have a look here. Think the comparison is very straight forward. Really, it's much a of a muchness!!! There is an approx 5% increase in performance for the Gigbyte model! but i suppose budget, and packaging (free stuff) might make the difference in choice.
neither. i would wait for the 660ti or get a amd 7850
Supid me for only doing research just after this comment to see whether PCIe 3.0 cards are compatible with 2.0 slots -_-
they work fine in pci-e 2
That's what I forgot to look at.
I am an ASUS fanboy when its about theyr coolers . You cant hear the Direct CU 2 cooler..its great. Also, the Gigabyte model has a 38MHz boost over the Asus one, thats de difference from the Benchmark . So personally i would go with the Asus one
i wouldnt bother with the triple slot tank. a msi twin frozr 3 or 4 performs slightly better (a degree or 2) while being only dual slot
get either a 660ti or a 7850. if it will be a 660ti, get the msi hawk edition. if it is a 7850, get the asus or the msi. whatever is cheaper
I was thinking about the 7950 then, but is it worth it?
wait for 660ti. if the performance is better than the 7950, then get the 660ti.