Hey guys, first time poster here. I've recently gotten back into pc gaming and built myself, what I consider, to be a pretty sweet rig. The only thing that's holding me back is an old GTS 450 I bought a few years ago (and never ended up using) and just threw it in there for the time being. I plan on getting a new video card in a couple of days, and have been eyeing these two at my local computer store http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=43_1200_557_559&item_id=061697 and http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=43_1200_557_558&item_id=045607. There's also an EVGA model for the 760 http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=43_1200_557_559&item_id=061674. It's worth noting that the 7950 comes with 3 free games, and my newly made steam account is looking pretty bare in the games department, but I'd be willing to ditch the games if the 760 performs considerably better.
Now, I've done a ton of digging through forums, hardware sites, benchmark sites and youtube videos, some have favoured the 760 for it's uncut, out of the box power - others the 7950 for it's overclocking potential. I have very basic, rudimentary knowledge of pc's, so I turn to the GB community for advice. What card would you choose to future proof your machine? Which one will run the slew of upcoming next-gen titles at optimal settings? If SLI/Crossfire is a future possibility, which one works better? Also, with AMD having their hardware in the next gen consoles, will future cross platform titles be more optimized for AMD cards than NVIDIA?
Any advice or personal accounts with these cards will be much appreciate.