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Old August 22, 2012, 09:51 AM
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Physx is no reason to go for nvidia... how many games actually use it?

Found it.. (there are many more that have it... but these are the ones that support GPU rendering of Physx..
PhysXInfo.com - Projects using PhysX SDK

A grand total of 27 / 404 games that can use it from GPU.. and of those there are few interesting ones (batman and Borderlands 2 being the main ones I see)
ANother good thing too for the 48K live users of World of Tanks is its getting its Physic's Patch on the Bigworld engine in September. So add that to another reason.

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I just got a 7870 with free Dirt Showdown game and after $30 MIR for $219. Thats a better deal in my opinion.
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I just got a 7870 with free Dirt Showdown game and after $30 MIR for $219. Thats a better deal in my opinion.
Wow, I seen the 7850's on for that price, but not a 7870. That's a good deal. Personally I have just had nothing but horrible luck with AMD cards in the past. My crossfired 6970's were such a headache. Skyrim was not playable on the highest settings at 1080p for some reason. My GTX 570's however crushed anything I put in front of them, just wasn't a fan of the noise they produced.
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7950 > gtx 660ti. How much better? It depends upon whether you overclock, the games you play and the features you like. If you're an overclocker then the other two features don't really matter b/c 7950 blows the 660ti away. If you're not, or if you're cautious about overclocking, then look at the games you like. BF3? NV is the way to go. Metro 2033? AMD. I have had NV cards for 2 + years now, and I've never even considered a game that could take advantage of physx. YMMV in that area, but I know a lot more NV users who don't care about physx than who do care about it.
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My GTX 570's however crushed anything I put in front of them, just wasn't a fan of the noise they produced.
DirectCU/Frozr/Windforce + software fan control. There's no excuse for buying reference-cooled cards in 2012.
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7950 > gtx 660ti. How much better? It depends upon whether you overclock, the games you play and the features you like. If you're an overclocker then the other two features don't really matter b/c 7950 blows the 660ti away. If you're not, or if you're cautious about overclocking, then look at the games you like. BF3? NV is the way to go. Metro 2033? AMD. I have had NV cards for 2 + years now, and I've never even considered a game that could take advantage of physx. YMMV in that area, but I know a lot more NV users who don't care about physx than who do care about it.
The 7950 does not 'blow the 660ti away'. It beats it by single digit percentages. It amazes me how AMD fans always like say that PhysX doesnt matter....of course it doesnt matter to AMD users...they can not use it and thus dont know what they are missing out on. If it did matter to them they wouldnt be using AMD. Hell, there are lots of AMD users who are PO'ed that hacks were the only way to get it...and there are plenty of NV users who would never think of gaming without it.

IMHO the 7870 for 2 bills is a killer good deal. The 660Ti at its price point with a 60 dollar game that does not suck is a good deal. The 7970 is a meh deal at best...as we ALL know that the stock 7970s are going to drop like stone price wise (that or simply disappear...either is possible) as they cant compete against the boost models at the same asking price. The op just needs to figure out how much he has in his budget, his time frame for buying and go from there.
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I did'nt think all games used PhysX just the ones that are coded for it..It would be a hard choice for me to choose between the two The HD 7950 has 1 gig of more memory and they are closely match in speed untill you get to the high overclocked cards,then the GTX-660TI looks better.Really you can't go wrong which ever card you go with.
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Im stuck between these two :|

I'm either deciding on Msi's build atm cause I really trust them they've never failed me so far in my past cards.

But i'm gonna be gaming on 1920x1080 Resolution on a 1080p monitor, Would the 660 ti benefit me more?

I've also heard that the 7950 could be a better candidate for a card that keep up with new coming video cards due to its 3gb memory size

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Either card wil do just fine ,if you run high FSAA then the 7950 might be better but the 660TI will do the job if you are just gameing at 1920x1080.
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But i'm gonna be gaming on 1920x1080 Resolution on a 1080p monitor, Would the 660 ti benefit me more?

I've also heard that the 7950 could be a better candidate for a card that keep up with new coming video cards due to its 3gb memory size
I've found historically that buying the video card with more RAM pays off in the long term if you plan on keeping your card for a while. Last year for example I was trying to decide between the 560 with 1.2GB of RAM or the 6950 with 2GB. I went with the 6950 as it scaled better at higher resolutions (according to several reviews) and the RAM difference has already payed off since I can run games like Battlefield 3 with Ultra level textures, which requires 1.5GB of video memory. I recall seeing people with higher end cards with less RAM running into memory thrashing issues while trying to run BF3 with ultra level textures.
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