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GTX 660 sli vs GTX 680

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April 20, 2013 8:49:42 PM

Just curious on some people opinions. This is overclock by the way.

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April 20, 2013 9:10:36 PM

GTX 660 SLI is more powerful if that's what you're asking.
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April 20, 2013 9:26:21 PM

Also, the 680 is a poor pick - it's only 5% faster than a 670, but costs 25% more. That means you're paying another $100 for about 4-6 frames a second, which are completely wasted anyways as the 670 will max almost any game at more than 60 fps.
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April 20, 2013 9:31:22 PM

Alex Perras said:
Just curious on some people opinions. This is overclock by the way.


DarkSable said:
Also, the 680 is a poor pick - it's only 5% faster than a 670, but costs 25% more. That means you're paying another $100 for about 4-6 frames a second, which are completely wasted anyways as the 670 will max almost any game at more than 60 fps.

Same could be said about the 670 also its only 10-15% faster but costs 30% more than a 660 ti
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April 20, 2013 9:33:14 PM

One card is better than two. I would hate micro stuttering. If you can avoid it do so. Yes the 680 is priced poorly but it is faster than a 670 or 7970.
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April 20, 2013 9:34:53 PM

Its best to go with the 660 in Sli but I'd opt for a 7870 xt in crossfire.
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April 20, 2013 9:35:11 PM

Stealth117 said:
Same could be said about the 670 also its only 10-15% faster but costs 30% more than a 660 ti


Sure, but it's the difference between maxxing games and not.

People know that the higher-end cards represent worse value; if they didn't, the 640 would be practically free. That being said, the 680 is an absolutely pointless buy, because there is very very little it can do that the 670 can't. The 660ti has some memory bandwidth issues and isn't as strong of a card overall as the 670.

Yes, we could use reductive logic to say that a 650ti is the best buy for everyone because it's the best value, but that wasn't my point - my point is that the 680 is a pointless buy.
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April 20, 2013 9:37:04 PM

envy14tpe said:
One card is better than two. I would hate micro stuttering. If you can avoid it do so. Yes the 680 is priced poorly but it is faster than a 670 or 7970.

670 definitely ITS NOT EVEN THAT MUCH FASTER FOR THE MONEY!. Sorry for all the caps but I can't stress it enough how of waste they are.
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April 20, 2013 9:39:14 PM

Stealth117 said:
670 definitely ITS NOT EVEN THAT MUCH FASTER FOR THE MONEY!. Sorry for all the caps but I can't stress it enough how of waste they are.


Weren't you just basically saying I was foolish for saying that exact damn thing?
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April 20, 2013 9:39:15 PM

Stealth117 said:
670 definitely ITS NOT EVEN THAT MUCH FASTER FOR THE MONEY!. Sorry for all the caps but I can't stress it enough how of waste they are.


Weren't you just basically saying I was foolish for saying that exact damn thing?
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April 20, 2013 9:40:29 PM

Points:

1. SLI can achieve higher FPS when the profile supports SLI, however this also causes micro-stutter and similar issues that can make a 60FPS experience on SLI feel more sluggish than on the 680.

2. A GTX680 is closer to 8% more than a GTX670 on average, however some people just want the best.

3. All my games run great on my GTX680 (Asus "TOP" DC2T model) which is up to 20% better than a stock GTX670, however MANY of these would run even better with a better card (there's a reason people buy the TITAN).

4. It comes down to BUDGET. If you're set on NVIDIA:
- for $540 get the Asus GTX680 DC2T (if available)
- for $400 get the GTX670
- for MORE than $540 we jump up to the TITAN (I just can't recommend SLI such as 2xGTX660)

Summary:
The main question is about SLI, and most gaming experts will recommend you avoid SLI/Crossfire and stick with the best single-GPU that your budget (and PC) can support.

Let's not have this thread degenerate into a "micro-stutter isn't an issue anymore" argument please. NVidia is attempting to improve Framerate Metering SLI issues in the 700 series and Titan vs GTX690 benchmarks have concentrated a lot on the frame time/micro-stutter issue so there's lots of evidence it's a big issue.

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April 20, 2013 9:43:42 PM

DarkSable said:
Stealth117 said:
Same could be said about the 670 also its only 10-15% faster but costs 30% more than a 660 ti


Sure, but it's the difference between maxxing games and not.

People know that the higher-end cards represent worse value; if they didn't, the 640 would be practically free. That being said, the 680 is an absolutely pointless buy, because there is very very little it can do that the 670 can't. The 660ti has some memory bandwidth issues and isn't as strong of a card overall as the 670.

Yes, we could use reductive logic to say that a 650ti is the best buy for everyone because it's the best value, but that wasn't my point - my point is that the 680 is a pointless buy.

True The Memory Bandwidth is an issue for 660 ti. I'd rather opt for a 7950 despite it being slower though not by much it has 3 gb of ram and 384 memory interface over the 670's 2 gb of ram and 256 bit mi.
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April 20, 2013 9:45:46 PM

DarkSable said:
Stealth117 said:
670 definitely ITS NOT EVEN THAT MUCH FASTER FOR THE MONEY!. Sorry for all the caps but I can't stress it enough how of waste they are.


Weren't you just basically saying I was foolish for saying that exact damn thing?


I didn't say you were foolish. I just pointed out a flaw. I gave an example of how the 670 is kind of a waste not as much as a 680 though.
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April 20, 2013 9:46:47 PM

Getting off-topic here. Nothing worse than reading an essay about something else or beating around the bush when you just want a simple answer to the question.
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April 21, 2013 1:28:56 AM

GTX 660 SLI Is about 30% faster then a gtx 680 and to the poster saying microstutter is an issue funny ive played dozens of games with no issues with sli at all.Id go sli over a single gtx 680 anyday
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