Hey guy and girls i'm looking in to getting a new video card. And I'm stuck on what to get. I've been waiting on the 660ti and after reading a few reviews I'm not sold. I'm running 2 5770's atm and they get the job done with some tweaks to the graphics in what ever game i play. I know the 660ti will crush my 2 5770's but the 192bit memory interface scares me a little. I've had my 2 5770's for almost 2yrs now and have upgraded around them. And I would like to keep my new card just as long. There are a few nice sale atm and I'm torn on what to get. I'll list the cards i'm looking at below. Oh and i'll be playing on one 1080p mounter.
As far as the 670's go I know the Gigabyte cooler will keep the card cooler but it will dump the hot air into the case. And the 660ti and the 7950 are in the running. I also don't mind overclocking or mail in rebates.
OK forgetting the 7970, it's sold out anyway. Is 670 I linked at $368 worth the extra $$$ over the 660ti at $299 or a 7950 at $329 after a MIR. The 7950 has 3gb of memory and a 384bit memory interface. But I only uses one screen at 1080p. I'll make the jump to a 2560x1600 when the prices drop. So will the 3gb and 384bit payoff in the next couple years over the 670's 2gb and 256bit? The only reason the 670 is in the running is the $368 price point.
Depending on where you look at current benchmarks. The 7950's are great performers now with their newest driver updates. They overclock well from everything I've read and heard.
If you have any intent on updating to 2560x1600 res then I would say the 3gb of memory definitely helps and the 7950 gets my recommendation. Max Payne 3 is a game that can and will use more memory. Crysis 3 also looms around so we'll have to see how that goes.
The 7970 is better for now than it´s nvidia match the 680, there are several sexy versions fro the 7970 like the lightning from msi, and also the tahiti ship from amd has proven to be more overclock friendly than nvidia´s kepler. If you still wanna go nvidia (ati went ahead just because of a driver) try a 680, the 670 would have to be overclocked all the time to be a match for the 680