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Need help for choosing GFX card ( Hd7870 or GTX660 ti & non-ti)

Which one to buy?

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Adhip007

Adhip007

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Thanks guys... Most probably I will buy HD7870 Ghz and will rather spent remaining money buying games instead of increase of 5 - 10 FPS. If I had money most probably I would buy 660 Ti (Long term Nvidia user ;) Geforce 5600FX -> 7600 GT -> GTX260) but seeing VFM, I am looking forward to 7870.

And please do not fight over it, I just asked it as I was not able to make my mind.

Peace.
 

topgear

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so on which version of HD7870 you are eyeing on ? I mean DC II, TF III or something more special ? ;-)
 
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Re: Need help for choosing GFX card ( Hd7870 or GTX660 ti & non-ti)

"Product not found"! post another link.

Check this:
Sapphire AMD/ATI HD 7870 HDMI OC Edition 2 GB GDDR5 Graphics Card - Sapphire: Flipkart.com

One more thing, How AMD compensate the PhysX? I have a game (Train Simulator) which uses PhysX engine (I am a Railfan so I play this game extensively and spent most of my money to buy its DLCs) so how performance will be affected? Are Havok and PhysX are the Same?
 

Cilus

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No, with AMD cards, you have to turn off the PhsyX as it runs only on nvidia hardware. If you switch on PhysX with an AMD GPU then PhysX will run on CPU and nVidia deliberately crippled the performance of PhysX code in CPU.
 

pacificb0y

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Re: Need help for choosing GFX card ( Hd7870 or GTX660 ti & non-ti)

Check this:
Sapphire AMD/ATI HD 7870 HDMI OC Edition 2 GB GDDR5 Graphics Card - Sapphire: Flipkart.com

One more thing, How AMD compensate the PhysX? I have a game (Train Simulator) which uses PhysX engine (I am a Railfan so I play this game extensively and spent most of my money to buy its DLCs) so how performance will be affected? Are Havok and PhysX are the Same?

I Personally Like Physx but there don't seem to be many games on the horizon that will take advantage of this particular feature

Except batman arkham city,borderlands 2 and Few more

differences between having PhysX on or off is slightly noticeable in the games that support it


with physics on ,you will get to see PhysX-based particle effects ,Means The Gaming environment will be more detailed And realistic In scenes where it need to use The physx
 

Cilus

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nVidia has already made the new PhysX SDK open source and added support for optimized CPU execution. So in future PhysX will also run in CPU with good performance and you won't be needing nVidia GPU for it.
 

topgear

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Re: Need help for choosing GFX card ( Hd7870 or GTX660 ti & non-ti)

^^ ordered from FK or MD ? ;-)

Check this:
Sapphire AMD/ATI HD 7870 HDMI OC Edition 2 GB GDDR5 Graphics Card - Sapphire: Flipkart.com

One more thing, How AMD compensate the PhysX? I have a game (Train Simulator) which uses PhysX engine (I am a Railfan so I play this game extensively and spent most of my money to buy its DLCs) so how performance will be affected? Are Havok and PhysX are the Same?

anyway, I'm a great fan of Train/Rail simulator and have ran both Railworks 2 and 3 ( and many DLCs and TS EE ). You can't disable physx ( physx must be installed in order to play these games ) but physx being running on the cpu I've never felt a little slowdown.
 
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Re: Need help for choosing GFX card ( Hd7870 or GTX660 ti & non-ti)

^^ ordered from FK or MD ? ;-)



anyway, I'm a great fan of Train/Rail simulator and have ran both Railworks 2 and 3 ( and many DLCs and TS EE ). You can't disable physx ( physx must be installed in order to play these games ) but physx being running on the cpu I've never felt a little slowdown.

Ordered from MD. Then it is of great relief. One more thing, did buy Marias Pass yet?
 

topgear

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Re: Need help for choosing GFX card ( Hd7870 or GTX660 ti & non-ti)

Ordered from MD. Then it is of great relief. One more thing, did buy Marias Pass yet?

thanks for the info and I don't have Train Simulator 2013 and the Marias Pass released for TS 2013 only, right ?
 
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Latest update: MD Computers is saying that Sapphire HD7870 GHz Edition is out of stock (They have two unit which are defective). Hence they offered ASUS HD7870 DC2 V2 model at same price.
 
Re: Need help for choosing GFX card ( Hd7870 or GTX660 ti & non-ti)

^ that won't be a big problem as you can always overclock manually.

^ that won't be a big problem as you can always overclock manually.
 

Cilus

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Also Direct CU II coolers are extremely efficient, better than normal dual fan cooler comes with Sapphire cards. So you can easily overclock the card manually to improve performance.
 
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