Nvidia GTX 660 vs 650 Ti Boost

Hey i am building my first computer and i plan to play games like skyrim on ultra graphics with at least 40 fps and an average of like 50. I was wondering if i should stick with the 660 or if the 650 Ti Boost would perform just as well for a cheaper price.

Thanks
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  1. Depends on the specs of the rest of your machine. But i'd go with the 660 if I had to choose based between the two.
    http://img.hexus.net/v2/graphics_cards/nvidia/GTX650Ti/Boostie/Palit/Crysis.png

    They would be close but still the 660 takes the top.
  2. My System Specs:
    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K

    GPU: a PNY VCGGTX660XPB GeForce GTX 660 2GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

    RAM:G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBNQ

    MOBO:ASUS P8Z77-V LK LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

    HDD: Seagate SV35 Series ST1000VX000 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Enterprise Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

    DVD: ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM

    Case: COOLER MASTER Elite 430 RC-430-KWN1 Black Steel / Plastic Computer Case
  3. A bit low on system ram I would put that up around 8 gigs if you can help it or just be careful not to run too much in the background. But I would stick with the 660 still with those specs.
  4. Well get this one
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130826
    it has low 192 bit memory compared (never understood what are those :P) to HD 7850 but beats it with a margin of atleast 5-10% in many games... and if you are dealing with any programs like 3ds max, maya, cinema 4d then i'd suggest you to get another 4 gb RAM... it might help you in your simulations..
  5. is ram that important because it is kind of expensive if i go up to 8 gigs
  6. Well its likely that at 4 gigs you may have occurrences in games where it would use all your available ram in which case you would get horrible game performance. I would choose ram like these :
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233257
    Not sure how much your prices were on the memory since you never listed that but these I would choose. Or these :
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145262
  7. Jack92399 said:
    is ram that important because it is kind of expensive if i go up to 8 gigs


    For a gaming rig you are going to need 8gig there really is no way around it. With just 4gig you are going to find yourself memory limited with games like Skyrim.

    As for the GPU to be able to play Skyrim at a average 50fps you will need atleast a GTX 660 and even then depending on your resolution I am not sure you are going to achieve that. But you could always add a second card for SLI later if the performance is not up to par.
  8. The 660 and 660 Ti are great cards and better so for their SLI performance. In SLI, both beat the crap outta the 680 and 7970 Ghz Edition.

    You can see the results of single cards, the cards in SLI and how they compare with other higher end single cards here

    660 Ti w/ SLI
    http://uk.hardware.info/reviews/3026/8/nvidia-geforce-g...

    660 w/ SLI
    http://uk.hardware.info/reviews/3129/8/nvidia-geforce-g...
  9. Airm3n-1292454 said:
    Well its likely that at 4 gigs you may have occurrences in games where it would use all your available ram in which case you would get horrible game performance. I would choose ram like these :
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233257
    Not sure how much your prices were on the memory since you never listed that but these I would choose. Or these :
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145262



    will the coursier vengence 4 gb be enough or do i still have to go to 8 gb
  10. At least 6GB of system RAM is absolutely essential for a 64-bit Windows OS. In fact, Microsoft will be phasing out 32-bit versions in the not too distant future. You absolutely need at least 6GB of RAM and 8GB of RAM is really ideal.

    For your video card, the GTX 660 is preferred over the GTX 650 Ti Boost because they recently lowered the prices and are offering a free copy of Metro: Last Light.
  11. Personally i would have got the 650Ti boost , the reason being by paying $50 less you still get 90% the performance of the 660 so why pay more ?
    However if Metro Last Light is something you want to play then 660 may as well be worth it.
  12. mohit9206 said:
    Personally i would have got the 650Ti boost , the reason being by paying $50 less you still get 90% the performance of the 660 so why pay more ?
    However if Metro Last Light is something you want to play then 660 may as well be worth it.

    The price difference is more like $10-$30.
  13. 17seconds said:
    mohit9206 said:
    Personally i would have got the 650Ti boost , the reason being by paying $50 less you still get 90% the performance of the 660 so why pay more ?
    However if Metro Last Light is something you want to play then 660 may as well be worth it.

    The price difference is more like $10-$30.


    The 1gb 650Ti boost will cost $149 while 660 is $199. So its a $50 difference
  14. mohit9206 said:
    17seconds said:
    mohit9206 said:
    Personally i would have got the 650Ti boost , the reason being by paying $50 less you still get 90% the performance of the 660 so why pay more ?
    However if Metro Last Light is something you want to play then 660 may as well be worth it.

    The price difference is more like $10-$30.


    The 1gb 650Ti boost will cost $149 while 660 is $199. So its a $50 difference

    No one should buy a 1GB card these days, particularly when one wants to play Skyrim.
  15. Get 660 and 8gb ram. I had 4gb in a laptop once and if I had anything open in the background batman arkham asylum became unplayable on low but with only batman aa open I could play on high. Bad example for different reasons but you get the point. Just buy 8gb of ram it will help you in the long run
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