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Good afternoon all,

I am looking to upgrade my Gigabyte GTX460 SLI to a more up-to-date GPU and am considering the GTX 660 Ti card. I would plan to purchase a single card for now but can find no direct comparison charts as the 460 series cards are of the last generation cards.

Would this be a viable purchase i.e. would this card offer better performance than my current setup? I've check the Anandtech Benchmark charts but have not been able to find the information I require.

I appreciate any input that is provided.... smile.gif
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No don't go with the gtx 660. It is way overpriced. A 7870 beats it easily and it costs as much as a 7950. Definitely go with the 7950 or the 7870. You also get 3 free games with a 7950 and 2 with a 7870.

 

But yes it's a very high upgrade from your current card thumb.gif

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Good afternoon all,
I am looking to upgrade my Gigabyte GTX460 SLI to a more up-to-date GPU and am considering the GTX 660 Ti card. I would plan to purchase a single card for now but can find no direct comparison charts as the 460 series cards are of the last generation cards.
Would this be a viable purchase i.e. would this card offer better performance than my current setup? I've check the Anandtech Benchmark charts but have not been able to find the information I require.
I appreciate any input that is provided.... smile.gif

SLI GTX460 OC will beat the GTX660 in 80 % of games, but you need to OC both your GTX460 cards to GTX560 levels or close, not leave that low 675 MHz core clock.

I myself had SLI GTX460, overclocked them to GTX560 levels and they heave easily bested the GTX570 and HD6970.

The bottom line - GTX660 is not an upgrade from SLI GTX460 even though the performance gap is not that big.

WAIT, did you say GTX 660 TITANIUM?

Well in that case it will be an upgrade...
Edited by Marshock - 11/22/12 at 10:37am
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No don't go with the gtx 660. It is way overpriced. A 7870 beats it easily and it costs as much as a 7950. Definitely go with the 7950 or the 7870. You also get 3 free games with a 7950 and 2 with a 7870.

But yes it's a very high upgrade from your current card thumb.gif

I agree 7870 or 7950
     
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don't get the 660ti, it's overpriced!, get the 660 non ti, save the 100$, and add another 100$ to get another gtx 660 biggrin.gif. Since you are coming from sli cards, i will assume you enjoy physx. Get the 660 and sli that baby when you have the money... I am talking from experience, i had a gtx 670, but getting anohter 400$ 670 in sli was just overkill for me. So i sold my single card, and got two 660's for 25$ more.

These cards perform wonders together, and i got mine for $413 plus shipping on newegg. You can check out my rig and 3dMark 11 scores. They are waYYY better than a single gtx 680! "About 20-50% performance increase in sli (and they are cheaper). I'll say among the 600 series cards, only the 670's and the 660's (non ti) are priced very well.

If you don't mind not having physx in your games, then the suggested AMD cards will be the right choice thumb.gif
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I went from 460sli to a single 670 and only at 930mhz core clock on the 460s was it enough to even get close to the 670 at stock. Also take into consideration the power consumption difference, a hell of alot more grunt for similar power usage as a single 460. a 660ti would be a good upgrade.
 
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No don't go with the gtx 660. It is way overpriced. A 7870 beats it easily

Huh? http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/548?vs=647 Other than Crysis, the 660 ti is ahead in quite a few more games than the 7870, and is always close when behind, whereas the 660 ti walks all over it in BF3, Portal 2, and Shogun 2.

The 7870 is in no way "beating it easily."
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Huh? http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/548?vs=647 Other than Crysis, the 660 ti is ahead in quite a few more games than the 7870, and is always close when behind, whereas the 660 ti walks all over it in BF3, Portal 2, and Shogun 2.
The 7870 is in no way "beating it easily."

I really don't trust that website...
     
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Or check out that 7890 when it's released.
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SLI GTX460 OC will beat the GTX660 in 80 % of games, but you need to OC both your GTX460 cards to GTX560 levels or close, not leave that low 675 MHz core clock.
I myself had SLI GTX460, overclocked them to GTX560 levels and they heave easily bested the GTX570 and HD6970.
The bottom line - GTX660 is not an upgrade from SLI GTX460 even though the performance gap is not that big.
WAIT, did you say GTX 660 TITANIUM?
Well in that case it will be an upgrade...

Yes, I did mean the 660 Titanium :-) The core clock of my GPUs I currently have is 715MHz as they are slightly factory overclocked :-)
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