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Radeon HD 7950 vs GTX 660ti?

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I am looking to upgrade from my xf 6870's and am having a tough time deciding what card to go with. I only game with one screen and I run 1080p. I want to stay around the $300 price range and am unsure on what will get me the best performance for my dollars. My usual games are BF3, Civ5, TF2, FarCry3.

Any advice would be appreciated.
post #2 of 42
I vote 7950, because have more VRAM, more bandwith, future proofing.
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Both are great but 7950 is a bit faster then a 660 ti but either way you can't go wrong.thumb.gif
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ATI 7950 without a doubt thumb.gif.
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Not so sure about this, but if you're upgrading from XFire 6870's I don't think you'll see a jump in performance that'll justify the cost, especially if you have the 2 GB ones.
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post #7 of 42
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unfortunately they are the 1GB 6870's so I think it would be worth the investment
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the HD 7950 boost sells for USD 300 - 320. matches GTX 670 at stock. easily overclocks to 1100 - 1150 mhz and matches hd 7970 ghz perf.

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/HIS/HD_7950_X2_Boost/28.html
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/HIS/HD_7950_X2_Boost/31.html

go for Sapphire HD 7950 boost. excellent dual x cooler. unlocked voltage. make sure you can fit the card in your case . its 29 cm long.

http://www.sapphiretech.com/presentation/product/?cid=1&gid=3&sgid=1157&pid=1713&psn=&lid=1&leg=0
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202006

if you need a shorter card get another sku of the same card. 27 cm long

http://www.sapphiretech.com/presentation/product/?cid=1&gid=3&sgid=1157&pid=1841&psn=&lid=1&leg=0
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202026
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post #9 of 42
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Thank you very much!

I have a ThermalTake Chaser MK-I LCS http://www.thermaltakeusa.com/products-model.aspx?id=C_00001802 so I think the space won't be an issue.

Well that settles it I suppose. I'll go with the Sapphire 7950. I think the extra GB of memory will serve me well, and that cooler is nice too!
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Thank you very much!

I have a ThermalTake Chaser MK-I LCS http://www.thermaltakeusa.com/products-model.aspx?id=C_00001802 so I think the space won't be an issue.

Well that settles it I suppose. I'll go with the Sapphire 7950. I think the extra GB of memory will serve me well, and that cooler is nice too!

mine isn't the boost one but it will do 1100Mhz on 1.056V and gets a about 75FPS avg in BF3 on ultra @ 1080P biggrin.gif
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