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660ti vs 670 vs 7950

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November 17, 2012 11:35:47 PM

I am thinking about getting one of these 3 cards for a new system and would like some advise on which would be the best value for the money.

My monitor is 1920x1080.

While I am willing to buy an overclocked version of the card, I will not be doing any overclocking once I get the card.

Initially I was leaning towards the 670 card, but now I'm wondering if the cheaper 660 or 7950 might be a better option. However, everything I read about the 7950, overclocking is mentioned and I can't seem to find any opinions about it without overclocking.

Is the boost worth it in the 7950 cards?


These were the two 670 cards I was initially considering:


EVGA GTX670 FTW http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GIGABYTE GV-N670OC-2GD http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Thank you for you help

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November 18, 2012 1:22:52 AM

Best value would be 7950. Awesome card. I wanted it, but it was way overpriced where I live. It was $90usd more than the 660ti. With that said, in the US, the 7950 can be found on the cheap side ($300) whereas the 670s are usually $380.

The 670 is a higher end card than the 7950, but the 7950 can play any game and at extreme quality on a 1920x1080. My vote is for a 7950. If you resolution was 1440p then I'd say 670.
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November 18, 2012 2:24:20 AM

Get the 670 if you can afford it. Also what CPU would you have?
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November 18, 2012 2:32:56 AM

Best value of the ones listed is the 7950. I would recommend ==> Sapphire

The 7950 and 670 are pretty close. The 7950 is quite a bit cheaper and if you ever decide to OC, it probably to best OCing gpu out there.
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November 18, 2012 2:50:45 AM

7950 is the better card wrt price performance among those three
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November 18, 2012 11:23:46 PM

I am considering either the Intel Core i7-3770K or Intel Core i5-3570K processors.

Thanks for the replies, sounds like the 7950 is the way to go.

If I decided I wanted to do some mild overclocking (i.e., not having to add any extra cooling), how much could I safely do?

Would you reccomned the Sapphire or msi version of the 7950 card?


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November 18, 2012 11:32:31 PM

sapphire hd7950vapor-x. I love it. great card and 3 free games. and they are new titles!!!!
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November 19, 2012 7:56:12 AM

I'd buy the MSI 7950 for better overclocking. However, all around I think the Sapphire is great!

Unless you need to do editing, buy a i5-3570k and overclock it.
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November 20, 2012 2:07:08 AM

envy14tpe:

Which sapphire would you recommend?

What type of 'editing' are you referring to. I do a lot of photoshop work.


thank you
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November 20, 2012 9:15:06 AM

stitchmanz said:
envy14tpe:

Which sapphire would you recommend?

What type of 'editing' are you referring to. I do a lot of photoshop work.


thank you


If your getting the Sapphire 7950.
I'd get this one:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
The price is good, and I don't think you'd notice a difference if you spent an extra $20 on a MSI or Gigabyte.
There is a Vapor model but I don't see a big reason to get one.

By editing, I was referring to using Photoshop CS6. If you edit large photo files then an i7 is better, but that's
usually for amateur and above photographers. I use Photoshop Elements and my i5 is great.
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