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GTX 660 ti VS HD 7950 For 1080p

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January 9, 2013 3:16:40 PM

:hello:  freinds i need your help to chose the best one out of this two

just finished building my new gaming system
1)CPU = 3570K
2)MOBO = ASROCK Z77 EXTREME 6
3)RAM = CORSAIR VENGEANCE 2*4GB 1600

but i haven't yet updated my GPU (no money at that time).... now that i have enough money to buy atleast one of this two monsters i.e MSI GTX 660TI POWER EDITION($ 381) & SAPPHIRE HD 7950 ( $409)... all the prices i have mentioned are indian prices that's y so expensive ....anyways so i need your help to chose one between this.

as mentioned in title i will be gaming on 1080p ....no plans for multi monitor setup yet ......$30 difference between them is acceptable or should i go with nvidea? also is there any difference between graphics produced by this two? hows the drivers support(i currently have 9800gt which is still surprisingly performing decent(between 25-30 fps in med settings) :lol: 


so according to you guys which one is bang for buck between this two?also physx is huge advantage for nvidea?

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January 9, 2013 3:47:43 PM

Get the 7950 man it has more Video Ram, a higher bandwidth, the 660 ti will get bottlenecked in the not too distant future it seems with the 192-bit bandwidth, and the AMD cards usually also come with some great extras, such as 3 games and a 20% off coupon.
January 9, 2013 3:51:05 PM

Out of those two at those prices, I would go with the 7950...though I generally prefer nvidia drivers. You get three games with it and should meet or beat a 660 ti. Plus you have more overclocking headroom.
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January 9, 2013 3:56:30 PM

hey sahil i am also on the same boat as you
totally confused between 660 ti and 7950
But reading reviews it can be said that 7950 will give better fps than 660ti in some games but than gtx 660ti gives smoother gameplay.
also amd has not fixed tethering in there latest driver
so i vote for gtx 660ti
January 9, 2013 5:08:14 PM

Do memory bandwidth matters a lot? Cause as much I heard new kepler architecture not dependent on memory bandwidth.also I have seen lots of far cry 3 gameplay videos on youtube which shows nvidea producing better graphics also 7950 gets really hot? True? And about free games then I am not getting any free games with 7950(in india nothing der) but I am getting assassin creed 3 withnvidea ..384 bit vs 192bit huge difference on paper I know but what about in actual gamelays?
January 9, 2013 5:16:04 PM

sahil121 said:
Do memory bandwidth matters a lot? Cause as much I heard new kepler architecture not dependent on memory bandwidth.also I have seen lots of far cry 3 gameplay videos on youtube which shows nvidea producing better graphics also 7950 gets really hot? True? And about free games then I am not getting any free games with 7950(in india nothing der) but I am getting assassin creed 3 withnvidea ..384 bit vs 192bit huge difference on paper I know but what about in actual gamelays?

currently most games do not use that much memory bandwidth so you are good to go.
By the way where are you from?
January 9, 2013 5:21:22 PM

From INDIA
January 9, 2013 6:14:14 PM

Hi, I am new here, but I am also from India.
I Have a 7950HD (mildly OC to 1020MHz Core & 1375 MHz Memory) & it gives GTX670 a run for its money.
U can't OC 660Ti much.
My temps remain under 65-70 C (under full load) & 40-45 C Idle.
After OC (any body can easily) 7950 is on par with GTX670 OC or even beat it (in some situations).
HD7900 series are monsters when overclocked and more future-proof.
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January 9, 2013 6:44:05 PM

1. H D 7950 has More stream processors than 660 ti
2. Mem bendwidth is Robhust
3. OVERCLOCKS LIKE A BEAST
4. AFTER OVERCLOCKING IT PERFORMS even better than TO A 670 !!!!
SO GUESS IF IT COMES IN UR BUGDET GET THIS HD 7950 NoT D 660 TI
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January 9, 2013 10:36:53 PM

So did they ever fix the problem with the MSI PE editions ? I know nividia wasn't to happy with the way MSI modifed there design and told them they couldn't do it any more to me that would push me toward the 7950. Though it should have been fixed on newer models but who know how many are still out there.

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/MSI-GTX-660-670-overvo...
January 9, 2013 11:44:04 PM

Thank you rana for your help....I guess I will end up with hd 7950.....is sapphire card is good? Cz others are ridiculously expensive
January 10, 2013 1:15:43 AM

Thanx raheel for your help....I very much appreciate it brother....ed even myself wanted to go with gtx but owners favouring 7950

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January 10, 2013 5:00:50 AM
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Sapphire 7950 HD is the one of the best.
Good choice.
You can OC it over 1200 MHz core & 1575 MHz memory.(about on par with 680 Stock).
You can keep it for at least 2 years.
660Ti will give u at the most 1 year due to 2 GB memory 192 bit bus & it can't be overclocked beyond 670 stock.
At stock 7950 & 660Ti are head to head.(7950 is 2-5% faster)
At about 1100 MHz 7950 is head to head with 670.
After that (beyond 1100 MHz) u can compete with 7970 GHz edition stock/680 stock.
For about Rs.7000 less u will get a card which will compete with 670 not 660Ti.
January 10, 2013 6:07:22 AM

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January 10, 2013 6:13:16 AM

Rana_ab said:
Sapphire 7950 HD is the one of the best.
Good choice.
You can OC it over 1200 MHz core & 1575 MHz memory.(about on par with 680 Stock).
You can keep it for at least 2 years.
660Ti will give u at the most 1 year due to 2 GB memory 192 bit bus & it can't be overclocked beyond 670 stock.
At stock 7950 & 660Ti are head to head.(7950 is 2-5% faster)
At about 1100 MHz 7950 is head to head with 670.
After that (beyond 1100 MHz) u can compete with 7970 GHz edition stock/680 stock.
For about Rs.7000 less u will get a card which will compete with 670 not 660Ti.



thanx a lot bro will get hd 7950 at the end of the month :D 




January 10, 2013 6:14:17 AM

thank you everyone else for your help......thank you again :D 
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January 10, 2013 7:23:49 AM

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