Yeah I know I just wanted another opinion but really I only wanted to spend 250 or so if it's any more then that then I'll have to keep saving. I liked that card because it can play BF3 on ulta with good frames and I wanted to play metro 2033 and planet side 2 and dota 2 with 30 40+ frames
Well I ran 3D Mark benchmark: Firestorm (for high performance gaming PCs) on my EVGA GTX650 1GB and scored a mediocre 1733, maxed out about 12fps graphics test, 22fps on physics test, and a measly 5fps on the combined test. But it does run Fallout:NV on ultra settings flawlessly. I'm awaiting my GTX660 FTW 2GB in the mail, when I get it I'm going to run the Extreme Firestorm bench and hopefully it scores much better.
And as far as SLI goes, I've never had a multi-GPU system but I've always heard that a great single GPU usually blows any multi-GPU set-up of any lesser spec individually out of the water. But I'm sure you'll upgrade your mobo eventually, most all gaming style boards have at least 2 x16 slots, mine has 3 and only using 1 so far. I feel like I'm wasting potential but we'll both get there eventually hopefully after less games have so many bugs with SLI.
Yeah I was looking at a few firestorm benchies earlier and it was taking some pretty powerful cards to get decent frames. I hope to get the BIOSTAR TA990FXE board eventually so I can sli and such, I hope we both get there ^^.
But I might hold off and wait until you get yours and see what you get running with it do you know when you might get it? I don't quite have the money yet any ways so it wont be a big deal to wait, I probably wont have enough until this weekend or next week some time not sure yet
Well if I were to choose i would still get the EGVA GTX660 FTW 2GB SIG2 over the Radeon HD 7870 MYST. But they are very comparable, it just depends on your priorities for the card, what you need more of; GPU speed or memory speed. The GTX has a core clock of 1072MHz and a boost clock of 1137MHz, when the Radeon HD has a core clock of 925MHz and a boost clock of 975MHz, so the GTX should preform better. But the Radeon HD has 256 bit memory interface, the GTX only runs 192 bit so the Radeon should preform faster.