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    660ti vs 7950

    So, Im going to upgrade my good old unlocked 6850 for a new card, Which should I get 660ti or 7950? which is best overall with the latest driver, I play alot of Bf3 and Skyrim, hope to play alot of Elderscrolls online. the 7950 comes with the new bioshock and crysis 3 for free. other then that both are the same price right now due to rebates.
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    I like my Gigabyte 7950; it's a nice card and the game bundle (I got mine with the Hitman Absolution, Sleeping Dogs, FarCry 3 bundle) makes for a very good value if you're interested in the games.

    The 660Ti does come with the $50 in-game currency bonuses for each of Planetside 2, World of Tanks, and Hawken though if those are of more interest to you. As for which card is better than the other, it's pretty much a toss-up depending on whether you prefer AMD or nVidia; either would be a fine addition for a gaming computer.

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    7950 is slightly faster on average and you get 2 free games (which you can sell if you don't want them), should be a no brainer.
    http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/V..._Black/28.html

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    Quote Originally posted by Kaotika View Post
    7950 is slightly faster on average and you get 2 free games (which you can sell if you don't want them), should be a no brainer.
    http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/V..._Black/28.html
    I don't know what point you are trying to make, but that link shows the 660ti at the same speed.
    Last edited by dropkickmurphy82; February 18, 2013 at 14:56.

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    I'd lean towards NVidia for PhysX.

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    Quote Originally posted by dropkickmurphy82 View Post
    I don't know what point you are trying to make, but that link shows the 660ti at the same speed.
    Yeah there is practically no difference from those tests.

    Hard call really, I would go with the Radeon just for the free games otherwise it's a toss up

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    Quote Originally posted by dropkickmurphy82 View Post
    I don't know what point you are trying to make, but that link shows the 660ti at the same speed.

    Noted the "slightly"? It's just couple percent difference, on low res (1280x800) 660Ti is faster, 1680x1050 tied, 1920x1200 and 2560x1600 HD7950 is faster

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    What will you miss more, a couple of percentage performance when playing games, or PhysX effects in PhysX games?


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    Quote Originally posted by dropkickmurphy82 View Post
    I don't know what point you are trying to make, but that link shows the 660ti at the same speed.
    You need to ignore Techpowerups overall charts. The 660Ti wins in 720p and 1050p while the 7950 wins in 1200p and 1600p. It should be pretty clear which resolutions are more important. I can't believe that they still include 800p in their charts for desktop GPUs.

    That being said, AMD always having their big driver fix "in the next set of drivers" has to be getting pretty annoying at this point. They need to put more resources on their driver team. If there drivers with the new memory management code and smoother framerates were fully released instead of still in beta, it would be easier to recommend AMD wholeheartedly as the better value. I know my personal anecdote has nothing to do with the latest generation of cards, but when I went from HD 5770 to GTX 570 all of the intermittent driver crashes stopped, so I am going to lay the blame there on AMDs driver team.

    AMDs bundle should more than make up for the price difference of about $10 between the two cards, nVidia brought weak sauce with the "free to play" bundle.

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    I think HD7950 is slightly faster, at least that's what I remember from reading reviews a while back when trying to decide whether to get SLI or Crossfire with these cards.

    I went with the GTX660 Ti in the end and the main reason was noise levels, the noise levels are much lower, it's barely audible under full load, even with with two of them. Now throw in some custom stock cooling and you will never hear these cards under load over standard case fans.

    Also I definitely have a preference for nvidia when it comes to drivers, physx I couldn't give a crap about.
    Last edited by Shock_Hunter; February 18, 2013 at 15:36.

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