Stereoscopic gaming? Trying to decide between 7950 and 660ti...

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#1 Posted by JunkTrap (2633 posts) -

I'm trying to decide which to get seeing as they are similarly priced. I really want to pull the trigger on a sapphire 7950 but I like to play my games in 3d vision (currently using a 465 gtx). Any input?

#2 Posted by 04dcarraher (20441 posts) -
Your better off with the 7950 because of the memory bandwidth and amount of memory.
#3 Posted by achilles614 (4873 posts) -
Your better off with the 7950 because of the memory bandwidth and amount of memory.04dcarraher
This.
#4 Posted by blaznwiipspman1 (6093 posts) -

The 7950 is faster than a 660ti, much faster and it is clocked much lower than a 660ti as well. But if you want to get into 3d gaming then go foe a 670 gtx. I'm not sure if and does 3d or not. But if they do then pick up a 7950.

#5 Posted by 04dcarraher (20441 posts) -

The 7950 is faster than a 660ti, much faster and it is clocked much lower than a 660ti as well. But if you want to get into 3d gaming then go foe a 670 gtx. I'm not sure if and does 3d or not. But if they do then pick up a 7950.

blaznwiipspman1
You really need to get your facts straighten out, your bias clouds your mind. Claiming the 7950 being "much faster" then the GTX 660ti is false since on average its only 5% slower then GTX 660ti with normal 1080 gaming. Now when it comes to 3D and or higher resolution the 7950 has much more memory and bandwidth to allow more fluid and better experience. Also the GTX 670 does do 3D and is faster then 7950.
#6 Posted by blaznwiipspman1 (6093 posts) -

The 7950 is clocked extremely low. Its like the 460gtx used to be. The 660ti is clocked near its max from the start.

#7 Posted by Elann2008 (33028 posts) -

The 7950 is clocked extremely low. Its like the 460gtx used to be. The 660ti is clocked near its max from the start.

blaznwiipspman1
No surprise there. The 660ti is like a GTX 580. Very little headroom.
#8 Posted by 04dcarraher (20441 posts) -

The 7950 is clocked extremely low. Its like the 460gtx used to be. The 660ti is clocked near its max from the start.

blaznwiipspman1
lol, no its not , and no you can not compare clock rates like that, because they where clock like that from the start. Now you cant compare a 7950 and state their like a GTX 460 because of overclock room. Your making an excuse. GTX 660ti base clock is 915, and you can find 1050 mhz models, while 7950 base is 800 mhz while you can find 900mhz , however note that Gigabyte GTX 660 Ti OC can boost itself to 1228mhz .
#9 Posted by 04dcarraher (20441 posts) -

[QUOTE="blaznwiipspman1"]

The 7950 is clocked extremely low. Its like the 460gtx used to be. The 660ti is clocked near its max from the start.

Elann2008

No surprise there. The 660ti is like a GTX 580. Very little headroom.

GTX 660ti base clock is 915, and you can find 1050 mhz models, however note that Gigabyte GTX 660 Ti OC can boost itself to 1228mhz .

little head room eh?

#10 Posted by Elann2008 (33028 posts) -
[QUOTE="blaznwiipspman1"]

The 7950 is clocked extremely low. Its like the 460gtx used to be. The 660ti is clocked near its max from the start.

04dcarraher
lol, no its not , and no you can not compare clock rates like that, because they where clock like that from the start. Now you cant compare a 7950 and state their like a GTX 460 because of overclock room. Your making an excuse. GTX 660ti base clock is 915, and you can find 1050 mhz models, while 7950 base is 800 mhz while you can find 900mhz , however note that Gigabyte GTX 660 Ti OC can boost itself to 1228mhz .

I don't get the hate for 660ti. It's a bit faster than GTX 580, and hell of a lot cheaper than when it launched as a flagship 5xx.
#11 Posted by 04dcarraher (20441 posts) -

[QUOTE="04dcarraher"][QUOTE="blaznwiipspman1"]

The 7950 is clocked extremely low. Its like the 460gtx used to be. The 660ti is clocked near its max from the start.

Elann2008

lol, no its not , and no you can not compare clock rates like that, because they where clock like that from the start. Now you cant compare a 7950 and state their like a GTX 460 because of overclock room. Your making an excuse. GTX 660ti base clock is 915, and you can find 1050 mhz models, while 7950 base is 800 mhz while you can find 900mhz , however note that Gigabyte GTX 660 Ti OC can boost itself to 1228mhz .

I don't get the hate for 660ti. It's a bit faster than GTX 580, and hell of a lot cheaper than when it launched as a flagship 5xx.

All at stock GTX 580 and GTX 660ti and 7950 are very close performance wise at 1080, gtx 580 being only an average of 7% slower then 7950, and a GTX 660ti being about 4% slower then 7950. But for the purpose of 3D gaming a 7950 would be better because of its bandwidth.

#13 Posted by blaznwiipspman1 (6093 posts) -

Most 7950s hit 1200 MHz overclock, the good ones going even higher. The 7950 GHz editions match a 670 gtx according to benchmarks. After that they still have 200 MHz headroom left and some even higher.

#14 Posted by blaznwiipspman1 (6093 posts) -

[QUOTE="04dcarraher"][QUOTE="blaznwiipspman1"]

The 7950 is clocked extremely low. Its like the 460gtx used to be. The 660ti is clocked near its max from the start.

Elann2008

lol, no its not , and no you can not compare clock rates like that, because they where clock like that from the start. Now you cant compare a 7950 and state their like a GTX 460 because of overclock room. Your making an excuse. GTX 660ti base clock is 915, and you can find 1050 mhz models, while 7950 base is 800 mhz while you can find 900mhz , however note that Gigabyte GTX 660 Ti OC can boost itself to 1228mhz .

I don't get the hate for 660ti. It's a bit faster than GTX 580, and hell of a lot cheaper than when it launched as a flagship 5xx.

A main reason for the hate is it gets beaten by a stock 7950 at 850 MHz while the 660ti to auto OCS itself to 1ghz

#15 Posted by Elann2008 (33028 posts) -

[QUOTE="Elann2008"][QUOTE="04dcarraher"] lol, no its not , and no you can not compare clock rates like that, because they where clock like that from the start. Now you cant compare a 7950 and state their like a GTX 460 because of overclock room. Your making an excuse. GTX 660ti base clock is 915, and you can find 1050 mhz models, while 7950 base is 800 mhz while you can find 900mhz , however note that Gigabyte GTX 660 Ti OC can boost itself to 1228mhz . blaznwiipspman1

I don't get the hate for 660ti. It's a bit faster than GTX 580, and hell of a lot cheaper than when it launched as a flagship 5xx.

A main reason for the hate is it gets beaten by a stock 7950 at 850 MHz while the 660ti to auto OCS itself to 1ghz

Yes, true. But for someone who prefers Nvidia GPU, I don't see a problem with the 660ti. I understand your point that it's the better value.
#16 Posted by blaznwiipspman1 (6093 posts) -

[QUOTE="blaznwiipspman1"]

[QUOTE="Elann2008"] I don't get the hate for 660ti. It's a bit faster than GTX 580, and hell of a lot cheaper than when it launched as a flagship 5xx.Elann2008

A main reason for the hate is it gets beaten by a stock 7950 at 850 MHz while the 660ti to auto OCS itself to 1ghz

Yes, true. But for someone who prefers Nvidia GPU, I don't see a problem with the 660ti. I understand your point that it's the better value.

That's pretty much the only reason to get a 660ti

#17 Posted by DJ_Headshot (6287 posts) -

Defiantly stick with nvidia since you game in 3D enjoy doing so and already have a 3D monitor+ 3D glasses for nvidia hardware you would need to get new 3D monitor if you wanted to game in 3D on amd hardware at 1920x1080 at 60hz like you can with nvidia. Also amd 3D is not as good support wise nor as integrated as well since it relies on 3rd party software to accomplish 3D in games.

#18 Posted by 04dcarraher (20441 posts) -

Most 7950s hit 1200 MHz overclock, the good ones going even higher. The 7950 GHz editions match a 670 gtx according to benchmarks. After that they still have 200 MHz headroom left and some even higher.

blaznwiipspman1

The good ones? most of them them are lucky to make it upto 1100mhz. You cant boast about the good ones 7950 as being able to go above 1.1 ghz is nice but your again ignoring the fact your comparing a 200-400mhz overclock to a stock gpu. Now if we were to clock the GTX 670 with the same ratio and or as "the good ones" can be overclocked beyond 1200mhz your overclocking of the 7950 becomes inert vs the 670.