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View Poll Results: Single GTX 670 Vs 660ti sli 140$ higher
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post #1 of 11 Old 11-16-2012, 01:28 AM - Thread Starter
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Hey guys, some advice needed here, I play at 1080p "3D" most of the time, and my former reference Evga gtx 670 that i got from a step up program could not keep up in 3D, and it was also a bad overclocker. I mostly got 40fps+ with lower settings in 3D, so i sold it recently. The highest 3d mark 11 score i got was P9400+. But with the EVGA FTW 670, i see people getting up to 11,000+ 3d mark 11 scores, and i am thinking of getting the FTW version.

The stuff is that, i know i might only get at least 7-10 fps max increase with the FTW versioin "overclocked", and that would not really help with my 3D config, as i will still have to turn down some settings. And right now, i have the extra cash to get two used "like new" 660ti's, for 140$ higher than the price for a single FTW 670. Do you think it is worth it? Or should i just buy the single FTW 670, and use my income tax return to get another 670 next year. biggrin.gif?

I am trying not to spend much money and i want the best performance i can get. Thanks for you time thumb.gif
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Some games still suck in SLI/crossfire so I would suggest going for the single 670. Plus the power requirements and heat generated would be much better than having two cards.
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You have three options,

1.Add some more to your budget and go GTX670 SLI.(The best option)

2.Go for a single GTX 670

3.Go with GTX660(non-Ti) SLI since memory bandwidth and bus width are the same so you are not going to lose that much performance compared to GTX 660Ti while saving more than $100.

GTX 660 Ti's are way overpriced for what little it offers compared to GTX660(non Ti).
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Try and spend the extra money required. after rebate you are looking at less than 60 bucks per card. 116 in total. Go for GTX 670 FTW SLI.

www.amazon.com/EVGA-Dual-Link-DisplayPort-Graphics-02G-P4-2678-KR/dp/B0083Y6MV6/
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Try and spend the extra money required. after rebate you are looking at less than 60 bucks per card. 116 in total. Go for GTX 670 FTW SLI.
www.amazon.com/EVGA-Dual-Link-DisplayPort-Graphics-02G-P4-2678-KR/dp/B0083Y6MV6/

Amazon's Tax where i live, is ridiculous!, about 70$ and 13$ shipping -__-"... i normally buy my stuff from newegg, because they offer free shipping and no tax. On amazon 2 gtx 670 ftw + tax and shipping = 814$, while on newegg it's 779$. Then if i actually go through with the mail-in rebate, 774$ on amazon, and 739$ on newegg (which i might not have time to do) lol... "i hate mail in rebates" i never do them cos i am lazy. tongue.gif

Stuff now is that, the Msi gtx 660 ti PE when overclocked out-performs a reference gtx 670 from the benchmarks i have seen on multiple websites, and it is 589$ for two with optional 40$ mail in rebate card. =549$ rolleyes.gif . So i will save 200$ if i go with those two.

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What do you guys think? Is the 14 fps avg increase from two gtx 670's worth 200$? Because right now i am kinda leaning on the two 660 ti's
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660ti is joke, don't even consider it. It is under powered from the begging, offers lackluster performance and is over priced. Next to the GT640 the 660ti is the second worse card Nvidia has this gen from a price/performance ratio. Stock the 660ti is about even with a 7870, with the 7870 tending to have higher min across the board. When Overclocking is involved the 7870 kills it. I would recommend getting the gtx670 if nvidia is more your game, much better deal. Though you could get a 7950 and overclock it, at 1200mhz it equals a 1300mhz GTX680 so thats something to consider. I honestly just can't recommend the 660ti though.

In SLI the bandwidth kills the performance at higher rez making SLI kinda pointless as why go SLI if you cant max out AA. SLI 660ti is a bad idea IMO
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660ti is joke, don't even consider it. It is under powered from the begging, offers lackluster performance and is over priced. Next to the GT640 the 660ti is the second worse card Nvidia has this gen from a price/performance ratio. Stock the 660ti is about even with a 7870, with the 7870 tending to have higher min across the board. When Overclocking is involved the 7870 kills it. I would recommend getting the gtx670 if nvidia is more your game, much better deal. Though you could get a 7950 and overclock it, at 1200mhz it equals a 1300mhz GTX680 so thats something to consider. I honestly just can't recommend the 660ti though.
In SLI the bandwidth kills the performance at higher rez making SLI kinda pointless as why go SLI if you cant max out AA. SLI 660ti is a bad idea IMO

Makes sense... frown.gif i wish you were wrong lol... the mem bandwidth really makes it suck on high resolutions redface.gif. I would have gone AMD, but i like 3d vision and physx... rolleyes.gif .The 680 is out of the subject for me, I will never even think of buying that card biggrin.gif. And i can get the two 670's right now. But i think i will just go with the best one on the market now, maybe a 4gb card and overclock the **** out of it tongue.gif, then next year, when the 700's series come out and the price of the 670 drops a little, i get another one for sli.
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Makes sense... frown.gif i wish you were wrong lol... the mem bandwidth really makes it suck on high resolutions redface.gif. I would have gone AMD, but i like 3d vision and physx... rolleyes.gif .The 680 is out of the subject for me, I will never even think of buying that card biggrin.gif. And i can get the two 670's right now. But i think i will just go with the best one on the market now, maybe a 4gb card and overclock the **** out of it tongue.gif, then next year, when the 700's series come out and the price of the 670 drops a little, i get another one for sli.

yeah thats a good choice. get a single gtx 670 ftw and when the GTX 700 series launches the gtx 670 will mostly be available as the mid range next gen GTX 760 you can grab one for 250 bucks.

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yeah thats a good choice. get a single gtx 670 ftw and when the GTX 700 series launches the gtx 670 will mostly be available as the mid range next gen GTX 760 you can grab one for 250 bucks.
Yeah, I'd get a 670 FTW. Just make sure you don't get one of the few models that doesn't support SLI, so that you can take this guys suggestion.

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Yeah, I'd get a 670 FTW. Just make sure you don't get one of the few models that doesn't support SLI, so that you can take this guys suggestion.

uhh? what versions? you mean ftw versions that don't support sli? or just 670's in general... confused.gif
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