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GTX 660 Ti 2GB vs HD7950 3GB (can I please get a simple answer)

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I'm buying a new card. I've read many reviews, tests, comparisons, whatever

BUT

after all the reading, I know exactly the same as before

NOTHING

because every review says different. 7950 is better...and then came new drivers, windows 8 and patches for games, etc, and suddenly the whole situation changes and now the 660 Ti is supposed to be way better than 9750. wackosmiley.gif


To be honest, the only thing that is preventing me from buying the 660 TI is memory bandwidth. The Radeon has almost three times wider bandwidth. I just want a simple answer based on my needs:

- 1920x1080 resolution
- gaming on highest details, especially shadows (no need for AA, AF)
- Adobe Premier, After Effects video production/editing

which one would you recomend for me?

- PowerColor Radeon HD 7950 3GB Boost State 274.80 €

or

- Gigabyte GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Windforce 2X OC 266.40 €


and please state some logical arguments. Thank you.
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I'm sorry for lost replies, mod deleted topic because of censored swear words...
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post #3 of 45
Both are great, the amd wins in some games and the nvidia wins in some others. Imo there isn't a true winner in just pure gaming, especially with all the voltage locks going on now.

For what you're specifically doing though, especially the adobe stuff, I would recommend and consider a gtx 670 instead, the cuda and bandwith really helps if price isn't a problem.
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The 7950 doesn't have three x the bandwidth, not even close. What it has is double the memory bus but a lower stock memory clock over the 660 TI.

I say 7950 as it can over clock further.
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Simple answer, 7950.
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an OC'd 7950 wins, end of biggrin.gif
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post #7 of 45
7950 is much better.
Just a note the cooler on the 7950 will probably get loud with overclocking.
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7950
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I was in the same position as you like a month ago when I was trying to find out which card to get. I almost decided to get the 7950 until I read about the microstuttering on AMD cards even on single GPU's. That scared me away from getting the 7950 so I got the 660 Ti. When I found out that the microstuttering was gradually being fixed by new driver releases I slightly started to feel that I should have gone with the 7950.
I was comparing the Galaxy 660 Ti 2 GB GC and the Sapphire HD Radeon 7950 OC 3 GB. The 7950 had an extra GB of Vram and has double the bus width, as well as the fact that its memory bandwith is much larger. The 7950 will really shine when it's overclocked, if it's not overclocked I believe they'd be equal.
Looking at benchmarks ( IDK which drivers the benchmarks used ), the cards will be more or less equal, each one beating the other in games and losing to the other in other games.
I've read that the 660 Ti small memory bandwith can cause issues when high levels of AA are used ( 4x and higher IIRC ), but if you don't care about AA then maybe it'll be ok with you.
However, my PC is to be used for gaming, so I was purely considering it for gaming. IDK if Cuda cores on Nvidia cards will make any difference in the programs you're going to use.
Also, the 7950 uses higher power than the 660 Ti if that's something you want to consider.
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post #10 of 45
7950 gogogogogogo
the 670 competes with the 7950
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