SuperPaperFan

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At the moment I'm trying to find out if I want the Gigabyte AMD Radeon HD 7950 or the GTX 660 Ti FTW. I think the 660 Ti FTW one uses less power. Do i need a bigger PSU if I try to get the 7850? (I was gonna get a 650w PSU) Is the 7850 better in any way than the 660 Ti FTW?


They both are the same price BTW, and I can't afford a graphics card any higher than how much they are, 300 dollars.
 
@ SuperPaperFan: Do n't worry about capacitor ageing, that PSU will be going strong for years to come.
Take your pick-660Ti or HD7950, they're both great performers, although I'd probably opt for a 660Ti, despite the fact I run a HD7950 in my rig. From my own experience, that Techreport article/review is spot on about the frame latency.

EDIT: EVGA have a superb reputation for warranty length and customer support, guess where MY money would go ;).
 

darkspartenwarrior

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If you want to overclock then the 7950 stomps the 660Ti and in some cases the 670.*

If you want to keep your warranty/lower heat/power bills the 660Ti delivers better stock performance under normal conditions(no multimonitor/high res, etc...)

And also the Signature has non stock cooling

normal-stock cooling/stock clocks
Signature-Non-stock cooling/stock clocks
FTW-Vapor Chambers/non stock clocks
Classified-Vapor Chambers/Custom PCB/non stock clocks

*http://www.hardocp.com/article/2012/08/23/galaxy_gtx_660_ti_gc_oc_vs_670_hd_7950/
 

darkspartenwarrior

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I'd personally reccomend the Asus too, MSi is good but MSi customer service isn't as good and doesn't use a custom PCB(Better overclocks).