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Mitsudomoe December 7, 2012 06:20 AM

Debating against Aftermarket 660ti or 7950
Newegg.com - MSI N660TI TF 3GD5/OC GeForce GTX 660 Ti 3GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card - 660ti MSI


Newegg.com - XFX Double D Black Edition FX-795A-TDBC Radeon HD 7950 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - XFX 7950

Both cards are priced nearly close together, but I want a long lasting card that I won't have to exchange for quite sometime, I need help on which card would help me get the best picture and good performance at the same time, I'll be using 1 24" monitor 1080p 1920-1080 resolution atm. Im leaning towards the 660ti atm due to its cooling situation with the fans and I've trusted msi in the past with my products.

Dazastar December 9, 2012 03:04 AM

Definately go the radeon 7950

tried a few combos of Nvidia cards just recently after my experience with poor 3dmark11 results with my 560 ti core 448 and 650 ti overclock that spured me to tring the AMD range and the radeon didn't disapoint. Plus if you nab a Powercolor 7950 ir higher you get full version games bundle of:

Far cry 3
Hitman absolution
Medal of honor warfighter
Sleeping Dogs

Very groovey value

Mitsudomoe December 9, 2012 04:10 AM

I've never heard of powercolor or even bought from them, I have a large amount of trust within MSI and Galaxy. I know right now most of the 7950's or Most AMD cards are coming along with 4 of those game. After the patch work with the current AMD driver, the 7 series cards got a major jump.

Newegg has 17 7950's on the market right now with atleast 4 of them sold out , which one would you recommend and why?

Newegg.com - Computer Hardware, Video Cards & Video Devices, Desktop Graphics Cards, Radeon HD 7000 series, Radeon HD 7950

Skozaa December 9, 2012 05:00 AM

Maybe this will help you pick a good choice

this is my AMD XFX HD7950

AMD Radeon HD 7950 video card benchmark result - Intel Core i5-3570K Processor,MSI Z77A-GD55 (MS-7751) score: P9313 3DMarks <-- 3dmark score

BeaverBender December 9, 2012 08:16 AM

You might want to read this thread and the link in the first post, if you haven't already.


BigPhatPaulie December 9, 2012 08:32 AM

Ditto on what beaver said.... Based on that alone i would pick the 660ti

Mitsudomoe December 10, 2012 04:05 AM

Now the big debate for me is , the 2gb or the 3gb... I'm hearing that the 3gb is a waste of money due to the bus bottleneck situation ,and others saying that the 3gb is worth the extra 20-40$

I'm also leaning towards the MSI, seeing how the reviews are good on those.

BigPhatPaulie December 10, 2012 08:26 AM

If your planning to max out resolutions on a higher res monitor in the future then maybe get the 3gb, otherwise the 2 will be fine

Dazastar December 10, 2012 03:10 PM

BOOST = 3Gb Version
Correct me if I'm wrong, but i remember the sales rep telling me the BOOST version is the 3Gb version.

great_big_abyss December 10, 2012 03:21 PM

Go for the 2GB...3GB will be overkill and a waste of money, IMO. Your bottleneck will already be the core.

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