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post #31 of 47
Never said it would...... guessing?


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660 and 7870 XT costs the same here in UK.
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post #32 of 47
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Originally Posted by amd655 View Post

Never said it would...... guessing?


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660 and 7870 XT costs the same here in UK.

If both GTX 660 and 7870 XT are about the same price. Then my choice will be 7870 XT hands down.
7870 XT is faster at stock and when overclocked than a GTX 660, there is just no competition. 7870 XT can reach normal 7970 performance, GTX 660 can't.
GTX 660 perform on 7850-7870 side of things and the 7870 XT is in another league.
But if you notice this thread is in Nvidia forums which means the OP choices are limited to Nvidia cards.
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Ummm dude..... When I had a single 580 it was around 6800 to 6900 score on 3DMark (not overclocked).. from memory.
I'm sorry I cant back it up it was a while ago and I'm running SLI at the moment tongue.gif If I OC'd like you I would hardly say I'd be left in the dust lol.
Still the 480's coming so close to newer cards is impressive thumb.gif
@OP: I would go for the 7870 but if you're going to get the mobo + CPU, and buy a card later... maybe its worth waiting and seeing what prices cards are gona be then?
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Ummm dude..... When I had a single 580 it was around 6800 to 6900 score on 3DMark (not overclocked).. from memory.
I'm sorry I cant back it up it was a while ago and I'm running SLI at the moment tongue.gif If I OC'd like you I would hardly say I'd be left in the dust lol.

GTX 480 when overclocked to around 850 MHz can easily reach or exceed GTX 580s stock performance. 3DMark -In my honest opinion- is garbage when it comes to real world performance comparison.
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GTX 480 when overclocked to around 850 MHz can easily reach or exceed GTX 580s stock performance. 3DMark -In my honest opinion- is garbage when it comes to real world performance comparison.
And how does that equal leaving me in the dust? His statement makes it look like its a major difference and I don't think it is. Its definitely impressive for an older card obviously but not much better.
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And how does that equal leaving me in the dust? His statement makes it look like its a major difference and I don't think it is. Its definitely impressive for an older card obviously but not much better.

I was tracking this thread since it started a few days ago and I didn't see any comment about leaving the 580 in the dust.

GTX 480 vs GTX 580 clock for clock comparisons.
http://www.tweaktown.com/articles/3717/the_shader_difference_geforce_gtx_580_at_gtx_480_clocks/index.html
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And how does that equal leaving me in the dust? His statement makes it look like its a major difference and I don't think it is. Its definitely impressive for an older card obviously but not much better.

Exactly what i was thinking... rolleyes.gif
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I was tracking this thread since it started a few days ago and I didn't see any comment about leaving the 580 in the dust.

GTX 480 vs GTX 580 clock for clock comparisons.
http://www.tweaktown.com/articles/3717/the_shader_difference_geforce_gtx_580_at_gtx_480_clocks/index.html
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The GTX 480 will leave the 660 in the dust when overclocked, and can be tamed with changing the Tim and an aggressive fan profile, however, mine is on custom air, and beats GTX 580 in everything.

The 7870 XT/LE is the card you should get at that price point for this generation.

There you go wink.gif
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i think you should just save the extra $50 and get a 7950. $50 is the cost of 1 new game and you get 2 free new ones with the 7950. Plus the 7950 is in a whole other league in everything at stock and it overclocks like a monster!

But if you don't want to go AMD at this price range (which is where they shine in Price/ Performance) then 660 is a great card, matches or beats a 580 in many cases and runs on much much lower power and runs cooler. Great little chip from Nvidia thumb.gif
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OK so correction and my apologies.. leaves the 660 in the dust but just BEATS the 580. This is definitely possible if overclocking is the case and the 580 is stock as mine was.
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