660 Ti vs. 7970 Tags: Graphics Cards Gigabyte Graphics Last response: December 23, 2012 1:26 PM in Graphics & Displays Share farhankhan December 23, 2012 6:24:11 AM Hi guys, I'm upgrading from a GTX460 and I'm wondering which of these cards would be the wiser upgrade. I play a lot of recent games and would like to continue to do so at max settings for the next 2 years. Gigabyte GeForce GTX 660 Ti 3GB OC: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i... Gigabyte Radeon HD7970 GHz Edition 3GB: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i... Considering that my max budget is $480, are there any better alternatives to the ones I have selected? Thanks in advanced guys. EDIT: Forgot to include my specs: i7 2600k at 4.0GHz Asrock Extreme 4M Z77 MOBO 850W Silverstone PSU 16GB G.SKILL RAM More about : 660 7970 | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Reply to farhankhan Register or log in to remove daeder December 23, 2012 6:51:26 AM 7970 is a much faster card but the 660 Ti is also very fast and a great card as well. If you want to save money, just pick up the 660 Ti but the 7970 would be much more equipped for future games. | Report abuse Reply to daeder skelv December 23, 2012 7:04:05 AM 7970 anyday | Report abuse Reply to skelv farhankhan December 23, 2012 7:14:44 AM Thanks for the input guys, are there any alternative cards in the price range that would be better bang for my buck? | Report abuse Reply to farhankhan Related ressources 2 HD 7970 vs 2 GTX670 vs 2 HD7950 vs 2GTX 660Ti vs GTX680 - Forum 7970 vs 660ti - Forum GTX 660ti vs XFX 7970 vs GTX 670 - Forum 660ti 3 way sli vs 7970 ghz edition - Forum Brand new 660Ti Vs Used 7970 - Forum Ask the community Publish revro December 23, 2012 7:21:45 AM well you could try to look up evga gtx 670 ftw 4gb. should consume much less power best revro | Report abuse Reply to revro unksol Graphics card Master December 23, 2012 7:43:12 AM The 7970 is better than a 670. Personally, because I am Cheap and like sapphire www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPa... Granted that card is 360 USD here and comes with 3 free games, and if you don't want to overclock the gigabyte is ~10% faster at stock | Report abuse Reply to unksol may1 December 23, 2012 8:04:01 AM Marginal differences between 7970 and 670 is negligible in 1080p. Rather get aa AsUS Direct CU2 edition VGA, whether it's 670, 660ti, 7950 or 7970. | Report abuse Reply to may1 i8myhippo December 23, 2012 8:04:52 AM The 7970 is really competing with the 670. | Report abuse Reply to i8myhippo farhankhan December 23, 2012 1:14:58 PM Thanks for all the replies guys. may1 said:Marginal differences between 7970 and 670 is negligible in 1080p. Rather get aa AsUS Direct CU2 edition VGA, whether it's 670, 660ti, 7950 or 7970. The ASUS 670 is cheaper than the gigabyte 660ti in my original post, but it has a lower clock speed. Does this indicate that it is a slower card than the gigabyte 660ti? What should I be looking at when judging GPU performance? All this time 've been looking at clock speeds alone but I'm not sure if that alone is the best indication of performance? | Report abuse Reply to farhankhan simmons33 Graphics card Expert December 23, 2012 1:26:43 PM "The ASUS 670 is cheaper than the gigabyte 660ti in my original post, but it has a lower clock speed. Does this indicate that it is a slower card than the gigabyte 660ti?" Trust me, The GTX 670 will be better in general than a 660TI Clock speeds matter, but only compare them between two (or more) different cards of the same model. ex. MSI 580 vs. ASUS 580 If you have a 480 budget, this is more of a GTX 670 vs. HD 7970. Both are great cards with good features for each of them. Just depends To say one is better than the other is debatable at best. =/ | Report abuse Reply to simmons33 Register or log in to remove Ask the community Post an answer Tom's Hardware>Forum>Graphics & Displays>660 Ti vs. 7970> Related ressources: ForumPowercolour 3g 7970 Vs Asus 660ti OC 2g ForumWhat to buy? 7970 vs 670 vs 660ti Forum660ti vs 7970 Forum7970 or 660 ti ? (What would be good for me) Forum660ti or 7970 ? Forum660 vs 660 ti ForumSAPPHIRE Vapor-X Radeon 7950 vs . ASUS GTX 660 Ti ForumGTX 660 TI vs AMD 7950 ForumPny geforce gtx 660 ti 2gb review vs HIS Radeon 7870 2GB Forum660 vs . 660ti ForumGtx 660ti (2gb) vs Radeon HD 7950 3gb ForumFor anyone entering one of the 500 daily 660ti vs 7950 discussions ForumGalaxy GTX 660ti 3gb vs HD 7950 3gb OC edition V2 ForumNeed a card By lt_dan_zsu, 4 hours ago: It looks like the 7850 is a little higher, but it's nothing... Forum[Solved] GTX 650Ti or GTX 660? More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !