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So I'm kinda stumped. I want to play Crysis 3 on moderate settings so am upgrading from my current 460 SOC, but can't decide between a 660 ti or 7950. Im getting conflicting information from review sites as to which is faster, and am told Nvidia's drivers are better? So yeah, help please. Oh and I'll be playing at 1080p.
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My bet is on the 7950, enjoy higher-res textures and overall better performance.
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either card would play max setting minus AA

my 6970 will do that as well(playing beta right now)

7950 may play it with like 4 AA too...
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Well I love me some AA biggrin.gif So a 7950 then? Oh and could someone please explain the difference between the normal and Boost models?

Edit: Which cards are voltage locked? I'm looking at a Gigabyte OC model atm
Edited by killergram33 - 2/4/13 at 10:30pm
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not sure but i think the Vapor-X and maybe the DC2...maybe someone else knows more
Edited by zerokool_3211 - 2/4/13 at 11:11pm
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7950 for sure! (Single card wise). If you will be adding another card in X-fire or SLI, then go with the 660 ti, i don't trust AMD in X-fire... #JustSaying rolleyes.gif
Edited by Yungbenny911 - 2/4/13 at 10:46pm
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The 7950 MSi Twin-Frozers I have had were voltage unlocked and built on the 7970 PCB. I highly recommend that model, although I am not certain if it is still available. "Boost" is like Turbo, it has a higher clock speed that it sometimes / often hits. My understanding is that doesn't make much difference if you plan to overclock, since you'll clock it higher than even the boost speed.
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7950 boost is my recommendation. Right now it comes with crysis 3 and bioshock inf.
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Originally Posted by zerokool_3211 View Post

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OP - the 7950 boost is unequivocally and without ANY doubt the better choice. Even IF it is voltage locked, the max overclock you squeeze out of it will crush the 660ti where it counts, when the bandwidth and shader power are getting tested ie: all future and more power-hungry games.
Edited by willibj - 2/4/13 at 11:00pm
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