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Superclocked 660 Ti vs. Superclocked 660...Which one to buy?

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So I just sold my 650 Ti, but before I ship it off I need to know which card I should upgrade to? The two I'm considering are as followsS;

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130816

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130833

Obviously the 660 Ti is a better card, but is it worth and extra ~$100? I game a bit (not as much as I'd like...sucks having to work) and I know either card would be a substantial improvement over my 650 Ti. The question is is it worth the extra $100 to get the Ti over the regular 660. In either case I would be getting a 2GB VRAM variant as I only have a single monitor set up running @ 1920x1200. Thanks for the input!
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If your preference is Nvidia, buy the 660 Ti. However, if you have no preference between AMD & Nvidia, buy this... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202006 OR http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202003

Overall faster gpu & more vram than the 660Ti for basically a lesser or slightly more price and better for the resolution you are currently using thumb.gif
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If your preference is Nvidia, buy the 660 Ti. However, if you have no preference between AMD & Nvidia, buy this... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202006 OR http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202003

Overall faster gpu & more vram than the 660Ti for basically a lesser or slightly more price and better for the resolution you are currently using thumb.gif

I agree. For the price range you are looking at, the 7950 is hard to beat. I picked up a 660Ti for the price of a 660, but if I had to pay full price, I would be gaming on AMD.
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So I just sold my 650 Ti, but before I ship it off I need to know which card I should upgrade to? The two I'm considering are as followsS;

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130816

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130833

Obviously the 660 Ti is a better card, but is it worth and extra ~$100? I game a bit (not as much as I'd like...sucks having to work) and I know either card would be a substantial improvement over my 650 Ti. The question is is it worth the extra $100 to get the Ti over the regular 660. In either case I would be getting a 2GB VRAM variant as I only have a single monitor set up running @ 1920x1200. Thanks for the input!

I would get the 660. That 660 Ti costs $310 (or $86 more than that 660 @ $224) and will perform only ~15% faster for 38% more money. Here's a chart of relative performance, normalized to the new GTX 650 Ti BOOST (the lowest-spec 1080p-capable NVIDIA card).



Here's the breakdown of specs between the two cards you mentioned:
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NAME         CUDA TMU ROP SMX BASE BOOST MEMCL BUS MEMSZ TDP 
660           960  80  24   5 1072  1137  6008 192  2048 140 
660 Ti       1344 112  24   7 1046  1124  6008 192  2048 150 

Edited by svenge - 4/3/13 at 8:17pm
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I just bought a 3gb 660 SC and I love it. been maxed out Arma 3 for instance and playable at 30FPS. Max Payne 3, Metro 2033, all maxed out at around 30-40FPS. Havent tried crysis 3, but Crysis 2 with insane mods i get around 35-40FPS. I would go with the 660.. The thing is with both the 660 and the ti, the 192 bus really hurts it. :/ The general FPS range youll get with this, ultra settings WITH MAX AA in games is around 30-40FPS.. which is good enough in my book.
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If you prefer Nvidia (EVGA), I will recommend you buy the 660 Ti FTW Signature 2... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130837
Same specs like the 660 Ti FTW you are considering but with better cooling biggrin.gif

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I would get the 660. That 660 Ti costs $310 (or $86 more than that 660 @ $224) and will perform only ~15% faster for 38% more money.

You get your money's worth when you OC that 660 Ti (can OC to be faster than a stock 670) wink.gif
Edited by drBlahMan - 4/3/13 at 8:33pm
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I just bought a 3gb 660 SC and I love it. been maxed out Arma 3 for instance and playable at 30FPS. Max Payne 3, Metro 2033, all maxed out at around 30-40FPS. Havent tried crysis 3, but Crysis 2 with insane mods i get around 35-40FPS. I would go with the 660.. The thing is with both the 660 and the ti, the 192 bus really hurts it. :/ The general FPS range youll get with this, ultra settings WITH MAX AA in games is around 30-40FPS.. which is good enough in my book.

Are you running a dual or triple monitor setup? I've read in several places that anything above 2GB VRAM is pointless for resolutions of 1080 and below with one monitor and in many cases even with two monitors at 1080...comments? I'm using a single 1920x1200 monitor so would the extra $ on 3GB vs 2GB be a waste?
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Are you running a dual or triple monitor setup? I've read in several places that anything above 2GB VRAM is pointless for resolutions of 1080 and below with one monitor and in many cases even with two monitors at 1080...comments? I'm using a single 1920x1200 monitor so would the extra $ on 3GB vs 2GB be a waste?

I've got another monitor that I use for a TV with Windows Media Center and I like to watch TV when I play games. tongue.gif So that eats up VRAM so thats why I got a 3GB just to be on the safe side. For you, I would just go with the 2gb, it will do you well for the single 1080p smile.gif
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Originally Posted by thomascwhitfiel View Post

I'm using a single 1920x1200 monitor so would the extra $ on 3GB vs 2GB be a waste?

The extra vram does nothin' for you at that resolution. It can help out if you're into Skyrim mods. Based on several site reviews, you will not benefit from the extra vram until you run Tri-SLI @ 1440p or 1600p monitor or triple monitors @ 1200p & higher. AMD cards do better utilizing the vram @ larger resolutions (that I've already mentioned) than Nvidia.
Edited by drBlahMan - 4/3/13 at 8:45pm
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The extra vram does nothin' for you at that resolution. It can help out if you're into Skyrim mods. Based on several site reviews, you will not benefit from the extra vram until you run Tri-SLI @ 1440p or 1600p monitor or triple monitors @ 1200p & higher. AMD cards do better utilizing the vram @ larger resolutions (that I've already mentioned) than Nvidia.

I'm think I'm just gonna go with the Signature2 660 2GB and maybe some slight additional overclocking. I really don't need the extra performance of the Ti, just thought it would be cool to have, but I should probably just save the $100 and use it to improve elsewhere (any suggestions? see sig "New Awesome Build")

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130833
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