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Ferriman
2012-10-14, 05:19 AM
Simple question after a simple answer.

Firstly - I'll be buying from the UK.

I have two tiers which i require two answers for.

For both tiers I will be playing PS2 on High the smoothest with everything on and at 1920x1080.

My current setup i use:
i5 2500K Turbos to 4.3Ghz
8Gb Dual Channel 1600Mhz
SSD hard drives.
Sapphire: 5850 <TO BE REPLACED>
Virgin 60mb cable.

Tier 1:
An Ati 7970 or an Nvidia 670

Tier 2:
An Ati 7950 or an Nvidia 660Ti


Please reply with answers for both Teir 1 and Tier 2 with what your reasoning is with benchmarks/proof of your claim if possible.


Thank you all in advance!


Ferriman
AKA
Vengeance

Vancha
2012-10-14, 07:16 AM
In both cases I'd go with the ASUS branded Nvidia, non-TOP.

Both of them have the same awesome cooler (http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-670-test-review,3217-14.html) and both have PhysX.

Benchmarks (http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/GeForce_GTX_660_Ti_Direct_Cu_II/)

You can see the benchmarks for all 4 cards there. The 660ti typically equals or beats the 7950's performance when it matters (sub-100 FPS), Power draw is pretty equivalent too until you get to extremities, upon which the 660ti wins. It also seems to be ever so slightly cheaper in UK prices.

The 670 loses out by a sliver in performance, but wins in power efficiency with prices being about the same (though the cheaper 670s are cheaper than the cheaper 7970s). As I understand it, PS2 is more CPU dependant, so a 670 will be more than sufficient.

Ferriman
2012-10-14, 09:24 AM
Thought I'd let you know - I've purchased the Asus 670 - Exdisplay for £280 :)

Vancha
2012-10-14, 12:15 PM
Congratulations. May you create many happy memories together.

Goku
2012-10-14, 06:28 PM
Congratulations. May you create many happy memories together.

:rofl:

Anyway good choice.