AMD Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition vs. Nvidia GeForce GTX 660: frametimes review

They cost about the same, but which one is the fastest?



The conclusion is much more clearcut this time compared to the other two frametime tests we did. Based on the render times of individual frames, the Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 is most definitely better than the AMD Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition. In Assassin's Creed 3 the GTX 660 is faster, and the game is playable on its highest settings with Nvidia's card, something that can't be said of AMD's card. In Far Cry 3 the Nvidia card has much more stable render times, while the AMD card experiences peaks. It's the same story with Hitman: Absolution, consistent times for Nvidia, lots of variation for AMD. In Battlefield 3 and Max Payne 3 the two cards perform equally well.

So if you're looking for a graphics card in this price range, then the GTX 660 is the better choice.


two products discussed in this review

  Product Lowest price

AMD Radeon HD 7950 Boost

Tahiti, 1792 cores, 850 MHz, 3072 MB, 384 bit, DirectX 12 fl 11_1, PCI-Express 3.0 x16

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Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 Ti

GK104, 1344 cores, 915 MHz, 2048 MB, 192 bit, DirectX 12 fl 11_0, PCI-Express 3.0 x16

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