I5-3570 vs i5-3470 and a couple of graphics cards.

What would be the better option guys?

A. i5-3570 (non-K) + ZOTAC GTX 660 Ti AMP! Edition
B. i5-3470 + Asus Radeon HD 7950 DirectCU II TOP
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  1. I'm assuming you're not an overclocker, so -
    A is good choice, but not ZOTAC for the graphics card. I've never been a ZOTAC guy cause they're that one company people have heard of but not in a 100% positive light. If you're gonna do 660ti, find one manufactured by EVGA, MSI or Gigabyte - really, for graphics, those companies and ASUS are the best.
  2. Zotac make some of the best 'Amp' series factory (warranty) overclocked cards.
    Frankly I think the Gigabyte ones are more esthetically designed, but the Zotac's are quite common cards for enthusiast websites to review as many of them have a pre-overclock and a warranty on it to boot.

    Read/Print this before making a decision:
    - http://techreport.com/review/23981/radeon-hd-7950-vs-geforce-gtx-660-ti-revisited

    The GTX660 Ti does well against the Radeon HD 7950, even with only 75% the VRAM bus width. Thanks to higher clocked memory it has similar enough bandwidth and appears to make rather good use of it.

    http://www.hwcompare.com/13145/geforce-gtx-660-ti-vs-radeon-hd-7950/


    I used to lean towards ATI far more than I have been recently, thanks to the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 600 series (not the GT series or lower):
    - http://techreport.com/review/23981/radeon-hd-7950-vs-geforce-gtx-660-ti-revisited/6
    - The other titles are likely to be more balanced, it's just depressing that AMD/ATI doesn't handle FP16 texels well.
  3. With option A, I'm considering getting Zotac AMP! Edition or MSI Power Edition. Benchmarks show that MSI's 660 Ti gives 5 frames less than the AMP! Edition. Zotac's 660 Ti is always at the second spot next to Gigabyte. Unfortunately, I cannot get a Gigabyte card at the moment when I will buy components. So... is it AMP! or Power?
  4. Hmmm... many people say too that HD 7950 would really show its power in the following years when the new drivers will be released. That's the reason why I'm really confused.
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