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August 23, 2012 10:21:39 PM

Hello,
I am building a my first system, and can't decide between the
Msi GTX 660 ti
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
or
the Radeon HD 7950
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...

This rig will mostly be used for HD video rendering/editing, and gaming. Both the cards are around the same price point, and I want to know which one is better for the money.

Specs;



CPU- Intel Core i5 3570K 3.4GHz LGA

Motherboard- Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H LGA 1155 Z77 ATX Intel Motherboard

GPU- GTX 660 ti or Radeon HD 9750

RAM- Corsair Vengeance 8GB RAM

HDD- 1TB SeaGate Barracuda HDD

SSD- 64 GB Samsung SSD

Drive; Lite-On LightScribe 24X SATA DVD+/-RW Dual Layer Drive IHAS424-98

PSU- CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650

Case- Cooler Master HAF 922 OR NZXT Phantom 410 white
a b U Graphics card
August 23, 2012 10:38:06 PM

Can't help you for the video editing part, but as far as gaming goes so far it looks like the 660 ti has a small advantage over the 7950 from what I have seen. It's hard to say though, they're meant to compete with each other and it varies from different games which one has an advantage.
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-660-ti-...
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a c 191 U Graphics card
August 23, 2012 10:49:19 PM

I'd recommend the 7950 over the 660Ti for video editing purposes. The Nvidia lineup has been stripped of most of its video rendering capability in favor of gaming performance. The 7950 will perform better than the 660Ti in that scenario.
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August 23, 2012 10:53:35 PM

I'd recommend the 7950 over the 660ti, it is slightly faster and provides much better openCL performance so if you want good quality in video editing you'd want.

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August 23, 2012 11:05:44 PM

Would the 7950 work well with everything else in my build? (CPU and motherboard)
I'm pretty sure I also have to up the PSU to a 750 watt.
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August 23, 2012 11:06:04 PM

Bluefusion said:
Would the 7950 work well with everything else in my build? (CPU and motherboard)
I'm pretty sure I also have to up the PSU to a 750 watt.

Your PSU will handle either card no problem, its Corsair brand so it's good quality.
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a c 191 U Graphics card
August 24, 2012 12:16:36 AM

Your PSU should be sufficient.
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August 24, 2012 12:20:28 AM

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