Since you won't be running physx on Batman Arkham City which uses dx11 or Borderlands 2 which uses dx9 you will have no problem what so ever beating the snot out of those games on max. Battlefield 3 you will do fine and Crysis 2 you will as well. Sleeping Dogs I'm not as sure but its not a game thats typically benchmarked its brand new and is a game that if I'm not mistaken is a AMD promoted game so I would imagine it doing quite well with there cards. So to summarize.
Batman: You'll do fine because your card won't be able to take advantage of Physx on high. People will say yea you can if you use hacked drivers but I'm unsure how reliable these drivers are and batman makes cards get on there knees with max settings you'll be fine due to no eye candy whatsoever.
Borderlands 2: This game is very light in terms of requirements you'll do fine quite easily.
Also if you are looking for a card to side comparison from the other side of the isle the 670 is on sale today for 359 today which is 40 dollars off retail kind of nuts. Hopefully I've helped and your 7950 gives you the results you desire.
It wont make any difference its a gaming display it will do well in a fps scenario as well. Seems to have some very impressive specs you'll be fine. I've been staying away from msi every since there unfavorable article that went out on toms. The gigabyte card tends to get really good reviews among the community beyond tomshardware. just kind of shocked to see it at 350 on sale today thats pretty low for a overclocked 670 and for a card as well reviewed as it is but either way a 7950 a 670 you'll be happy
thanks dude im impressed with this monitor so im going with it instead of IPS panel, i think ill stay with the 7950, 670 is a little bit pricey and im looking at the new tomshardware graphics heirarchy chart and they are at the same tier? is this an error? cause last time i check 670 was ahead atleast 1 tier from 7950
well I don't think so the 670 beats out the 7950 but its at the same tier I believe because of the fact that the 7970 is better and then you have the 680 on the same tier at the 7970 and then all the dual gpu cards on the above tiers.
My opinion its dumb really honestly it should be read like this the top tier cards are the 680 and the 7970 followed by the 7950 and the 670 however the weird thing is that the 670 isn't all that behind the 680 and in some cases can be easily overclocked depending on the card to the speeds of a 680 so I just look at it like this. Why spend the extra money on a 680 when you aren't gaining much in terms of performance over a 670 other than maybe slightly high frames at a higher resolution. Then the 7970 is just so well priced only 40 or so dollars more then the 670 it makes the 670 a very hard pressed sale if you aren't sold on what features nvidia puts out. I have games that really show off physx batman arkham city/asylum and borderlands 2 I like the eye candy along with the performance I know its a bit of a gimmicky thing but in those games it does make the experience more enjoyable ESPECIALLY batman.
SO the clean short end of it I wouldn't look at the tier chart to heavily they put the dual slot cards on that chart when they shouldn't I mean if anything they should put those cards on a SLI/CF chart of cards.
No its not bad at all. The 660Ti is just at a bad price point it's more expensive which nvidia normally is and AMD (God I still hate saying that I want to scream ATi) is a bit cheaper normally. I had a MSI powered edition 660ti but then when the article came out I was besides myself and instead just returned it and got the 670 I have now.
You will be more then happy with your screen paired with that card man by the time you run across a game that will need more power then the 7950 you will more then likely have already upgraded to a better system in most cases.
Here is my build.
Intel Core i5 2500k
Asrock Z68 EXTREME4 Gen 3
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB OC
Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 8GB (2x4)
Creative Soundblaster X-Fi Titanium Fatality Professional
Samsung 830 256GB SATA III SSD
Seagate Barracuda 500 GB SATA II
LG 12x Super Multi Blue WH12LS38
CM Storm Sniper
Corsair AX850 PSU
Corsair Hydro H100
okay thanks man just read bunch of reviews that the memory interface of 192bit is kind of a holdback for it on 660 ti and it is in par with 7950 at first?.. so the 7950 it is, 670 is a little bit out of my budget, just gonna wait on new lines from Nvidia or AMD next year for upgrade, thanks man..