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post #11 of 20
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After looking through a bunch of reviews I realized that my current cards are drawing too much power. I'm thinking about selling them and getting something else.

Would a GTX 660 TI offer the same type of performance as my current GTX 480? and how much do GTX 480 go for on the secondary market?
post #12 of 20
For 1080P I don't see any issues with a 1GB card. BF3 for me uses 2200ish MB at 6048x1200 on high. Most games at this res hover between 1500 and 1800MB so 1080P being less than 1/3 the pixel area should be a win.
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post #13 of 20
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Good to know. I think I'm going to get something like 7870 or a 560 TI for my HTPC and if I can sell my 480's for a decent price I will definitely update to a GTX 680.
post #14 of 20
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No this is not for just video playback.
I plan to game on it and I want to be able to max out most games @1080p .

You are going to want at least a 670 or a 7950 if you want to "max" games at 1080p.
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post #15 of 20
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I have 2 EVGA GTX 480's in my main rig. If I could get $350 for them, I'll probably update my Main PC to a GTX 680.

I want to keep the budget for my HTPC video card to below $250.
post #16 of 20
350 is a bit hope full they go for about 250 new on amazon for a while, and defs get a 7870 over the 560ti, I have a 560ti and it runs out of VRAM in bf3 at 1080p, stepping up to a 7950 might be nice, they are sort of the best bang for buck ATM, but for power the 660 or 660ti are both tea zipper on the power bill, and are good gaming cards, more so the 660ti or 670 if budjet permits,
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post #17 of 20
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It looks like the 7950 and 660 TI are neck and neck in benchmarks, but the 7950 is cheaper. I'm still deciding between these two and also waiting for a friend that works at a company that does benchmarking and they may have spare cards I can use.
post #18 of 20
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It looks like the 7950 and 660 TI are neck and neck in benchmarks, but the 7950 is cheaper. I'm still deciding between these two and also waiting for a friend that works at a company that does benchmarking and they may have spare cards I can use.

The 7950 is much better now with the new drivers too, I think it is above a GTX 670 in most cases.
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post #19 of 20
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Awesome!

Hope to see a good deal on Black Friday.
post #20 of 20
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A friend of a friend works at Nvidia and can get me a used GTX 560 Ti (384 cores) for $99. Good deal? I checked online it appears to be similar in performance to a GTX 480.

OR

I can get this GTX 660 TI from newegg for $240 ($225 after rebate) + Assassin's Creed III.


What do you guys think?
Edited by Massive17 - 11/21/12 at 11:43am
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