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So, I want to upgrade to a 660 coming from a 480.
Any way, which is the BEST 660 out there? I have an ASUS Crosshair V Formula Z board, so it would only make sense to get the ASUS 660, right? Would it perform faster than any other card of that price range? Or am I simply wasting my money, I can always get another 660 for SLI. I'm not a huge fan of the 660ti only because of the price and the fact that many reviews I've seen say that the 660 is pretty close to the same perfomance, especially if overclocked, which I can do if needed.
Thanks guys! I really appreciate the help!


Also, if anyone wants an EVGA 480, I would sell it to them for pretty cheap, I just have to get the 660 first. Lol.
post #2 of 14
Well, the ASUS DirectCU GTX 660 is currently $169 shipped after $20 MIR (with checkout code EMCXSXV42). It's clocked out-of-the-box @ 1020/1085.

If you want an EVGA model and/or a blower-type card, the EVGA GTX 660 Superclocked is currently $180 shipped after $10 MIR. It's clocked out-of-the-box @ 1046/1111.
Edited by svenge - 4/5/13 at 11:31pm
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MSI TF III 660 or ASUS 660 DCU II.
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It won't be a problem to over clock, and I probably will go with the ASUS.
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Is the dual slot CU II cooler the same one on both the GTX 660 and the GTX 680 4 GB?

If it is the same cooler then its very good
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They use the same basic shape, so basically it is the same, but the 660s cooler is only dual slot while the 680 is tried slot, I believe
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They use the same basic shape, so basically it is the same, but the 660s cooler is only dual slot while the 680 is tried slot, I believe

There is a dual slot GTX 680 that one is a 4 GB card i just bought one and its awesome the old triple slot 2 GB GTX 680 sucks compared
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It just uses up too much space, any way I probably will just stick with the ASUS 660
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It just uses up too much space, any way I probably will just stick with the ASUS 660

Old Vs new GTX 680



The new GTX 680 dual slot card is the same size as the Asus GTX 670 CU II card from what i can tell
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So, I want to upgrade to a 660 coming from a 480.
Any way, which is the BEST 660 out there? I have an ASUS Crosshair V Formula Z board, so it would only make sense to get the ASUS 660, right? Would it perform faster than any other card of that price range? Or am I simply wasting my money, I can always get another 660 for SLI. I'm not a huge fan of the 660ti only because of the price and the fact that many reviews I've seen say that the 660 is pretty close to the same perfomance, especially if overclocked, which I can do if needed.
Thanks guys! I really appreciate the help!


Also, if anyone wants an EVGA 480, I would sell it to them for pretty cheap, I just have to get the 660 first. Lol.

http://slickdeals.net/permadeal/92594/newegg-asus-geforce-gtx-660-2gb-192bit-gddr5-pci-express-video-card

Just ordered that one to "upgrade" my GTX 480. I know it has roughly the same performance, but it has more VRAM, it's cooler, quieter, and 80% more power efficient.

That deal has been up for a long time, get it while it's live.
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