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Which one of those offers best value for money would you think?

EDIT: How can i edit post title? I ment 650/650Ti. 660 is way off in money and performance...
 

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The x50 cards are terrible compared to x60, x70, and x80 cards.

Get a 660 or 660Ti and you'll be fine. Get a 550 or 650 and you'll be pissed.
 

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Wasnt quick enough to edit my original post. I meant 650 not 660...
There is an Edit Thread button at the top.

As far as a 550 or 650, save your money, they are barely better than your 5770.

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/538?vs=541
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/538?vs=681
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/538?vs=680

You don't see a real boost until you get to the 660:
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/680?vs=660
 

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650Ti doesn't even deserve to be on this list.

660 or 660Ti is amazing for the price in my opinion.
 

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The general consensus is that the GTX 660 (non-Ti) is NVIDIA's current generation's bare minimum card for 1080p gaming at decent settings.

As much as it pains me to say this, if you can't afford a GTX 660, you might want to consider an AMD Radeon 7850. It's the least expensive current-model 1080p-capable GPU available on the market today. I like NVIDIA much better than the other "team", but I'd rather see you buy a card that is suitable for your purposes versus fueling a fanboy war at your expense.
 

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Personally, I've not had an issue at all playing 1080p on my 650ti using Steam Big Picture mode - played Batman Arkham Asylum, Skyrim, DiRT Showdown as well as Sleeping Dogs.

Most games are on medium high settings - not really sure why people dog this card - it's still better than current gen consoles.
 

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Its just that i'm on an older system, and people are telling me i'm not going to get the most of my card unless i upgrade or overclock my CPU as well, so i'm looking for something that will get the most value for money. I would feel right if i get a 660 or 7870 and not get the full gains cause of the bottleneck of my CPU. So i was thinking of getting something like GTX 660ti and using a GTX 275 for PhysX. Or get a 7850 which is still under 200 Euro, but lose the PhysX processing...
 

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1.) Get a CPU cooler and OC that cpu. You can get tons of help on here.
2.) If you can't afford a GTX 660, get a card from the last generation used, they will be better than a 650 TI. That's what I did.
GTX 480 & GTX 570 are about as fast as a GTX 660 (non Ti) with the GTX 470 and GTX 560 Ti approaching that level when overclocked.

And don't get a card for PhysX, that's generally a waste of money. Put that money towards a new cpu if you want.
 

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1.) Get a CPU cooler and OC that cpu. You can get tons of help on here.
2.) If you can't afford a GTX 660, get a card from the last generation used, they will be better than a 650 TI. That's what I did.
GTX 480 & GTX 570 are about as fast as a GTX 660 (non Ti) with the GTX 470 and GTX 560 Ti approaching that level when overclocked.

And don't get a card for PhysX, that's generally a waste of money. Put that money towards a new cpu if you want.
I'm a GTX 660 user. It is faster that GTX 570. UNLOCK and OVERCLOCK it and it will be up to par with a 7870. Read thread here:
http://www.overclock.net/t/1330897/gtx-660-non-ti-owners-club/

http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/5899242
P8075 for an unlocked and overclocked GTX 660 on 3dmark 11 performance preset.

But if you can afford GTX 660ti, go with it. But GTX 660 is not a bad card at all. Remember, reviews about GTX 660 and GTX 660ti are old and probably not updated. They were reviewed during the time when it was first released and reviewers were probably using 307.xx drivers. Latest drivers from nvidia are far better. Improvements are very significant or up to 500-800 3dmark 11 performance preset scores if you take the new drivers vs old drivers into account.
 
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