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Poll Results: Which Video Card

 
  • 40% (2)
    nVidia GTX 660Ti
  • 60% (3)
    ATi Radeon HD 7870
5 Total Votes  
post #1 of 4
Thread Starter 
Video Card: ATi Radeon HD 7870 2GB

Video Card: eVGA nVidia 660Ti GTX 2GB

Use: Video editing, rendering, and media.


My PC is being built now but my builder just let me know of an option from the Radeon 7870 I was going to use. He said that I might want to take a look at specs and reviews for the 660Ti and decide from there. Again you see what I would be doing primarily. I'm stuck between the two, I read on one thread to go 7870 and others 660Ti. Plus I've seen on average the 660Ti gets better FPS on gaming but not sure how that applies to my use. Not sure if you would need my system specs to help choose but here they are:

ASUS Sabertooth Z77
Intel i7 3770K (OC 4.2GHz) with Corsair H100 LiquiCooler
Corsair 8GB Vengeance 1866MHz
OCZ Vertex 3 120GB SSD
Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit
post #2 of 4
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Originally Posted by SabertoothZ77R View Post

Video Card: ATi Radeon HD 7870 2GB
Video Card: eVGA nVidia 660Ti GTX 2GB
Use: Video editing, rendering, and media.
My PC is being built now but my builder just let me know of an option from the Radeon 7870 I was going to use. He said that I might want to take a look at specs and reviews for the 660Ti and decide from there. Again you see what I would be doing primarily. I'm stuck between the two, I read on one thread to go 7870 and others 660Ti. Plus I've seen on average the 660Ti gets better FPS on gaming but not sure how that applies to my use. Not sure if you would need my system specs to help choose but here they are:
ASUS Sabertooth Z77
Intel i7 3770K (OC 4.2GHz) with Corsair H100 LiquiCooler
Corsair 8GB Vengeance 1866MHz
OCZ Vertex 3 120GB SSD
Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit

The Sapphire HD 7870 can be had for USD 260 (USD 245 after rebate)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102981

and the HIS Iceq HD 7950

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161407

imo get the HIS Iceq HD 7950 and overclock it. clock for clock HD 7950 is 3 - 5% slower than HD 7970. HD 7950 OC will easily be faster than GTX 660 Ti OC. The Iceq is one of the best coolers.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-7950-review-benchmark,3207-14.html
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post #3 of 4
Nvidia cards have CUDA, that would be a better choice for video editing/rendering.
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Thread Starter 
Ah well I ended up with a Radeon 7970 instead of the other two cards. Plus OpenCL is more widely supported now, so it shouldn't be any issue.
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