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HeadlessKnight, what GPU are you currently running in your machine?

I am running a single GTX 470 overclocked to 725/1700 until next generation of GPUs. I am wondering why you ask this question biggrin.gif ?
I sold my GTX 670 because I didn't like the fact how it did got owned in demanding game by a much cheaper GPU like the HD7950.
Even though it was awesome, I was able to get it to 1360/7430 (@ 1.21mV) with it so it was a golden chip & it was super cool and much quieter than this loud reference GTX 470.
But I will settle with this 470 until next generation.
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I am running a single GTX 470 overclocked to 725/1700 until next generation of GPUs. I am wondering why you ask this question biggrin.gif ?
I sold my GTX 670 because I didn't like the fact how it did got owned in demanding game by a much cheaper GPU like the HD7950.
Even though it was awesome, I was able to get it to 1360/7430 (@ 1.21mV) with it so it was a golden chip & it was super cool and much quieter than this loud reference GTX 470.
But I will settle with this 470 until next generation.

Just curious, I can't justify spending over £300 for the GTX670 but I'm interested in your statement regarding the HD7950. Have you used one of these yourself?
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Why are you guys forcing the AMD card down his throat?

He said he likes GTX 660 Ti and that WILL be an upgrade.

Gripen90 - synthetic benchmarks mean nothing!
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Why are you guys forcing the AMD card down his throat?
He said he likes GTX 660 Ti and that WILL be an upgrade.
Gripen90 - synthetic benchmarks mean nothing!


It's just a bunch of people saying what currently is the best card for his budget on the market. I just wouldn't understand why someone would want a 660 ti since it's way overpriced.

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Just curious, I can't justify spending over £300 for the GTX670 but I'm interested in your statement regarding the HD7950. Have you used one of these yourself?

No. unfortunately I still haven't the pleasure to try a Tahiti card, but the benchmarks over the internet can easily tell you which cards are faster if you are not looking at them using Nvidia glasses tongue.gif .
I'd like to try an HD7950/ 7970 but I don't want to waste my money when next generation of cards are around the corner. I know I can wait.
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It's just a bunch of people saying what currently is the best card for his budget on the market. I just wouldn't understand why someone would want a 660 ti since it's way overpriced.

^^ This...
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The problem with 660 ti (or regular) is the memory bandwidth. When you crank up AA in games, it performs bad.

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Otherwise, nothing wrong with the card.
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I see where all the guys recommending the HD7950 are coming from. I have also seen various reviews from different sites, including this one, that complain about the limited 192-bit bus bandwidth as this can be a serious bottleneck with high resolution gaming.

I have been considering the HD7950 as a contender and it is also over £20 cheaper in some cases than the GTX660 ti that I'm looking at. I'm not adverse to trying an AMD GPU but having seen the poor versions of their older cards that came out in the past, I don't want to spend money on a card that I'm not going to be happy with. I know that AMD have improved the cards now, but that's always stuck in the back of my mind :-)

I have little to no intention of overclocking the GPU I buy hence my reasoning behind purchasing the Nvidia cards in the first place as they typically come factory-overclocked, as do the GTX460s I currently own.

The consensus on here (from several people) is to buy the HD7950 and then overclock the hell out of it to improve the performance but if I have to do that to get a decent performance out of it, why not stick with the GTX660 Ti in the first place as I don't think an overclock is required, in my opinion :-)

I also see that people who have tried the 7950 like it, of course as do the people who use the GTX660 Ti cards. My only concern at this time is the bandwidth limitations and what they will do if I do decide to buy a larger monitor.

The games that the reviewers use to test the cards does vary but currently, the games I play are GTA IV, BF3, Far Cry 2 (and Far Cry 3 when it's released next weekend), CoD Black Ops, Modern Warfare etc. I don't play most of the games that they use to test so I'm also concerned that the cards I am considering will not perform as expected...
Edited by Bi0H@zyrd - 11/24/12 at 9:19am
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Why are you guys forcing the AMD card down his throat?
He said he likes GTX 660 Ti and that WILL be an upgrade.
Gripen90 - synthetic benchmarks mean nothing!

I know, that's why I wrote what I wrote. In DX9 games the GTX 460 Duo was faster, but moving to DX10 and DX11 it flattened out.
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The AA performance of GTX660 is pathetic indeed...

I just don't get it why nvidia had to shrink the bit bus from 256 to 192 and the ROPS from 32 to 24. GTX 660 is definitely not another 7600GT, not another 9600GT or not another GTX460...
post #30 of 30
GTX460 sli to a 660ti would be a downgrade if they are OCed. You get more v-ram and less GPU power. The only card that would even make it worth it would be the 7950.

Op the 7950 is pretty much par with the GTX670 at stock, just like the 7870 is pretty much par with the 660ti. Overclocking is where AMD wins, so really comes done to if you want to spend more money for nvidia ATM.
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