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the GTX 660 is incapable of pushing out 3GB of VRAM so anymore than 2GB is a waste.
it's been shown the the 3GB cards can be a few FPS slower than the 2GB cards anyways.
GTX 660 SLi is a nice set-up, but the 192-bit interface @ higher resolutions like 5760 x 1080p (Surround)
and it will struggle but not because of the 2GB of VRAM, the card just isn't that strong.
but you are also correct in that it takes SLi or tri-SLi even for GTX 660 Ti - GTX 680 to take advantage of the extra VRAM
but before that happens you have other possible performance hits.

I also say the GTX 660 Ti can't push 3GB of VRAM and the GTX 670/680 can't push 4GB of VRAM
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Question for the MSI TF OC 660 users out there:

I was originally going to pick up a 3GB EVGA model for an attempt to "future proof" and prolong buying another card. From reads around OCN it seems people go 3GB if they are going to go with 3 monitors and it reads everyone on this thread with a 2GB model has no problems and a 2GB performs well all around. I am thinking about picking up this one (link below) than later down the line getting another one.

MSI N660 TF 2GD5/OC GeForce GTX 660 2GB


Thoughts, comments?

It's a great card thumb.gif , you don't need 3gb unless you play at 1440p, and if that's the case, you should probably not be buying a 660 for 1440p tongue.gif . However, On 1080p, you will literally see NO performance or future-proofing gain, so go with the MSI or Asus 660, the both overclock the best from what i have noticed.


"I used to have two 2gb Msi cards" They both overclocked to 1293Mhz... But now one is gone, and i am trying to sell the other and get a 770. rolleyes.gif
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It's a great card thumb.gif , you don't need 3gb unless you play at 1440p, and if that's the case, you should probably not be buying a 660 for 1440p tongue.gif . However, On 1080p, you will literally see NO performance or future-proofing gain, so go with the MSI or Asus 660, the both overclock the best from what i have noticed.


"I used to have two 2gb Msi cards" They both overclocked to 1293Mhz... But now one is gone, and i am trying to sell the other and get a 770. rolleyes.gif

thanks for the responses both +rep.

you think 660s SLi would be able to perform 1440p?
 
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It's a great card thumb.gif , you don't need 3gb unless you play at 1440p, and if that's the case, you should probably not be buying a 660 for 1440p tongue.gif . However, On 1080p, you will literally see NO performance or future-proofing gain, so go with the MSI or Asus 660, the both overclock the best from what i have noticed.


"I used to have two 2gb Msi cards" They both overclocked to 1293Mhz... But now one is gone, and i am trying to sell the other and get a 770. rolleyes.gif

thanks for the responses both +rep.

you think 660s SLi would be able to perform 1440p?
SLi 660's on a single 1440p monitor..?
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SLi 660's on a single 1440p monitor..?

yup. forgot to clarify a single monitor
 
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thanks for the responses both +rep.

you think 660s SLi would be able to perform 1440p?

It can run 1440p, but i don't recommend it. The 660 SLI is not just powerful enough to run 1440p, and i say this because i like to play my games at 70-120fps, but if you are okay at playing your games at about 40FPS and above, you will be fine.... look at the difference in performance going from 1080p to 1440p.

1080p



1440p
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I feel the same..
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thanks for the responses both +rep.

you think 660s SLi would be able to perform 1440p?

It can run 1440p, but i don't recommend it. The 660 SLI is not just powerful enough to run 1440p, and i say this because i like to play my games at 70-120fps, but if you are okay at playing your games at about 40FPS and above, you will be fine.... look at the difference in performance going from 1080p to 1440p.

1080p



1440p
you realise even the best eyes can't see over 60fps and a common human cannot see the difference over 29fps?

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Bbrad - enjoy playing games @ 30FPS then... thumb.gif
let me know when your ready for real frames.
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you realise even the best eyes can't see over 60fps and a common human cannot see the difference over 29fps?

Sent from my SCH-I500 using Tapatalk 2


eek.gif Goodness Gracious! ...................... lachen.giflachen.giflachen.gif


I never believed i would ever see someone on OCN say what you just said, isn't that something a console gamer that knows just a tiny tiny bit about computers will say? rolleyes.gif

To be honest, it's sad and funny at the same time, but still sad.... redface.gif................... Only advice i can give you is to buy yourself a 120/144Hz monitor, so you can correct that mindset thumb.gif. If you do have a 120hz monitor already, and you still can't tell the difference between 60Fps and 120Fps... Your eyes are broken mister tongue.gif
Edited by Yungbenny911 - 6/3/13 at 10:43am
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