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GTX 660 Now Released, get it or the 7850?

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September 5, 2012 12:12:26 PM

A simple question really,
What should I get?

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a c 119 U Graphics card
September 5, 2012 12:17:38 PM

Get the HD7850. Nvidia isnt competitive until you get to the 660Ti, and even thats been undercut by the 7950's price drop.
Also doesn't help that so far the GTX660 and 650 are just rumors, no official release date or any reviews on it.
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a c 119 U Graphics card
September 5, 2012 12:43:11 PM

Huh...
Thats twice now Tweaktown have had early reviews for Nvidia cards.

But anyway, the 660 seems to perform better than a 7850, but it will cost ~$50 more so that's justified. The review did end by saying that the HD7870 and GTX660 were ~equal, and they are at price as well.

Guess it comes down to how much you want to spend, and whether you prefer AMD or Nvidia. Still no word I can find on its release date either.
September 5, 2012 12:59:22 PM

manofchalk said:
Huh...
Thats twice now Tweaktown have had early reviews for Nvidia cards.

But anyway, the 660 seems to perform better than a 7850, but it will cost ~$50 more so that's justified. The review did end by saying that the HD7870 and GTX660 were ~equal, and they are at price as well.

Guess it comes down to how much you want to spend, and whether you prefer AMD or Nvidia. Still no word I can find on its release date either.


It said it will launch this 12th of Sept.
a c 119 U Graphics card
September 5, 2012 1:08:24 PM

Where does it say that? I cant find any mention of a release date in that Tweaktown review (that's only 4hrs old by the way) or through general Google searching.

I am fairly sure more than a single review (and if the 660Ti review is any indication, possibly not legal) would have come out if it was only a week from release.
September 6, 2012 8:57:59 AM

Get the 7850, a great card at a great price. It will play almost any game on max settings at 1080p, and you won't be disappointed. Nvidea are only delaying the release while they butcher the 660ti.
a b U Graphics card
September 7, 2012 2:26:34 PM

If you want all that cool features for gaming like adaptive v-sync, txaa and have a 1080p monitor, then go for 660 ti.
a b U Graphics card
September 7, 2012 2:26:42 PM

yes 660 is ofcourse more powerful than 7850. it sits somewhere between 7870 and 7950. but 7850 is the best value right now. if you wanna save money go for 7850 else just get 7950.
September 7, 2012 2:50:33 PM

I'm talking about the non-ti of the 660 btw.
a c 119 U Graphics card
September 11, 2012 2:03:27 PM

Apparently those charts are from Nvidia themselves, and there is no background information on the tests other than "1920x1080".
I would be suspicious of those results. The games included are skewed toward Nvidia cards, they could have downplayed the AMD cards strengths in Anti-Aliasing and superior memory bus, and its great overclock ability as well.

Also given that the GTX660 is going to be ~$250, while the 7850 is $200. I would expect better performance.

If you follow the links posted in the above you get to the original article.
http://videocardz.com/34829/geforce-gtx-650-and-gtx-660...
September 12, 2012 8:12:30 PM

660 Comes out tomorrow.
September 14, 2012 1:06:43 PM

Here's what I gathered from both,
one has more than the other

660:
More Texture Units
More Shaders
Higher Memory Clock

7850
More ROPS
Higher Memory Bus
Higher Memory Bandwidth
Low TDP
Lower Price

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September 14, 2012 3:31:12 PM
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7870 vs 660 is a better comparison since the prices are closer
September 15, 2012 3:43:20 PM

Still, I have a choice between 7850 and 660.
October 17, 2012 8:40:01 AM

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