Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

Which card to get

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
Share
December 9, 2012 8:48:54 AM

Hey guys im wondering which graphics card I should get I've narrowed my options to 2 cards, i'll be using the card to game and thats basically all here are the cards

SAPPHIRE Vapor-X 100352VXSR Radeon HD 7950 3GB
-http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MSI N660 Ti PE 2GD5/OC GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB 192-bit
-http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

More about : card

a c 175 U Graphics card
December 9, 2012 11:55:08 AM

I'd get the 7950, although consumes more power, it has a better performance than the 7950.
m
0
l
Related resources
December 9, 2012 11:40:50 PM

Still having a hard time deciding which to get would anyone recommend a different card to get?
m
0
l
a c 105 U Graphics card
December 10, 2012 4:24:36 AM

690
m
0
l
a b U Graphics card
December 10, 2012 8:37:17 AM

You should probably get GTX 660 Ti. It maybe 2-5 fps slow but offers like TXAA Adaptive V-sync, Physx. These features are totally worth it.
m
0
l
a c 291 U Graphics card
December 10, 2012 9:00:12 AM

I'd personally go for GTX 660 Ti. Their performance is similar (one is better at some games, other at others) but GTX 660 Ti has extra features, just like Sumukh said.
m
0
l
December 10, 2012 9:50:58 AM

+1 to Sunius and Sumukh. For an alternative, the GTX660 is almost as fast (you'd lose around 10% on average) but a lot cheaper. Only other thing I'd mention is that I've owned three Sapphire cards, and all three died within six months after warranty expired. Just something to bear in mind! I won't be buying a fourth.
m
0
l
a b U Graphics card
December 10, 2012 10:01:26 AM

If you plan on playing on resolutions above 1080p, then go for Radeon 7950. It's meant for high resolutions.

GTX 660 ti is meant for 1080p and will certainly get almost the same fps as the 7950.

As the others has mentioned then you have to remember the great technologies that Nvidia provides. Though they might fate away soon because of AMD has begun to 'steal' some of them. Just look at the boost technology that AMD suddenly just added to their lineup of the 7000 series a while after the Nvidia 600 series got launched.
m
0
l
December 10, 2012 10:25:14 AM

Yeah nVidia cards have a huge advantage with adaptive v-sync. AMD have nothing to compete with that (best I can do is combine standard v-sync with triple buffering, but it's an inferior solution). The Radeon 8000s are gonna need to incorporate something like adaptive v-sync if they want nVidia to lose that advantage.
m
0
l
December 10, 2012 10:52:45 PM

Seems good but recently i've come over some benchmarks and in all of those the 7950 did better than the 660 ti by far.
m
0
l
a b U Graphics card
December 10, 2012 10:55:04 PM

GTX 660 Ti offers many Features that will enhance your gameplay like TXAA, Adaptive V-sync.
Its worth it dude. :) 
m
0
l
December 10, 2012 11:05:54 PM

But also as you all are saying that will basically be performing at the same level but the sale on newegg adds extra value to the sapphire card over the sale for the gtx 660 ti
m
0
l
December 11, 2012 7:18:57 AM

Well I'd say it will perform better :-) Not purely interms in frames/second without v-sync, but interms of smoothness and responsiveness due to:

- nVidia adaptive v-sync meaning framerates are unrestricted below 60fps. If you use v-sync on the Radeon and framerate drops to 55fps, the Radeon will sync it down to 30fps. That's a big loss. Seems hard to believe (it really is a crappy solution) but I can post a load of links if you need proof. Take a look at this anyway http://www.hardocp.com/article/201 [...] y_review/3

- frames/second is a pretty crude and oversimplified method of testing performance anyway. This has been mentioned by a few people lately in the forums but I didn't know what they were talking about. So I did some research on it, check this out:
http://techreport.com/review/23981/radeon-hd-7950-vs-ge...

As for which card, I'd take the 2GB if you're planning on SLI in a year or two when prices have dropped. If you're sticking with a single card (which is what I'd do), 3GB won't make a difference, but if prices are close then you might as well.
m
0
l
a b U Graphics card
December 11, 2012 10:10:05 AM

TheUnknowNs said:
Well since the 660 ti seems like the best now im looking at getting a msi which of these cards would you recommend its between these 2
MSI N660 Ti PE 2GD5/OC GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB 192-bit GDDR5
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MSI N660TI TF 3GD5/OC GeForce GTX 660 Ti 3GB 192-bit GDDR5
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Go with the Twin Frozr. Its the best!
It OCs very nicely.
m
0
l
a c 291 U Graphics card
December 11, 2012 10:41:48 AM

TheUnknowNs said:
Well since the 660 ti seems like the best now im looking at getting a msi which of these cards would you recommend its between these 2
MSI N660 Ti PE 2GD5/OC GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB 192-bit GDDR5
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MSI N660TI TF 3GD5/OC GeForce GTX 660 Ti 3GB 192-bit GDDR5
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Definitely the first one. Not only it's overclocked higher, it has a newer model of the twin frozr cooler, so it will cool better. Lastly, it's cheaper too :D .
m
0
l
!