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Posted 13 January 2013 - 19:35
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Posted 13 January 2013 - 22:34
Why would you change a 660 for a 7870 ? There's no point imo unless you play at high resolution. But to be honest if you are playing at high resolution you should aim at something better.
And this is not coming from one of the many nVidia zealots out there (and god knows there's many of them). It's coming from someone who owned many ATI cards in his life. ATI problems are overrated by haters. Since the day of the Rage Fury (one of the worst card i ever owned) ATI drivers have come a long way and for the most part are working as fine as nVidia ones. ATI will work better in some games and nVidia in others. It's really up to the games you play these days. I actually kinda like Overdrive though. You should always buy the card that will offer you the most for your money whether it's ATI or nVidia. This generation the best buy is in most of the case nVidia. And this is what you have bought. nVidia architesture this genaration is better and you will get more for your money with nVidia. Not to say that ATI cards are not good. In some games the 7870 will beat the 660ti. But in many others it will get beat by the 660. Personally unless you play at high res i would stick with the 660 and would overlock it if possible. But if you play at high res i would aim at something better than 660 or 78xx.
Starting next generation at 1080p the 660 will probably be borderline in some games if you want to max the settings and use high AA (games like Crysis 3 or the new Metro). But so will the 7870 probably.
I say if the card is good enough for the games you are curently playing at 1080p there's no point in doing a slide upgrade. I only upgrade my computer when it can't do what i want it to do.
Posted 14 January 2013 - 00:18
A little discomforting to think the 660 or 7870 will perhaps struggle with the next gen of games coming out at 1080p.