I need help choosing between 660Ti and 7950. I was almost ready to buy everything, then a friend suggested I look at the 7950. I've heard good things about both, so I'm kind of at a standstill. Any help?
APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: In about 1 month BUDGET RANGE: up to USD $350 After Rebates
USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Video Editing (Avid, Premiere, Photoshop, After Effects), Gaming(Everything from Minecraft to Skyrim)
CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY: Don't have a current GPU as this is a new build, for the PSU, see below.
OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS: Here is my current build.
both are relatively close together, and will score better in select different games. the 7950 is a slightly better clocker if you prefer to push it. the 660ti will have access to CUDA computing for certain photoshop effects(i think) while the 7950 will excel in gpgpu based computing. For gaming, the 660ti has acesss to physx(and genereally has better SLI drivers) while AMD's larger vram limit and gpgpu capabilities allow the gpu to handle gpgpu stress loads like in Tomb Raiders new TressFX effect.