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reason to go 660 sli over 660ti SLI?

post #1 of 7
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Any reason to buy 660ti's over just 660's? Looking for the best available (green) setup right now. I dont buy a card now and one, later. Seems I never do. So which that said, there are two setups im looking at.

1) 660 SLI EVGA

or

2) MSI 660ti SLI

Is there a reason to spend almost $100 per card more? Anyone have an opinion on this?
post #2 of 7
The reason to pay more is because you need or want more performance. Performance per dollar drops off as you buy faster cards starting around the $160 point, that has always been the case. 660 SLI will have a much better bang for the buck but the 660ti will certainly be faster.

If you're at 1080p @ 60Hz, id stick with the cheaper 660 sli. If you're playing at higher resolutions or on a 120Hz monitor then go for the 660ti SLI.
post #3 of 7
If you are able to go 660ti SLI then I would suggest the HD7950 (even tough it is the red team) same price point MUCH more performance.
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I think that I would buy one 680/670 and not deal with all the issues rather than two 660. If you are not aiming for high performance there is no good reason to put up with the extra inconveniences of sli. Its not always a walk in the park to get things running smoothly.
So don't waste time and money sli' ing less than 660ti cards.
post #5 of 7
The MSI N660 OC are faster than stock MSI 660 ti PE when overclocked, and 2-6% slower stock vs stock depending on the game and resolution..... For 200$ extra, not worth it IMO.... but ofcourse, the 660 ti can also be overclocked to a good length too, and pull away from stock 660 non ti wink.gif



here are some of my own 660's in SLI benchmarks... I mean, if you are getting above 60 FPS already in modern games on Max Settings, then i wonder what more you need lol tongue.gif. There would be practically no difference to the eye from 90FPS and 100FPS which makes the 200$ extra not justifiable.

MSI 660 OC @ 1293Mhz (max boost clock) / 3384Mhz (mem) thumb.gif... All of this are with the latest 314.22 Nvidia driver btw, and windows 8.


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2013-03-30 18:45:50 - Bf3
Frames: 43515 - Time: 464593ms (7.7 minutes) - Avg: 93.663 - Min: 62 - Max: 192

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Good info. I probably should upgrade my build info. Currently running single 560ti. Its ok. Was great two years ago when i was running in sli. But as a single card now its just ok. For around $400 the 660 sli setup seems best bank for your buck for now. Playing on 1920x1080 24" moniter. Looking for something for the next 12.
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Either 660 sli or 7950 xfire. Don't get 660ti unless you're attached to Nvidia.
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