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7950 vs 660ti

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a b K Overclocking
February 8, 2013 7:33:03 AM

hey guys, so my 7850 isnt quite cutting the mustard, and id like a 7950, but the 660ti is at the same price point, which card would be better for performance/overclocking/cooling?

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a b K Overclocking
February 8, 2013 7:38:03 AM

Both cards are pretty much toe to toe, with some games better optimized for the GTX 660 Ti and some games better optimized for the Radeon HD 7950 so it'll depend on the games you play. I'd recommend looking up some benchmarks on the specific games you play, but overall either way is a good choice and either way you should be able to play all of today's games at high/ultra settings at 1080p.I recommend the 7950 for overclocking it's better go for Sapphire's HD 7950 Vapor-X comes with a large dual-fan cooler that uses the company's famous vapor-chamber technology. On the Vapor-X you will also find a "Lethal Boost" button which switches to a second BIOS with higher clock speeds. With this BIOS, clocks are increased to 950 MHz GPU and 1250 MHz memory.
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a b K Overclocking
February 8, 2013 7:42:00 AM

I would say the edge is leaning slightly towards the 7950 and it does have more VRAM for better CF/SLI if you are going to do a multi monitor in the future (fyi crysis 3 uses up 1.7gb vram on 1080p high 2x SMAA)


In this three-way shootout, the GeForce GTX 660 Ti was 9% faster than the Radeon HD 7870 at 1920x1200 and just 2% slower than the 7950.

Taken from a aged review using November drivers since no benchie of cards since then

http://www.techspot.com/review/603-best-graphics-cards/...

Recent review but not specifically targeting these cards



http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/EVGA/GTX_670_FTW_Sig...

Another good choice is the Tahiti LE
Offers the same performance as the 660ti at cheaper than the 660ti




http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/VTX3D/Radeon_HD_7870...


The Tahiti LE (7870 XT/LE) is the cheapest option for this performance bracket being bit cheaper than the 660ti for same performance while the 7950 is the best performing for a $20 premium over the 660ti but offers 3GB VRAM for cf/sli

http://pcpartpicker.com/parts/video-card/#c=113,124,71&...


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February 8, 2013 7:54:58 AM

I would go with 7950. It has slightly better performance, and it is much much quieter then 660ti. As for the overclocking, both cards can be OC' pretty good.
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a b K Overclocking
February 8, 2013 8:00:08 AM

thanks for the help, i the LE looks good, but i don't want to go any lower in the performance spectrum
if it helps, i predominately play planetside 2, and will be getting crysis 3 (and probably the older 2 games) as well as farcry 3 after the new card
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a b K Overclocking
February 8, 2013 8:05:37 AM

Lord Tumnas said:
thanks for the help, i the LE looks good, but i don't want to go any lower in the performance spectrum
if it helps, i predominately play planetside 2, and will be getting crysis 3 (and probably the older 2 games) as well as farcry 3 after the new card

Have you checked out AMD's game bundle? I know FC3 is an AMD title and Crysis 3 is in bundle so you might as well see what you can get for free.
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a b K Overclocking
February 8, 2013 8:14:16 AM

ill look into that, is the bundle available in Australia?
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a b K Overclocking
February 8, 2013 8:14:43 AM

Best answer selected by Lord Tumnas.
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