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Nvidia Gaming Graphics Card GeForce GTX 660 vs. 660 Ti vs. 670

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March 28, 2013 1:27:13 PM

Hello, I am building a new rig specifically for gaming and graphics card-wise I have been checking out the Nvidia GeForce GTX 660, the 660 Ti and the 670. The cheapest one is obviously the 600, and I'm wondering if that is good enough to run pretty much anything I throw at it (BF3, Crysis 3, Bioshock Infinite etc.). Keep in mind, I don't want it to run JUST those games, I want it to run pretty much everything. To do that, do I need to upgrade to a 660 Ti? Or would I have to go even higher and go for the 670? If I do need to upgrade, would these cards cost more than about $300? Thanks in advance!
March 28, 2013 1:29:54 PM

The 660ti is best deal out of the 3. you can do some overclocking to reach the 670 specs. otherwise, i'd probably ignore that one and go instead for the 670FTW which would make more sense if you're comparing against the 660ti.
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March 28, 2013 1:32:07 PM

Well, what I was asking for is if the 660 would be good enough. I didn't really want a value comparison or anything. No offense :) , but can you answer that?
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March 28, 2013 1:33:39 PM

I personally went with a 660Ti and I am very happy with if for $300.
right now it can play any game at 1920x1080 at ultra max settings with FXAA, Ambient Occlusion enabled at over 40 fps
I have used those settings on Battlefield 3 with no problems and according to FRAPS FPS measurement I run over 50 FPS
nice thing is when it starts to weaken I can add another 660Ti which by then should be cheaper
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March 28, 2013 1:35:03 PM

hmm didnt see the latest post
a 660 should be able to play new games at 1920x1080 at medium to higher settings
it would help to know the resolution you are gaming at?
as long as you do not care about ultra maxed settings you will be fine
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March 28, 2013 1:35:48 PM

Again, I don't want to know what the best out of the three is, I want to know if the 660 is good enough to run pretty much everything.
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March 28, 2013 1:36:15 PM

see my latest post
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March 28, 2013 1:38:46 PM

well if you lower the settings, any card can play any game, that's it's like saying, the on board vga on an intel z77 board running an i7-37770k will be able to run crysis 3 at lowest settings. So it is about value comparisons.
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March 28, 2013 1:41:09 PM

Sorry, I should have provided more info. I will be gaming at 1920x1080 with an intel i7-3770K. And I meant to play the games at high to medium settings.
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March 28, 2013 1:46:35 PM

With a gtx 660 most games will be running at medium to high settings @ 1080P.The gtx 670 is going to be something that can run everything at 1080P at ultra settings. If your on a tight budget get the gtx 660 it's a great mid high end gaming card.
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March 28, 2013 1:47:02 PM

I heard somewhere that it is possible to OC a 660 Ti to match the 670 in performance. Is that true or just an internet myth?
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March 28, 2013 1:52:58 PM

HarDHar said:
I heard somewhere that it is possible to OC a 660 Ti to match the 670 in performance. Is that true or just an internet myth?


its true, 99% of high performance graphics cards can be overclocked to certain specs. I had a GTX460 prior that i overclocked to the 470 with no problem. Now i have 2 x 6950's that i did a bios switch to the 6970 and overclocked it to the 6990. Very easy.
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March 28, 2013 1:55:50 PM

mafisometal said:
HarDHar said:
I heard somewhere that it is possible to OC a 660 Ti to match the 670 in performance. Is that true or just an internet myth?


its true, 99% of high performance graphics cards can be overclocked to certain specs. I had a GTX460 prior that i overclocked to the 470 with no problem. Now i have 2 x 6950's that i did a bios switch to the 6970 and overclocked it to the 6990. Very easy.

so, yes then?
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March 28, 2013 1:56:07 PM

HarDHar said:
I heard somewhere that it is possible to OC a 660 Ti to match the 670 in performance. Is that true or just an internet myth?


kind of true
the 660Ti has the same core specs as the 670
the clockspeed and most the card are the same except for the memory bus
the 660Ti has 192 bit bus while the 670 has a 256 bit
so with a good memory OC (i get about 500 mhz OC or a total of 3500 mhz or 7000 mhz effective) you can match up very closely with a stock 670
the fact is that generally you can take one model down and OC it to the next model up performance at stock
if you get a nice OC with the 660 it should match the 660Ti
OC the 660Ti and it matches a stock 670 closely
really been true for the 15 years I have been buying video cards :) 
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March 28, 2013 1:56:09 PM

so yes then?
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March 28, 2013 1:57:24 PM

yes
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March 28, 2013 1:58:19 PM

Ok, I think I'll be OCing a 660 so that it *almost* matches a 660 Ti. Thanks for all the input!
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March 28, 2013 1:59:00 PM

HarDHar said:
I heard somewhere that it is possible to OC a 660 Ti to match the 670 in performance. Is that true or just an internet myth?
It's possible to overcock to a reference 670 stock speed but it cannot compete with a non reference 670.And,of course with overclocking there no guarantee it's luck of the draw.

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March 28, 2013 2:00:29 PM

that is good way to go
if you feel one of us has solved your question then please select it by clicking on Pick as the solution
good luck with your choice
I think you will be very happy
just make sure your power supply and case will be compatible with the card
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March 28, 2013 2:04:48 PM

Your welcome enjoy!
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July 5, 2013 8:52:05 AM

mafisometal said:
HarDHar said:
I heard somewhere that it is possible to OC a 660 Ti to match the 670 in performance. Is that true or just an internet myth?


its true, 99% of high performance graphics cards can be overclocked to certain specs. I had a GTX460 prior that i overclocked to the 470 with no problem. Now i have 2 x 6950's that i did a bios switch to the 6970 and overclocked it to the 6990. Very easy.


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July 5, 2013 8:59:03 AM

hi i want buy hd 7850 but after going through the conversations of u ppl i am confused to buy hd 7850 or gtx 660..:( 
but gtx 660 is 192 bit where as hd 7850 is 256 bit so i am having worry about the card that it is more future proof or not...
plz help me out...!

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July 5, 2013 9:32:48 AM

Vivek Viru said:
hi i want buy hd 7850 but after going through the conversations of u ppl i am confused to buy hd 7850 or gtx 660..:( 
but gtx 660 is 192 bit where as hd 7850 is 256 bit so i am having worry about the card that it is more future proof or not...
plz help me out...!



It doesn't matter. My old 8800GTX from 2006 had a 384-bit bus width. Doesn't mean it's anywhere near as fast as these cards :-P Take a look if you don't believe me:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_Nvidia_graph...

Bandwidth is far more important than bus width (it's the product of bus width and effective clock frequency) and in that regard, the two are near identical. But what actually matters is real world performance. GTX660 is faster:

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Gigabyte/GTX_660_OC/...
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July 5, 2013 11:04:33 AM

sam_p_lay said:
Vivek Viru said:
hi i want buy hd 7850 but after going through the conversations of u ppl i am confused to buy hd 7850 or gtx 660..:( 
but gtx 660 is 192 bit where as hd 7850 is 256 bit so i am having worry about the card that it is more future proof or not...
plz help me out...!



It doesn't matter. My old 8800GTX from 2006 had a 384-bit bus width. Doesn't mean it's anywhere near as fast as these cards :-P Take a look if you don't believe me:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_Nvidia_graph...

Bandwidth is far more important than bus width (it's the product of bus width and effective clock frequency) and in that regard, the two are near identical. But what actually matters is real world performance. GTX660 is faster:

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Gigabyte/GTX_660_OC/...


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July 5, 2013 11:09:13 AM

thank u . . but which brand to choose in gtx 660 ..?
gigabyte or ASUS or EVGA...?
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July 5, 2013 12:56:06 PM

Vivek Viru said:
thank u . . but which brand to choose in gtx 660 ..?
gigabyte or ASUS or EVGA...?


Those are all good options, and MSI too! I'd take EVGA first, then Gigabyte, MSI and ASUS. They're all solid options though.
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July 7, 2013 7:49:54 AM

Vivek Viru said:
thank u . . but which brand to choose in gtx 660 ..?
gigabyte or ASUS or EVGA...?

Either one is fine.However,Asus or MSI would be my choice.
;) 
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November 19, 2013 9:45:39 AM

sam_p_lay said:
Vivek Viru said:
thank u . . but which brand to choose in gtx 660 ..?
gigabyte or ASUS or EVGA...?


Those are all good options, and MSI too! I'd take EVGA first, then Gigabyte, MSI and ASUS. They're all solid options though.


and what about Zotak 660ti boost 1GB against Sapphire HD 7850 2GB?
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November 19, 2013 2:16:17 PM

Please start your own thread with that question anikket
this thread belongs to someone else and you are hijacking it
against forum rules
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