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GTX 660 or AMD Radeon HD 7870

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September 22, 2012 7:48:40 PM

ok i have been saving up for a graphics card, and i decided on the 7870 at first, but with the recent release of the GTX 660, I can't decide on which card to get....

the main thing the cards would be used for is recording gameplay footage for youtube lets play videos and such... the main problem is, lots of games these days are "The Way Its Meant To Be Played" games, meaning they are specifically coded to work best on nvidia cards, so its kind of hard to decide which card to get :/ ... any help is greatly appreciated
a c 185 U Graphics card
September 22, 2012 7:52:13 PM

what monitor res ?
September 22, 2012 7:54:02 PM

currently im only using 1440x900, its all my monitor is capable of i think lol
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a b U Graphics card
September 22, 2012 8:09:51 PM

At that res., get a 7850. Will max pretty much any game.
a b U Graphics card
September 22, 2012 8:16:50 PM

obsama1 said:
At that res., get a 7850. Will max pretty much any game.


+1 If you dont intend to upgrade to 1080p, dont bother with more expensive GPUs. If you do, HD 7870 is better than 660 in most cases, and usually is only $10-20 more expensive, so it is a better buy.
September 22, 2012 8:17:48 PM

well i might be upgrading my monitor in the future to a bigger one with higher res so i'd like something thats a little bit future-proofed for that...
September 22, 2012 8:25:22 PM

A 7770 will probably max that out if you have a strong CPU. I get most things maxed @ 1080p with a i5-3570 and a 7750.
a b U Graphics card
September 22, 2012 8:32:23 PM

If you have a strong CPU 7870 gives the best bank for your buck.
a c 185 U Graphics card
September 22, 2012 8:35:43 PM

TGWTHF said:
currently im only using 1440x900, its all my monitor is capable of i think lol
In that case i'd go with which ever is cheaper :lol: 
April 14, 2013 5:46:02 PM

Ok, so I have a intel i5-3570k and my monitor is 1080p. What should I go for?

Will it make any difference if its only 1GB DDR5 or should I go with 2GB. I'm using it to play games, render videos etc
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