I'm thinking to replace my old HD 5770 as it is choking on new games :| yet this card is still very good. I'm planning to play DayZ Standalone, maybe Battlefield 4, GTA V etc when they will be released. I was looking at the GTX 660 Ti, GTX 670, GTX 680, HD 7950, HD 7970, HD 7870 and didn't decide which one suits best for me. Or should I wait for HD 8 series? My current rig is: i5 750 @ 4 GHz, 8 GB of RAM @ 1600 MHz, HD 5770 1 GB, Corsair 650W psu, max monitor resolution 1680x1050. I hope you'll help me to decide which card to pick. I'm not sure if my cpu would bottleneck GTX 680 or HD 7970. I think that HD 7950 would be the best choice as it's powerful enough and I'd sqeeze it's full potention at 1680x1050 res.
Ya the 7950 would be good choice as the value for performance is great!
The 660ti is also a good performer but you pay a bit more for the big brand names.
Stability wise I like the nvidias as the drivers are sooo stable..
Amd is getting better but I still see so many help request and they are 90% radeo..
Hamz.. DarkSide thanks for suggestion. So you are saying HD 7950 is too powerful for my cpu? Even at 4 GHz?
There's going to be a little bit of a bottleneck there, yeah - and it's also more GPU power than you need for your resolution. Might as well save some money, especially since the card you're "dropping down" to is such a little wonder. Here's Tom's review of it: http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/tahiti-le-7870-7930-bench...