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November 22, 2012 9:26:15 PM

Hey guys, i'm looking forward to buy my new computer, and I'm quite excited, it'll be a quite monster with these specs:

Intel i5-3750k

16GB RAM

Motherboard:[CrossFireX] GIGABYTE Z77-DS3H Intel Z77 Chipset DDR3 ATX Mainboard w/ IRST, 7.1 HD Audio, GbLAN, 2x Gen3 PCIe x16, 2 PCIe x1 & 2 PCI (Pro OC Certified)

GPU: Now, the question comes here, I was going to buy a gtx 670 but then the price changed on the website I'm getting it, it was on sale, and for the new prices, I was thinking about what is the better gpu in this same price, and come to realize it'was these ones

GeForce 660 Ti 2GB

or

HD 7970 (or 7950 if I lose the sale again)


and I'm considering better take the HD 7970 since the AMD's usually work better with TriDef, and I already bought a passive 3D display...

But give me your opinion about both! but if the prices go down again i'd totally go with the gtx670 or 680 if I'm lucky

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a b U Graphics card
November 22, 2012 9:50:24 PM

7950 and 7970 both outclass the 660 ti in terms of performance.

no point to even consider the 660 ti at the current price....



a GTX 670 is about the same as a 7970 (not the ghz edition) which is a small step above 7950. (not worth the price imo...)

But you got a 3D monitor... you should really consider a Nvidia... cause the Nvidia 3D vision 2 drivers are way better than anything AMD has to offer...



Well, since you'll be gaming in 3D, you really shouldn't consider anything other than the GTX 670 (a oced version) or a 7970 ghz edition since doing 3D will effectively cut your frame rate in half. (so you'll want to be able to keep it at least to 60 fps or better...)
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a b U Graphics card
November 22, 2012 9:54:05 PM

I agree no point in the 660ti at any price above 250 in IMHO
in the same price range the 7950 is far more powerful when overclocked
the 660 ti from reviews anyway overclocks poorly due to limitations of the hardware config. The only person I know who had one went back to his 460ti SC SLI and sold it while people were buying
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a b U Graphics card
November 22, 2012 9:58:04 PM

spentshells said:
I agree no point in the 660ti at any price above 250 in IMHO
in the same price range the 7950 is far more powerful when overclocked
the 660 ti from reviews anyway overclocks poorly due to limitations of the hardware config. The only person I know who had one went back to his 460ti SC SLI and sold it while people were buying


Overclocking gpus is a pain in the ass... and uses way too much power imo... (especially for AMD's already power hungry chips...)
it really depends on his psu... cause he'll probably have to spend a extra $10-20 to buy a more powerful psu to support the overclocking... (if we're sticking with the same good brands and don't go to a off brand lol)
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a b U Graphics card
November 22, 2012 10:01:26 PM

Get this, it's on sale and comes with two new games for free, it's an amazing deal right now:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?SID=vWveFjUA...

670 is a very powerful and nice card, it handles everything very well, it's the to get card in my honest opinion. If you do 3D gaming, you will want Nvidia for sure.
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November 22, 2012 10:07:37 PM

7950 no voltage increase oc are 15-20%

how to oc a 7950

-buy 7950

-install to computer with correct psu

-load new drivers

-open CCC

--move slider on gpu freq to the right until it stops

-put fan to 70%

-light smoke

-run 3d mark 11

- http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/forever-alone
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November 22, 2012 10:12:05 PM

But when I say I'm gaming in 3D, I'm gaming in passive 3D, because I already have the glasses, and the nvidia 3D is active (in my opinion total trash, it weights more, it's darker, it's expensive, it has batteries, it's just ***), and the passive 3D is the 3D that the AMD claims to "rule"... And now that I've been looking, for money reasons I'll have to take a HD 7950 or 7870, since I looked at my system and it bottlenecked a little the 7950 in some games... Could I run like Skyrim 3D with a 7870?
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a b U Graphics card
November 22, 2012 10:29:07 PM

carambaspombas said:
But when I say I'm gaming in 3D, I'm gaming in passive 3D, because I already have the glasses, and the nvidia 3D is active (in my opinion total trash, it weights more, it's darker, it's expensive, it has batteries, it's just ***), and the passive 3D is the 3D that the AMD claims to "rule"... And now that I've been looking, for money reasons I'll have to take a HD 7950 or 7870, since I looked at my system and it bottlenecked a little the 7950 in some games... Could I run like Skyrim 3D with a 7870?


You need to be using active 3D, not passive.
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November 22, 2012 10:43:31 PM

carambaspombas said:
But when I say I'm gaming in 3D, I'm gaming in passive 3D, because I already have the glasses, and the nvidia 3D is active (in my opinion total trash, it weights more, it's darker, it's expensive, it has batteries, it's just ***), and the passive 3D is the 3D that the AMD claims to "rule"... And now that I've been looking, for money reasons I'll have to take a HD 7950 or 7870, since I looked at my system and it bottlenecked a little the 7950 in some games... Could I run like Skyrim 3D with a 7870?

did you just say that nvidia 3D is a trash and AMD rule !!
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November 22, 2012 10:43:34 PM

carambaspombas said:
But when I say I'm gaming in 3D, I'm gaming in passive 3D, because I already have the glasses, and the nvidia 3D is active (in my opinion total trash, it weights more, it's darker, it's expensive, it has batteries, it's just ***), and the passive 3D is the 3D that the AMD claims to "rule"... And now that I've been looking, for money reasons I'll have to take a HD 7950 or 7870, since I looked at my system and it bottlenecked a little the 7950 in some games... Could I run like Skyrim 3D with a 7870?


get a 660 instead. a much better price/performance than the 660ti anyhow . . .
Skyrim in 3D
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Like previous generations of GeForce product the GTX 660 fully supports stereoscopic 3D for games and movies. To test this technology we ran through Skyrim at 1920x1080 with 16AF, Ultra detail and FXAA enabled.
NVIDIA recommend a few image quality tweaks to get the best out of Skyrim with 3D Vision and with them enabled the experience is very good. The 660 gives us completely smooth framerates, never dropping below 34fps and as we have seen throughout the review, the Ti offers that extra boost for those who need it.

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November 22, 2012 10:45:16 PM

mrdowntownkiller said:
did you just say that nvidia 3D is a trash and AMD rule !!

forgive them for they know not what they say . . .

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November 22, 2012 11:05:21 PM

SAY NVIDIA 3D SUCKS ONE MORE TIME
actually this is funny... lol
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November 22, 2012 11:51:48 PM

Not saying nvidia 3D sucks, the whole active 3D SUCKS, if you search you'll find the same
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a b U Graphics card
November 23, 2012 1:51:27 AM

carambaspombas said:
Not saying nvidia 3D sucks, the whole active 3D SUCKS, if you search you'll find the same


enjoy the even more terrible passive 3D then lol.
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November 23, 2012 2:01:35 AM

ok on the count of 3, everyone say 3D SUCKS!


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(wait for it.)
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a c 117 U Graphics card
November 23, 2012 2:02:52 AM

3!
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November 23, 2012 2:09:28 AM

I've got a Gigabyte 660 Ti it's been great for me. Runs dead silent and I max setting COD with it. The Gigabyte 670 is only about $50 more on Amazon right now so if I was buying a card right now I'd prolly go with that even though it might be overkill.
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November 23, 2012 9:27:37 AM

Anonymous said:
ok on the count of 3, everyone say 3D SUCKS!


1 . . . . . . . . . . 2 . . . . . . . . . .




















(wait for it.)

lol :sol: 
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November 23, 2012 12:09:10 PM

Best answer selected by carambaspombas.
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