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Which is faster at "stock" speeds available at retail? By that, I don't mean AMD/NVIDIA's reference speeds but pre-overclocked cards like EVGA's FTW models.

I ask this because sometimes I'm asked for recommendations by friends/relatives who aren't comfortable messing with "default" hardware settings...
Edited by svenge - 3/17/13 at 1:29am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Yungbenny911 View Post

kookoo.gif....I will slap you right across the face for that comment haha lachen.gif .. For the price, the 660 is a really really good card, don't say stuff you don't know...

To the OP though, if you don't care about Physx, 3D vision or any stuff Nvidia has that AMD can't compete with, then go for the 7870, IF overclocked properly, it will be faster than the 660 in raw FPS thumb.gif

I ask this because sometimes I'm asked for recommendations by friends/relatives who aren't comfortable messing with "default" hardware settings...[/quote]

Sure the 660 is a good value/money card but in this case the 7870 is just better value/money as AMD generally always has been, that and the 660 doesn't overclock as well percentage/performance wise in comparison to a 7870 tongue.gif
Edited by Matt-Matt - 3/17/13 at 3:35am
 
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post #43 of 54
The 7870 or the 7870 XT is much better value for your money, you can't go wrong with either but the 7870 will get you much more for your hard earned cash. thumb.gif
Edited by StayFrosty - 3/17/13 at 5:15am
post #44 of 54
TBH just go with a tahiti LE 7870, cant go wrong with that, its almost a 7950 except with like 256 less cores or something.
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post #45 of 54
get 7870 smile.gif
post #46 of 54
disregard this post, decided to throw power consumption to the wind and order the 7870
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post #47 of 54
Go with 7870 = bang for the buck thumb.gif
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post #48 of 54
Any chance you could stretch to something like this?

That would put it to bed, it's far better than both.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131478R
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post #49 of 54
LOL , don't listen to these people, I have the HIS Radeon HD 7870 2GB GHZ Edition IceQ 256-bit
Screw the GTX 660
I can OC this card to 1200Mhz GPU Clock/1300Mhz Memory Clock and stay at 38C Temp.
I paid around 300$ for this card at memory express at the time on newegg.ca they are going for 219.00$
and can play anything at ultra settings so far
post #50 of 54
7870 Tahiti XT would take the crown and its only like 20 bucks more...
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