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Gtx 660 ti vs GYX 670 vs 450w power supply

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June 17, 2013 12:25:57 PM

Hello folks!
So, I would like to change my current Videocard that is a GTX 460. My initial idea, is take the GTX 670 from ASUS (with OC), but I have some doubts about it...

First, Here in my contry, the GTX 660 ti OC (from ASUS) costs approximately U$555 and the GTX 670 OC (from ASUS too) approximately U$724. So, I would like to know if it is worth buying the GTX 670, if it performance is so superior as well.

And my second doubt is about the power supply. I have one NEOTEC 450W, it's not a bad power supply, I know that it can supply the GTX 660ti but I'm not sure about the GTX 670, and if I could chose I would prefer not spend money on a new power supply.

So, what you guys can advise me?

And english is not my native language, so sorry for anything.

Thanks very much
June 17, 2013 12:30:18 PM

Get the 660ti its performance is extremely close to the 670 and not worth the price increase at all
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June 18, 2013 5:39:24 PM

Someone? :/ 
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June 18, 2013 6:47:42 PM

Yeah thats a legit site but is that gain worth the price increase to you?
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June 18, 2013 7:18:31 PM

Yeah, you are right.
Let me just make one more question.

Of course I'm excited about some games, like Watch Dogs and GTA V, so should I wait until they release the recomended settings and buy the recommended videocard or this is unnecessary?

Thank u a lot :) 
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June 18, 2013 7:37:56 PM

Wow, those prices are brutal. No chance on ordering it from overseas? I don't know your local laws, but that's a $250-$300 premium for the 660 Ti and even worse for the 670.

I would be extremely resistant to add either GPU to that power supply. From the limited information even available on Neotec power supplies, I see no reason to believe that you have a decent power supply. I would prefer to have a GTX 460 with a good power supply than a GTX 660 or a GTX 670 with a cheap power supply. Considering how expensive GPUs are where you live, I'd be even more determined to protect my components, not less so.
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June 18, 2013 8:06:56 PM

Hey man, welcome to Brazil, the country of the taxes. :) 
I can import, but the government will increase 60% of the price of the product and I'll have to pay. So I'll pay basicly the same price

And Antec isn't a good power supply? Wow, I heard the opposite...ok, so, I can buy a Corsair or a Cooler Master 750w power supply for U$171. They are good, right?

And I still can pick the GTX660ti.

Do you guys think this is a better idea?

My only 'fear' is buy the gtx660ti and in a near future it did not run the games as well.
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June 18, 2013 9:44:52 PM

dinizap9 said:
Hey man, welcome to Brazil, the country of the taxes. :) 
I can import, but the government will increase 60% of the price of the product and I'll have to pay. So I'll pay basicly the same price

And Antec isn't a good power supply? Wow, I heard the opposite...ok, so, I can buy a Corsair or a Cooler Master 750w power supply for U$171. They are good, right?

And I still can pick the GTX660ti.

Do you guys think this is a better idea?

My only 'fear' is buy the gtx660ti and in a near future it did not run the games as well.


Antec sells good power supplies. I was under the impression you had a NeoTEC, which are inexpensive power supplies mainly sold in Eastern Europe.

If you have an Antec, then I'm more confident about putting a 660Ti in there, assuming you have the connectors available. And if you had a 460 in there, you did. 670, I'd still feel easier with 500W or more.

My only worry is that while a 660 is a significant upgrade on a 460, the cost is just *so* high that you might be better off waiting another year or more. The 460 is still a usable card and considering how much money you need to spend to upgrade, I think I'd wait until the 460 started having trouble at medium settings before making a jump.
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June 19, 2013 9:04:22 AM

Yes, you are right.

I still can run games on high/ultra settings without AA sometimes (at least most of them)
And according the price, it's not a smart idea.

Here we need to pay U$1945 for a GTX titan and the minimun salary here is just U$308, great country.
Anyway, I'll wait, at least until the release of GTA V and watch dogs, them I'll see the recomended settings and I'll buy a new video card based on that.

Thank you a lot :) 
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June 19, 2013 9:23:24 AM

dinizap9 said:
Yes, you are right.

I still can run games on high/ultra settings without AA sometimes (at least most of them)
And according the price, it's not a smart idea.

Here we need to pay U$1945 for a GTX titan and the minimun salary here is just U$308, great country.
Anyway, I'll wait, at least until the release of GTA V and watch dogs, them I'll see the recomended settings and I'll buy a new video card based on that.

Thank you a lot :) 


I definitely think a wait-and-see approach is the right one to take. When everything's that expensive, you *really* want to make those upgrades count.

I actually expect Grand Theft Auto V to be quite playable on a 460. It's still based on the RAGE engine and still headed to the current consoles. Max Payne 3 last year ran just fine on average settings if you didn't require 1080p.
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June 19, 2013 11:35:38 AM

DSzymborski said:
dinizap9 said:
Yes, you are right.

I still can run games on high/ultra settings without AA sometimes (at least most of them)
And according the price, it's not a smart idea.

Here we need to pay U$1945 for a GTX titan and the minimun salary here is just U$308, great country.
Anyway, I'll wait, at least until the release of GTA V and watch dogs, them I'll see the recomended settings and I'll buy a new video card based on that.

Thank you a lot :) 


I definitely think a wait-and-see approach is the right one to take. When everything's that expensive, you *really* want to make those upgrades count.

I actually expect Grand Theft Auto V to be quite playable on a 460. It's still based on the RAGE engine and still headed to the current consoles. Max Payne 3 last year ran just fine on average settings if you didn't require 1080p.


Let me ask you something.

What's your opinion about the AMD video-cards?

To be honest, I don't like them because I like the nvidia ''after-purchase support'', they release a new driver just a few days after some game release and they have Physx and etc. And as far as I know the RADEONS don't have this support, but, they are cheaper than the nvidias and have a similar performance.

So is valid to think about acquire a radeon?
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