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February 23, 2013 5:07:09 AM

Just wondering if it is worth the extra $100 odd for the ti edition?

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a b U Graphics card
February 23, 2013 6:19:03 AM

I don't think so. If you have the money, the 660 Ti will give a nice boost over the vanilla 660, but at that price range I'd have to agree with Tom's Hardware and say go ahead and buy either a Radeon 7870 XT (with the Tahiti LE GPU) or the 7950.
February 23, 2013 9:45:44 AM

alrighty cheers but ill think im gonna go with the 660 ti because of the extra features like PhysX
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a b U Graphics card
February 23, 2013 9:53:15 AM

Both cards have features like cuda and physX.

I would also go with the Ti version, just because why the hell not? It's a better card.
a c 175 U Graphics card
February 23, 2013 9:59:51 AM

PhysX and CUDA is not something you would consider in this case. The 7870XT is faster yet cheaper. Tahiti also has about 2 times better performance (than GK104) in GPU compute.
February 23, 2013 10:06:16 AM

warhead0 said:
Both cards have features like cuda and physX.

I would also go with the Ti version, just because why the hell not? It's a better card.

yea thats what i was thinking
February 23, 2013 10:22:40 AM

refillable said:
PhysX and CUDA is not something you would consider in this case. The 7870XT is faster yet cheaper. Tahiti also has about 2 times better performance (than GK104) in GPU compute.



you are telling him to NOT take into consideration Physx yet pressing the importance of GPU compute for gaming, what backwards thinking is that?? As little as physx is used, even by gamers due to its relatively low inclusion in games, I can almost guarantee the number of maintstream gamers readily using their GPUs as compute devices is fractional. To tell him to ignore physx and then say compute is even relevant (its not) for mainstream gaming ... okay 0_0.
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February 23, 2013 10:28:10 AM

xCorzza said:
alrighty cheers but ill think im gonna go with the 660 ti because of the extra features like PhysX



Going because of PhysX ?? :ouch:  How many games from 2011 to 2013 have PhysX supported ?? probably its less than 5. From 2013 on wards that is after next generations consoles releases most of the games would be optimized for AMD Radeon GPU's that means really few physX tiles and nVidia have to beg to game developers to implement proprietary nVidia features like physX, CUDA, 3D Vision etc to game engines. So to be on the safe side and future ready better settle on Radeon HD 7870 which is better than a 660ti in terms of game performance as well as vastly superior GPGPU Compute power.
February 23, 2013 11:05:38 AM

I'll have a look at
February 23, 2013 11:18:22 AM

So far all of the reviews I've looked at say that the 660 ti Is better than the 7850 and 7870
a c 271 U Graphics card
February 23, 2013 11:23:29 AM

xCorzza said:
So far all of the reviews I've looked at say that the 660 ti Is better than the 7850 and 7870

So who are you going to believe? The reviews that don't care what card you get or a few ATi/AMD fans who will talk up their chosen marque no matter what?
February 23, 2013 11:24:49 AM

Idk I've looked at like 3 or 4 reviews and they all point to the 660 ti
February 23, 2013 11:29:08 AM

I'm gonna go with the 660 ti
a c 271 U Graphics card
February 23, 2013 11:30:29 AM

xCorzza said:
I'm gonna go with the 660 ti

Good choice IMHO.
February 23, 2013 11:35:11 AM

Apparently the OC 7950 stomps on the 660ti and it'd also does have 3gb of VRAM so idk help
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February 23, 2013 11:40:13 AM

xCorzza said:
Apparently the OC 7950 stomps on the 660ti and it'd also does have 3gb of VRAM so idk help

They are in different tiers, a 7950 should be compared to the 670 and the 7970 should be compared to the 680 IMO.
February 23, 2013 11:45:35 AM

I can get the 7950 for $30 more so ill do that and just over lock it :D 
February 23, 2013 12:07:51 PM

Just wondering if the 7950 is compatible with a i5 3570K and a B75A-G43 mono cheers guys for the help
February 23, 2013 12:09:47 PM

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February 23, 2013 12:26:56 PM

ColdfireTrilogy said:
you are telling him to NOT take into consideration Physx yet pressing the importance of GPU compute for gaming, what backwards thinking is that?? As little as physx is used, even by gamers due to its relatively low inclusion in games, I can almost guarantee the number of maintstream gamers readily using their GPUs as compute devices is fractional. To tell him to ignore physx and then say compute is even relevant (its not) for mainstream gaming ... okay 0_0.

I do not understand even a single thing from your message?

@ThreadStarter (TS)
You don't have the 7870 and the 7850 option from the red team. You have a 7950 which is faster and a 7870XT, which is faster. I'm kinda leaning towards the 7870XT for being a $50 cheaper than the 660Ti/7950 and performs just a bit slower than those two cards, the only problem that it has is that it has 2GB memory and you lost game bundles. As for PhysX, you better set this problem aside for now, because it is not that important and you can get a Dedicated PPU with an AMD card (which possibly be a GT640 or something else).

So it all depends on you. All is good, pick the one you like :) .

Oh yes, I have learned something new. It was the worst of its kind.

PS. You can take a look at a 670. Some of them are below $350 and it's great for the price compared to the other cards.

EDIT: (this was written before you made the choice)
Good choice. Yes it should be compatible. I would recommend you to buy cards from good brands. Have a Good Luck!

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February 23, 2013 10:51:21 PM

Just wondering what would be better the MSI hd 7950 twin frozer iii OC ($329) vs the MSI gtx 660ti OC ($295)
And mousemonkey I was trying to get other people opinions on it sorry
a c 175 U Graphics card
February 24, 2013 3:16:01 AM

For a $35 price difference it is hard to chose one, I'd lean towards the 660 Ti though, but the 7950 is mustn't be a MSI, Sapphire and others should be cheaper.
February 24, 2013 4:13:53 AM

New egg don't ship to Aus :( 
February 24, 2013 8:25:14 AM

I struggled to find a card on amazon that shipped to Australia too :(  and the shop that I go sells 7950s for $30 dearer than the 660ti's
February 24, 2013 8:57:40 AM

Alright I know ice dragged this out heaps, sorry. But the main games I will be playing is BF3,arma 2, dayz and cod so would having the 660ti be better for those games?
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