Recent issues with BF3 have led me to decide I finally need to upgrade my GPU. The ol HD 4850 has done me well for a couple years but I suppose it's that time again. All the helpful folks in this thread have me narrowed down to two selections. Either the nVid 660 or AMD 7870. The 660 is cheaper at $210 plus AC III. The 7870 is $248 plus MOH/FarCry. The 7870 with new Catalyst drivers is apparently up to 5-7% better performance than a 660. I enjoy tinkering with the OC settings but don't like to get too insane with them. I have never gone with an nVid card and am unfamiliar with everything about them... I have always been an AMD guy, but am open to nVid. Brandonwh64 posted this picture in another thread. This is apparently before the noticeable increase from the AMD drivers. Spoiler No one need be worried about RAM or OS either. Win 7 64 bit is en-route, along with 2x4GB RAM sticks. I like BF3, trying out PlanetSide 2; Crysis, Starcraft II, etc. just to give an idea of the [demanding] games I play. Money is a big deal for me and I'd really like to be convinced if I buy this 7870! Please help vote in the poll; give why or why not if you'd like, and if you choose OTHER please let me know what you think! I understand there's not supposed to be X vs. X cards but I really am torn here as it's a huge investment for a broke college kid and I'd like to make the best purchase possible. Adding to it, one of the card companies I have no experience with whatsoever. Thanks for all who help me out with this! Edit: HD 7950 is also in consideration for $280!