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Need help choosing between two cards.

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March 6, 2013 3:14:33 AM

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.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($314.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($97.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($96.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($115.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Titanium Grey) ATX Mid Tower Case ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Rosewill Hive 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($135.97 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1087.43
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)


PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: No Preference
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: US

PARTS PREFERENCES: If i go with the 660ti, I'll go for the Asus. Also, I have heard pretty good things about the Sapphire 7950.

OVERCLOCKING: No
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No

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March 6, 2013 3:26:05 AM

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.
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