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Looking for peoples opinions. I'm kinda torn. I'm looking at the 7870 or a 660ti. I'll get either a asus or msi. You can give me your opinion on that too. Looks like on hardware compare there fairly even but 660 has a better texel rate and the 7870 has a better pixel rate. Honestly I don't know what would help me out more. I started out with a evga 450 invidia then got a good deal on a msi6950 twin frozer ii. After having the msi i've kinda leaned towards radeon now. Please give me your opinion On both 7870 vs 660ti and asus vs msi. Personally i've always been a asus fan. thumb.gif
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was an asus fan had a 6950 2gb but it went so going to get a 660ti better card overall
 
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http://techreport.com/review/23981/radeon-hd-7950-vs-geforce-gtx-660-ti-revisited

According to TechReport, the 660ti is the clear choice. Unless you run very high resolutions, or like lots of AA.
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Do you need CUDA and do you use higher than 1080p with antialiasing? If not using CUDA, the 7870 is cheaper usually , isn't limited by memory bandwidth, and overclocks better

If you need CUDA or PhysX and don't want to overclock at all then GTX 660ti is the better option.

If you want pure OpenCL compute (bitmining) , use 4xAA or 2560x1600 or 2560x1440, then the 7870 is a better pick.

The HD 7850 tended to be a better value than the 7870, but with the HD 7870 prices dropping to $210-220 maybe not. GTX 660ti is still $280-300 though, whereas the GTX 660 sits around $200.
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I like the Info. Thanks for the advice.
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I just pick up a MSI tf 660ti 3gb version for $322 on price match before taxes and in store warranty but tiger direct has a really good deal on it right now $329 before $25 Mir.

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OP consider the HD 7870 Tahiti LE chip. 1536 stream processors at 975 mhz boost. 256 bit memory at 1.5 Ghz (192 Gb/s) with 32 ROPs. same price as GTX 660 Ti but slightly faster. also scales very well with overclocks and at 1200 mhz matches HD 7970 (925 mhz).

http://www.hardwareheaven.com/reviews/1639/pg1/powercolor-pcs-hd7870-myst-edition-tahiti-le-graphics-card-review-introduction.html

http://www.hardocp.com/article/2013/01/01/powercolor_radeon_hd_7870_myst_edition_review/1

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Club_3D/HD_7870_jokerCard_Tahiti_LE/

the PCS+ MYST HD 7870 Tahiti LE can be got for USD 245 . with farcry 3 free game.

http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?name=PC-787_2V3
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OP consider the HD 7870 Tahiti LE chip. 1536 stream processors at 975 mhz boost. 256 bit memory at 1.5 Ghz (192 Gb/s) with 32 ROPs. same price as GTX 660 Ti but slightly faster. also scales very well with overclocks and at 1200 mhz matches HD 7970 (925 mhz).
http://www.hardwareheaven.com/reviews/1639/pg1/powercolor-pcs-hd7870-myst-edition-tahiti-le-graphics-card-review-introduction.html
http://www.hardocp.com/article/2013/01/01/powercolor_radeon_hd_7870_myst_edition_review/1
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Club_3D/HD_7870_jokerCard_Tahiti_LE/
the PCS+ MYST HD 7870 Tahiti LE can be got for USD 245 . with farcry 3 free game.
http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?name=PC-787_2V3

I forgot about that card. As long as your not really worried about power consumption, that 7870 LE is the best buy.
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if the OP can afford it this is the card to get. he can buy it from superbiiz with 3 free games. GTX 670 performance at stock. at the same clocks 3 - 5% slower than HD 7970. easily overclocks to 1100 - 1150 mhz. HD 7950 at 1100 mhz matches HD 7970 Ghz (1050 mhz)

http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?name=AT-7950BST
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