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Hi there,

With the 650ti boost having just been released I am unsure which to go for with my new build, they will be in SLI and the rig will be mainly for video/photo editing with some casual gaming, by the looks of things the 650ti boost is significantly cheaper than the 660ti, I will also be looking to watercool both cards.

Does anyone have advice on which card would be best, are the CUDA cores of each substantially different? also will water blocks be readily available for the Boost?

thanks in advance:thumb:
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Single cards solutions are often better. Less micro stutter, less compability issues, less heat, less power...
If you're going for a 650Ti Boost SLI at start, you're better off getting a 660Ti since their performance are equivalent! thumb.gif
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Single cards solutions are often better. Less micro stutter, less compability issues, less heat, less power...
If you're going for a 650Ti Boost SLI at start, you're better off getting a 660Ti since their performance are equivalent! thumb.gif

This.

GTX660tis well worth the money.

Easily moddable too to greatly improve compared to stock tongue.gif
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Neither to be honest. It's always better to go with a better single card than two lesser cards. So buy a single 670/680 or 7950/7970 if you don't mind going the AMD route smile.gif
Getting two 7950s wouldn't actually be that more than two 660 Tis and would perform a lot better.
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Neither to be honest. It's always better to go with a better single card than two lesser cards. So buy a single 670/680 or 7950/7970 if you don't mind going the AMD route smile.gif
Getting two 7950s wouldn't actually be that more than two 660 Tis and would perform a lot better.

proof?
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Single cards solutions are often better. Less micro stutter, less compability issues, less heat, less power...
If you're going for a 650Ti Boost SLI at start, you're better off getting a 660Ti since their performance are equivalent! thumb.gif

If you mean 650ti boost SLI is equivalent to single 660 TI, That's is definitely not true!.... wth.gif ... maybe i don't really understand what you are tying to say lol tongue.gif

To the OP, if you mean you will be getting 660 TI SLI, then you should definitely go for that, however; if you mean you will either be going 650 ti boost SLI, or Single 660 TI, then go for the boost SLI... You mentioned you will be doing "casual" gaming, and the boost even performs faster than a single GTX 680 in SLI, and is way wayyy more cheaper than 680.

I will also say, there will be no need to water cool the 650 TI boost. You will hit the overclocking wall before you get close to the temperature threshold.
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proof?
Single card - no microstutter, better compatibility, less power consumption, less heat, less room taken up, more option for upgrading in the future.
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Single card - no microstutter, better compatibility, less power consumption, less heat, less room taken up, more option for upgrading in the future.

i was asking for proof that the 7950 would perform alot better than the 660ti's as you claim

so please post your real world scores as proof smile.gif
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Single card - no microstutter, better compatibility, less power consumption, less heat, less room taken up, more option for upgrading in the future.

no microstutter - yes, but single card with low fps looks worse than micro-stutter tongue.gif, all this talk about microstutter, smh, what about people with dual titans? your microstutter claim is invalid, as many people like me, don't have it or even notice it.

better compatibility - with what ? every new game being released has SLI support, so idk what you mean by that. even NFS most wanted now has SLI support.

less power consumption - Kepler cards require far lesser power consumption compared to fermi, so a good 700w or higher PSU is enough for the cards the OP wants to get.

less heat, ermmm.... no, my cards in SLI are actually less hotter than most single cards, it all depends on the air flow, and the type of cooler the card has.

less room taken up... is that even something to worry about? why buy a motherboard that can support SLI, if you would be worried about room taken up? tongue.gif
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no microstutter - yes, but single card with low fps looks worse than micro-stutter tongue.gif, all this talk about microstutter, smh, what about people with dual titans? your microstutter claim is invalid, as many people like me, don't have it or even notice it.

better compatibility - with what ? every new game being released has SLI support, so idk what you mean by that. even NFS most wanted now has SLI support.

less power consumption - Kepler cards require far lesser power consumption compared to fermi, so a good 700w or higher PSU is enough for the cards the OP wants to get.

less heat, ermmm.... no, my cards in SLI are actually less hotter than most single cards, it all depends on the air flow, and the type of cooler the card has.

less room taken up... is that even something to worry about? why buy a motherboard that can support SLI, if you would be worried about room taken up? tongue.gif

smile.gif

get him to post his 3dmark11 benchmarks for his 680 biggrin.gif i would like to know who would win biggrin.gif i bet its closer than he would like thumb.gif
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