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post #1 of 9
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PLEASE EXPLAIN WHY....

I do 50/50 gaming and media center usage.

ASUS 660 ti DC2OC 3gb
vs
SAPPHIRE 7950 Dual X
***SAME PRICE FOR EACH***

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submit=Property&N=100007709%20600007797&IsNodeId=1&Manufactory=1315%2C1561&PropertyCodeValue=679%3A289343%2C679%3A266449&bop=And&CompareItemList=48%7C14-121-767%5E14-121-767-TS%2C14-202-026%5E14-202-026-TS&percm=14-121-767%3A%24%24%24%2438%24%24%24%3B14-202-026%3A%24%24%24%2438%24%24%24
post #2 of 9
Depends do you have a preference between Nvidia and ATI?

The 660 Ti is a little bit better than the 7950 from the benchmarks I have seen of those cards, but rather minimal 3-6FPS I believe.
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post #3 of 9
If you guys can't help people out, then it is requested that you don't reply. Phrases such as, "just google it" is considered rude and if I see it again, you may be subjected to receiving infraction/warnings
post #4 of 9
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I am impartial to either. Just which performs better but again paper is one thing and actual performance is another. Thing is Asus like I said beats the Sapphire in all categories except memory interface but the Sapphire wins on most benchmarks. I guess that assumes overclock also.

Just trying to better understand why that may be....The Hanks for not saying just Google it.

Actually a week straight in building my PC and 3 days on gpu alone.
post #5 of 9
If you don't have a preference on either make, and like you said they will beat each other in certain categories, maybe the deciding factor will be which one you can overclock more to get the most out of. I haven't had a Nvidia for sometime and never overclocked one. I have a ATI 6850 and I can overclock it pretty well without changing any voltages making it easy to do a basic overclock and still get a boost in FPS.

I remember when I was buying my GPU it took me forever to decide between Nvidia and ATI reason I went with ATI if because all my Nvidia cards I had owned always had problems so I tried ATI and I have loved it since, hopefully any of this helps.
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post #6 of 9
Ahh i see, Yes that is not a helpful post.

Even if I already know everything about a product I am looking to buy, I still like to get other peoples opinions on it to learn more about what I am going to purchase so I don't regret my purchase afterwards.
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post #7 of 9
how about you forget both and grab a GTX 760, if you havent bought either one of them yet of course. biggrin.gif
post #8 of 9
7950 is a well built card, strong for gaming and compute. thumb.gif
post #9 of 9
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GOT THE gigabyte 7950 for 200.00 and 3 free games.
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