Discussion in 'Hardware' started by keir, 27 Aug 2012.
Looks like a cracking card. I can't see anything wrong with it.
I'd still say 7950 over the 660ti, there's an OCed Sapphire model for £239.99 inc VAT on overclockers and it's a lot faster than the 660ti when overclocked. At stock settings performance is about equal, but the 7950 is cheaper.
It's more expensive and has slower stock clocks. Plus the extras the 660 ti brings. That doesn't seem to have.
Also everything I've read shows the 660 ti is better for BF3.
Probably not at 1080p.
2GB GTX 670 can be had for £10 more.
I'd still prefer the 7950 based off it's insane Overclocking potential. That said, the 660Ti is slower than it in general usage.
It's not more expensive, and you can't compare clocks on different architectures (Why is my 3GHz P4 so much slower than my 2.4GHz Core 2 Quad!?!?)
cant understand why you wouldnt go for a cheap 670 for that kind of money to be honest
Where's this cheaper 7950 then?
Asus HD 7950 TOP 3072MB £264
Core: 900MHz, Memory: 3072MB 5000MHz GDDR5, Stream Processors: 1792, DirectX 11.1 Support, ATI CrossFireX Ready, ATI Eyefinity, ATI Stream, ATI Avivo HD, ATI HD3D Technology, 3 Year Warranty.
KFA2 GeForce GTX 660TI EX OC 3072MB £260
Core: 1006MHz, Memory: 3072MB 6008MHz GDDR5, Stream Processors: 1344, Shader Clock: 2012MHz, SLI Ready, PhysX/CUDA Enabled, 2 Years Warranty.
EVGA GeForce GTX 660TI SuperCclocked 2048MB £245
Core: 980MHz, Memory: 2048MB 6008MHz GDDR5, Stream Processors: 1344, Shader Clock: 1960MHz, SLI Ready, PhysX/CUDA Enabled, 10 Years Warranty.
VTX HD 7950 X - Edition - £229.99
Sapphire HD 7950 OC (dual fan) - £239.99
Sapphire HD 7950 Vapor-X (Boost) - £254.99
MSI HD 7950 Twin Frozr III - £259.99
I would take the Vapor-X HD 7950 over any GTX660TI, irregardless of what model it is. It is one of the newer HD7950's with boost (850-950) so will perform in line with a stock HD7970. It should also overclock like a beast.
I have the 670 KFA2 - the cooler is brilliant - you wont be disappointed.
And no - the extra 1gb of RAM wont do anything unless you game in massive resolutions
Ahh bloody hell, lol.
OK I think I'm going to get the EVGA 660 ti SuperClocked
As the other card needs a 6 pin & 8 pin power plug. Whereas this one needs 2 6 pins, which I already use anyway.
Yea gaming with one screen at 1920x1080 dosn't need more than 2GB.
Id go the nvidea route because the kepler cards are a cut above AMD at the minute. iv heard very good things about the GTX 670 but also the 660ti can be had cheaper without a major performance difference.
Give this a read for an in depth comparison of pre overclocked gtx 660ti's.
Hope this helps.
I'd go for a 670, like I've got.
I managed to get it for £280 2 weeks ago, and it takes anything I can throw at it at full graphics and still chugs along at 60+ fps.
Where? I can't find these.
tbh my budget would suite ~£260 better mind
edit- actually. I f I can get ~£50 or more for the 8800 GTX WC that'd pay for it.
Aria was selling a Palit GTX 670 for £270. It is up to £290 now though. Perhaps prices have shifted a little all over.
GTX 670 £281.29 inc Vat and delivery http://www.waeplus.co.uk/product/316433/PNY-GeForce-GTX-670---2-GB-GDDR5---PCI-E
i Think you might be pressed to get £50 for your 8800, you could give it a try on Ebay or the like. If you put it on for £25-30 i think youd get a quick sale.
A long shot but if you know anybody that you trust in america you can get a 670 for £250 from Newegg with free shipping (whithin america), thn get it sent over.
2 x 7850`s (currently on aria for £134 each)
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