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I am planning to upgrade from my current GTX470 to either 660Ti, 670 or 680 just how much performance increase will i be gaining? 10%? 30%? +20FPS?

Mind you that i'm still using AMD 955 BE @ 3.2ghz (~50% CPU usage in skyrim with all HD mod you can find on nexus plus the official HD texture DLC)

I will be building new rig soon (probably with Haswell from Intel) and will transfer 660, 670, or 680 to my new rig as well.

What is the best recommend card? I'm kinda leaning toward EVGA 680 FTW+ 4GB

and yes, im also planning to use 3D monitor too
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It should be almost twice as good with the 680. My problem right now with skyrim is i immediatly hit the vram limit.
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Originally Posted by GREG MISO View Post

It should be almost twice as good with the 680. My problem right now with skyrim is i immediatly hit the vram limit.

Same here...

Im playing other games as well just not just skyrim, i will be doing Final Fantasy XIV 2.0 when is out, L4D, and other FPS that is graphic intensive right now, so 470 will do me no good now tongue.gif
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You would get roughly double the performance, along with more VRAM, if you upgrade to a 670. Brettjv did some benches and proved SLI 470's were slightly better than a 470, so a single 470 would be slightly over 50% of a 670.

If you do plan to use 3D, then go for the 680 4 GB. 3D eats a LOT of VRAM on games, especially with AA enabled.
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7950 is your best bet.
    
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7950 is your best bet.

Comparable performance for 75% the price of a GTX 670... a 7950 would be a good choice.
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post #7 of 13
Another vote for the 7950, there's been tons of discussion and 7950 comes out as best for your dollar performance.
http://www.overclock.net/t/1299314/h-660-ti-oc-vs-670-oc-vs-7950-oc/300
660Ti will NOT be a good idea and a 670 will be a bit of a big bullet to chew on.

FYI these are really useful. Used these when I changed my mobos via sysprep as well as when I switched from 5850 --> 560 Ti 448
http://www.overclock.net/t/1150443/how-to-remove-your-nvidia-gpu-drivers
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I just did some comparisions between my GTX 470 @ 800 MHz Vs my GTX 670 at stock just to see the difference.
On average the stock GTX 670 is 55% faster than the overclocked GTX 470 .
It is over 100% in games that use PhysX such as Alice Madness Returns. I get drops to low teens with the GTX 470 but with the 670 I didn't see it go below 30 fps.
Between those cards the GTX 670 is the nice spot, much balanced price than GTX 680 (Very overpriced for 5-10% advantage over GTX 670) and the GTX 660 Ti is just too bandwidth and ROPs limited for my liking.
In newegg you can find some GTX 670 go as low as $380 after rebates. I would say it does worth it more than some HD7950s which are still hovering around $350, with PhysX, Nvidia Inspector & Adaptive Vsync I would say it does worth the $30-$40 against the 7950.
A single GTX 670 perform awesome in 3D using a single monitor too. Also I heard AMD cards are not as good as Nvidias in 3D if you are wondering.
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A 7950 overclocked will get you 680 like performance for ~$300. If you're not interested in the 7950, I'm more of a fan of the 670 than the 660 TI.
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Thanks for all the wonderful tips, advice and suggestion, as some of you guys mention AMD graphic card, althought i understand that some card are best bang for the buck, but i'm just a Nvidia person, and i want to stay to the green side.


Alot of great info, thanks all biggrin.gif


edit: btw did they removed the rep button? cuz i cant seem to find that little rep button anymore lol
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