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GeForce GTX 660 Ti or Radeon HD 7870?


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#1 talaan

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Posted 06 June 2013 - 04:33 AM

Hello. I am upgrading my graphics card from a Radeon HD 5770. I am having trouble deciding between a Radeon HD 7870 or a GeForce GTX 660 Ti. I am not planning on doing CrossFire or SLI so I'm not taking which one my motherboard supports into consideration. My budget for a video card is not one dollar more than $300. I have been on comparison websites and they show the 7870 as faster in most aspects except for Anisotropic Filtering, however someone told me the 660 Ti is better. So I am confused. Which is the better graphics card?

 

Oh yeah, I recently got a 27" monitor at 1920x1080 resolution which has effected my 5770's performance in video games. I was told the 7870 handles higher resolutions better than the 660 Ti or is 1980x1080 not very high and won't make a difference?


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#2 DJBPace07

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Posted 06 June 2013 - 08:49 AM

The 660 Ti is slightly superior over the 7870.  Here's a performance summary comparing a number of cards at various resolutions.  That comparison is comparing a factory overclocked 660 Ti, but they do have a 660 Ti at stock in their list of cards.  Here's a review for the 660 Ti.  That resolution isn't very high for PC games, once you reach 1920x1200, you're getting into what is considered high.  The Galaxy 66NPH7DV6VXZ GeForce GTX 660 Ti GC 2GB is a good card.


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Posted 06 June 2013 - 09:22 AM

$300 is a nice pricepoint.

 

On the Egg, you can walk out with a 7950 for $300/$270 with rebate or you can get a pretty good 660TI.

 

Between a 7870 and 660TI, I am grabbing the TI.  Between a 7950 and a 660TI, the 7950 is the easy choice.

 

All this is posted without knowing where you are, or what dollar you use.


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