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Well guys I've pulled the trigger on a Galaxy GeForce GTX 660 Ti GC 3GB. I'm a fan of Nvidia's drivers and a 7950 would be a tight squeeze in my puny case tongue.gif The performance figures seem to lean towards Nvidia anyway haha
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Well guys I've pulled the trigger on a Galaxy GeForce GTX 660 Ti GC 3GB. I'm a fan of Nvidia's drivers and a 7950 would be a tight squeeze in my puny case tongue.gif The performance figures seem to lean towards Nvidia anyway haha

for $200 - it is worth it.thumb.gif
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Well guys I've pulled the trigger on a Galaxy GeForce GTX 660 Ti GC 3GB. I'm a fan of Nvidia's drivers and a 7950 would be a tight squeeze in my puny case tongue.gif The performance figures seem to lean towards Nvidia anyway haha
nice... thumb.gif
not the one to say, 'I told ya'.... but. tongue.gif

http://www.hardocp.com/article/2013/03/12/crysis_3_video_card_performance_iq_review/11#.UUX4VVcXV2E
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Performance Summary

As expected, Crysis 3 is demanding on hardware, but that is ok. We want a game that pushes graphics forward on the PC and creates a need to build and buy faster GPUs. This game is quite intense at 2560x1600, with no single-GPU video card tested today able to play it at the highest in-game settings at 2560x1600. The GeForce GTX 680 and Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition were not able to give us that level of gameplay experience. This is good, this means we have room for next generation video cards to deliver to us a maximized experience at 2560x1600.

For now, it will take SLI or CrossFire to be able to play at 2560x1600 with very high settings and AA. If you wish to play Crysis 3 at 2560x1600 on a single-GPU, you will have to lower in-game settings. We found that you not only have to drop to high settings, but also lower shadows and post-processing to medium in the process.

Crysis 3 plays a lot better at 1080p resolution, 1920x1080. At 1080p the GeForce GTX 680 and Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition are able to push the graphics to very high and play with the best experience possible in the game. Granted, we have to use SMAA Medium in order to achieve this. It will most likely take next generation single-GPU video cards to allow us to play at SMAA High 4X at very high at 1080p. Still, if you have one of the best high-end cards right now, you can have a great 1080p experience in this game and get the most out of it visually.

The GeForce GTX 670 was also a good card at 1080p and the GeForce GTX 660 Ti impressed us with its performance. We thought the GTX 660 Ti would be bottlenecked, but it performed well. We were able to play at 1080p, with SMAA Medium, though we had to customize some settings by lowering these. What was really disappointing was the Radeon HD 7950 Boost and Radeon HD 7 870 GHz Edition performance. At 1080p we really had to lower in-game settings in order to get playable performance. It could be driver immaturity, but whatever it is, those video cards suffered the most.

Overall, if you want the best midrange video card performance, look toward the GeForce GTX 660 Ti or GTX 670 for this game at 1080p.

Edited by malmental - 3/17/13 at 10:11am
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I play this on my Sapphire HD7950 OC 950mhz edition all HIGH with MSAA x8 and i get 40-45 fps all the time. So, ues an hd7950 is OK !!thumb.gif
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we want more than OK... wink.gif
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I am in a similar situatiom currently. I have the computer in my sig and Crysis 3 is demanding on it.I love visual fidelity soI do sacrifice fps for that graphical power. But, I'm starting to see that even at 1600x900 I may need to upgrade soon. I am not sure what to upgrade to though. I am thinking of getting a new monitor as well and that will surely need a new graphics card.
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my crossfire 7950 + 13.3 beta 2 is running crysis 3 like butter on wheat bread, so lean and juicy! 80 fps on very high settings.....titan aint got nothing on my crossfire tongue.gif but I ordered 3 titans tho for my upcoming build lol...



Case labs sm8 is coming tomorrow smile.gif
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My rig:

i7 3930 OCd@4.6ghz

Asrock X79 Extreme9 MOBO

16GB DDR3 2400 Corsair Vengeance

256GB Samsung 840 Pro SSD

2 Sapphire Flex 7950s in Crossfire 3 monitor/Eyefinity EDIT: OCd@1150Mhz GPU & 1375Mhz Memory

Crysis 3 settings were:

HIGH Texture/System Spec
FXAA
16x Anisotropic

I was getting garbage framerates (12-15fps) though still playable but after I installed AMD's 13.3 beta driver and changed Crysis 3 settings to:

FXAA
16x Anisotropic
VERY HIGH Texture
CUSTOM System Spec (Post Processing, Shader & Shadows are set to HIGH. All else set to VERY HIGH)

And now, I'm averaging 45fps w/stock gpu & memory clock settings!
Edited by shikwan - 3/25/13 at 8:15am
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As exciting talking about past experiences and comparing benchs/cards is, there's something important we're not taking in consideration for the deal breaker, and that is how much does the OP plans to spend?. You see, I personally don't mind spending extra 20~40$ for the ease of mind. Because, let's get some facts straight:

-NVIDIA looks the most attractive choice, because of the low complaints and high satisfaction rates
-AMD is a better deal IF you don't want to spend a single additional penny, in trade of reliability.
-AMD drivers left a stigma. I used to own a 5850, and couldn't completely remove the drivers in any way! Had to regedit the hell out of it :/ Don't even want to get started on how each update was feared since some of them were just plain bad and worsened everything. tongue.gif
-Even though AMD drivers are steadily becoming better, back in 2007 NVIDIA already allowed custom 3D settings for each application. Not sure of how things are going on AMD, but maaan it sure took long to implement a BASIC feature like that.


So yeah, if killergram has extra pennies to spend and wants a more *solid* product.... 660 Ti! thumb.gif
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As exciting talking about past experiences and comparing benchs/cards is, there's something important we're not taking in consideration for the deal breaker, and that is how much does the OP plans to spend?. You see, I personally don't mind spending extra 20~40$ for the ease of mind. Because, let's get some facts straight:

-NVIDIA looks the most attractive choice, because of the low complaints and high satisfaction rates
-AMD is a better deal IF you don't want to spend a single additional penny, in trade of reliability.
-AMD drivers left a stigma. I used to own a 5850, and couldn't completely remove the drivers in any way! Had to regedit the hell out of it :/ Don't even want to get started on how each update was feared since some of them were just plain bad and worsened everything. tongue.gif
-Even though AMD drivers are steadily becoming better, back in 2007 NVIDIA already allowed custom 3D settings for each application. Not sure of how things are going on AMD, but maaan it sure took long to implement a BASIC feature like that.


So yeah, if killergram has extra pennies to spend and wants a more *solid* product.... 660 Ti! thumb.gif

^this. that 660 ti of yours is a good find for $200.thumb.gif
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