Jun 18, 2011
Alright so I need a GPU, and I don't really wanna spend much more than $200, but I might go a little over. I am mainly looking at the nVidia 660, AMD 7850 and the AMD 7870. Not sure which, I would go for a 660Ti but I can't go that much over. I am leaning towards the 7870 because of price and performance and well it has 256 bit memory instead of 660's 192 bit. Also I am thinking that I can crossfire the 7870's down the road I can do the same with the 7850 and SLI the 660. I wish I had more money I'd grab the 660Ti and do a 3 Way SLI down the road xD. Please give input and experience.

nVidia 660
AMD 7850
AMD 7870


Nov 11, 2012
As you said above, GTX 660 is a better choice if you will SLI.
SLI is been always more Hassle free than Crossfire. Crossfire has many issues like stutters and Driver problems.

I have a GTX 660 and it maxes every game at good fps in 1080p.
A 3x way SLI is pretty Overkill for 1080p and a Tough Contender for Triple Monitor setup.

I would recommend you 2x660 setup. It will give you enough power to max every game at 1080p at a constant 60+ fps. ;)

If you are Confused between brands, Get the MSI GTX 660 Twin Frozr III
It a very good Card with Super Cooling and it Overclocks way nicely.