Gigabyte AMD Radeon HD 7950?

At the moment I'm trying to find out if I want the Gigabyte AMD Radeon HD 7950 or the GTX 660 Ti FTW. I think the 660 Ti FTW one uses less power. Do i need a bigger PSU if I try to get the 7850? (I was gonna get a 650w PSU) Is the 7850 better in any way than the 660 Ti FTW?


They both are the same price BTW, and I can't afford a graphics card any higher than how much they are, 300 dollars.
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  1. 7950 is a better card overall, excellent scaling more bandwdith. A 650 watt PSU is enough to power any single graphics card.
  2. So I wont have to upgrade? Also,when it comes to capacitor aging, when will I have to buy a new PSU for a computer with that type of GPU?
  3. A 650w psu wil do even for two 660 ti or 7950, as long it's a decent one.
    My suggestion goes for the 660 ti.
  4. Your post is a little unclear about which powersupply you have: Can you please clarify?
    You might also want to look for the 'Tahiti LE' based HD7870, it's not far off the full HD7950 in performance and a fair bit cheaper.
  5. Here's an extensive review done just a month ago. 660TI tops the 7950.

    http://techreport.com/review/23981/radeon-hd-7950-vs-geforce-gtx-660-ti-revisited
  6. That's a good one, it will do for two 660 ti or 7970 in crossfire.
    I still think the best choice is the 660 ti.
  7. @ SuperPaperFan: Do n't worry about capacitor ageing, that PSU will be going strong for years to come.
    Take your pick-660Ti or HD7950, they're both great performers, although I'd probably opt for a 660Ti, despite the fact I run a HD7950 in my rig. From my own experience, that Techreport article/review is spot on about the frame latency.

    EDIT: EVGA have a superb reputation for warranty length and customer support, guess where MY money would go ;).
  8. This is going to be a hard decision...
    I'm going to have to think about it for a while.

    But just to be sure, the PSU has the compatible ports for the GPUs right?
  9. Yes, you can have two cards with that psu.
    The 660 ti evga is a good choice, and it's cheaper.
  10. I might be willing enough to go 100 dollars more for the 7970. Would I even see a difference in gameplay and should I just go with the 660 Ti?
  11. For 1080p the 660 ti is a good choice, it will run any game at high settings with a good amount of fps, overall a good gaming experience, and it's cheaper.
    There's benchmarks out there showing that it can deliver 60 fps on BF3.
  12. Ok, I'm going with the 660 Ti version, this one to be exact: http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-GeForce-Signature-Graphics-02G-P4-3664-KR/dp/B009T3LKNA/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1359258813&sr=8-2&keywords=660+ti+ftw

    I'm not really sure what "signature 2" means or how It's any different from the other ones though.
  13. If you want to overclock then the 7950 stomps the 660Ti and in some cases the 670.*

    If you want to keep your warranty/lower heat/power bills the 660Ti delivers better stock performance under normal conditions(no multimonitor/high res, etc...)

    And also the Signature has non stock cooling

    normal-stock cooling/stock clocks
    Signature-Non-stock cooling/stock clocks
    FTW-Vapor Chambers/non stock clocks
    Classified-Vapor Chambers/Custom PCB/non stock clocks

    *http://www.hardocp.com/article/2012/08/23/galaxy_gtx_660_ti_gc_oc_vs_670_hd_7950/
  14. SuperPaperFan said:
    Ok, I'm going with the 660 Ti version, this one to be exact: http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-GeForce-Signature-Graphics-02G-P4-3664-KR/dp/B009T3LKNA/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1359258813&sr=8-2&keywords=660+ti+ftw

    I'm not really sure what "signature 2" means or how It's any different from the other ones though.



    That one is good, i has a better cooling vs the other evga cards.
    There's also this one : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121656
  15. djangoringo said:
    That one is good, i has a better cooling vs the other evga cards.
    There's also this one : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121656


    I'd personally reccomend the Asus too, MSi is good but MSi customer service isn't as good and doesn't use a custom PCB(Better overclocks).
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