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  1. 7870
  2. 7870.
  3. alright tnx guys but if you could give me reasons why that would be awesome
  4. At that resolution, either will perform great. They will run any game you can throw at them. The gtx 660 has a few more features than the 7870 though such as physx, and streaming.
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    Justin Balagat said:
    alright tnx guys but if you could give me reasons why that would be awesome


    Anonymous said:
    At that resolution, either will perform great. They will run any game you can throw at them. The gtx 660 has a few more features than the 7870 though such as physx, and streaming.


    Radeon 7870 gets more FPS

    Source: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-r9-270-review-benchmarks,3669.html

    But like Jrlawson said the GTX 660 has physx and streaming, I can't remember all of what AMD and Nvidia this video might help better.
    http://youtu.be/yG5dl_XEnck
  6. tnx guys appreciate the help
  7. well i will be playing these games:
    Battlefield 4
    Ghosts
    DayZ
    Gmod
    Arma
    Nether
    Crysis 3
    Etc..
  8. Again, they are pretty much equal in performance. If you like Nvidia, go with the 660. If you like AMD, go 7870. If you don't care, flip a coin.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/crysis-3-performance-benchmark-gaming,3451-5.html
  9. barto said:
    Again, they are pretty much equal in performance. If you like Nvidia, go with the 660. If you like AMD, go 7870. If you don't care, flip a coin.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/crysis-3-performance-benchmark-gaming,3451-5.html


    Question: If you have an amd processor would you say go with the 7870 because they are matching brands or does that not matter.
  10. jubih said:
    barto said:
    Again, they are pretty much equal in performance. If you like Nvidia, go with the 660. If you like AMD, go 7870. If you don't care, flip a coin.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/crysis-3-performance-benchmark-gaming,3451-5.html


    Question: If you have an amd processor would you say go with the 7870 because they are matching brands or does that not matter.

    Doesn't matter, but if you don't have a powerful CPU get AMD because of Mantle.
  11. No connection to the processor, and the video card chip, as far as matching.
    No need to even conciser that.
  12. Agreed. You don't have to go with an AMD CPU if you don't want to. Simply get the most powerful CPU you can. Mantle will help (only in BF4 right now). But know, the performance % gains decrease with the strength of the CPU. So for example, with an AMD APU you can have a possible boost of 40% in performance. If you have a strong i5, the gains will be less than 10%. Now, don't think you should the APU simply because of the % gains. An FX CPU or an i5 will destroy the APU in every situation when there is a discrete GPU.
  13. 7870. But I like nvidia so Id choose the 660, and nvidia has nvidia physics which makes games look so much cooler!
  14. so should i go with 660 or 7870 im counting all of the votes
  15. oh by the way should i go with matx or atx for my mobo because there is a bundle at microcenter here it is
    http://www.microcenter.com/site/products/amd_bundles.aspx
    go to the fx 6300 part
  16. Honestly even though the 7870 is technically a tiny bit faster in benchmarks that don't include PhysX games by a few fps(5 at max). I would go with the GTX 660, just because the features are very nice. Especially shadowplay, which technically the best recording software in terms of Fps impact, and file size. It also let's you record at all times, and if you were to have done something memorable, you could record up to the last 20 minutes without really recording when you don't need it. It's honestly up to you, but as someone who records game play, I'd go with GTX 660.
  17. William2014 said:
    Honestly even though the 7870 is technically a tiny bit faster in benchmarks that don't include PhysX games by a few fps(5 at max). I would go with the GTX 660, just because the features are very nice. Especially shadowplay, which technically the best recording software in terms of Fps impact, and file size. It also let's you record at all times, and if you were to have done something memorable, you could record up to the last 20 minutes without really recording when you don't need it. It's honestly up to you, but as someone who records game play, I'd go with GTX 660.


    yeah i have a youtube channel and i havent posted for a long time because my computer broke and im using my phone right now for this so yeah i will consider that.
  18. or should i go with 760
  19. For about $250 the gtx760 is the best bang for your buck.

    It is better than the R9 270X, and it competes with cards up to $300.
  20. millwright said:
    For about $250 the gtx760 is the best bang for your buck.

    It is better than the R9 270X, and it competes with cards up to $300.


    tnx man i stretched out my budget a little and saw that i can afford it and i asked would there be any bottlenecking on some games my cpu is fx 6300
  21. There shouldn't be, and if there is it won't be much.
  22. tnx appreciate the help
  23. It would be a $179 card if it wasn't for coin mining.

    Glad I'm not buying a video card for a few months.
    Hopefully coin mining will go away.
  24. millwright said:
    It would be a $179 card if it wasn't for coin mining.

    Glad I'm not buying a video card for a few months.
    Hopefully coin mining will go away.


    I kinda liked how my GPU went up in price, I bought my GPU for $250 sold it for $375 and now I am getting a GTX 770 I had a Radeon 7950
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