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Hello guys and girl i have bought a ASUS DirectCU II GeForce GTX 580 (1536 MB) Graphics Card which i have overclocked at 1ghz . The day i bought it the gtx 660 came down in price right after i bought it to the same price which i paid for the 580. Im just wondering is the 660 much better ? I have been told its 20% better than the 580 but have been looking on review website and have noticed the 660 has 1300 cores and the 580 has 890 od. Im guessing that the 660 would be a comparison to the 560 ? I could of paid 200 pound for a normal 580 or paid 40 pound more for the DirectCU II edition which meant to be 100% cooler... At the time i bought it i thought id never water cool it but then bought a block for it and water cooled it. So the 40 pound i paid for the DirectCU II edition was a waste -_- but has soon has i bought it the 660 dropped to 240 pound new....

Am i right that the 660 is only 20% better than the 580 ?? Im thinking about getting another 580.
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580 much better then 660.
 
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wait, 660 or 660 ti?
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580 much better then 660.

Are they ?? I thought because the 660 is a higher number it would be better ?
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660
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660

then equal or less in most games. But not by much.
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580 much better then 660.

i agree^ i wouldnt buy a 660 if i had a 580.. maybe something higher up on the food chain like a 670 - 680, but if you really want to boost your graphics, then get another 580 and sli them
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post #8 of 18
Upgrading from a 580 to a 660 seems like a waste of money. I'd get another cheap 580 and/or wait for Maxwell (800 series, 2014).
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580 much better then 660.

Word..! GTX580 will do better you can SLI but GTX 660 you can't SLI them that's why get the GTX 660Ti you will be very happy with it....biggrin.gif
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I have a 660 and practically speaking it is just as good as a 580 at stock speeds, but only at stock speeds. As soon as you go into overclocking toe 580 is still king.
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