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660ti vs 7970

Last response: in Graphics & Displays

7970 or something else

Total: 15 votes (3 blank votes)

  • 7970 @ $370
  • 67 %
  • 660ti @ $300
  • 9 %
  • 7850 @ $200
  • 0 %
  • wait for price drops
  • 25 %
August 17, 2012 12:49:43 AM

I want to get a new video card. Not sure If i should go all out and get the 7970 ($370 plus other required upgrades) thats on sale at the moment or get something thats a little cheaper and works with what I got (430w psu and g630).

More about : 660ti 7970

a b U Graphics card
August 17, 2012 12:55:39 AM

I don't know where you found a $370 HD 7970, but if you did, don't hesitate.
a c 106 U Graphics card
August 17, 2012 12:56:24 AM

get a quad core cpu upgrade one one goes on sale and relatively a 200-300$ gpu

@above, tigerdirect has a 70$ off reference 7970 all the time. one of it is now
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August 17, 2012 1:13:01 AM

Maybe its just a reference design 7970, which sucks :/ 

I dont really know your system, so maybe a high end card might be bottlenecked, but if you ask me, pick a really beefer 7950, like an XFX or Sapphire with dual fans. These cards have a huge overclocking headroom so you can match or surpass a 7970 with no sweat (people report achieving 1200 to 1400Mhz stable without overvolt on 7950 Sapphire).

Nowadays these cards go out for about 360 to 380 USD, so if you find one that you like, will probably be a better choice than a 660Ti (which is an awesome product anyway, dont get me wrong) because the difference is just about 50USD and the potential from a 7950 is great for that minuscule diff.

If you dont feel like going High End, then pick the 660Ti (mid/high end because of its limited overclock) but I can tell you, its likely their prices will drop, so I voted for the WAIT option.
a b U Graphics card
August 17, 2012 1:20:29 AM

7970 all the way (if reasonably priced like the TD special you mentioned). It is the most future proof card in your list.

But your pc specs can do with the upgrade.

So, my suggestion will be to upgrade your system first and get the 7970 (or even 7950)