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For what its worth I played BF4 Beta with my 3GB 660Ti on one of my 1440p monitors and i had fun.
I gave it a slight 100mhz core clock and i started to consider grabbing a second one for my triple monitor setup, mind you i put everything on Ultra.
Sometimes i am not sure about all these benchmarks and such, to my untrained eye, the game played fine with no tearing or abnormalities aside from the occasional beta crashing.

I am tempted to buy another one just to test it out for my own personal curiosity.

From experience 660ti on 5760x1080 is NOT worth it.
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From experience 660ti on 5760x1080 is NOT worth it.

Defining "worth it" means different things for different people though.
I had my buddy play the beta on my system and he played a couple matches on ultra with my one monitor and he was impressed. Then i told him what it was and his jaw dropped, he thought i was lying until he checked for himself and he has A Titan. That card has some bang for its buck now, i don't know what it is but nothing has tempted me to want to run 7950s or 7970s since its release. thats why i went to Nvidia....and now im going back biggrin.gif
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Too put it simply 660tis don't have the memory bus to run a resolution like 5760x1080 even on lower settings. Granted some games can do ok, but with the 7950 at the same price point it will literally perform twice as good as the 660ti.


tried posting some of my pics but they don't show up to well.
Warning: My old post comparing 660ti SLI to a single 7970 valley 5760x1080 (Click to show)
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I can attest to memory bus being the limiting factor at 3x1080.

I had a 660 ti 3 GB SLI which I compared to 7970 also 3 GB, the difference being the memory bus with 192 for the 660ti and 384 for the 7970.

At max settings in valley the 7970 gets around 19 fps, the 660 ti SLI got around 11.

On one monitor, as you can see in the valley thread, 660 Ti SLI will crush a 7970, when you span to 3 the bus width gets dumped on.

This is with both set ups with 3 GB of vram, so like most things it's quality (bus width) over quantity (vram).
660ti SLI at 4x AA ~14 fps (Click to show)
660ti SLI maxed. <10 fps (Click to show)

You can also see a 670 at the same res getting 17 fps in the valley scores, showing again the limitations of the bus width.

Edited by Rickles - 10/25/13 at 11:36am
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