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I have been looking at the 660ti EVGA super over overclocked edition what do you think good idea or a waste?
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I have been looking at the 660ti EVGA super over overclocked edition what do you think good idea or a waste?

Don't bother. Definitely not a worthwhile upgrade.
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My rule of thumb for NVIDIA is to either get a 660 (non-Ti) at $200 or a 670 at $400.

The $300 660 Ti is in an awkward no-mans-land due to its relatively high CUDA core count paired with a too-narrow 192-bit memory bus. The price/performance ratio just isn't there.
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NAME             CUDA TMU ROP SMX BASE BOOST MEMCL BUS MEMSZ TDP MSRP
660               960  80  24   5  980  1032  6008 192  2048 140 $199 
660 Ti           1344 112  24   7  915   980  6008 192  2048 150 $299 
670              1344 112  32   7  915   980  6008 256  2048 170 $399 
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yeah i guess but geez $400 is alot of money
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yeah i guess but geez $400 is alot of money

True enough. You can always wait for a sale when it gets down to the mid-$300s
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do you recommend any brands like asus, msi, gigabyte anything like that or are they all not to bad
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yeah i guess but geez $400 is alot of money
do you recommend any brands like asus, msi, gigabyte anything like that or are they all not to bad

Look at it this way...if you're not an OCer, buy a GTX 660 (provides good performance at 1920 x 1200 for the cost thumb.gif )

Now...if you are an OCer, you need to ask yourself how much gpu power do you want?

  • If you want 660 Ti power for less the cost, buy either the MSI 660 or ASUS 660 for $210
  • If you want 670 power for less the cost, buy the 660 Ti OC version (ASUS, MSI, Galaxy, or Gigabyte) for $300
  • If you want basically stock 680 power out the box for less the cost, buy the 670 OC version (EVGA FTW, Gigabyte, MSI or ASUS) for $380 to $400


Now, take your pick whistle.gif ... biggrin.gif
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Thanks man that really got me thinking
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The whole "omg 192 bit bus width, terribad card" is getting old. Unless you're gaming at 1600p or surround it's essentially a nonfactor. The 660ti performs within 10% of the 670 for $100 less on every game up to 1600p. There's no point in spending an extra $100 for minor performance increases. You'd be better off going 660 (non-ti) sli or 650 ti boost sli as again up to 1600p they perform better than a GTX 680 for less.

If you're not into SLI then spend $300 on a decent 660 ti and OC it.
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The whole "omg 192 bit bus width, terribad card" is getting old. Unless you're gaming at 1600p or surround it's essentially a nonfactor.

Read my mind.

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