GTX 660 or HD 7870? Buying tomorrow.

HimanshuVikal

Broken In
Hi all,
My very first post :). I am going to buy a GPU tomorrow. Till now I had GTX 660 in mind but I just started looking at benchmarks and I think 7870 is a bit ahead or so it seems and memory bandwidth being more and all. I will be playing all kinds of games from First person shooters to RPGs to Racing and fighting (like: Battlefield 3, Crysis 2, Most wanted, Skyrim, witcher 2, Assassin's creed 3, arkham city, etc). But right now I am kind of very excited to play Skyrim on Ultra settings and mod it heavily with 30 plus mods in mind. So people say it will require more VRAM. So 7870 is better? Also it will be more future proof because of VRAM?

I am not really sure about the prices of the cards and price difference in local market. So don't know which one to go for. I live in delhi and will be buying from Nehru Place. Not sure about the budget 15-16k maybe. I think I read somewhere that GTX 660 was available for 14.5k or something so I am hoping 7870 will be a little bit more.

My sys specs:

AMD phenom 955BE
Gigabyte 880gm ud2h
G.skill ripjaws 1333mhz 2x2gb
Corsair vx 550.
Monitor resolution : 1920x1080.

I would really appreciate who ever helps and put his input and please don't take too long I will be buying tomorrow.
Thanks a lot :)
 

topgear

Super Moderator
Staff member
for your budget GTX 660 is the best bet or if you prefer an AMD card then HD7850.
HD7870 is available at ~18.5-19k but get a GTX 660 Ti makes more sense by spending ~1.5-2k extra
 

rohit32407

Ambassador of Buzz
So topgear that means spending 2k extra on gtx 660Ti over 7870 is a good investment? I am asking coz i am hoping to get a new gfx pretty soon as well but don't know if spending 2k extra for 660Ti is worth it.

P.S. Not trying to hijack the thread just that I didnt want to create a new thread for such a small query and topgear mentioned something which is the only confusion I have.
 

havoknation

Journeyman
GTX660Ti == radeon 7870 > 660 > 7850.

Your call. Between 7870HD and GTX660ti, only matters is fanclub. Green lovers go for 660ti and Red lovers go for 7870HD
 

rohit32407

Ambassador of Buzz
I am just a fan of a good GPU doesnt matter if its green or red. I think I will first try to accommodate 7950 or else will go for 660Ti. thanks Havoknation
 
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HimanshuVikal

HimanshuVikal

Broken In
Well if 7870 is around 18k then thats too high for me same with gtx660 ti. I'll stick with gtx660. Can anyone tell me its price that I can expect in Nehru Place (and not of any online store like flipkart, because they are too high)
 

koolent

Youngling
If you can afford 7950, get it OR else, from the GTX 660Ti and HD 7870, get the one with better cooler as it will give you more OCing headroom.
 

Nighthawk12

In the zone
He was thinking to buy HD 7870 which costs about 21-22k.
I suggested him 7950 because it is like 1.5-2k more than 7870 and it is much better than HD 7870.
Plus an overclocked 7950 is a beast.
 

The Incinerator

Human Spambot
SAPPHIRE GRAPHICS CARD HD 7870 GHz EDITION 2GB GDDR5 - Rs 17,680
GIGABYTE GRAPHIC CARD GTX 660 2GB DDR5 OC - Rs 14,560
GIGABYTE GRAPHIC CARD RADEON HD 7850 2GB DDR5 OC - Rs 13,728

Choose either and you wont be short changed. If I were you I would beg borrow steal but buy the HD 7870 at that yumm price.

Those are Kolkata prices and yes you can order online they are great but before placing the order do confirm over phone.*mdcomputers.in/index.php?route=product/category&path=74_86&sort=pd.name&order=ASC&page=5

NEHRU PLACE - *www.costtocost.in/list/pricelist.pdf
 

Jaskanwar Singh

Aspiring Novelist
GTX660Ti == radeon 7870 > 660 > 7850.

Your call. Between 7870HD and GTX660ti, only matters is fanclub. Green lovers go for 660ti and Red lovers go for 7870HD

nope.
660ti is faster than 7870.

for average 1080p performance refer to this (catalyst 12.11) -
AMD Catalyst 12.11 Performance Analysis Review | techPowerUp
*tpucdn.com/reviews/AMD/Catalyst_12.11_Performance/images/perfrel_1920.gif
 

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tkin

Back to school!!
Get GTX660Ti, but if between 660 and 7870, get anyone, do keep in mind with nVidia you get PhysX and with borderlands 2 I won't say its dead, it looks fantastic in borderlands 2.
 

topgear

Super Moderator
Staff member
This is avaioable at ~23.6 on FK - so on local market should be ~1.1.5k cheaper at-least :
*www.flipkart.com/sapphire-amd-ati-...89-1f348420670d&srno=s_5&otracker=from-search

nope.
660ti is faster than 7870.

for average 1080p performance refer to this (catalyst 12.11) -
AMD Catalyst 12.11 Performance Analysis Review | techPowerUp
*tpucdn.com/reviews/AMD/Catalyst_12.11_Performance/images/perfrel_1920.gif

Thanks for the pic and after a long time I can see you posting buddy - welcome back ;-)

@ OP - the price of GTX 660 should be same as the HD7850 - hardly ~1k more but should be within your budget ie ~16k.
 

Nighthawk12

In the zone
could u tell the core clock speed and shop name and its no if possible. it would be very helpful getting a 7950 at 20k.

Go to Nehru place, Delhi-India, there are atleast 3-4 shops selling it at that price.
They will quote the price about 21k and you can bargain it down to 20k.
MSI R7950
 
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