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Upgrading from GTX 580 lightning to ASUS GeForce GTX 660 Ti DirectCU II

Poll Results: Keep 580 Lightning or buy another 660ti and SLi?

 
  • 66% (2)
    Keep
  • 33% (1)
    SLi
3 Total Votes  
post #1 of 4
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So my brother asked me to build him a new pc with a decent graphics card. So I chose the Asus 660ti as it is currently on special for a really low price.

I didn't realize that it was quite a bit faster then my current GTX 580 lightning. After speaking to him he said he would take my 580 if I wanted. After reading some benchmarks the 660ti seems to beat the 580 is pretty much every test.

I was wondering if it was worth spending a little cash and getting another 660ti for SLi or keep my 580 and do a big upgrade to the 780 lightning in a few months?handlebarssmiley.png
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post #2 of 4
I vote keep purely because i prefer single card solutions to SLI. either option is good but id let your brother keep his 660TI and get a shiny new 780 for yourself
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post #3 of 4
The 660Ti is a great card but the 192bit bus is weak at higher resolutions (AA is also a crippler @ 1080P). If he is a 1080P gamer, by all means go for SLI 660's but if he has any desire to go for a higher res screen, maybe better to go for a single card solution (7950 or 670 possibly).

Edit:

Just seen you mention going for a 780 Lightning. You could save a few notes by just getting a normal 780. The Lightning is aimed at water coolers and Benchers and for every day gaming, the normal 780 will perform fantastic.

You need an option for a 780 on your poll tongue.gif
Edited by Gregster - 9/17/13 at 1:15am
    
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post #4 of 4
If he keeps his 580 he will be upgrading to the 780 in a few months. His brother has the 660TI but will swap for the 580 if OP wants to. Great brother BTW
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