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Gigabyte GTX 660 Windforce II or XFX Radeon HD 7870 DD

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January 19, 2013 9:12:05 PM

Hello, as the title says I have the option to buy a Gigabyte GTX 660 Windforce II or a XFX Radeon HD 7870 DD, the XFX is 10€ more than the 660 but is it worth it?

And I kind of "trust" in Nvidia more, so in terms of performance which one will I will be better with?

I will probably overclock either card, tho I don't know how good is the XFX card to overclock.

Heres both cards:
GTX 660: http://www.chiptec.net/incs/verproduto.php?id=13006
XFX 7870 DD: http://www.chiptec.net/incs/verproduto.php?id=13373&ses... (or http://www.chiptec.net/incs/verproduto.php?id=12379&ses... whats the difference between these 2 XFX?)

The rest of my system:
CPU:Intel Core i7 920 @2.67GHz(not oc)
Motherboard: Pegatron Truckee 1.04
Memory:6GB DDR3 1333MHz
PSU:Corsair Builder CX500W V2

Thank you in advance.
a b U Graphics card
January 19, 2013 9:30:17 PM

Performance of the two should be about similar, Radeon 7870 should be about 5% faster overall. With some games in the favor of the GTX 660 and with som in Radeon 7870.

Nvidia offers some cool Technologies that AMD doesn't. These Technologies improve Visuals and makes the gameplay smoother. You can check them out below.

Adaptive vsync kills choppy gameplay and microstuttering:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DAiPmazmR_M

TXAA best AA in the world:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GzOb252sIco

FXAA decent AA with no performance hit:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmeNz0NTvFQ

PhysX cool effects:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STi6rNeYZrY

The GTX 660 is the most appealing GPU in my book of the two.
January 19, 2013 9:36:25 PM

Yea, thats what I tought, I'am kinda inclined for the 660 cuz of all the technologies that Nvidia has to offer like PhysX and adaptive vsync, and the cooling in the gigabyte 660 is very good :) 
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a b U Graphics card
January 19, 2013 9:41:24 PM

WaterGun said:
Yea, thats what I tought, I'am kinda inclined for the 660 cuz of all the technologies that Nvidia has to offer like PhysX and adaptive vsync, and the cooling in the gigabyte 660 is very good :) 


Agreed. Gigabyte does make some quality cooling.
a b U Graphics card
January 21, 2013 11:36:34 PM

XFX 7870 DD looks to use reference cooling. I also go for Gigabyte's one with bigger fans.
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