Gtx 660 OC or hd 7950 Tags: Graphics Cards Graphics Product Last response: October 22, 2012 1:34 PM in Graphics & Displays Share Linaros October 20, 2012 8:13:09 AM Hello, i'm going to buy a new system in 2 hours today and i'm stuck at gpu selection again. Initially, i picked SAPPHIRE HD7950 OC 3 GB, PCIExp, DirectX 11, DDR5, 384 bit, 950/5000 (11196-10-40G) for 355$ but now i'm thinking is it worth buying over GIGABYTE GTX660 OC Windforce 2x, 2048 MB, PCIExp, GDDR5, 192 bit, 1033/6008 Mhz which is 255$ right now i'm playing at 1680 x 1050 resolution but i'm thinking of buying a full hd monitor next month. so what do you think? that 100$ difference will change much in gaming and engineering programming ( catia, autocad, ansys vs) wise? i'm stranger ot overclocking and crossfire/sli business so i do not think i'm gonna do those two. More about : gtx 660 7950 akshayghai29785 a b U Graphics card October 20, 2012 9:57:42 AM 7950 is better overclocker cliffro a b U Graphics card October 20, 2012 10:02:41 AM It depends honestly. Are any of those programs CUDA programs? If no, and you play games, then the 7950 would be the better option. The 660 (Non-Ti) is based on the lesser Kepler GPU GK106, while a decent mid range GPU, it doesn't stack up well against it's GK104 big brother the 660 Ti or the 7950. If those programs do use GPGPU features say OpenCL the 7950 definitely wins, and IMO would be the better option. And is this a complete system you are ordering/costumizing or building yourself? Related resources gtx 660 ti vs hd 7950 oc - Forum Asus gtx 660 ti directcu ii top or saphire radeon hd 7950 3gb vapor-x OC - Forum Galaxy GTX 660ti 3gb vs HD 7950 3gb OC edition V2 - Forum MSI HD 7950 3GB or ASUS nVIDIA GTX 660TI 3GB or MSI GTX 760 OC Gaming?? - Forum pls gtx 660ti oc or hd 7950 boost - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer cliffro a b U Graphics card October 20, 2012 10:04:27 AM akshayghai29785 said:7950 is better overclocker Did you read the post, or just the title? Quote:i'm stranger ot overclocking and crossfire/sli business so i do not think i'm gonna do those two. bigcyco1 a c 186 U Graphics card October 20, 2012 10:15:26 AM If your not going to overclock and considering your monitor res i would save yourself some money get a 660 get the one that has the highest factory overclock though. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Dangi October 20, 2012 10:59:41 AM With your resolution 7950 is overkill however if you are running CAD programs bit by bit there are more CAD programs that use OpenCL and then you can use your 7950 to it's "fullest" akshayghai29785 a b U Graphics card October 22, 2012 12:16:53 PM the price is huge you should be comparing gtx 670 or 660ti with 7950 as they are compareable not the cheaper gtx 660 squirrelonfire October 22, 2012 12:54:47 PM What did you buy? No 7870 oc is overkill for your resolution. The price and performance justification of the 7950 is not worth it. The 7870 oc is faster than the 660 and 660 TI. mohit9206 a b U Graphics card October 22, 2012 1:34:08 PM get the gigabyte gtx660 oc edition. its a perfect card for 1080p resolution. 7950 is overkill. dont waste extra $100. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Asus GTX660 TiDirectCU II OC Edition Or XFX Radeon HD 7950 Double D Black Edition Forum PowerColor HD 7950 PCS+ or Gigabyte GeForce GTX 660 Ti Windforce 2X OC Forum GTX 660 OC vs XFX HD 7950 DUALFAN Forum GTX 660 Ti OC WindForce 2X 2GB DDR5 192-bit vs HD7950 Boost Dual-X 3GB Forum SolvedMSI GTX 660 vs Sapphire HD 7950 3GB Boost Forum SolvedMSI 660Ti PE/OC vs ASUS HD7950-DC2-3GD5-V2 Forum SolvedHD 7950 or GTX 660 TI? Forum SolvedSecond HD7770 or a single HD7950 or GTX660? Forum Solvedgtx 660 sli OR hd 7950 Forum Solvedwhich is the best choice for the next generation games GTX660 GTX760 HD7950 Forum SolvedAsus Nvidia GeForce GTX660 Ti 2GB DDR5 DirectCuII TOP VS XFX ATI Radeon HD7950 3GB DDR5 Double Dissipation Forum SolvedWhat Is Better- HD7950 CF VS GTX780TI OC? Forum Solved7950hd vs gtx 660ti vs gtx 660 vs hd 7870 Forum SolvedFX 6300 + HD 7950 vs FX 8320 + GTX 660ti Forum SolvedNvidia GeForce GTX 660 Ti vs AMD Radeon HD 7950 Forum More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !