Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question
Closed

GPU for Battlefield 3, COD Call of Duty 2012_Budget USD $300-330

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
Share
October 4, 2012 7:58:38 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: this Xmas

BUDGET RANGE: USD $300-330 After Rebates

USAGE MOST IMPORTANT:Gaming. games i liked to play are: Battlefield 3, COD 5, Call of Duty 2012, Spec Ops the line, Call of JAUREZ the CARTEL, Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2

CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY: GPU=N.A. PSU: seasonic x-series 650 W

OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS:

Processor: Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD
Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K
Motherboard: ASUS P8Z77-V PRO LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s

RAM: Corsair Vengeance® Low Profile — 8GB Dual Channel DDR3 Memory Kit (CML8GX3M2A1600C9)

CPU Cooler: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2

Case: Corsair carbide 400R mid tower case


PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com, COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: canada
PARTS PREFERENCES: Most reliability one base on my config
OVERCLOCKING:No . SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: must run Battlefield 3, COD Call of Duty 2012 and Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2

thank u........
October 4, 2012 8:41:22 PM

7950
Score
0
a b U Graphics card
October 4, 2012 8:47:18 PM

maxc mark said:
300~330$
Battlefield 3, COD 5, Call of Duty 2012, Spec Ops the line, Call of JUAREZ the CARTEL, Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2
Seasonic 650 W
1920x1080
i5-3570K
Newegg Canada



Just get this (or this, if you can afford it) and you're pretty much good to go with everything being on highest settings.
Score
0
Related resources
October 4, 2012 9:49:25 PM

but recommend me which brand please
Score
0
a b U Graphics card
October 4, 2012 9:54:52 PM

i would get an nvidia graphics card, like the 660ti or gtx 670 if you can afford it, ncix has some really good deals on gtx 670s if you can go to about 380 bucks for your budget
Score
0
a b U Graphics card
October 4, 2012 10:07:36 PM

maxc mark said:
but recommend me which brand please

I've pinpointed the exact model and manufacturer for you. :\
Just get what's on the links and you'll be absolutely fine.

computernoob29 said:

GTX 670.
380 bucks.


OP clearly said "300~330$ range".
He does NOT need neither the HD 7950, nor the GTX 670, because those ones would be an overpriced overkill for his demands.
He'll be absolutely fine with just HD 7870/GTX 660 Ti, they would be more than enough for him.
To run on highest settings everything that he mentioned, he does NOT need the GTX 670, so why should he pay more?
Score
0
October 4, 2012 10:48:01 PM

master_chen said:
He does NOT need neither the HD 7950, nor the GTX 670, because those ones would be an overpriced overkill for his demands.

A 7950 would be better at 1080p and not overkill at all. The 670 is overpriced, the 7950 is beast for 300$ and he said 300 AFTER rebates. Imo the 7950 is worth it and far from being overpriced/overkill. Your investment will be worth every penny :)  .
Score
0
a b U Graphics card
October 4, 2012 10:50:26 PM

..To many amd bias around on the forums..This is going to turn into a subjective thread
Score
0
a b U Graphics card
October 4, 2012 11:24:34 PM

master_chen said:
I've pinpointed the exact model and manufacturer for you. :\
Just get what's on the links and you'll be absolutely fine.



OP clearly said "300~330$ range".
He does NOT need neither the HD 7950, nor the GTX 670, because those ones would be an overpriced overkill for his demands.
He'll be absolutely fine with just HD 7870/GTX 660 Ti, they would be more than enough for him.
To run on highest settings everything that he mentioned, he does NOT need the GTX 670, so why should he pay more?


you do realize that Nvidia is the better brand in bf3 and that the 660ti is better then the 7950 in bf3 right? so if the 7950 would be overkill by your standards so it the 660ti which CANT max bf3 multiplayer consistently with good frame rates.


2260121 said:
A 7950 would be better at 1080p and not overkill at all. The 670 is overpriced, the 7950 is beast for 300$ and he said 300 AFTER rebates. Imo the 7950 is worth it and far from being overpriced/overkill. Your investment will be worth every penny :)  .

the 660ti is better. bf3 is an nvidia game and that just cant be argued.
determinologyz said:
..To many amd bias around on the forums..This is going to turn into a subjective thread


says the guy with the nvidia picture.... derp derp
Score
0
a b U Graphics card
October 5, 2012 12:08:50 AM

bigshootr8 said:
In the "GTX 660 Ti" range I would recommend "ANUS DirectCrap II".
>Anus.
>DirectCrap II.
>Great cooler.
>Can't go wrong.


That's not even funny anymore. :\
Score
0
October 5, 2012 12:18:42 AM

cbrunnem said:
you do realize that Nvidia is the better brand in bf3 and that the 660ti is better then the 7950 in bf3 right? so if the 7950 would be overkill by your standards so it the 660ti which CANT max bf3 multiplaye

Do i have to REMIND you the 192 bit memory interface and the 660ti dying at more than 4x AA...
Do i also have to REMIND you the overclocking headroom of the 7950 and the fact that it is OVERALL better.
Score
0
a b U Graphics card
October 5, 2012 12:19:44 AM

cbrunnem said:
you do realize that Nvidia is the better brand in bf3 and that the 660ti is better then the 7950 in bf3 right? so if the 7950 would be overkill by your standards so it the 660ti which CANT max bf3 multiplayer consistently with good frame rates.



the 660ti is better. bf3 is an nvidia game and that just cant be argued.


says the guy with the nvidia picture.... derp derp


Im not subjective tho i will say both cards does fine ..Alot of people will push amd or nvidia..
Score
0
a b U Graphics card
October 5, 2012 12:23:49 AM

2260121 said:

Do I have to remember you
Do I also have to remember you


English language...do you speak it?

It's "remind", not "remember". :\

And no, you don't need to remember him. %))
Score
0
a b U Graphics card
October 5, 2012 12:28:34 AM

Its always like this between the 7950 and the 660 Ti..Both cards trade blows..When it comes to the forum its "The 660 Ti is better then the 7950 or vice versa then we throw around benchmarks then it get subjective.. Do your own benchmarks for one instead of canned every system is different
Score
0
October 5, 2012 12:30:13 AM

master_chen said:
English language...do you speak it?

It's "remind", not "remember". :\

And no, you don't need to remember him. %))

AHH C'MON DUDE, NOW I LOOK LIKE AN IDIOT :fou: 
And no english is not my native language but im trying as hard as i can so if you could delete this post while i edit mine it would be appreciated...
Score
0
a b U Graphics card
October 5, 2012 12:36:28 AM




See thing bout this is all games dont favor 1 card some favors ati some favors nvidia and theres so many factors inbetween ..Benchmarks is cool but at the end of the day if you getting 60 frames per second on high/ultra settings or even 50+ who cares u know. As me being a gamer theres a few games i cant max out but from coming from a xbox to pc its a HELL of a difference by FAR and im pretty content with what i have now
Score
0
a b U Graphics card
October 5, 2012 12:39:49 AM

2260121 said:
I guess you don't REMEMBER that article
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-660-ti-...



Here goes the benchmarks as i predicted now its going to be subjective..Yes we know the 660 Ti has low bandwidth but it has higher memory clock speed then the 7950..Also yes the 7950 has higher bandwidth memory/bus which allows you to use at a higher res/more aa but has a lower memory clock speed imo still both cards are close..My imo its not needed to say the 7950 is a KILLER card because games the 660 Ti out preforms and some games the 7950 out preforms..This thread is been played 1000x times on here
Score
0
a b U Graphics card
October 5, 2012 12:46:31 AM

2260121 said:
AHH C'MON DUDE, NOW I LOOK LIKE AN IDIOT.


Never intended to make you look like this to begin with, just made a standard emphasis on your minor mistake. Calm down, lol.

2260121 said:
If you could delete this post while I edit mine it would be appreciated...

If I'm not mistaken, only forum moderators can delete posts on the Tom's forums, and I'm definitely not a moderator, so...just calm down and get over it, lol. Everything's fine.

P.S. And to your information: "English" aren't the native language for me too.
Score
0
October 5, 2012 12:53:21 AM

master_chen said:
Never intended to make you look like this to begin with, just made a standard emphasis on your minor mistake. Calm down, lol.

That's the problem with text chat, you can't know when someone is sarcastic. ;) 

master_chen said:
If I'm not mistaken, only forum moderators can delete posts on the Tom's forums, and I'm definitely not a moderator

THEN FIND ONE RIGHT NOW :fou:  (sarcasm)
Score
0
October 5, 2012 12:57:33 AM

master_chen said:
P.S. And to your information: "English" aren't the native language for me too.

English is only one language so it's singular. Your sentence should be : ''English'' isn't the native language for me too.
(finally got my revenge :sol:  )
Score
0
a b U Graphics card
October 5, 2012 1:25:01 AM

2260121 said:
English is only one language so it's singular.


1. "United Kingdom" English (Old Style).
2. "USA Simplified" English.
3. "L33T Speak" English.
Score
0
October 5, 2012 1:28:28 AM

master_chen said:
1. "United Kingdom" English (Old Style).
2. "USA Simplified" English.
3. Esperanto (Yes, this is a different kind of "English language" too).
4. "L33T Speak" English.

It doesn't make sence anyway.
Score
0
a b U Graphics card
October 5, 2012 1:34:53 AM

2260121 said:
sence


I c wot U did thar, m8.

Alright, let's stop the off-topic's spread right at this point. %))
Score
0
a b U Graphics card
October 5, 2012 1:49:58 AM

Being that BF3 is really the determining factor here, OP is better off with a 660ti: see these articles. You folks can go on about how Radeons are the best value right now (which they are, on average), and how the 660ti will choke at high levels of anti-aliasing, but the fact is that Battlefield 3 runs better on GeForce cards. Period. CoD is effectively a non-entity when it comes to demanding GPU power, and I can't really imagine that the 660ti wouldn't be able to push out beautiful ultra details for those other games, either (even if, God forbid, he has to turn AA down to 4x or 2x MSAA, or just use FXAA).

I'd recommend getting this EVGA 660ti Signature FTW model: $320 shipped, exceptional brand name, great factory overclock, and a non-reference cooler.
Score
0
October 5, 2012 1:53:20 AM



Look, If you're going to make a comparison Nvidia vs AMD use recent drivers or just don't make a comparison at all. This review uses "Nvidia Driver 305.37" and "AMD Driver 12.1~12.6" (page 10). Why does a review posted august 23 not use catalyst 12.7 (released june 28) which brought a huge improvement to all AMD graphics cards. Im sorry, but there is obvious bias here and the benchmarks are worthless.

They could at least be reasonable and specify which catalyst driver they are using.

OP, ignore this.
Score
0
October 5, 2012 2:05:30 AM

In my opinion, the gtx 660 TI sucks in terms of pricing. Save a little money and buy the gtx 660 which costs about $230. Use the extra money to buy a SSD if you don't have one. http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/660?vs=647. The 660 TI is $100 more (about 30% more but only gives about 15% better performance) and can be overclocked to 660 TI performance (660 TI sucks for overclocking because of bad memory bottleneck).
Score
0
a c 145 U Graphics card
October 5, 2012 2:20:17 AM

at op: just get which ever you like if you dont have any brand preference. IMO you cant go wrong with either card though nvidia do have clear advantage in bf3 in most benchmark i've seen.

as for 660ti and anti aliasing the performance impact caused by smaller memory interface are not that severe as what people like to believe. the test done by hard ocp shows that in some cases that the 660ti are able to keep up with 7950 even with 8 MSAA being enabled
Score
0
October 5, 2012 2:40:04 AM

renz496 said:
at op: just get which ever you like if you dont have any brand preference. IMO you cant go wrong with either card though nvidia do have clear advantage in bf3 in most benchmark i've seen.

as for 660ti and anti aliasing the performance impact caused by smaller memory interface are not that severe as what people like to believe. the test done by hard ocp shows that in some cases that the 660ti are able to keep up with 7950 even with 8 MSAA being enabled


BF3 definitely favors Nvidia. Get Nvidia if you can. its just that the 660 TI offers pretty bad performance/dollar. 660 is $100 cheaper but only about 15% slower. For battlefield 3 the difference is about 12% at 1200p ultra + 4x MSAA. Personally I would get the gtx 660 and save $100. at 1080p the gtx 660 is plenty, BF3 is the only really demanding game you have (COD could be maxed out with much less). After 60 fps you're not going to be able to tell the difference.

I respectively disagree with the memory bus comment. The memory bus is precisely why the gtx 660 TI is not a GTX 670. Ergo, it is bottlenecking it badly.
Score
0
a b U Graphics card
October 5, 2012 2:42:55 AM

renz496 said:
at op: just get which ever you like if you dont have any brand preference. IMO you cant go wrong with either card though nvidia do have clear advantage in bf3 in most benchmark i've seen.

as for 660ti and anti aliasing the performance impact caused by smaller memory interface are not that severe as what people like to believe. the test done by hard ocp shows that in some cases that the 660ti are able to keep up with 7950 even with 8 MSAA being enabled


I agree man people are going by what they see on the net as "canned benchmarks and havent tried out them selfs and even tho the memory interface is at 192 its not that bad..The 7950 has a bigger memory interface but yet is still on par the with 660 Ti and yall making it sound like the gpu crushes the 660 when it really doesnt. Both camps knew what they doing to keep the specs within the same price range and both cards trade blows more so then blow each other out..And for those saying buying the 660 over the 660 Ti thats just kinda meh but to each of they own.
Score
0
a b U Graphics card
October 5, 2012 2:48:01 AM

whyso said:
BF3 definitely favors Nvidia. Get Nvidia if you can. its just that the 660 TI offers pretty bad performance/dollar. 660 is $100 cheaper but only about 15% slower. For battlefield 3 the difference is about 12% at 1200p ultra + 4x MSAA. Personally I would get the gtx 660 and save $100. at 1080p the gtx 660 is plenty, BF3 is the only really demanding game you have (COD could be maxed out with much less). After 60 fps you're not going to be able to tell the difference.

I respectively disagree with the memory bus comment. The memory bus is precisely why the gtx 660 TI is not a GTX 670. Ergo, it is bottlenecking it badly.



Actually between the 660 Ti being at 144 G/bs to 670 being at 192 G/bs of memory bandwidth 48 G/bs extra that can go threw per second..Wow big difference to where ima do the step up program and waste 130+ on a small increase when i can overclock and get close {sarcasm} but honestly compared the 7950 both cards should have more bandwidth but then we would see a CRAZY price point. Both nvidia and amd knew what they was doing to keep both cards in the same range which is why they preform about the same and higher bandwidth doesnt fully make the card because if thats the case the 7950 would smoke the 660 Ti and it doesnt..Everyone stuck on the memory bandwidth issue
Score
0
a b U Graphics card
October 5, 2012 3:41:04 AM

whyso said:
BF3 definitely favors Nvidia. Get Nvidia if you can. its just that the 660 TI offers pretty bad performance/dollar. 660 is $100 cheaper but only about 15% slower. For battlefield 3 the difference is about 12% at 1200p ultra + 4x MSAA. Personally I would get the gtx 660 and save $100.

You do make a good point here - I was only looking at the best performance in his price range, but the vanilla 660 does offer better value (in terms of performance per dollar, at least). Two good options would be the MSI GTX 660 Twin Frozr III for $252 shipped, and the EVGA GTX 660 Superclocked for $237 shipped. The EVGA is a reference design (ie, the MSI will stay cooler), but there's still EVGA's customer service and step-up program to factor in. If that's important to you, at least.
Score
0
a b U Graphics card
October 5, 2012 3:45:22 AM

master_chen said:
1. "United Kingdom" English (Old Style).
2. "USA Simplified" English.
3. "L33T Speak" English.


when are you going to stfu and have an open mind to the fact that not everyone in this world speaks good english?
Score
0
a c 145 U Graphics card
October 5, 2012 4:10:24 AM

whyso said:
BF3 definitely favors Nvidia. Get Nvidia if you can. its just that the 660 TI offers pretty bad performance/dollar. 660 is $100 cheaper but only about 15% slower. For battlefield 3 the difference is about 12% at 1200p ultra + 4x MSAA. Personally I would get the gtx 660 and save $100. at 1080p the gtx 660 is plenty, BF3 is the only really demanding game you have (COD could be maxed out with much less). After 60 fps you're not going to be able to tell the difference.

I respectively disagree with the memory bus comment. The memory bus is precisely why the gtx 660 TI is not a GTX 670. Ergo, it is bottlenecking it badly.


people were focusing so much on the memory interface they forgot the ROP count on 660ti is less than 670. i think that less ROP count what makes the 660ti to perform as it is. if nvidia only cut the memory interface and keep everything else just the same for both chip then at low resolution or no extreme AA/AF being use both card should perform at the same level of performance. but if you look at the benchmark even on lower resolution 670 still faster than 660 (stock vs stock)
Score
0
a b U Graphics card
October 5, 2012 4:13:32 AM

cbrunnem said:
BAAAAAAWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!


Why so butthurt, kiddo? Come on, cry summoar. Unreasonably raging kids like you always make me smile. :sol: 
Score
0
a b U Graphics card
October 5, 2012 4:56:07 AM

If you are looking for best price/performance in your price range, get a GTX 660 model like this: MSI N660 TF2GD5/OC for $204.99 after a $30 rebate.



If you are looking for most raw performance/OC ceiling: get a 7950 and OC it as far as you can as it have the highest OC ceiling, like Sapphire Vapor-X 7950 for $309.99 after a $20 rebate , the 7950s all give you a game code for Sleeping Dogs which you can easily sell on Ebay for $40-$50 and brings down your total cost to about $269.99.


7950's OC ceiling is jaw dropping, this one Techpowerup reviewed OCed core clock for 34%(1125Mhz up from 850), Have yet to see a GTX 670 do over 20% core OC.

Score
0
a b U Graphics card
October 5, 2012 5:06:04 AM

renz496 said:
people were focusing so much on the memory interface they forgot the ROP count on 660ti is less than 670. i think that less ROP count what makes the 660ti to perform as it is. if nvidia only cut the memory interface and keep everything else just the same for both chip then at low resolution or no extreme AA/AF being use both card should perform at the same level of performance. but if you look at the benchmark even on lower resolution 670 still faster than 660 (stock vs stock)


Still a good card tho..People try to convince other people as if they playing the game for them..My imo the 660 Ti doesnt suck as people say
Score
0
October 5, 2012 8:09:15 AM

2260121 said:
A 7950 would be better at 1080p and not overkill at all. The 670 is overpriced, the 7950 is beast for 300$ and he said 300 AFTER rebates. Imo the 7950 is worth it and far from being overpriced/overkill. Your investment will be worth every penny :)  .


Lets judge this 1st guys...

Comparison – GeForce GTX 670 vs Radeon HD 7950

GeForce GTX 670 (Price USD 380)

Core Clock: 915MHz
Effective Memory Clock: 6008MHz
Memory Size: 2GB
Memory Interface: 256-bit

Radeon HD 7950 (Price USD 354)

Core Clock: 900MHz
Effective Memory Clock: 1250MHz (5.0Gbps)
Memory Size: 3GB
Memory Interface: 384-bit

My view of comparison:
1. Core clock matter most in gaming:- {GTX 670 = 915MHZ} {HD 7950 = 900MHz}
Difference:- 15MHz (GTX 670)
2. Effective Memory Clock:- {GTX 670 = 6008MHZ} {HD 7950 = 1250MHz}
Difference:- 4758MHz (GTX 670)
3. Memory Size: {GTX 670 = 2GB} {HD 7950 = 3GB}
Difference: 1GB (HD 7950)
4. Memory Interface: {GTX 670 = 256-bit} {HD 7950 = 384-bit}
Difference: 128-bit (HD 7950)

Questions:
1. Core clock:- What will be the output/benefit of 15MHz difference ?
2. Effective Memory Clock:- What will be the output/benefit of 4758MHz difference ?
3. Memory Size:- What will be the output/benefit of 1GB difference ?
4. Memory Interface: What will be the output/benefit of 128-bit difference ?
5. Core clock and Effective Memory Clock is higher in GTX 670. Whereas, Memory size and Memory Interface are greater in HD 7500. The question is, which one to consider? Core clock and Effective Memory Clock OR Memory size and Memory Interface ???
6. Is price difference of USD 26 (USD380-USD354) for higher in GTX 670’s Core clock and Effective Memory Clock ???
WHICH OF THE ABOVE IS SUPERIOR?Why?

JUDGEMENT TIME BEGIN!!!!!
Score
0
a b U Graphics card
October 5, 2012 8:50:21 AM

OP....*sigh*...for the last time: you DON'T need neither HD 7950, nor GTX 670.
You will be just throwing your money on air if you buy any of those.
You will be ABSOLUTELY, COMPLETELY FINE with the cards that I've recommended to you at the very start of this thread, you really DON'T need more than that to completely satisfy your requests. Of course, I can't stop you and it's for you to decide in the end, I just hope that you won't make a mistake so that you won't feel regrets later.

That's my last word on it, even if do buy overpriced cards like HD 7950 and/or GTX 670, I still wish you the best of results in anything you do. Have a nice day/night, comrade.
Score
0
a c 145 U Graphics card
October 5, 2012 2:24:10 PM

maxc mark said:
Lets judge this 1st guys...

Comparison – GeForce GTX 670 vs Radeon HD 7950

GeForce GTX 670 (Price USD 380)

Core Clock: 915MHz
Effective Memory Clock: 6008MHz
Memory Size: 2GB
Memory Interface: 256-bit

Radeon HD 7950 (Price USD 354)

Core Clock: 900MHz
Effective Memory Clock: 1250MHz (5.0Gbps)
Memory Size: 3GB
Memory Interface: 384-bit

My view of comparison:
1. Core clock matter most in gaming:- {GTX 670 = 915MHZ} {HD 7950 = 900MHz}
Difference:- 15MHz (GTX 670)
2. Effective Memory Clock:- {GTX 670 = 6008MHZ} {HD 7950 = 1250MHz}
Difference:- 4758MHz (GTX 670)
3. Memory Size: {GTX 670 = 2GB} {HD 7950 = 3GB}
Difference: 1GB (HD 7950)
4. Memory Interface: {GTX 670 = 256-bit} {HD 7950 = 384-bit}
Difference: 128-bit (HD 7950)

Questions:
1. Core clock:- What will be the output/benefit of 15MHz difference ?
2. Effective Memory Clock:- What will be the output/benefit of 4758MHz difference ?
3. Memory Size:- What will be the output/benefit of 1GB difference ?
4. Memory Interface: What will be the output/benefit of 128-bit difference ?
5. Core clock and Effective Memory Clock is higher in GTX 670. Whereas, Memory size and Memory Interface are greater in HD 7500. The question is, which one to consider? Core clock and Effective Memory Clock OR Memory size and Memory Interface ???
6. Is price difference of USD 26 (USD380-USD354) for higher in GTX 670’s Core clock and Effective Memory Clock ???
WHICH OF THE ABOVE IS SUPERIOR?Why?

JUDGEMENT TIME BEGIN!!!!!


#1 first and the foremost you can't compare clock difference between nvidia and radeon cards directly to determine the performance deference between the two because both were built based on different architecture and spec. in general the boosted version of 7950 (the one shipped with 900mhz core clock out of the box) is still slower than reference 670. you can look the review here:

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/AMD/HD_7950_Boost_BI...

#2 AFAIK that effective memory clock speed only affecting bandwidth output and it does not directly translate into performance of the card. then again even if nvidia were clock at 6Ghz effective it was wired 256 bit memory interface resulting in 192 GB/s of total bandwidth. the 7950 memory was clock much lower but it was wired to 384 bit memory interface resulting in 240GB/s of total bandwidth. but higher bandwidth output does not necessarily means the card will be faster in games than the card with much lower bandwidth. but many says that extra bandwidth will be useful when you want to push certain setting such as AA or AF to the extreme level but i can't confirm this one lol since i don't have the hardware to test this claim myself.

#3 with 1080p resolution that extra 1GB will most likely does not matter. that 2GB vs 3GB only starts to makes sense if you enter multi monitor gaming scene. btw i heard some talks about nvidia kepler handles memory more efficiently than amd 7000 series though i believe at this point there is no test can be done to truly shows if such assumption are true or false.

#4 you can look on some of my explanation on #2. AFAIK there is a lot of debate about higher resolution will fare better on cards with wider memory interface but to this day i'm not sure if such claim is true or not. i can relate the need of more video memory on higher resolution (since you were pushing more pixels) but i don't know how memory interface alone will affecting gaming performance on higher resolution because memory interface alone does not dictate the final bandwidth available to the card.

master_chen said:
OP....*sigh*...for the last time: you DON'T need neither HD 7950, nor GTX 670.
You will be just throwing your money on air if you buy any of those.
You will be ABSOLUTELY, COMPLETELY FINE with the cards that I've recommended to you at the very start of this thread, you really DON'T need more than that to completely satisfy your requests. Of course, I can't stop you and it's for you to decide in the end, I just hope that you won't make a mistake so that you won't feel regrets later.

That's my last word on it, even if do buy overpriced cards like HD 7950 and/or GTX 670, I still wish you the best of results in anything you do. Have a nice day/night, comrade.


then again it was his money. if he buys 7950 or 670 right now most likely he will be able to hold onto it much longer before he needs to upgrade again.



7950 might be superior hardware wise but it doesn't mean it will be superior in real world application
Score
0
a b U Graphics card
October 5, 2012 3:52:26 PM

This is coming to subjective like most other threads with the ati vs nvidia op pick best answer and close the thread mod
Score
0
October 5, 2012 7:19:47 PM

I couldn'y have been able to chose withoutthe guidance from all of you guys...
A big thanks to all of you guys for the supports.

Hello Moderator, as for this topic, you can close this thread.

See you guys MONITOR's Forum....
Score
0
a b U Graphics card
October 5, 2012 9:29:21 PM

determinologyz said:
This is coming to subjective like most other threads with the ati vs nvidia op pick best answer and close the thread mod


why cant you just not tell people what to do like you are the king?
Score
0
a b U Graphics card
October 5, 2012 9:32:14 PM

cbrunnem said:
why cant you just not tell people what to do like you are the king?


Im not trying to just every time i see a card vs card it gets subjective and confuses the op then benchmarks is toss around more so then real world performance..OH this card is better then this card vice versa when both cards out preform each other. Theres been 100x other threads like this and its basically a repeated process
Score
0
a c 145 U Graphics card
October 6, 2012 12:08:43 AM

maxc mark said:
I couldn'y have been able to chose withoutthe guidance from all of you guys...
A big thanks to all of you guys for the supports.

Hello Moderator, as for this topic, you can close this thread.

See you guys MONITOR's Forum....


normally mod will only closed a thread when best answer selected....or when the thread are out of control :D . until then people are free to make a post. IMHO with your budget range the most logical decision is to go for 7950.
Score
0
!