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MSI GTX660 Ti PE OC or Gigabyte GTX660 Ti Windforce Edition

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May 14, 2013 4:43:40 AM

Hi

I cant decide on what card to get, I really like the MSI with the Twin Frozr 4 and afterburner program, but alot of people seems to have a problem with MSI GPU's, can someone please explain to me why?
(I will be getting a MSI mobo)

Also in my country the Gigabyte cost $30 more than the MSI.

Thanks in advance.
May 14, 2013 4:59:05 AM

I've seen many benchmark results with those two included and both are a bit even. One is better with the temps, the other is good with graphics power and so on. I would still go with the MSI version though. Cool, reliable and looks much better than the gigabyte one imo.
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May 14, 2013 5:02:56 AM

I have never had a problem with MSI's cards. I had the Radeon 6950 Twin Frozr II and replaced it with my current 660 Ti TF 4 which I have had for a little over a year now, without a single issue.

To tell you the truth, a lot of people have issues with every aftermarket card out there and MSI is no exception. It is really luck of the draw, but personally, I will continue buying the MSI cards until I end up buying a bad one, so my advice...go for the Twin Frozr.
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May 14, 2013 5:44:51 AM

they are both great cards. the gigabyte one will be quieter and runs a little cooler but the msi one feels much more solid with that metal shroud
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May 14, 2013 6:20:37 AM

Ripper_ZA said:
Hi

I cant decide on what card to get, I really like the MSI with the Twin Frozr 4 and afterburner program, but alot of people seems to have a problem with MSI GPU's, can someone please explain to me why?
(I will be getting a MSI mobo)

Also in my country the Gigabyte cost $30 more than the MSI.

Thanks in advance.


Of all the gtx 660 ti's the MSI power edition overclocks higher and achieves better performance than the rest. Get the MSI.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibuXcStgYF8
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May 14, 2013 6:58:11 AM

not any more bro. msi has now locked all their card voltages. the first couple of batches of cards can overclock like mad because you can adjust the voltage. now you cant
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May 14, 2013 7:24:13 AM

TheBigTroll said:
not any more bro. msi has now locked all their card voltages. the first couple of batches of cards can overclock like mad because you can adjust the voltage. now you cant


All of the 600-series? i haven't tested those(yet)
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May 14, 2013 7:28:55 AM

TheBigTroll said:
not any more bro. msi has now locked all their card voltages. the first couple of batches of cards can overclock like mad because you can adjust the voltage. now you cant


Are you serious? Man I got lucky then...why the hell would they lock their voltages on a card that is supposed to be overclocked? That just doesnt make sense.
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May 14, 2013 9:46:59 AM

because, nvidia wouldnt warranty their cards if manufacturers would not follow their rules. so all 600 series cards are now locked to 1.175v as the max voltage. recommending cards like the 680 classifieds are now pointless because you cant make use of the beefy vrm
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May 14, 2013 9:48:33 AM

I dont wanna know what will happen with the 700 series :lol: 
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May 14, 2013 9:57:12 AM

they are probably going to do something like with the titan with gpu boost 2.0
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