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Pny geforce gtx 660 ti 2gb review vs HIS Radeon 7870 2GB

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January 29, 2013 2:48:50 AM

As it says in the title what is better: PNY geforce gtx 660 ti 2GB or HIS Radeon 7870 2GB? It will be paired with a Intel i5-3470 3.2 GHZ. The 660 TI is 40 Dollars more so is it worth it?
January 29, 2013 2:51:26 AM

Also, the Radeon 7870 comes with a free copy of Sleeping Dogs. Also, would there be a better graphics card in this price range? Thanks!
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a b U Graphics card
January 29, 2013 2:55:35 AM

You could look at the 7870 le, it just came out. I would go with the 7870 or 7870 le, as they can overclock way better, and both are basically the same performance as a 660ti, and both are cheaper.
January 29, 2013 3:03:40 AM

stantheman123 said:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

660 ti is 192bit which isnt good for future games.

The 7950 is great. it can be overclocked past a 680/7970 And it also comes with sleeeping dogs.


Yeah but but the Radeon 7950 is like 80 Dollars more. I don't think I can afford that
a b U Graphics card
January 29, 2013 3:04:41 AM

hobojohn512 said:
Yeah but but the Radeon 7950 is like 80 Dollars more. I don't think I can afford that


Really? how much are you paying for the 660 ti?
January 29, 2013 3:06:05 AM

stantheman123 said:
Really? how much are you paying for the 660 ti?



200 Dollars for the Radeon 7870 and 240 for the 660 Ti
January 29, 2013 3:10:16 AM

lt_dan_zsu said:
You could look at the 7870 le, it just came out. I would go with the 7870 or 7870 le, as they can overclock way better, and both are basically the same performance as a 660ti, and both are cheaper.


Thanks! the LE looks pretty good I guess I'll consider that too. Also, I'm not really familiar with overclocking. Is it really that hard?
a b U Graphics card
January 29, 2013 3:13:18 AM

Overclocking isn't hard at all. Just be careful. Up things gradually. Don't move all the sliders to full, that is how people fry their cards.
a b U Graphics card
January 29, 2013 3:13:34 AM

hobojohn512 said:
200 Dollars for the Radeon 7870 and 240 for the 660 Ti


Thats pretty cheap for both. well

get the 7870

http://media.bestofmicro.com/9/K/348968/original/Skyrim...

http://media.bestofmicro.com/9/E/348962/original/Metro%...

http://media.bestofmicro.com/9/8/348956/original/MaxPay...

http://media.bestofmicro.com/9/3/348951/original/DiRT%2...

heres the full review


The 7870 is cheaper. and acctually faster in most games and comes with sleeping dogs
January 29, 2013 3:19:18 AM

stantheman123 said:
Thats pretty cheap for both. well

get the 7870

http://media.bestofmicro.com/9/K/348968/original/Skyrim...

http://media.bestofmicro.com/9/E/348962/original/Metro%...

http://media.bestofmicro.com/9/8/348956/original/MaxPay...

http://media.bestofmicro.com/9/3/348951/original/DiRT%2...

heres the full review


The 7870 is cheaper. and acctually faster in most games and comes with sleeping dogs


Thanks! What do you think about the Radeon 7870 LE. Its only 40 Dollars more and I've heard that it is actually a crippled Radeon HD 7950. What's your opinion on it?
January 29, 2013 3:23:32 AM

lt_dan_zsu said:
Overclocking isn't hard at all. Just be careful. Up things gradually. Don't move all the sliders to full, that is how people fry their cards.


K I'll keep that in mind.
a b U Graphics card
January 29, 2013 3:29:32 AM

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Club_3D/HD_7870_joke...

the diffrence seems to be about 3-7fps.

It depends if your going to overclock the the 7870 LE. If your not gonna then get the normal version

Also you can crossfire a 7870 le with a 7950/7970 pretty cool

So yea if your overclocking get the LE if not stick with the orignal

Since the 7950 overclocks better than the 7870. so a 7870 le would overclock quite a bit better than a original 7870
January 29, 2013 3:34:00 AM

stantheman123 said:
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Club_3D/HD_7870_joke...

the diffrence seems to be about 3-7fps.

It depends if your going to overclock the the 7870 LE. If your not gonna then get the normal version

Also you can crossfire a 7870 le with a 7950/7970 pretty cool

So yea if your overclocking get the LE if not stick with the orignal

Since the 7950 overclocks better than the 7870. so a 7870 le would overclock quite a bit better than a original 7870


I have been considering overclocking. What do you think? This will be my first custom build, so I don't want to screw it up. I do, however, want to get the most for my money. And if overclocking is the way to go then I'll do it.
a b U Graphics card
January 29, 2013 3:41:16 AM

hobojohn512 said:
I have been considering overclocking. What do you think? This will be my first custom build, so I don't want to screw it up. I do, however, want to get the most for my money. And if overclocking is the way to go then I'll do it.


Overclocking is safe as long as you dont mess with voltages. When you overclock "too much" the computer will just restart so its bassically saying the overclocking is too high. and go lower. Go up a bit by bit making sure its stable so yea. just take your time and you will be fine. and for $40 its pretty decent.

Its up to you
a b U Graphics card
January 29, 2013 3:48:03 AM

And if you up your voltage. Monitor the temps while your are bench marking! Letting it get to hot is what damages it.
a b U Graphics card
January 29, 2013 3:50:18 AM

lt_dan_zsu said:
And if you up your voltage. Monitor the temps while your are bench marking! Letting it get to hot is what damages it.


Yea voltages is where it becomes more serious. Do resarch before pumping up the voltage
January 29, 2013 3:56:24 AM

Radeon 7870 2GB
a c 107 U Graphics card
January 29, 2013 5:46:16 AM

the benchmarks I saw the 660ti consistently beats the 7870. it has the same pcb as the 670 so over clocking should bring additional performance if you really thought you would need it. forgot to mention the monitor/resolution which is a major factor in buying a card..............
January 29, 2013 12:59:17 PM

swifty_morgan said:
the benchmarks I saw the 660ti consistently beats the 7870. it has the same pcb as the 670 so over clocking should bring additional performance if you really thought you would need it. forgot to mention the monitor/resolution which is a major factor in buying a card..............


The resolution is 1920 x 1080 on Dell ultrasharp U2312HM
January 29, 2013 1:02:19 PM

stantheman123 said:
Yea voltages is where it becomes more serious. Do resarch before pumping up the voltage


Alright sounds good. So yes I will overclock then.
January 29, 2013 1:10:42 PM

swifty_morgan said:
the benchmarks I saw the 660ti consistently beats the 7870. it has the same pcb as the 670 so over clocking should bring additional performance if you really thought you would need it. forgot to mention the monitor/resolution which is a major factor in buying a card..............


What is your opinion on the Radeon 7870 LE vs the GeForce GTX 660TI? Because its a crippled Tahitti 7950, I thought the 7870 LE would be better. But I'm new to all this stuff so I wanted your opinion.
a c 107 U Graphics card
January 29, 2013 1:51:46 PM

I saw a video ( oc3d ) but can't remember the exact data. my opinion the LE is a completely different animal and worth a serious look. ultimately it's up to you. don't take anybody's word for it ( opinions vary here )... seek them out at multiple sites and decide for yourself. but don't forget to remember the other hardware in your case and then look at what the review sites are using. guaranteed not too many people can come close so getting a "bigger" card might not matter.
a b U Graphics card
January 29, 2013 7:46:20 PM

7870 le is a good card. But if you can get a 7870 for $200, that is probably your best option.
February 19, 2013 3:35:08 PM

hobojohn512 said:
200 Dollars for the Radeon 7870 and 240 for the 660 Ti



Where do you see the 660ti for 240?
a c 107 U Graphics card
February 19, 2013 5:05:36 PM

dmar001 said:
Where do you see the 660ti for 240?


newegg had it. you snooze, you loose!
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