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680 <-> 7970
670 <-> 7950
660Ti <-> 7870


With the 7950 they seem to have a higher performance potential where the 660 seems to have lower OC headroom. But that's just my reading and thoughts, no real science behind it.

^^This is exaclty how I think.

They are all the same, but actually, the 7950 is the greatest deal (The one I posted in the second post of this thread) and you get two free popular games (Crysis 3 and Bioshock Infinite) But if you prefer Nvidia, get the GTX 670, but more expensive for basically the same performance.

Good luck.
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I like the free games with the 7950... But does anyone think i should wait for the 700 series cards?

Truly it would depend on if nvidia decides to reuse the GK104 (what most normal new age GPUS use now) or the GK110 (which is the same chip in titan).

There are only a few games in which your GPU is just not going to be able to play well like crysis 3, metro 2033, among other "card killer" games. But games like skyrim, Bioshock, borderlands 2, BF3 (maybe), MW3, and games like that are still playable.

...........hmmmmmmmm

Well I can tell you one thing. Do NOT SLI. First off I am not too terribly sure your PSU can handle it, second, SLI does not scale so well in some games as well as it does in the heaven benchmark so I think a 7950 would have a slightly advantage especially since it is a single GPU.

Here is what I would do. Sell the GTX 560 for like 100 bucks. Buy a used 7850. Overclock it to perform similar to the 7950.

When the 700 series hits the market read reviews and benchmarks. If it is a massive leap forward. Sell the 7850 for like 100 and get yourself a GTX 770.
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As to a head to head between the GTX 660 Ti and 7950, the 7950 definitely performs a league above in most games, overclocks well, and is a much more "muscular" solution overall (heavy duty 384-bit bus, 3GB of ram, HUGE single point GFLOPS, and a double precision that is "only" capped at 1/4 compared to 1/24 on 6-series cards (besides Titan)) . The Nvidia does have PhysX on it's side and would be my recommendation for those not keen on tooling around with their system due to Nvidia's more "crisp" drivers and general stability (put very loosely). For the price, on paper and in real world in extreme case scenarios, the 7950 is the winner, but at 1080p, you would be hard pressed to get huge performance gaps between the two.

If sticking to single screen 1080p, and buying now, I'd spring for the 7870XT (look out for 1536 SPUs/ 2GB/256 bit), and a dual fan one at that. Given your willingness to overclock, you could very well place a 7870XT around 7950 performance or even greater.
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Buy used and then miss the "free" games - - - I currently have a Samsung 24" 1080P monitor and would like to get a 30" 1440p later this year, so i am leaning toward the 7950. How well have the patches worked with the latency issue?
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Latency was really only an issue in CrossFire, so unless you want to spring for two 7950's, it shouldn't even cross your mind.
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As to a head to head between the GTX 660 Ti and 7950, the 7950 definitely performs a league above in most games, overclocks well, and is a much more "muscular" solution overall (heavy duty 384-bit bus, 3GB of ram, HUGE single point GFLOPS, and a double precision that is "only" capped at 1/4 compared to 1/24 on 6-series cards (besides Titan)) . The Nvidia does have PhysX on it's side and would be my recommendation for those not keen on tooling around with their system due to Nvidia's more "crisp" drivers and general stability (put very loosely). For the price, on paper and in real world in extreme case scenarios, the 7950 is the winner, but at 1080p, you would be hard pressed to get huge performance gaps between the two.

If sticking to single screen 1080p, and buying now, I'd spring for the 7870XT (look out for 1536 SPUs/ 2GB/256 bit), and a dual fan one at that. Given your willingness to overclock, you could very well place a 7870XT around 7950 performance or even greater.


If you want to go on the 7870 XT side, get this one (not the powercolor one)

234,99 $ (Comes with free Bioshock Infinite and New Tom Raider)

SAPPHIRE 100354XTL Radeon HD 7870 XT w/Boost 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card




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Buy used and then miss the "free" games - - - I currently have a Samsung 24" 1080P monitor and would like to get a 30" 1440p later this year, so i am leaning toward the 7950. How well have the patches worked with the latency issue?

30" will be 1600p wink.gif

Get the 7950 then with such high resolution, and Crossfire in the future if needed thumb.gif

Drivers will get better and better. 13.3 beta 3 is out (Waiting for a WHQL driver)
Edited by KaRLiToS - 3/20/13 at 8:15pm
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The latency issue has been dealt with VERY well, as far as I can tell. I was about to disown my HD 7950's because they didn't feel as smooth as my 660Ti (was going to sell them off and get a 4GB 680). It's funny how the latency issue was brought to light way back in September 2012, but wasn't fixed until early this year. If your plan on 1440p/1600p (that would be 30"), don't get anything less than an HD 7950 or GTX 670.
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For reference one 7950 can run BF3 fine at 1920x1080 on Ultra everything minus MSAA (I think i had it on 2x?)
Two makes it VERY CPU limited for me, the 3570k sits at 95% usage the whole way through. Overclocked at 4.6 and the 7950's at 900MHz (can't do anymore for now) the FPS are generally 100+ on Ultra with 2x MSAA
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The latency issue has been dealt with VERY well, as far as I can tell. I was about to disown my HD 7950's because they didn't feel as smooth as my 660Ti (was going to sell them off and get a 4GB 680). It's funny how the latency issue was brought to light way back in September 2012, but wasn't fixed until early this year. If your plan on 1440p/1600p (that would be 30"), don't get anything less than an HD 7950 or GTX 670.

A 7950 will deal at this resolution a lot better, I'd go with that. The extra vRAM helps so does the better memory bandwidth and it's a faster card too. thumb.gif
 
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M125 recommends the same card at that price but it's out of stock. And Crysis 3 youtube video said it requires 2.5GB in some parts of the game. So I am left with the 7950 again. Is there any other option, or is it the only option????
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Originally Posted by Matt-Matt View Post

For reference one 7950 can run BF3 fine at 1920x1080 on Ultra everything minus MSAA (I think i had it on 2x?)
Two makes it VERY CPU limited for me, the 3570k sits at 95% usage the whole way through. Overclocked at 4.6 and the 7950's at 900MHz (can't do anymore for now) the FPS are generally 100+ on Ultra with 2x MSAA
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The latency issue has been dealt with VERY well, as far as I can tell. I was about to disown my HD 7950's because they didn't feel as smooth as my 660Ti (was going to sell them off and get a 4GB 680). It's funny how the latency issue was brought to light way back in September 2012, but wasn't fixed until early this year. If your plan on 1440p/1600p (that would be 30"), don't get anything less than an HD 7950 or GTX 670.

A 7950 will deal at this resolution a lot better, I'd go with that. The extra vRAM helps so does the better memory bandwidth and it's a faster card too. thumb.gif

I had my 2500k at 4.5 when I first started but backed it down to 4.0 when i did not see any difference in Skyrim, Crysis 2, and BF3 high setting. Should I raise it back up when using the 7950 or is that just when using 2 in crossfire?
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