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I'm getting a 660 ti and I'm wondering if the PE - Power Edition is worth the extra $30 over the normal "N660TI-2GD5/OC", the power edition one being "N660Ti PE 2GD5".

I'm thinking I'll just get the normal one and overclock it, but I hear the PE one has an extra feature of having changable voltage? Would this be a big improvement?


In terms of prices, the 660 ti non PE is about 88% as expensive as the power edition. Will the preformance increase make up for that?
Edited by qzyxya - 2/14/13 at 9:03am
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I'm getting a 660 ti and I'm wondering if the PE - Power Edition is worth the extra $30 over the normal "N660TI-2GD5/OC", the power edition one being "N660Ti PE 2GD5".

I'm thinking I'll just get the normal one and overclock it, but I hear the PE one has an extra feature of having changable voltage? Would this be a big improvement?


In terms of prices, the 660 ti non PE is about 88% as expensive as the power edition. Will the preformance increase make up for that?


I'm regretting a bit that i didn't buy the GTX 680 Lightning. So thats my answer.
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go for the msi gtx 660 ti pe . its a high quality custom PCB. good twin frozr cooler. built for overclocking. fill up your sig rig.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1258253/how-to-put-your-rig-in-your-sig

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127697

are you open to AMD cards. HD 7870 Tahiti LE and HD 7950 boost are good options.
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go for the msi gtx 660 ti pe . its a high quality custom PCB. good twin frozr cooler. built for overclocking. fill up your sig rig.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1258253/how-to-put-your-rig-in-your-sig

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127697

are you open to AMD cards. HD 7870 Tahiti LE and HD 7950 boost are good options.
Gotta stick with Nvidia for the cuda acceleration in adobe software. But How much better would you say it is? Obviously in terms of overclocking? I saw linus tech tips video and it said only about 10% but I'm not sure thats completely accurate.
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Gotta stick with Nvidia for the cuda acceleration in adobe software. But How much better would you say it is? Obviously in terms of overclocking? I saw linus tech tips video and it said only about 10% but I'm not sure thats completely accurate.

Hard to say, each card is different. Some cards overclock to 1400 core some go to 1200 core.

Note: Some guy got his to 1700 Core with LN2.
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Meh I'll just get the normal one then. I don't really want to overclock it that much anyways. Rather just save some money
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