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Which card would work better GTX 650 Ti vs GTX 660.

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I have hard time with choice between GTX 650 Ti and GTX 660.

GTX 650 Ti.
+ only 90 Watts.
+ I can get this cute widdle heatsink on it: arctic.ac/fileadmin/as1p/height restriction_Accelero_S1_PLUS_r0.pdf
+ cheaper.

- possible loss of warranty.
- only 2+1 VRM
- Asus didn't released 2 GB version, thus 4+1 with great heatsink from ASUS isn't an option.
- Heatsink is for 35 $.
- the price with heatsink isn't that much better than GTX 660.

GTX 660
+ 6+1 VRM
+ memory speed
+ nice heatsink
+ better components
+ I'd be able to keep warranty without any problem.

- price
- 139 watts
- GPU boost
- I want to get 6 core Haswell, and overclock like crazy, and 50 watts more might cause problems with overclocking.


I don't care about AA, and when I had GTX 560 it was enough for my purposes even when it was underclocked. (Of course I added 900 RPM fan to PSU to repair it, and it didn't take it well.)

So are there any insights? I mainly need a raw CPU power, GFX cards are irrelevant, and 5/4 higher performance of GTX 660 will not cut it out. In fact I'd prefer GTX 660 without GPU boost running at 920-970 MHz on 1.05-1.08 V.
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What games and resolution will you be playing?
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Any game. Everything that goes out, with exception of platformers, I try for about 15 minutes.
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Are you sure you want a GTX660. Card has pretty disappointing numbers even when it launched and hasn't gotten any better. You can get a 7870 for about the same price and it will pretty much beat it in every single game. Even before the 12.11 drivers it would beat it in nearly every game but BF3. Now with the 12.11 drivers, pretty much every single game will play better on the AMD side. Unless your 60hz monitor really is forcing you to use adaptive v-sync to get a combination of good input lag/with no screen tearing then AMD side should be considered. Though capping your frames is a easy way to get around it as well on both sides as well. I'm a fan of both sides and valve matters most to me, and that value just isn't their on the GTX660.
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I decided to get better card than GT 640 because I want to play with CUDA. So no AMD for me.
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what card do you already have if you have one? why not SLI/crossfire with something?

why not get a couple used gtx 460 or 570 and SLI
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Used card is out of question. 1. I want it for a long time, and used cards last about 1-2 years. 2. Considering the expected durability and prices of used cards, they are much more expensive than a new card with full warranty.

Dual 460 is slow and would kill my 6 core Haswell overclocking idea. Dual 570 would kill breakers in my house, not to mention of the power bill. I reduced power consumption by 100 Watts recently by buying a monitor, so I know both cards and a stove would work simultaneously.
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