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Thursday, November 8th 2012, 2:48pm

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To start off my new thread (which will likely get thrown overboard after the rise of the fabled Xth assimilation thread)

I have this dilemma :

I am an NVIDIA fanboy at heart (But mainly because I have no exposure to AMD-Radeon whatsoever)

My initial target was an ASUS GTX 660 Ti DC II OC



Then this guy comes along (7950) Their prices are nearly the same, what should I buy?


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Thursday, November 8th 2012, 2:53pm

I would without looking into the other card, go for the 660 right off the bat. Nivida I find all round has better driver support than AMD. Again tho that's a personal thing. I do not know what the stats are on the 7950.

Edit. From what I am reading the 7950 is a much stronger card.

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Thursday, November 8th 2012, 3:16pm

670 ?!

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Thursday, November 8th 2012, 3:19pm

The 670 is an inferior card for the money I'm gonna add.

For 334$ (That's 1 USD : 45 PhP) I can buy myself any of those cards.

A 670 from ASUS is 100$+ more.
The difference isn't necessarily worth 100$.
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Thursday, November 8th 2012, 3:19pm

A 670 would be better yes but I thought the choices where 660 or 7950.

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If your choices are 660 or 7950 go with the AMD card. I am reading much better things about it.

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Thursday, November 8th 2012, 3:40pm

ATM the 7950 is a stronger card than the 660ti. Never had and luck with AMD cards though which is why I don't use them (lol Nvidia fanboy)

Triple slot cards can burn in a fire though.

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Thursday, November 8th 2012, 3:42pm

With you on that one. Why do you want one card taking up all your case?

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Thursday, November 8th 2012, 3:59pm

Because...

It's the only card that will take up all my case.

Anyhow, now I'm batshit afraid.
This site made a report on the V1 sinks being faulty
http://www.behardware.com/news/12153/asu…ult-report.html

No other site has mentioned it nor has it been a popular topic to cause major stir, but the V1 is only sold here at the moment, it has been queried to the only seller last October 10, and no replies to it.


I'm gonna wait for the V2, and my motherboard...
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Thursday, November 8th 2012, 4:03pm

That heat sink is a big thing to begin with. I would see about getter a smaller card.

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Thursday, November 8th 2012, 4:17pm

Well, I don't know much about the 7950...
But I am loving my Asoos GTX 660 Ti... well, that's mainly because I have no experience with any other GPU's, however, it performs much better than I expected.

I'd say simply go for the one that obviously suits you best in terms of performance. Since they are both Asus, I expect good reliability and if they are practically identical, go for the cheaper one I guess :>