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Wait for the new 7 series and if you don't like what you see, the 600 series prices will drop.
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Yeah, I could consider going up in the price range, though I wasn't quite aware of specific differences between the 660 and 670. (I just looked at this link, and it certainly seems to be a jump.) What I understand of the "TI" suffix is that it's factory-overclocked, right? I guess it would make more sense to simply go for a different board, that maybe won't run as hot.
I had heard about the 700 series, and I'm not desperate for a graphics card right away - but from what I understand, changes are always happening, and there's always something over the horizon to be thinking about (I'm always hearing this about Intel chips) so sometimes it's a bit pointless to wait out the changes. If the 760 cards are coming out in a decent timeframe, I could pretty easily wait it out.

Current questions: "Does NVidia have a timeframe for the next 7xx series cards?", and "When would you expect 6xx prices to fall?" Otherwise, I might be set.

PS. Part of my motivation to buy a graphics card comes after reading news articles about Newegg's lawyer basically chewing up patent trolls.
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What I understand of the "TI" suffix is that it's factory-overclocked, right?
Actually, "Ti" models are completely different that the non-Ti models of the same number. For example, here's the differences between the 660 and 660 Ti:
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NAME              CHIP CUDA TMU ROP SMX BASE BOOST MEMCL BUS MEMSZ TDP MSRP
660              GK106  960  80  24   5  980  1032  6008 192  2048 140 $199 
660 Ti           GK104 1344 112  24   7  915   980  6008 192  2048 150 $299
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Current questions: "Does NVidia have a timeframe for the next 7xx series cards?", and "When would you expect 6xx prices to fall?" Otherwise, I might be set.

The 770 should be announced later this week, from there it gets a bit more sketchy. There have been some rumors that the 760 Ti will be announced a week after that, but I'm betting later in June myself. After that, there's been no rumors at all for 760 and below.

As for 6xx prices falling, I'd expect each individual model to fall just before its 7xx successor hits retail.
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the 780 is out now and i believe the rest of the cards should be out very soon...the 770 is under NDA until the 31st i believe so that means it will drop around that date, or should at least.
760, prob soon after that.

the 6xx cards will then start to fall off over the next month or so after they are all out and over the next 5-6 months slowly bottom out.
from what i remember it took like 9 months for the 580 to bottom out in price.
after that time frame they will most likely start to be sold out in most stores.
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For the price of a 660 ti you can get a 7950 and overclock it to be faster than or as fast as a 670 for $100 less.

Plus the 7950's come with 4 free games right now. Sorry I wouldn't buy nvidia until they drop prices or offer more incentives. For now AMD had best deals by far.
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For the price of a 660 ti you can get a 7950 and overclock it to be faster than or as fast as a 670 for $100 less.

Plus the 7950's come with 4 free games right now. Sorry I wouldn't buy nvidia until they drop prices or offer more incentives. For now AMD had best deals by far.

yeah wonder why they have to give out games with their cards? Nvidia is the incentive lol.
    
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yeah wonder why they have to give out games with their cards? Nvidia is the incentive lol.

Considering that AMD has been hovering around a 35% market share the last three quarters, it makes you wonder how much worse it would have been had they not spent $TEXAS on their "Never Settle" bribes bundles...

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Discrete GPU market share (source: Jon Peddie Research)

BRAND   Q3'12 Q4'12 Q1'13
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AMD     35.7% 34.3% 35.7%
NVIDIA  64.0% 65.7% 64.3%
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Same as before conroe was released and amd was faster and cheaper but Intel had market share. I never bought intel until core 2 duo was released. I don't care about market share I care about performance for my money. Amd is also powering both next gen consoles so expect open cl game code to only improve. Also with new folding drivers amd is not behind there either. But go ahead and get a 660ti instead of a faster 7950 its your cash
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Same as before conroe was released and amd was faster and cheaper but Intel had market share. I never bought intel until core 2 duo was released. I don't care about market share I care about performance for my money. Amd is also powering both next gen consoles so expect open cl game code to only improve. Also with new folding drivers amd is not behind there either. But go ahead and get a 660ti instead of a faster 7950 its your cash

well i want my computer to actually run consistently is the thing, ive said in other threads, had AMD CPU unhappy, Tried ATI card unhappy. went back to intel CPU happy went back to Nvidia happy. Not fanboy here just learned from my experiences, ATI/AMD dug their own grave with me. now i see them throw games in with their crap i mean how lame can you be? too bad really would like to have more than one trust worthy option for a gpu and or cpu.
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I would go with a MSI GTX 670 Power Edition or a EVGA GTX 670 FTW if you're really set on an Nvidia card, they seem to be the best value out of all the cards they have.

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Considering that AMD has been hovering around a 35% market share the last three quarters, it makes you wonder how much worse it would have been had they not spent $TEXAS on their "Never Settle" bribes bundles...

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Discrete GPU market share (source: Jon Peddie Research)

BRAND   Q3'12 Q4'12 Q1'13
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AMD     35.7% 34.3% 35.7%
NVIDIA  64.0% 65.7% 64.3%

They give out games with their cards in order to get their brand out there/increase their market share and appeal to people who want the best performance and value for their money, something unreasonable people like you can't understand.
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