I'm normally a Nvidia/EVGA kinda guy(I've been running a 460 GTX for around 3 years now), but as of late it seems AMD is making great strides in higher tier GPUs for lower costs. I looked at some straight number benchmarks using G3D mark, which show the 660ti(about $265 for the EVGA FTW 2GB version with deals on newegg) to be about 60 points above the 7950. But a few of the game based benchmarks give the 7950 a pretty hefty edge on the 660ti, and almost even the 670. Now I think both of those cards are the stock versions without OCing or extra cooling, so the odds are up in the air on that one. So I'm seeing about a $20 difference between the 2 cards, but I don't know what that really buys me.
I really wanted to get a card for $220ish, but I can go up to $300 if the card is really amazing.
Also, I'm open to any other suggestions that are closer to the $220 or retailers like newegg.
P.S: This may be for another thread, but my current motherboard only has a single PCIe 2.0 X16. I noticed a lot of the more current GPU's are geared towards PCIe 3.0X16. Will I get any signifigant performance losses from not having a 3.0 slot?
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