Gigabyte GTX 660 Windforce II or XFX Radeon HD 7870 DD Tags: Graphics Cards Gtx Gigabyte Radeon Graphics Last response: January 21, 2013 11:36 PM in Graphics & Displays Share WaterGun 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. More about : gigabyte gtx 660 windforce xfx radeon 7870 lostgamer_03 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. WaterGun 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 Related resources XFX HD 7870 DD vs Gigabyte GTX 660 OC - Forum GTX660 or HD7870 ? - Forum XFX 7870 Ghz DD vs Powercolor 7870 Tahiti - Forum Shall i get a radeon 7870 or gtx 660 TI? - Forum Radeon 7870 , Msi gtx 660 ti, or evga gtx 660 ti FTW (2gb) - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer lostgamer_03 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. srafig4 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. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : Forum[Q] Gigabyte GTX 660 oc VS Gigabyte hd 7870 Ghz edition ForumBest HD 7970 card? (thinking XFX DD BE) ForumNeed advice EVGA 660 Ti vs Gigabyte Radeon HD 7870 OC ForumHow good is the 2GB XFX Radeon HD 7850 DD Black Edition? ForumGigabyte gtx 660 Ti vs. Sapphire HD 7870 Ghz. edition ForumSapphire Radeon 7870 XT vs Radeon 7950 Sapphire or Gigabyte ForumGTX 660 vs HD 7870 (and SLI vs CrossFire too) ForumReplacing GTX 560 Ti in the near future - Should I hold out for 660 Ti ForumGTX660 or 7870 ? Forum660 Ti vs. 7950? ForumNeed Advice on GTX 660 Ti vs GTX 670 vs Radeon 7850/7950 ForumMSI 660 twin frozer oc 2gb / gigabyte HD 7870 oc / sapphire hd 7870 oc ForumEVGA Nvidia GTX 660 SC vs XFX ATI Radeon 7870 GHz? Forum$370 to Spend: 7870 + Extras or 7950? ForumWill a PCIe 3.0 card work in a PCIe x16 slot? 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 !