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Mistake buying sapphire oc 7950 rather than 660 ti oc

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August 23, 2012 11:39:27 AM

Hi i just purchased a sapphire 7950 OC and at the same price i could get the twin frozr 660 Ti.... Most benchmarks i have seen shoe the 660 Ti oc edition beat both 7950 and 7870 cards on every single resolution every single benchmark sometimes for just about 1-2 fps the 7950 might be faster on specific game and specific graphics qualities did i make a mistake? Money spent wrong? The price was exactly the same but from different vendors
a b U Graphics card
August 23, 2012 11:58:54 AM

IMO.... your money was spent on something worthwhile.
It's never any use crying over spilt milk.
The card is worth the money and will deliver what you want it to so why the doubt?
1 or 2 frames isn't that much of a difference, really.
a b U Graphics card
August 23, 2012 12:01:55 PM

well, you are very lucky you got the better card.
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August 23, 2012 12:08:47 PM

thats my question.... Is it a better card? how can a 2GB 192 interface with slower clocks beat a 3GB 384 and 900Mhz gpu clock run slower on high res? I mean high res requires memory and bandwidth which the 7950 has and the 660 ti does not
a b U Graphics card
August 23, 2012 12:16:34 PM

it's all about the IPC (instruction per clock) nvidia has better IPC. Secondly there is no game out which requires more than 2GB vram.
a b U Graphics card
August 23, 2012 12:18:00 PM

it's all about the IPC (instruction per clock) nvidia has better IPC.
a c 115 U Graphics card
August 23, 2012 1:24:12 PM

deadeye22 said:
thats my question.... Is it a better card? how can a 2GB 192 interface with slower clocks beat a 3GB 384 and 900Mhz gpu clock run slower on high res? I mean high res requires memory and bandwidth which the 7950 has and the 660 ti does not


Those cards can't be compared clock for clock, just like AMD and Intel processors can't be compared clock for clock. Architecture is everything.

With that said, the 7900 series destroys the 600 series at high resolution and high detail.
a b U Graphics card
August 23, 2012 1:47:04 PM

I run a Sapphire 7950 OC edition. Stock the card easily keeps up with a 660ti and will outdo it at high resolutions (EyeFinity multi-monitor, this is when the extra vram comes in handy, i've seen a couple games go past 2 gigs of use already), but the beauty of the card is its over clocking ability. There is a lot of headroom for overclocking the 7950's, especially one like Sapphire which has a good cooler on it. Most games I dont even need to, but when running EyeFinity and needing extra power my card has no problem running 1100 on the clock and 1450 on the memory.
August 23, 2012 4:07:11 PM

yeah im actually getting that one the sapphire OC one. But still when you say destroyed how come the benchmarks and reviews show otherwise
August 23, 2012 4:33:55 PM

believe me 7950 is awesome may be it perform a little higher than 660ti but u will notice the difference if you are using anti aliasing 7950 can easily beat even 670 at when high levels of AA presents besides the games future is (direct compute 5) and believe me when it comes to the compute performance 660to is not even close good buy dude.. Trust me.
check this
http://www.computemark.com/cm.php
a b U Graphics card
August 23, 2012 8:14:12 PM

660ti decent.
August 23, 2012 8:44:17 PM

dont cry for 7950 its good card and the 3gb vram is futureproofing. so dont worry. unless you plan multi monitor setup 7950 is fine. and even you do then you will just have little hassle with displayport connectors. so dont worry

best
revro
a b U Graphics card
August 24, 2012 7:50:49 PM

HD 7950 is not a bad card. Be happy.
August 25, 2012 12:44:31 AM

will my 3570K @ 4.2Ghz bottleneck it at all?
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