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Alright so let's get some background info here.

I am 14 years old with no steady income. After 2 years of gaming with my gtx 460 se I am ready to kiss it goodbye. New games like Crysis 3 and Far cry 3 are starting to take a crap all over my computer. So right now I am currently in business for a new generation graphics card.

Now after browsing ebay for the last two weeks I am now stuck between the gtx 660 ti and amd 7950.

gtx 660 ti goes for $249
amd 7950 goes for around $300-$320
amd 7970 goes for around $350

I am obviously strapped for cash but i have mean of getting around $300(selling my mechanical keyboard, gtx 460 se, and some leftover parts)

So I wondering if it is worth it to save up that last $50 bucks to get the amd 7970? or just go with the cheaper 660 ti?

I game at 1080p but I also record with Dxtory. And that brings up the subject of rendering. Will I see a decrease in rendering time(sony vegas, blender) with these cards?


Current specs:
cpu - AMD 1100t
gpu - gtx 460 se
ram - 8gb 1333mhz
psu - 750 watts


thx biggrin.gif

added the 7950 to the list for further investigation
Edited by CptChiggs - 3/6/13 at 2:07pm
post #2 of 10
Go with 7950.
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Do you mean 7950? Those usually go for $300, which is more the price range you're talking about ($50 more than the 660 Ti etc).
It's worth the few extra bucks IMO, it's an all-around better card. The 660 Ti is closer in performance to a 7870.
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I don't like the idea of you selling your mechanical keyboard, so I say get the 660 Ti.

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post #5 of 10
You can still get a 7950 in a Ti's price range. I say pass on that plan.
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post #6 of 10
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no i mean a 7970. I'll take a look at the 7950.
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I don't like the idea of you selling your mechanical keyboard, so I say get the 660 Ti.

Thanks for the mechanical keyboard sympathy haha
Edited by CptChiggs - 3/6/13 at 2:08pm
post #7 of 10
Definitely a 7950
post #8 of 10
Yea don't sell the board man. Get a 7950, there are some pretty good deals and worst case you could buy used
(certain makes have serial # based warranties anyway, so it doesn't matter if you're not the orig owner).
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post #9 of 10
get the 7950, yes 7970 is better but for your tight budget the 7950 is the best bang of the buck
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Alright guys thanks for the input
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