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|03-26-2013 03:49 PM|
|HansB||GTX 660ti and Radeon 7870 are better comparisons because they are more power efficient and can run on even a 450W PSU depending on the manufacturer as long as it has a decent 12V rail.. The 7950 and 670 are powerful cards but are going to need a PSU that can handle them. If you already have a 650W or better PSU then go 7950. If you don''t, then the 660ti is better, though the 7870 will give you more bang for the buck.|
|03-26-2013 02:34 PM|
Despite always preferring Nvidia (overall driver quality is heads and shoulders higher than ATI) - my current reasoning for upgrading to an Nvidia 6 series card is Project Shield.
I want to be able to stream games throughout my house to my televisions with almost zero lag - and the Project Shield handheld looks awesome too. I could play my favorite PC games without having to be held up in my den.
|02-27-2013 09:14 AM|
but just for arguments sake, the 7950 was $230 back in November, around half the price of the 680 at the time.
|02-27-2013 08:01 AM|
PassMark is a good general base but benchmarks don't mean a whole lot... I mean obviously a 650TI isn't better than either of them... but in generaly a 660Ti, 670, and 7950 are within like 10% average of each other. Don't forget you can overclock too, depending on your setup you can also overclock more or less...
Also, software hasn't caught up to the hardware yet, drivers keep offering continual improvement on both ends.
|02-27-2013 07:50 AM|
this graph shows the GTX 660 Ti a hair ahead of the Radeon HD 7950, as far as performance and yet for a few bucks cheaper to boot: PassMark
thanks for the info.
|02-26-2013 10:50 PM|
Now that being said, not everyone can afford a 7950 or a GTX 680 so if we dial it back to a 660 Ti and a 7850 and the results are similar, 2.46 TFLOPS to 1.47 TFLOPs.
It's kind of always been like that though with Nvidia and Radeon cards since Nvidia started introducing CUDA cores.
|02-26-2013 10:39 PM|
|02-26-2013 09:45 PM|
I have : GTX 670 in SLI, i5-2500k, 16gb ram. dedicated gtx 460 for physx.
my favorite game : FTL
I bought it because I was so impressed by physx in borderlands 2. it was fun, but i haven't even played any of the dlc though i own it all.
what to take away from this? i don't know. maybe i'm just too old to be as interested as i once was in fps games. i used to play fps games all the time and thought they were amazing. now i'm 33 and i'm so much more interested in stories, in imagination, in the way a game makes me visualize things in my head that are way cooler than anything physx can ever do.
|02-26-2013 09:32 PM|
|02-26-2013 09:10 PM|
If you want brute force, go AMD/ATI.
You can run some pretty heavy duty crap for the price.
I just run NVidia because I tried ATI and I got a lot more FPS drops in-game.
Got tired of lagging at critical moments.
|02-26-2013 08:56 PM|
also, according to Anandtech, the 7950 can boost almost up to the performance of the 680.
|02-26-2013 08:51 PM|
|edgeh2o||The $150 in-game tokens for Free Games kills the deal. 7950 = faster + real games|
|02-26-2013 08:50 PM|
|02-26-2013 08:41 PM|
thats not what the performance charts show...
|02-26-2013 04:49 PM|
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