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I currently have a GTS250 in my box, which is an i7 920 at 3.8GHz with 12GB of ram. I do a varied bunch of stuff, from a little office work, video editing, and games playing.

I'm keener on NVidia kit, and I like eye candy, especially in my games, and faster Premiere rendering would be a nice bonus. I'm guessing a 660 Ti is my best bang for the buck card, right? I'm just a little concerned my PC is too old for it to be of much value though. I do plan an upgrade, but that will be at least 6 months away.
    
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the gtx 660 non ti would be the best bang for the buck
    
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Your PC isn't too old for a 660ti. A 660ti is very similar in performance to a GTX580 and shouldn't be bottlenecked in any way by your setup.
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the gtx 660 non ti would be the best bang for the buck

I think I saw the ti vs non ti flame war when searching up before posting this, LOL!
    
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Your PC isn't too old for a 660ti. A 660ti is very similar in performance to a GTX580 and shouldn't be bottlenecked in any way by your setup.

Cheers for that! Do you think the 660Ti is the right way to go in terms of most performance for the money?
    
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Do you think the 660Ti is the right way to go in terms of most performance for the money?

how important is adobe premiere performance. if its critical you don't have a choice . get the gtx 660 ti or gtx 670 depending on your budget. if its not get the HD 7950 boost. the HD 7950 boost matches GTX 670 at stock and HD 7950(1.15 Ghz) beats the GTX 670(1.3 Ghz) when you consider both cards overclocked.
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If you simply must have a Nvidia card, the GTX 670 is their best card out there in terms of value for money, the GTX 680 is horribly overpriced.

The AMD Radeon 7950 takes the cake as the best card to get for your money, bar none. thumb.gif
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Even i would support AMD the Direct Compute performance of Nvidia gtx 6xx series crds is horrible, not to mention Direct Compute does play a big role in many games and will be even more used in upcoming games as its a neutral tech and will be exploited by game devs.

Secondly AMD cards still have better oc potential than the oc crippled gtx 6xx series.

So even though Nvidia's gtx 6xx series might seem good at stock first, in truth in the long run AMD cards will fare better ! thumb.gif
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Thanks folks! I went with an MSI 660 TI PE via Dabs. Nvidia is fairly important because of the video editing and folding performance. smile.gif
    
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Originally Posted by Ergates View Post

Thanks folks! I went with an MSI 660 TI PE via Dabs. Nvidia is fairly important because of the video editing and folding performance. smile.gif

ooh nice. i want one too. sorry i didnt reply to your earlier question but i wouldve said 660ti. 670 if it was in the budget like what most others said here as well. have fun with your purchase!
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