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Hey guys,

I currently own a 660ti and was considering putting some money towards 2 (non-ti) 660's for sli. I've done the research and it looks like the 2 (non-ti) 660's in sli do better than a single 680. I've never used SLI before so I figured this would be a chance to learn about it.

The setup I'll be using them with is:

-1080p resolution.
-Also my power supply only has 2x6 pin connectors so I can only go SLI with cards that have only have a single 6 pin.

Here is the link to the 660's I was considering buying. They are $169 after rebate and a promo code:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?SID=MyBL9pukEeKOpX6F092uNw-Kw_.SbV3_0_0_0&AID=10440897&PID=1225267&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-cables-_-na-_-na&Item=N82E16814121660&cm_sp=

Any help would be appreciated.
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What games are you playing?

I personally prefer single card solutions, since I've read many stories about newer drivers messing up SLI/CF performance and configurations. But yes, two 660s are better than your single 660ti, and the price for the 660 you listed is really good. I think there is a promo code that drops it down to ~$160, but remember you're only limited to one rebate per household, so you can't do two rebates for both cards.

Definitely worth considering if you don't plan on upgrading any time soon, though.
Edited by mingqi53 - 4/2/13 at 10:05am
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What games are you playing?

I personally prefer single card solutions, since I've read many stories about newer drivers messing up SLI/CF performance and configurations. While yes, two 660s are better than your single 660ti, and the prices for the 660 you listed is really good (I think there is a promo code that drops it down to ~$160, but remember you're only limited to one rebate per household, so you can't do two rebates for both cards).

Definitely worth considering if you don't plan on upgrading any time soon, though.

Well recently I've just been playing some older RPG's that I need to finish up (the last remnant, mass effect). The most graphically intense game I've played was sleeping dogs and I already beat it so I don't think I'll be playing much more of that.

Also the rebate is good for 2 of the items per household which works in my case. As someone who has never used SLI, It does seem like it could possibly be a hassle. Based upon the performance increase, it seems like it may be worth the risk but It's totally unknown territory to me.

I don't necessarily "need" to upgrade as my 660ti can pretty much play everything at this resolution. It's just that for the price, it seems like the performance increase is almost too good of a deal to pass up.

Anymore thoughts guys?
Edited by poetik - 4/2/13 at 8:53am
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I actually just made a thread on the 660sli's yesterday! i think its an awesome idea and the best value for your money period. if i was building a rig today, id most certainly go for it. Heres the link, includes a member with a few benchmarks - bf3 gets around 9x average maxed out. http://www.overclock.net/t/1377677/gtx-660-sli
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Why not just save up a little more and get a 2nd 660 Ti? wink.gif
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Why not just save up a little more and get a 2nd 660 Ti? wink.gif
Its 200 extra for no noticeable difference
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I actually just made a thread on the 660sli's yesterday! i think its an awesome idea and the best value for your money period. if i was building a rig today, id most certainly go for it. Heres the link, includes a member with a few benchmarks - bf3 gets around 9x average maxed out. http://www.overclock.net/t/1377677/gtx-660-sli

I actually just got done looking at that. Damn hearing from people that own the 660 SLI makes it seem like a no brainer.
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Why not just save up a little more and get a 2nd 660 Ti? wink.gif
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Why not just save up a little more and get a 2nd 660 Ti? wink.gif

I would but I don't have extra 6 pin connectors =) Plus it's more of a "bang for the buck" type thing.
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For the games you are playing, I would not recommend it. You will be disappointed. The 660Ti should have no issues running all the eye candy @ 1080 resolutions. Sure it will be faster, but upgrading a small amount for the sake of upgrading is a waste of money to me.

If you were have trouble getting playable rates, then yes, but with what you have, I would save my $$ for the next round of GPUs.
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For the games you are playing, I would not recommend it. You will be disappointed. The 660Ti should have no issues running all the eye candy @ 1080 resolutions. Sure it will be faster, but upgrading a small amount for the sake of upgrading is a waste of money to me.

If you were have trouble getting playable rates, then yes, but with what you have, I would save my $$ for the next round of GPUs.

Yup, this comment phrased it the best way possible.

I'm currently on a 560ti 448 core (~GTX 570) and it handles PS2 on ultra settings at 1080p very nicely. Probably won't upgrade until some new game comes along that is more graphically intense, e.g. Chris Roberts' Star Citizen/Squadron 42 which runs on CryEngine 3. I think a 660 would be a sidegrade for me, so I'd be looking for at least a 670 when it comes to performance. The game probably won't be released for a couple more years, so hopefully 670's will be in the $180 range by then tongue.gif
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Its 200 extra for no noticeable difference

lol!!!!!! i not heard anything so rediculous in all mylife. Please bang your head whilst leaving through the door
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