I am almost done with collecting all the parts for my gaming build. I have everything but the GPU and I'm trying to decide between buying a 7950 now or a gtx 660ti when it comes out. I want to wait for it to come out, so I can see how the price/performance balances out between the two cards.
The problem is, I need to put my build together with what I have so far to test out all the parts and make sure nothing is DOA. Will I be okay doing this without a discreet video card? And will I be okay setting everything up and then adding the 660ti/7950 later?
What motherboard and CPU are you using? If you're running Sandy / Ivy Bridge you can use the onboard Intel HD video until you get your GPU. I don't think the 660TI will match the 7950 but the other Keppler cards have proven me wrong so far.
apparantly, some article on this site said that the 660ti will have as many cuda cores as the 670 but on a smaller memory bus and lower core clock. they also say that the performance should beat the 580