i have used both. they feel about the same. just that the 7970 doesnt have physx for borderlands but i dont play it much anyways. yes, a 7950 will get more frames than a 660ti but it can sometimes have micro-stuttering.
Yes, a 7950 will get more frames than a 660ti but it can sometimes have micro-stuttering.
The same goes for all GCN cards currently. The micro-stuttering as actually very frequent, but obviously one just doesn't notice it when the stutter is from 10ms frame times to 20ms frame times - it still feels no worse than a solid 50FPS.
my friend's brother picked up 4 of them when amazon had a glitch selling them for 99 bucks apiece. he took one and he didnt notice anything wrong even in metro
Anandtech only benchmarks throughput, it's meaningless. Techreport or bust for graphics testing. Your brother probably wasn't pushing it that hard then, even in metro.
I have rustled jimmies on this issue because I moved from 470SLI to a single 7970 having seen the 7970 pwn at higher resolutions in benchmarks (I play at 3840*2400 - my monitor is an IBM T221). Unfortunately I had to actually turn settings down in the games I play on the 7970.
13.2 beta coming this week supposedly fixes the frame time issues on GCN cards, although the issue has been vastly overstated in my opinion. Most people never even noticed the stuttering until the Tech Report story...