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Looking for a new GPU, suggestions?

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December 2, 2012 11:50:30 PM

Okay, so my old radeon 6870 crapped out on me because of a faulty CoolMax PSU i bought...worst decision EVER! Now I need to fork out some cash to replace my fried GPU. I have a MAXIMUM of $300USD to spend ONLY cannot go over.

I was looking at The Radeon 7950 and the GTX 660ti.

On new egg I saw a Sapphire Radeon 7950 for $299 and the GTX 660ti for $300. I read the reviews watched videos of game play with both cards and both perform wonderfully...but i cant really decide fully...I am no fanboy of either....but i cant really decide because both seem to work so well.

So maybe I can get some suggestions and reasons for which card over the other.

I play mostly First person shooters, BF3, COD and the occasional MMORPG Dragon Nest, League of Legends etc..

Any help would be really appreciated.

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a b U Graphics card
December 3, 2012 3:44:37 AM

Go with the 7950. In general the 7950 is stronger. Tomshardware recently redid their hierarchy, and the 7950 is in the same tier as a 670, while the 660ti is on the same tier as a 7870 which is usually cheaper. The 12.11 drivers greatly improved frame rates for this generation of amd. The 7950 has more ram and a higher bus. The 192 bit bus is a little low for a 2gb card, and it will become a little bottlenecked in the future because of it. Also the amd card comes with 3 free games. The 7950 can also overclock a lot higher, many people have gotten a 20% boost from what I've read, I haven't oced mine yet.
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a b U Graphics card
December 3, 2012 3:51:02 AM

lt_dan_zsu said:
Go with the 7950. In general the 7950 is stronger. Tomshardware recently redid their hierarchy, and the 7950 is in the same tier as a 670, while the 660ti is on the same tier as a 7870 which is usually cheaper. The 12.11 drivers greatly improved frame rates for this generation of amd. The 7950 has more ram and a higher bus. The 192 bit bus is a little low for a 2gb card, and it will become a little bottlenecked in the future because of it. Also the amd card comes with 3 free games. The 7950 can also overclock a lot higher, many people have gotten a 20% boost from what I've read, I haven't oced mine yet.

+1

Also, the 3 free games is only applicable to select etailers. Go to the "never settle" page in AMD's website for more info
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a b U Graphics card
December 3, 2012 8:18:29 AM

Get a Radeon 7950. Specially a 3GB Version.

AMD Launching drivers soon, so you'll see even better performance.
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December 3, 2012 11:35:58 PM

Ah, well I see this too late now, I bought an EVGA 660ti OC today for 250USD. Thought it was good for the price. Plus I am not going to be using 1080p monitor only have 1680*1050 res. I think this card will do just fine for now. Thank you all for the input, everyone seems to be going for the 7950. Cheers!
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a b U Graphics card
December 4, 2012 12:09:20 AM

A 660ti for $250 isn't a bad deal. It will be fine.
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December 4, 2012 3:25:34 AM

Tested out crysis 2 with this card all settings ultra, high res textures and everything, never went to even a flicker of 59fps. I am well impressed.
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