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GTX670 Vs 2xGTX650ti Boost vs 2x GTX660

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May 13, 2013 3:06:55 PM

Hey!

Im wondering what i should go for?

GTX670,2x GTX650ti Boost or 2x GTX660(Not ti)

Im thankful for any tips i can get!
May 13, 2013 3:13:45 PM

All depends on your mobo/PSU, i would go for dual GTX 660 since there price is very good atm.
Running a sinle 660 GTX OC but looking to upgrade to a GTX 660 SLI setup.
Need the right PSU(750watt) and 2 x PCIe 3.0 slots if you want to consider a SLI setup.

dual GTX 660 will preform better then dual GTC 650 or single GTX 670 for sure.
GTX 650 Ti: 768 CUDA cores
GTX 660: 960 CUDA cores
GTX 670: 1344 CUDA cores
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May 13, 2013 3:20:24 PM

Deaven said:
Hey!

Im wondering what i should go for?

GTX670,2x GTX650ti Boost or 2x GTX660(Not ti)

Im thankful for any tips i can get!


I would recommend a 7950. The 7950 can be overclocked to the same strength, would use less energy, costs $40 less, has an extra GB of RAM, and comes with 3 free games that can be sold or kept to save you even more money...

Or 1x660 now + another later when it is about $50 cheaper so you can save now, get Metro: Last Light for free, and end up spending less money overall while having the best long-term performance.

Those are your best two options in your price range.

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May 13, 2013 3:21:58 PM

Gonna buy a new build start of june, waiting for haswell to come out. Upgrading from I7 920, Ati HD5850 so looking forward to a new build.
So it will be a good motherboard, and i will be going with a Corsair AX860 PSU(?) if that's enough.
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May 13, 2013 3:27:03 PM

If you going to wait defiantly go GTX 660, will be a bit cheaper down the road.
Corsair AX860 PSU is more then enough for a SLI setup.

it depends on how you want to spend vs performance. added the CUDA cores to my previous post for you to compare.
Ask me i would go dual GTX 660, no matter if i get free games or not.
Upgrading my current PC from a single ASUS GTX 660 DCII OC to a Dual GTX 660 DCII OC configuration.
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May 13, 2013 3:33:26 PM

Its 15% off on EVGA GTX660 2GB this weekend, in a online store in my country. So im considiring buying two of those! Should i buy it on 15% off or wait?

CaptainTom: Im not going to go with AMD this time, i've had a couple of problems with amd cards before. And my friend is having some troubles with he's 7950. I like Nvidia's drivers better, so ill stick to Nvidia this time.
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May 13, 2013 3:33:53 PM

I have a gtx660. either get a 670 or get the 7950/70..... which is the best price/performance deal...... and better performer.
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May 13, 2013 3:35:00 PM

Im talking about 2x GTX660's Vs. a single 670. Not 1x 660
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May 13, 2013 3:35:55 PM

Deaven said:
Its 15% off on EVGA GTX660 2GB this weekend, in a online store in my land. So im considiring buying two of those! Should i buy it on 15% off or wait?

CaptainTom: Im not going to go with AMD this time, i've had a couple of problems with amd cards before. And my friend is having some troubles with he's 7950. I like Nvidia's drivers better, so ill stick to Nvidia this time.


Dual GTX 660 is better then single GTX 670 in terms of performance, that combined with a nice discount.
Yeh that sounds like a good deal!
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May 13, 2013 3:53:24 PM

until your memory bus fails you.
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May 13, 2013 3:58:59 PM

2 GTX660s should easily outperform a single GTX670, but there are going to be shortcomings with any multi GPU setup.
Specifically, it's more dependant on quality drivers, and will require more power and potentially more case space/cooling.

I run a single GTX660 (The Gainward version), which I chose for its low power use, compact size and competent 1080P gaming credentials. If I'm honest, I'd probably be very tempted by the HD7870XT/LE today if in the same situation, but the GTX660 is still a good value performer.

As for the power question, a bit of it depends on your choice of cards and whether or not you are picking an overclockable processor when the time comes.
A high quality 600W PSU will suffice for a GTX660 SLI setup or single GTX670 (which will be fine on a solid 500W).
If you want to push overclocking, adding a bit of headroom to those figures is perhaps wise, perhaps 100W or so to give yourself room to manoeuvre.
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May 13, 2013 4:42:38 PM

A pair of GTX 660's in SLI for under $400 is an easy answer. Top-end performance, much faster than a GTX 680, and generally stable and cool with relatively low power usage. Even in the very rare instance where SLI didn't work very well, you would still default to a single GTX 660, which is a pretty good tradeoff.
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May 13, 2013 5:44:10 PM

Nvidia takes pride in having SLI profiles so it will be extremely rare that your game does not have SLI support.
Dual GTX 660 is a very good solution and the main reason why i am going GTX 660 SLi on my own rig.
Currently got a GT 630 for PhysX and i use that allot as well, games and programs.
But that is due to the lack of a second PCIe 3.0 on my current mobo.


But i would put at least a 750watt PSU in there if you go SLi.
The GTX 660 can also be tweaked so you can increase some performance if you really want to.
Of the 3 options to put forward the Dual GTX 660 is by far the best even better with a nice 15% discount :) 

Cheers,
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May 13, 2013 5:50:39 PM

Thanks for the help Paul, i will order 2x 660's =) Do you know if the new sabertooth mb's have 2x PCIe 3.0?
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May 13, 2013 6:03:12 PM

Deaven said:
Thanks for the help Paul, i will order 2x 660's =) Do you know if the new sabertooth mb's have 2x PCIe 3.0?


Yes all Z77 mobo's including the saber tooth have dual or more PCIe 3.0 slots.
np m8, enjoy the FPS and keep fragging hard :) 

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