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man not the compute argument again... rolleyes.gif

lol If you want to Comput, get a GTX 580 Lighting! biggrin.gif
close, I run SLi N560GTX-Ti 448's.... tongue.gif

Oh God, lol biggrin.gif

OP: The GTX 670 would be the best GPU upgrade to get. The 680 is over priced on the minimal gain it gives you. Or go 7950. I am leaning towards GTX 670 though tongue.gif
 
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I am leaning towards the 7950 but I have never had an AMD card before. Do AMD cards work better with a FX8350 than an GTX660ti. I am almost nervous to switch from an Nvidia. And if I do get the 7950, what brand is the best in opinion and why? I only know that EVGA has a kick@$$ warranty thats why I have a GTX470 EVGA. I use my computer a lot for rendering, like in UDK and 3DS Max. I want a card that will be good for that as well. So if the 7950 is better at compute, whatever that means, would it be better at rendering?
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Either cards will work fine with AMD cpu(s).
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lol If you want to Comput, get a GTX 580 Lighting! biggrin.gif

Try going back to GTX480 since it still has more compute power then whats out there now.

People need to face the facts. Direct Compute power is becoming more important in today's games. It used to not be so, but it is.
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I am leaning towards the 7950 but I have never had an AMD card before. Do AMD cards work better with a FX8350 than an GTX660ti. I am almost nervous to switch from an Nvidia. And if I do get the 7950, what brand is the best in opinion and why? I only know that EVGA has a kick@$$ warranty thats why I have a GTX470 EVGA. I use my computer a lot for rendering, like in UDK and 3DS Max. I want a card that will be good for that as well. So if the 7950 is better at compute, whatever that means, would it be better at rendering?

Actually AMD cards work better with AMD CPUs IIRC, the AMD Overdrive allows OCing of Radeon GPUs
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I am leaning towards the 7950 but I have never had an AMD card before. Do AMD cards work better with a FX8350 than an GTX660ti. I am almost nervous to switch from an Nvidia. And if I do get the 7950, what brand is the best in opinion and why? I only know that EVGA has a kick@$$ warranty thats why I have a GTX470 EVGA. I use my computer a lot for rendering, like in UDK and 3DS Max. I want a card that will be good for that as well. So if the 7950 is better at compute, whatever that means, would it be better at rendering?
we need some benches and not some biased opinions...
benches with your specific functions in play..
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I dont know what you are asking of me. I am just going to upgrade and need something that can dominate games like Crysis 3 and have rendering capabilities for 3D modeling programs like UDK and 3DS Max. If the 7950 can do better than the 660ti, then I am all down for that. I can always use my GTX 470 for a Physx card right?
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I am unable to recommend a HD Radeon GPU at this time....
is this about Crysis 3:

reviews already say that @ 1080p the GTX 660 Ti is the best overall card at that resolution followed by the GTX 670..
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In more civilized 1920x1200 monitor resolutions you'll notice that the numbers are already crumbling down a bit. Keep that 40 FPS minimum in mind as you want a little reserve. Also keep in mind that all levels are different, some more harsh on the GPU than others. The opening scene for example is a drag. We test in the level Welcome to the Jungle, which I'm sure is a level title creatively borrowed from Guns 'n Roses wink.gif

A GeForce GTX 660 (non-Ti) would be optimal for the money in this resolution as well as a Radeon HD 7870.
Crysis 3 VGA Graphics Benchmark performance test




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Graphics memory usage

Before we move onwards into the conclusion it is handy to know how much graphics memory the game requires in a preferred resolution. You'll notice that 2GB graphics card are sufficient and that's the number Crytek has been aiming on, so watch this. A graphics card with 2 GB of graphics memory minimum is really recommended. Should you have less available and run into performance issues, the easiest way out preventing frames from being swapped back and forth in that frame buffer is to select medium quality settings or lower AA levels.



AMD Radeon HD 7950 Boost vs. Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 Ti: frame times review
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Radeon HD 7950 vs. GeForce GTX 660 Ti revisited
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It is not specifically about Crysis 3. I see the 7950 has an extra GB of video memory. Does this help the performance of rendering and gaming/multitasking compared to the 2gb of a 660ti? Why can you not recommend an AMD card at this time? Just because of the Crysis 3 benchmarks or is there something else that is bothering you? I prefer Nvidia as well, but I would like to know reasons. Thanks for all of this input.
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AMD Radeon HD 7950 Boost vs. Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 Ti: frame times review
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Radeon HD 7950 vs. GeForce GTX 660 Ti revisited


Frame Rating Dissected: Full Details on Capture-based Graphics Performance Testing

Edited by malmental - 3/31/13 at 3:40pm
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