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Hey guys! Last summer i purchased a gtx 670. It cost me about $425. Recently, i've been looking into gtx 660 SLI. I know that right now there is no reason to buy these cards, but im just interested in it as i feel i would be doing this if i were to build a computer today. Anyone have this, how is it performing for you? In a newegg benchmark, they rate it 20-50% faster than a 680.

*This is the NON Ti BTW - 200 bucks each.

Discuss!
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I would personnally buy 2 x GTX 670. Great and smooth cards thumb.gif

2 x GTX 660 = 450 $ = 60 fps
2 x GTX 670 = 800 $ = 85 fps


Edited by KaRLiToS - 4/1/13 at 5:49pm
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Originally Posted by KaRLiToS View Post

I would personnally buy 2 x GTX 670. Great and smooth cards thumb.gif

2 x GTX 660 = 450 $ = 60 fps
2 x GTX 670 = 800 $ = 85 fps


There is a big price difference between 800 and 450. If i wanted to spend 850 on video cards i would just buy a titan. Do you have actual game benchmarks? Those benchmarks dont really mean much.

The thing is, 2x 660 for the price of a 670 or 680, which i would never sli anyway and get much better performance seems like a better buy, especially at 1080p in my situation.
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There is a big price difference between 800 and 450. If i wanted to spend 850 on video cards i would just buy a titan. Do you have actual game benchmarks? Those benchmarks dont really mean much.

In my opinion, its a great representation of the actual performance of graphic cards but if this chart don't mean much to you, just ignore it then.

Titan is 1100$ and it will give you an average of 75 fps in the same benchmark.

(I would prefer a Titan too but you never mentionned about the Titan)
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Originally Posted by KaRLiToS View Post

In my opinion, its a great representation of the actual performance of graphic cards but if this chart don't mean much to you, just ignore it then.

Titan is 1100$ and it will give you an average of 75 fps in the same benchmark.

(I would prefer a Titan too but you never mentionned about the Titan)

I know i didnt mention the titan - I wouldnt spend 800-1000 on gpus, personally! lolol I think youre misunderstanding me. Basically im asking what do you think is better for a single 1080p screen, 2 660s or a 670-680. Like i said, at the time of purchase i spent around 425-450 for my 670 ftw. For the same money (a bit less) i can get 2 660s now. This is what i am looking at and honestly a 660 seems sufficient for a single 1080p if there were sli issues anyway. Dont know, thats why i came and asked here lol just wanted to see what people thought.
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I know i didnt mention the titan - I wouldnt spend 800-1000 on gpus, personally! lolol I think youre misunderstanding me. Basically im asking what do you think is better for a single 1080p screen, 2 660s or a 670-680. Like i said, at the time of purchase i spent around 425-450 for my 670 ftw. For the same money (a bit less) i can get 2 660s now. This is what i am looking at and honestly a 660 seems sufficient for a single 1080p if there were sli issues anyway. Dont know, thats why i came and asked here lol just wanted to see what people thought.
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I would personnally buy 2 x GTX 670. Great and smooth cards thumb.gif

Was that an answer according to your question??? Do you want me to add the GTX 680 in the graph?

I think I would still go with a single GTX 670, not the GTX 680, more expensive for few improvement over the GTX 670.

I wouldn't bother selling your GTX 670 to get 2 x GTX 660. I would just add another 670.
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Was that an answer according to your question??? What do you want more? Do you want me to add the GTX 680 in the graph?

2x 660 vs gtx 670 vs gtx 680.
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Why not go 650Ti Boost SLI in that case?

Personally I never recommend SLI'ing multiple low end cards, especially when you already have a single higher end card.
 
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Why not go 650Ti Boost SLI in that case?

Personally I never recommend SLI'ing multiple low end cards, especially when you already have a single higher end card.

Because they're not much cheaper and slower.

I'm happy with my 660 SLI, and I'd pick it over a single 670/680, but I fully regret not forking over the cash for 670 SLI.
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