Overclock.net › Forums › Graphics Cards › Graphics Cards - General › AMD HD7950 vs NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760??
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

AMD HD7950 vs NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760??

post #1 of 17
Thread Starter 
Hey guys,

I would like to get your advice, expertise on the differences between the Radeon HD 7950 and the Nvidia Geforce Gtx 760. I currently have an Intel core i-7, 3.5/3.9 GHz Turbo 8MB L3 Cache HD 4000. Overclocking is at automatic. I have 16GB of Ram. I, also have a 60 GB Corsair SSD caching drive. 850 Watt power supply. 2TB hard drive.

My question to you guys is I purchased this computer with the 2x Radeon HD 7950 with crossfire. It was running fine then 6 months into my purchase I started to get blue screens and driver issues. I sent my computer back and the retailer who built my computer now wants to replace my HD 7950 cards with the Nvidia Gtx 760's. Do you think this is fair and are they comparable? I've read some reviews online and it seems the HD 7950's are slightly better in performance. I've made my arguments but they keep saying they're comparable. That the HD's I had were not 7950 boost, therefore, the GTX 760's are better. Is that true? I don't want to feel like I'm being robbed here and I don't want a downgrade.

I have two 27" Dell display monitors and it's maxed out to 2560x1440 resolution. I am a digital artist and run 3D programs and really care about the performance, speed and quality of the images I see. I play games as well, although playing games on the computer isn't a big factor.

Do you guys feel that it's fair for them to replace my HD 7950's to the GTX 760's? Thanks for your help.
post #2 of 17
Gtx670 is faster than a gtx760. Hd7950 is faster than Gtx670. So no stick with the 7950s.
Junkyard
(18 items)
 
NAStradamous
(12 items)
 
HTPC01
(16 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5 2320 @ 3.1GHz MSI B75MA-E33 HIS HD7970 3GB @ 1050 / 1700, 1.17v Patriot 2x4GB DDR3-1066 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial MX100 256GB WD Green 2TB DVDRW Corsair H50 Push / Pull 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
NZXT 120mm fans strapped to stock 7970 cooler Windows 10 Pro Dell 3007WFP Dell 2007FP 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell 2007FP Cheap Toshiba (R.I.P. Ducky) PC Power & Cooling Silencer MKIII 950w Cheap Garbage (free) 
MouseAudio
Logitech G602 Yardsale Special 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 3330 Asus H61 MSI GTX 750Ti Low Profile 2x4GB Hynix DDR3-1333 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
60GB Kingston SSD 1TB Seagate Samsung DVDRW CoolerMaster Gemin II 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 8.1 + Steam Big Picture / Plex HT 50" Insignia LED 1080p Logitech Rosewill Green 530w 
CaseMouseAudioOther
Silverstone HTPC Logitech Pioneer 2.0 tower speakers + 135w RMS Rosewill MCE Remote 
  hide details  
Reply
Junkyard
(18 items)
 
NAStradamous
(12 items)
 
HTPC01
(16 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5 2320 @ 3.1GHz MSI B75MA-E33 HIS HD7970 3GB @ 1050 / 1700, 1.17v Patriot 2x4GB DDR3-1066 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial MX100 256GB WD Green 2TB DVDRW Corsair H50 Push / Pull 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
NZXT 120mm fans strapped to stock 7970 cooler Windows 10 Pro Dell 3007WFP Dell 2007FP 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell 2007FP Cheap Toshiba (R.I.P. Ducky) PC Power & Cooling Silencer MKIII 950w Cheap Garbage (free) 
MouseAudio
Logitech G602 Yardsale Special 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 3330 Asus H61 MSI GTX 750Ti Low Profile 2x4GB Hynix DDR3-1333 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
60GB Kingston SSD 1TB Seagate Samsung DVDRW CoolerMaster Gemin II 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 8.1 + Steam Big Picture / Plex HT 50" Insignia LED 1080p Logitech Rosewill Green 530w 
CaseMouseAudioOther
Silverstone HTPC Logitech Pioneer 2.0 tower speakers + 135w RMS Rosewill MCE Remote 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 17
HD 7950 no question. Some benchmark might be misleading since GTX760 is clocked so much higher then HD 7950.
Ishimura
(21 items)
 
Silent Knight
(13 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 3770K @ 4.6GHz ASRock Z77E-ITX eVGA GTX 1080 Ti Hybrid AMD Radeon R9 16GB DDR3-2400MHz  
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
SanDisk Ultra II 960GB Toshiba X300 5TB Corsair H100i GTX eVGA Hybrid Water Cooler  
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
4x GentleTyphoon AP-15 Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit Philips Brilliance BDM4065UC 4K Razer BlackWidow Chroma  
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
eVGA SuperNOVA 750 G3 Define Nano S Logitech G502 Proteus Core PECHAM Gaming Mouse Pad XX-Large 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
Audioengine D1 DAC Mackie CR Series CR3 Audio-Technica ATH-M50 Sennheiser HD 598 
Audio
Sony XB950BT 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X4 955 @ 4.2GHz ASUS M4A79XTD EVO AMD Radeon HD 7970 3GB @ 1200/1500 2x 4GB G.SKILL Ripjaws X DDR3-1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
OCZ Agility 3 60GB WD Caviar Green 1.5TB 2 x Seagate Barracuda 2TB XSPC Raystorm 
CoolingCoolingOSPower
EK-FC7970 XSPC RS360 Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit Corsair TX750 
Case
NZXT Switch 810  
  hide details  
Reply
Ishimura
(21 items)
 
Silent Knight
(13 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 3770K @ 4.6GHz ASRock Z77E-ITX eVGA GTX 1080 Ti Hybrid AMD Radeon R9 16GB DDR3-2400MHz  
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
SanDisk Ultra II 960GB Toshiba X300 5TB Corsair H100i GTX eVGA Hybrid Water Cooler  
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
4x GentleTyphoon AP-15 Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit Philips Brilliance BDM4065UC 4K Razer BlackWidow Chroma  
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
eVGA SuperNOVA 750 G3 Define Nano S Logitech G502 Proteus Core PECHAM Gaming Mouse Pad XX-Large 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
Audioengine D1 DAC Mackie CR Series CR3 Audio-Technica ATH-M50 Sennheiser HD 598 
Audio
Sony XB950BT 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X4 955 @ 4.2GHz ASUS M4A79XTD EVO AMD Radeon HD 7970 3GB @ 1200/1500 2x 4GB G.SKILL Ripjaws X DDR3-1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
OCZ Agility 3 60GB WD Caviar Green 1.5TB 2 x Seagate Barracuda 2TB XSPC Raystorm 
CoolingCoolingOSPower
EK-FC7970 XSPC RS360 Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit Corsair TX750 
Case
NZXT Switch 810  
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 17

the 7950s are better, unless you need nvidia specific features.


Edited by DF is BUSY - 4/5/14 at 3:52pm
post #5 of 17
At stock they are comparable with the 760 maybe edging out the 7950

Once overclocked the 7950 is better than a 670 as mentioned earlier. If your cards will go over 1050 mhz core (99% of 7950s do) keep the 7950
post #6 of 17
Thread Starter 
Thanks for your response. The problem I have is that the retailer who built this computer for me is telling me that they no longer have the HD 7950's, that they are no longer being produced. If I want the AMD card the only card comparable is the R9 280's. They no longer carry these cards as well because they've had problems. So, what would you guys do? Ask for a full refund and take your business elsewhere? Keep in mind, I purchased this computer on their site, had to ship it back the very first day I received it because the computer wouldn't start. Spent one whole month without it then months later had it ship it back again for the graphics card issues. This second issue is closing in on a month. What would you guys do? Just accept the GTX 760's as a replacement or ask for a full refund? Thanks again. It's been really frustrating.
post #7 of 17
Depending on the Apps you use it is worth noting that :-
Apps that take advantage of CUDA then GTX 760 is better.
Apps that take advantage of OpenCL then HD 7950 is better.

When it comes to gaming :-
HD 7950 has 1 GB more VRAM also it generally overclocks higher. The initial stock HD 7950s @ 800 MHz are slower than stock GTX 760s, however HD 7950 w/ Boost BIOS @ 925 MHz is neck and neck with GTX 760. But the 7950 generally has the edge of performance after overclocking. Also AMD has Mantle API (still on early stages, and just two games currently support it) which reduces CPU bottleneck. Also AMD Crossfire has better scaling than Nvidia SLI, that is worth noting too.
Nvidia also has features such as PhysX, Adaptive V-sync, G-Sync (require an extra hardware to work and is still early) and Shadowplay (recording videos with almost 0% performance hit).
Edited by HeadlessKnight - 4/5/14 at 4:13pm
Desktop
(16 items)
 
Laptop
(10 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.40 GHz Asus Rampage V Extreme/U3.1 MSI GTX 980 Ti Gaming 6GB  Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (4x4) DDR4-3000 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 850 Pro 1TB Samsung 950 Pro NVMe 512GB NZXT Kraken X62 Windows 10 Pro 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Asus VG236H 23" 120 Sony XBR43X800D 43" 4K TV CoolerMaster Octane Storm + Razer Turret EVGA SuperNOVA 1000 G3 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Corsair Graphite 760T Black Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum + Razer Turret Razer Goliathus Asus Xonar Essence STX II 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-4720HQ @ 2.60 GHz Asus G751JY Asus GTX 980M 4GB SK hynix HMT41GS6BFR8A-PB 16GB (2x8) DDR3L-1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
SanDisk SD7SB3Q128G1002  HGST Travelstar 7K1000 1TB HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GUC0N Windows 10 Home 64-bit 
MonitorAudio
LG Philips LP173WF4-SPD1 + G-SYNC @ 75 Hz Realtek ALC668 
  hide details  
Reply
Desktop
(16 items)
 
Laptop
(10 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.40 GHz Asus Rampage V Extreme/U3.1 MSI GTX 980 Ti Gaming 6GB  Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (4x4) DDR4-3000 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 850 Pro 1TB Samsung 950 Pro NVMe 512GB NZXT Kraken X62 Windows 10 Pro 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Asus VG236H 23" 120 Sony XBR43X800D 43" 4K TV CoolerMaster Octane Storm + Razer Turret EVGA SuperNOVA 1000 G3 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Corsair Graphite 760T Black Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum + Razer Turret Razer Goliathus Asus Xonar Essence STX II 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-4720HQ @ 2.60 GHz Asus G751JY Asus GTX 980M 4GB SK hynix HMT41GS6BFR8A-PB 16GB (2x8) DDR3L-1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
SanDisk SD7SB3Q128G1002  HGST Travelstar 7K1000 1TB HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GUC0N Windows 10 Home 64-bit 
MonitorAudio
LG Philips LP173WF4-SPD1 + G-SYNC @ 75 Hz Realtek ALC668 
  hide details  
Reply
post #8 of 17
Thread Starter 
The card that was is installed in my sytem is the stock HD 7950 and not the boost, if that helps??
post #9 of 17
I doubt you will have the option of a full refund, but if you do take it and build yourself a better PC

If your only choice is the 760 then take it, but ask for some money back since its not the card you want
post #10 of 17
ask if they have the 280. its a rehashed 7950. faster.

edit: a 7950(280) at only 1100 is as fast as a 280X stock. at that speed a 760 may be considered maxed out.

stock 7970

http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/6528670

7950 @ 1100

http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/7288276
Edited by rdr09 - 4/5/14 at 4:31pm
Second Intel Rig
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2700 4.5/ 1.28 77 290 (2) 16 / 1866 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
1000 360/240 10 64 28 2160 
PowerCase
850 540 
  hide details  
Reply
Second Intel Rig
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2700 4.5/ 1.28 77 290 (2) 16 / 1866 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
1000 360/240 10 64 28 2160 
PowerCase
850 540 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Graphics Cards - General
Overclock.net › Forums › Graphics Cards › Graphics Cards - General › AMD HD7950 vs NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760??