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Old August 24, 2012, 06:14 AM
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P.S, why move from a 5770 to 460.. negligible performance difference.
I was getting fed up with the ATI drivers to be honest, since I had an 8800GT prior to the 5770 and had no issues.

I just picked up a 660 Ti since I bought a new monitor and figured the 460 would have trouble at 1920 resolution and all the eye candy enabled. Almost bought at 7870 to save a little money, but I had to firmly remind myself of the headaches of the past.
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Old August 30, 2012, 12:04 PM
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Considering just 10 days after this write-up, Egg has the SAPPHIRE Vapor-X 100352VXSR 7950 - Boost State (850/950MHz) for $330 No Rebate $8.50 shipping.

I think SKYMTL basic contention with this release is mute. Face it the GTX660Ti is satisfactory if only considering a for 1920x/1080P, so saving $30-40 right today is an exception not completely lost. Although, to add 10% for a card with an excellent cooler, along with 3GB GDDR5 with 384-bit, dual bios, ... it a great boon. Verse some gelding silicone, many running a smurf board, with a simple H-S radial fan, 2GB GDDR5 on 192-bit …really!

Right today I would reward AMD with the 10% as they deliver a particularly stout and value load package. To me Nvidia ends up way late to the party with de-contented offering and their customer base swoon over being gouged.

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Maybe, but revisionist history never works in cases like this.
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Old October 30, 2012, 05:45 PM
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Got a question for everyone on this...

I've been reading the GTX 660 Ti, 7950 Boost & GTX 670 reviews and am a little torn as to what card to go with.

I have a Dell U2711 monitor running at 2560x1440 and looking at spending around the $350 mark (I'm in Australia, so paying a bit more that you guys in Canada ). It look as though the 7950 Boost is the way to go at the higher resolution I'll be playing at, but would like others opinions.

Games that I play include Batman: Arkham (Asylum & City), Mass Effect 3, Skyrim, The Witcher (1 & 2), Dragon Age II (and III next year), Crysis (all of them), Borderlands 2 and many more.

From local suppliers I can get the Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 Boost 3GB - $339, Gigabyte GTX 660 Ti 2GB OC - $339, ASUS GTX 660 Ti DirectCu II 2GB - $359 & Gigabyte GTX 670 2GB OC - $419.

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Got a question for everyone on this...

I've been reading the GTX 660 Ti, 7950 Boost & GTX 670 reviews and am a little torn as to what card to go with.

I have a Dell U2711 monitor running at 2560x1440 and looking at spending around the $350 mark (I'm in Australia, so paying a bit more that you guys in Canada ). It look as though the 7950 Boost is the way to go at the higher resolution I'll be playing at, but would like others opinions.

Games that I play include Batman: Arkham (Asylum & City), Mass Effect 3, Skyrim, The Witcher (1 & 2), Dragon Age II (and III next year), Crysis (all of them), Borderlands 2 and many more.

From local suppliers I can get the Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 Boost 3GB - $339, Gigabyte GTX 660 Ti 2GB OC - $339, ASUS GTX 660 Ti DirectCu II 2GB - $359 & Gigabyte GTX 670 2GB OC - $419.

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With those prices and your resolution I would go for the 7950 boost. Also remember than AMD cards have just got a driver update that had a fairly substantial improvement on performance. HWC did a review of the new driver on a 7970, and found it to be a 7% increase in FPS (if I recall correctly). So that improved performance will not be in older reviews. Just found a techpowerup review that did most AMD cards and it found 7% on 7950...quote to follow.

"Improvements start with 4% for the HD 7750 and reach an amazing 10% for the HD 7870. The HD 7950, HD 7970 and HD 7970 GHz Edition settle in at 7%."

In Canada a 660Ti can currently be had for a few $ less than a 7950, so if you can get a boost version for the same price as a 660Ti I would go for it.
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Got a question for everyone on this...

I've been reading the GTX 660 Ti, 7950 Boost & GTX 670 reviews and am a little torn as to what card to go with.

I have a Dell U2711 monitor running at 2560x1440 and looking at spending around the $350 mark (I'm in Australia, so paying a bit more that you guys in Canada ). It look as though the 7950 Boost is the way to go at the higher resolution I'll be playing at, but would like others opinions.

Games that I play include Batman: Arkham (Asylum & City), Mass Effect 3, Skyrim, The Witcher (1 & 2), Dragon Age II (and III next year), Crysis (all of them), Borderlands 2 and many more.

From local suppliers I can get the Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 Boost 3GB - $339, Gigabyte GTX 660 Ti 2GB OC - $339, ASUS GTX 660 Ti DirectCu II 2GB - $359 & Gigabyte GTX 670 2GB OC - $419.

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Well before at that resolution I would have recommended the 7950 even though some of these games used to run much better on nvidia I think after the new 12.11 driver release from AMD I would say AMD is the winner here.

Also I don't know where you are from both both the 7950 and 660ti can be had for under $300.
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Well before at that resolution I would have recommended the 7950 even though some of these games used to run much better on nvidia I think after the new 12.11 driver release from AMD I would say AMD is the winner here.

Also I don't know where you are from both both the 7950 and 660ti can be had for under $300.
Thanks for the replies from both you and @Bond

@JJ - I'm in Australia so we get rolled on pricing on just about everything :(. Shipping costs mean even IF I can get from an Overseas supplier, the end cost is higher too

Yeah, with the latest drivers, I've even noticed my current 5770 has perked up a little bit.

My only issues with the 7950 Boost are the noise/power usage hikes over any of the 660 Ti's. Hoping to see another review with some other manufacturers for a better rounded comparison.
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Thanks for the replies from both you and @Bond

@JJ - I'm in Australia so we get rolled on pricing on just about everything :(. Shipping costs mean even IF I can get from an Overseas supplier, the end cost is higher too

Yeah, with the latest drivers, I've even noticed my current 5770 has perked up a little bit.

My only issues with the 7950 Boost are the noise/power usage hikes over any of the 660 Ti's. Hoping to see another review with some other manufacturers for a better rounded comparison.
To be honest if noise and power consumption are a major factors for you (noise doesn't bother me because I always have headphones on or the speakers up loud and the Hydro will only make a huge difference if you are folding and or gaming constantly). Either card will serve you well, the difference at 2560x1440 is still only 10% max which doesn't equate to many frames.
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Old October 31, 2012, 01:31 PM
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Great Review, beautiful card.

i dare say that baby is faster than my old Asus X850. like by 1000.
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