, i've had bad experiences with amd before, not so good performance, or driver issues. GTX just happned to be the right choice always.


Thanks for your opinion. Also people say Physx is better for gaming. I don't know what that is and how it improves game experience. Does this 660 support Physx?
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September 6, 2013 1:16:40 AM

pKal said:
Kurifox said:
pKal said:
Kurifox said:
there is a good read here.
http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-1649139/gtx-660-...


That's very confusing... the bioshock test in the youtube video showed radeon is better when OCed and the chart has 660 compared to 7870! But crossfire is bad compared to SLI. Man, this is very tough. And the guy voted gtx660 as solution although went with 660ti. I am looking for 2-3 years use at this res at high settings. What would you choose?


I would defnitly pick the GTX, i like nvidia more as a personal preference, and from personal experince i believe NVIDIA will have the superior cards in most matchups, the newer games as of today tend to have a better performance with nvidia chips, but honeslty we talk of litle diference, maybe of a 10fps diference in a real world scenario, in this kind of situation i usually say to go with what you are familiar, for me it happens to be nvidia, i've had bad experiences with amd before, not so good performance, or driver issues. GTX just happned to be the right choice always.


Thanks for your opinion. Also people say Physx is better for gaming. I don't know what that is and how it improves game experience. Does this 660 support Physx?


In simple Physx is a "eye-candry" oparation, it gives games better grafics and looks, it is also an Nvidia exclusive, so yes the 660 hsa it
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