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November 16, 2012 9:21:14 PM

Ive planning my pc for over two weeks now but still cant figure out what videocard should i get 660 ti or 7950. I know 7950 is better, but its more expensive...
My build:

MOBO: Asus P8Z77 with UEFI BIOS
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU: i5 3570k
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM: Corsair 2x8gb
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I have Thermaltake power supply 750w
And Ibuypower case

GPU: These are my final choices (if you have any other suggestions please tell me...)

660 ti:
MSI
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

EVGA
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Radeon 7950:
Sapphire
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MSI
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Sapphire Vapor x
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

IM A HUGE NVIDIA FAN, BUT IF 7950 WORTH IT I WILL GET IT!!!

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November 16, 2012 9:43:53 PM

What games are you playing?
a b B Homebuilt system
November 16, 2012 9:46:06 PM

The HD 7950 Vapor-X offers a Dual BIOS which can be changed at the press of a button. The primary BIOS carries a clock speed of 850MHz on the GPU and 1250MHz (5000MHz effective) on the memory. Pressing the button then posting the system enables the 2nd or “Boost” BIOS which is quite higher clocked at 950MHz on the GPU and 1250MHz (5000MHz effective) on the memory.
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November 16, 2012 9:46:49 PM

unoriginal1 said:
What games are you playing?

Call of Duty, Assassins Creed, Hitman, Grand Theft Auto, FIFA, Medal of Honor, and many more

AND BY THE WAY I HAVE 1980x1080 RESOLUTION
November 16, 2012 9:49:29 PM

bigcyco1 said:
The HD 7950 Vapor-X offers a Dual BIOS which can be changed at the press of a button. The primary BIOS carries a clock speed of 850MHz on the GPU and 1250MHz (5000MHz effective) on the memory. Pressing the button then posting the system enables the 2nd or “Boost” BIOS which is quite higher clocked at 950MHz on the GPU and 1250MHz (5000MHz effective) on the memory.

Now in English please... lol
Sorry i dont know all the terminology
a b B Homebuilt system
November 16, 2012 9:50:23 PM

trum_0909 said:
Now in English please... lol
Sorry i dont know all the terminology
Simply put the Vapor - X is a beast lol! :D 
November 17, 2012 12:16:12 AM

bigcyco1 said:
Simply put the Vapor - X is a beast lol! :D 

So vapor x is the best of them????
a b B Homebuilt system
November 17, 2012 12:42:03 AM

It really boils down to what games you play, since they're both trading blows.
November 17, 2012 12:50:49 AM

bigcyco1 said:
It really boils down to what games you play, since they're both trading blows.


Call of Duty, Assassins Creed, Hitman, Grand Theft Auto, FIFA, Medal of Honor, and many more

AND BY THE WAY I HAVE 1980x1080 RESOLUTION
a b B Homebuilt system
November 17, 2012 1:41:46 AM

So get which ever you prefer right now 660 ti has lost it's value
a b B Homebuilt system
November 17, 2012 1:43:05 AM

The Bottom Line

The real reason that the voices of the internet should be cheering should be for the falling prices that have been happening across enthusiast class video cards over the course of the past few months thanks to healthy competition between AMD and NVIDIA. From our perspective, the overall game play experience has improved slightly from older drivers for the cards from both the Red and Green teams, however we would not say that the performance differences have been earth shattering from the perspective of overall game play performance.

The most interesting stand out from this evaluation has been the NVIDIA GTX 660 Ti, which is priced significantly higher than the Radeon HD 7870 while turning in similar performance numbers. The GTX 660 Ti has lost its value at this point in time, lending way to the Radeon HD 7950 which has benefited from falling prices and new drivers.

If you are in the video card market today, the current offerings tend to scale very well with price and you will receive a higher level of performance for your incremental dollar spent. Source : http://www.hardocp.com/article/2012/11/12/fall_2012_gpu...
November 17, 2012 1:50:05 AM

bigcyco1 said:
The Bottom Line

The real reason that the voices of the internet should be cheering should be for the falling prices that have been happening across enthusiast class video cards over the course of the past few months thanks to healthy competition between AMD and NVIDIA. From our perspective, the overall game play experience has improved slightly from older drivers for the cards from both the Red and Green teams, however we would not say that the performance differences have been earth shattering from the perspective of overall game play performance.

The most interesting stand out from this evaluation has been the NVIDIA GTX 660 Ti, which is priced significantly higher than the Radeon HD 7870 while turning in similar performance numbers. The GTX 660 Ti has lost its value at this point in time, lending way to the Radeon HD 7950 which has benefited from falling prices and new drivers.

If you are in the video card market today, the current offerings tend to scale very well with price and you will receive a higher level of performance for your incremental dollar spent. Source : http://www.hardocp.com/article/2012/11/12/fall_2012_gpu...

So basically what youre trying to say is FORGET ABOUT 660 ti and GO FOR VAPOR X????
Is sapphire a good company???
a b B Homebuilt system
November 17, 2012 1:59:01 AM

Yes it is i am saying get what you prefer the 7950 is faster is all.
November 17, 2012 6:44:39 PM

bigcyco1 said:
Yes it is i am saying get what you prefer the 7950 is faster is all.

What would you recommend???
a b B Homebuilt system
November 17, 2012 7:36:01 PM

trum_0909 said:
What would you recommend???
A 670 if you can afford it if not a 7950.
a b B Homebuilt system
November 17, 2012 9:01:36 PM

MSI's GTX 670 Power Edition uses the famous Twin Frozr IV cooler from the MSI Lightning and comes with a large clock speed boost out of the box, making its default clock speed even higher than GTX 680 stock clocks. MSI is asking $369.99 after $20.00 rebate for their card, which doesn't look unreasonable, given the improved cooling and higher clocks.
Professional reviews of the card

http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-r...
http://www.guru3d.com/article/msi-geforce-gtx-670-power...
http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/4779/msi_geforce_gtx_6...

November 18, 2012 1:44:26 AM

bigcyco1 said:
MSI's GTX 670 Power Edition uses the famous Twin Frozr IV cooler from the MSI Lightning and comes with a large clock speed boost out of the box, making its default clock speed even higher than GTX 680 stock clocks. MSI is asking $369.99 after $20.00 rebate for their card, which doesn't look unreasonable, given the improved cooling and higher clocks.
Professional reviews of the card

http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-r...
http://www.guru3d.com/article/msi-geforce-gtx-670-power...
http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/4779/msi_geforce_gtx_6...

Thats what i thought I really like the FROZR cooling system
But about 7950 theres a Twin Frozr III system not IV but its still pretty good
but if i go for 7950 should i still go for Vapor x????
a b B Homebuilt system
November 18, 2012 7:37:00 AM

Yes
November 18, 2012 7:36:20 PM

bigcyco1 said:
Already told you it is compared to 7870 which is much cheaper http://www.hardocp.com/article/2012/11/12/fall_2012_gpu... the bottom line is i recommend 7950 or 670 i don't recommend 660 ti that does not mean you can't buy it get whatever you prefer good luck!

I know but doesnt 660 ti have more core clock, boost clock, and effective memory clock??? Ill get the vapor x but how does that make 660 ti worse???
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