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 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. m 0 l skelv December 23, 2012 7:04:05 AM 7970 anyday m 0 l Related resources EVGA GTX 660 Ti 3GB SLI vs ASUS HD7970 MATRIX PLATINUM EDITION 3GB? - Forum What to buy? 7970 vs 670 vs 660ti - Forum 7970 vs. 7950 vs. 660 ti vs. 670 - Forum Asus 7950 vs 7970 vs 670 vs 660ti - Forum 2 HD7970 vs 2 GTX670 vs 2 HD7950 vs 2GTX660Ti vs GTX680 - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer 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? m 0 l 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 m 0 l unksol a c 76 U Graphics card 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 m 0 l 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. m 0 l i8myhippo December 23, 2012 8:04:52 AM The 7970 is really competing with the 670. m 0 l 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? m 0 l simmons33 a b U Graphics card 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. =/ m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources 7970 vs 660ti Forum Brand new 660Ti Vs Used 7970 Forum 660ti 3 way sli vs 7970 ghz edition Forum Powercolour 3g 7970 Vs Asus 660ti OC 2g Forum 660ti vs 7970 Forum SolvedAMD 7970 + GTX 660ti for Physx Forum Solved7970 or 660 ti? (What would be good for me) Forum SolvedRadeon HD 7970 + GTX 660ti Hybrid PhysX? Forum SolvedR9 270X vs GTX 660 Ti Forum Solvedgtx 660 ti vs 780 Forum SolvedEVGA GeForce GTX 750Ti 2GB FTW vs EVGA GeForce GTX 660 SC version Forum SolvedAmd fx 8350 gtx 660 ti vs i5 4670k r9 270x Forum wich one is better hd 7970 3gb or gtx 660ti sli? Forum SolvedGTX 750 TI vs GTX 660 Forum Solved750ti vs 660 vs r9 270 Forum 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 !