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Upgrade from Gtx 460 SE SLi to GTX 660ti worth it?

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I'm wondering if it would be worth upgrading my current GTX 460SE SLi set up to a singl GTX 660ti card...any advice or suggestions welcomed. Thanks!!!
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It depends. How fed up with SLI are you? tongue.giftongue.gif

Anyway, I would say yes. I haven't seen the benchmarks on that card, but if it was anything like the 680, then it will be a nice upgrade. Not to mention that you get rid of SLI.
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I would be inclined to agree 1 card > 2 cards for sure and I'm so happy with my 670 saw a huge performance boost over my old 570 sli


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One GTX 680 will easily outperform 2 GTX 460 SE cards. You might even see 100% increase in some cases due to SLI no scalling very well.

Single GTX 460 SE will get about 3000~3600 GPU score in 3D Mark 11. In SLI, you might get about 6000~6600.

Single GTX 680 will easily do 10K and overclocked will get you to 11K+ thumb.gif
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One GTX 680 will easily outperform 2 GTX 460 SE cards. You might even see 100% increase in some cases due to SLI no scalling very well.
Single GTX 460 SE will get about 3000~3600 GPU score in 3D Mark 11. In SLI, you might get about 6000~6600.
Single GTX 680 will easily do 10K and overclocked will get you to 11K+ thumb.gif

Remember, he is talking about a 660 ti, not a 680.

I still think a 660 ti will out preform two 460s, though.
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Originally Posted by Alfaa View Post

Remember, he is talking about a 660 ti, not a 680.
I still think a 660 ti will out preform two 460s, though.

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How did that pass by my QC?

Anyway, I think it's still a very substantial increase, but not as significant as GTX 680. thumb.gif
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Better off with a 670 for $100 more or a 7950 for $15-30 more (reference models). 192-bit memory sucks (660 ti)

I'd personally recommend the 7950 its a beast card. I just recommended it to my friend who is getting his first ever high end vid card.

That being said the 670 is a monster but it does cost $70 more than the 7950 and supposedly the difference is negligible @ 1080p

You have better options than the 660ti it's just not that impressive at the $300 price point when the 7950 is not much more. The 7950 will destroy a 660ti in every way and you get an extra 1GB of vram. Then when the upgrade bug strikes again you can crossfire 7950's and they will most likely be sub $300 range maybe even $250 or less.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-660-ti-benchmark-review,3279.html
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I agree ^

GTX 660 Ti is just a lame card with its 6 way 192 bit bus width. I dislike when a card is crippled by its bus width. thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif
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post #9 of 12
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Thanks for the input guys..I appreciate it!!! To sum it up yeah..I'm kinda getting tired of my sli set up cuz there are extra power cables in my case, the blocked pci/pci-e slots, more heat and power used to run both of them. I just wanted to see if it would be a good idea to get a GTX 660ti and wanted some input. I really would like a GTX 670 but I might have to wait till christmas ha ha!!! biggrin.gif
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Sell your 460s XD


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