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EVGA Gtx 660 (not ti) vs MSI R7870 Hawk

As the title says I want to know which one you think is better. They are the same price and the MSI comes with farcry 3 (lol).

My other specs are:

CPU: i5 3570k
Mobo:MSI Z77A-G43
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1tb
Case: Antec 200 V2 Atx
RAM: Corsair XMS3 2x4gb DDR3-1600mhz Desktop Memory
PSU: Silverstone SST-ST60F-ES Strider Essential 600W 80 Plus Certified Desktop PSU
OS: Windows 7 64 bit

P.S provide reasons for your answer and sources etc

Also, no Sli or xFire
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  1. brbk said:
    As the title says I want to know which one you think is better. They are the same price and the MSI comes with farcry 3 (lol).

    My other specs are:

    CPU: i5 3570k
    Mobo:MSI Z77A-G43
    HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1tb
    Case: Antec 200 V2 Atx
    RAM: Corsair XMS3 2x4gb DDR3-1600mhz Desktop Memory
    PSU: Silverstone SST-ST60F-ES Strider Essential 600W 80 Plus Certified Desktop PSU
    OS: Windows 7 64 bit

    P.S provide reasons for your answer and sources etc



    7% improvement with 7870, in general.

    Bandwidth.

    Radeon HD 7870 153600 MB/sec
    GeForce GTX 660 144192 MB/sec
  2. yeah if they're the same price, it's a no brainer, 7870. If they are the same price and the 7870 comes with far cry 3, it's..... stupid..... to get the 660.
  3. Well i am a bit to tired to provide sources and go through hoops.I would just say both are great choices.I think if i was to pick between them i would get 7870.The MSI Radeon HD 7870 HAWK is the MSI Lightning's smaller brother. It uses the company's signature Twin Frozr II dual-fan cooler. MSI has also increased the clock speeds of the HD 7870 HAWK to 1100 MHz GPU and 1200 MHz memory.It can be overclocked even further.
  4. Thanks to both of you and I think I will take the 7870, Radeon seems to be better value for money and the Far Cry 3 is just the cherry on top :).
  5. No problem.Your welcome. :)
  6. Will it be able to run the latest games at high-ultra settings in 1080p?
    +What do you think of my overall rig?
  7. I think it's decent.As for your other question i know you'll be able to with some games not all though
  8. but comparatively to other GPUs in that price range is it the best?
  9. Is my PSU good for the 7870?

    Also can any improvements be made on the overall rig?
  10. Yes it's fine.No i do not think any improvement can be made without extra cost.
  11. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814500270

    No, THIS is the best value for your money.

    Get it, get it, get it, get it, get it.
  12. jessterman21 said:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814500270

    No, THIS is the best value for your money.

    Get it, get it, get it, get it, get it.
    That's a nice find i think i will buy it for a build i am doing for a friend he will pay me back thanks! ;)
  13. Is the 7870 not competing with the 660ti and has beaten the 660. Also I hear the new beta drivers have improved the radeons a lot.

    Also just something I found
    http://media.bestofmicro.com/T/W/352292/original/AVG-Perf-HIGH.png
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