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Newegg has 3 listed, there's probably more, ASUS has the quietest 660 Ti from detailed reviews, but none of them are 3gig. Any other suggestions?

GIGABYTE GV-N66TOC-3GD GeForce GTX 660 Ti 3GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125450

MSI N660TI TF 3GD5/OC GeForce GTX 660 Ti 3GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127708

Galaxy 66NNH7DV6WXZ GeForce GTX 660 Ti GC 3GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814162119
post #2 of 15
The Gigabyte one is clocked higher out of the box, any reason why you want a 3GB model?
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Originally Posted by PcZac View Post

Newegg has 3 listed, there's probably more, ASUS has the quietest 660 Ti from detailed reviews, but none of them are 3gig. Any other suggestions?

GIGABYTE GV-N66TOC-3GD GeForce GTX 660 Ti 3GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125450

MSI N660TI TF 3GD5/OC GeForce GTX 660 Ti 3GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127708

Galaxy 66NNH7DV6WXZ GeForce GTX 660 Ti GC 3GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814162119

Hmm that's weird , i got my 670 for the price of this gigabyte 660 ti , you live in the states or europe?
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Yeah the 670's are about the same price, I want the higher vram because I do a lot of work in game engines like Cryengine and Unreal Engine. You tend to use more vram when working in a video game editor, than you would playing them. Also there's some performance benefits when working on creating 3d assets with very large textures if you have more vram. I might go with the Asus 670 because I know it's quiet, but I'm having a hard time deciding.
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Yeah the 670's are about the same price, I want the higher vram because I do a lot of work in game engines like Cryengine and Unreal Engine. You tend to use more vram when working in a video game editor, than you would playing them. Also there's some performance benefits when working on creating 3d assets with very large textures if you have more vram. I might go with the Asus 670 because I know it's quiet, but I'm having a hard time deciding.

If it's all the same to you yes the asus dc2 4gb 670 would make a huge difference with a lot vram for moded games and so thumb.gif
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That 470 is $110 more expensive than the most expensive 660 ti, and sadly outside of my budget. I also have a feeling having lots of vram might be really important for the next generation of console - pc ports. I bet many games will use at least 4gb of the ps4's ram for the gpu. But that's only speculation at this point. Maybe I should hold off buying a new gpu/pc for another year. I'm still rocking a 9800gt with 1gb vram.
post #7 of 15
Just go for a 7950, it out performs the 660 Ti at stock and the GTX 680 once overclocked to around 1.2Ghz, it retails for around $300 and comes with 3GB of VRAM.
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There is no point going with a 3GB 660 Ti because it doesn't even have the memory bandwidth to fully utilise that memory. Either go with the 2GB version or pick up a 7950.
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There is no point going with a 3GB 660 Ti because it doesn't even have the memory bandwidth to fully utilise that memory. Either go with the 2GB version or pick up a 7950.

Just what I was going to say.
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post #10 of 15
the gigabyte is going to be the quietest, msi likely being a bit more overclockable.

those of you saying the 660ti doesn't have enough memeory bandwidth, how much experience do you have editing games?

I personally wish i would have gone with a 3gb model when i bought my 660ti. I push maxing out my 2gb from time to time and i can only see that getting worse.
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