Originally Posted by Durquavian
Ok here it is. I used the same settings OCN users use for their Heaven 4.0 top 30 benches.
Ok so I am prepared for the random cherry-picking counter arguments. SO BRING IT. lol
A GTX 660 (non-TI) gets around 20-24fps at those settings (Proof
, uses an i5-3570k, which by your arguments in every FX-8350 vs i5-3570k are equal. 4:30 = end of benchmark). A single card. Low end. Consequently, that card is cheaper than two HD 7770s, and is at the range of the OP's budget.
An HD 7870 gets even better.
Heck, even a GTX 650ti Boost would be cheaper than what you have, and get better performance. AND wouldn't be limited by 1GB of VRAM (since most GTX 650Ti Boost that have 2GB are cheaper than two HD 7770s).
Think about that for a second.
Combine that with the fact that the GTX 660 and the HD 7870 comes with 2GB of VRAM, allowing them to not be limited by VRAM in any title currently on the market at 1080p (barring highly modded Skyrim as usual).
So besides the fact that you try and defend your purchase (and I'm sorry, I do have to laugh at that Unigine Heaven benchmark), you also consequently let your bias in as usual and refused to acknowledge that there are two options for GPUs that fit OP's price range: Nvidia and AMD.
And not a single argument I've presented is cherry picked.
Its a simple matter of fact (and heck, you proved it yourself with your bench) that two low end cards ($125) are worse than a single $250 card.Edited by Kinaesthetic - 8/4/13 at 6:09pm