7870 has a 5% lead. And that was after the new AMD drivers, but before the new nVidia drivers, meaning the situation now will be less than 5% in frames/second. Better to consider frame latency anyway and consistent delivery of smooth framerate. And adaptive v-sync is another aspect of superior performance if you leave v-sync enabled.
i try not to use vsync makes the game weird, also in any case the 7870 is faster in any regards, im just saying price wise is around the same, if ur gonna get something better get a 660ti atleast than were talking faster a bit than the 7870
Actually, Nvidia Adaptive VSync works wonders: it makes the gameplay so smooth and eliminates all the screen tearing. I personally love it, and since they released it earlier this year, it's the only feature that I use for all the games I play.
It did get a hell of writeup from HardOCP - I'm a bit jealous. I do use v-sync to prevent tearing, but I'm on a Radeon so only have access to basic v-sync. iceclock, how do you feel it makes the game weird?
Indeed, but he was saying v-sync is weird, not adaptive specifically. If it's sub-60 syncing that makes it 'weird' then adaptive v-sync is the perfect solution to that, because there's no sub-refresh rate syncing, just normal, unrestricted performance.
EDIT: Obviously with a 7870 he's not going to switch now, so it's not a solution for him personally... but in general :-)
i would of bought a 660ti but was 300$ i got my 7870 for 219$, so im quite happy with what i could afford
Well that's what counts - you're having fun with it :-) But yeah, that lag/lack of smoothness is the result of the seriously flawed way v-sync works. I leave mine enabled anyway because I still find it preferable to tearing, but nVidia's adaptive v-sync eliminates tearing without causing that lag. Best of both worlds solution. It's on GTX660 too - not restricted to the highest models.