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That's true, the 192-bit bus is a bit disappointing and the GTX 670 is just too much for my budget. I will give the HD 7950 a serious look. It sounds like a real performer.
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That's true, the 192-bit bus is a bit disappointing and the GTX 670 is just too much for my budget. I will give the HD 7950 a serious look. It sounds like a real performer.

Just a tip from someone who bought two of them this month: The AMD promotion going on right now is killer. The two free games you get (Crysis 3 and BioShock Infinite) plus the mail in rebate make a good deal, especially so if you sell the game codes. Just shop around online for the best price. I got mine for $289 each before rebate.
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3gb. The 2gb version only uses 1,5 because of the bandwidth
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3gb. The 2gb version only uses 1,5 because of the bandwidth

I think you are misinformed...
post #15 of 27
3 gb single card?I dont think gtx 660ti can push 3gb vram textures. The same as 4gb gtx 680. Only if you go sli.
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GTX 660ti 3GB : 144.19 GB/s Memory Bandwidth
HD 7950 3GB: 240 GB/s memory bandwidth

In both cases its 3 GB but one will perform/transfer much faster.


PS: I know you were posting in the Nvidia forum, my goal is to help you make the best choice for your needs. I'm not here to sell any brand in particular wink.gif

The 192bit memory interface of the 660Ti is a bit small for 3GB anyway, makes it kinda useless... And on 1080p there's no games that maxes 2GB, exept I think crysis 3 on uber max settings.
So yeah, KaRLiToS is right the 7950 would be a way better choice for 3GB but if you really want a 660Ti, get the 2GB for 1080p,
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Honestly I'm not a fan boy, but you are going to get better scaling and performance right now with the 660 ti, let me explain first hand though I have to admit amd has better driver atm for certain games like crysis 3. What is great about the 660ti is the fact you have gpu boost, so when your not gaming it will scale down automatically. Really either solution suggested is great, but I would think about what games you like to play and then base your decision on that. The 660 ti though if you get the 3gb will be much better in terms of performance. It will allow you to do more, such as if you plan to surround game the extra memory and bandwidth will be better. Also nvidia has a better 3d solution in my opinion right now. I would go 660 ti for it seems to have the better features. You can even overclock the hell out of it. I would also agree with the sli if you can afford it, but at that point you might also want to consider moving to the next bracket of graphics cards in that price range.
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Honestly I'm not a fan boy, but you are going to get better scaling and performance right now with the 660 ti, let me explain first hand though I have to admit amd has better driver atm for certain games like crysis 3. What is great about the 660ti is the fact you have gpu boost, so when your not gaming it will scale down automatically. Really either solution suggested is great, but I would think about what games you like to play and then base your decision on that. The 660 ti though if you get the 3gb will be much better in terms of performance. It will allow you to do more, such as if you plan to surround game the extra memory and bandwidth will be better. Also nvidia has a better 3d solution in my opinion right now. I would go 660 ti for it seems to have the better features. You can even overclock the hell out of it. I would also agree with the sli if you can afford it, but at that point you might also want to consider moving to the next bracket of graphics cards in that price range.

No, AMD scale better, it has been debunked many times..

Feature wise you get more with Nvidia, but the pricing of AMD chips is really nice.

3D is also not on topic, and throwing in things that are meaningless to the OP is off putting.
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Get the 2 GB card. It is more likely that the performance of the card will be the limiting factor long before the VRAM will. Beside that, I don't think the card has enough memory bandwidth to effectively take advantage of 3 GB.

However, I would consider a 7950 for the same price. If you could afford a 670, that's what I would go for over a 7950.
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7950 or 7870 would be better 2gb or 3gb doesn't matter
    
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