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GTX460SE VS. GTX660 With METRO LAST LIGHT FREE

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June 18, 2013 8:53:30 AM

hey everyone! i have been looking to upgrade my rig and am noticing that the GTX660 is a relatively inexpensive card for the technology and looks to be a sizeable upgrade to my GTX460SE cards. Any input on these two cards and how they stack up?

Dennis
June 18, 2013 8:57:43 AM

Yep the 660 is probably around 60% better then the 460, will definitly be a good upgrade.

you might also consider buying a 660 ti edition.
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June 18, 2013 9:05:59 AM

hey man, good advice but check out this link to a graphics card compare sight, you may know it already.

http://www.hwcompare.com/13296/geforce-gtx-660-vs-gefor...

looks like the Ti version has some definite upgrades but for the price difference, over $100 bucks, i am not sure I would be getting the most upgrade for my dollar!! i think that the 660 w/ metro last light free is a pretty good deal at $209.99. i run an Asus Maximus III Gene ROG board w/ 14gb Corsair Ram and an Intel i5 processor.

i think that if i grab two of the 660's and a 1050watt ultra power supply, i should be good for quite a while!!!

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June 18, 2013 9:11:11 AM

How on earth are you running 14gb of RAM? and 1050watt is overkill for two 660's
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June 18, 2013 9:12:01 AM

Maccaboat said:
hey man, good advice but check out this link to a graphics card compare sight, you may know it already.

http://www.hwcompare.com/13296/geforce-gtx-660-vs-gefor...

looks like the Ti version has some definite upgrades but for the price difference, over $100 bucks, i am not sure I would be getting the most upgrade for my dollar!! i think that the 660 w/ metro last light free is a pretty good deal at $209.99. i run an Asus Maximus III Gene ROG board w/ 14gb Corsair Ram and an Intel i5 processor.

i think that if i grab two of the 660's and a 1050watt ultra power supply, i should be good for quite a while!!!

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2 cards will always give you more problems then one, plus you will need more wattage as you said, instead of 2 660, i would go either with one 770, or one 780.
i suggest this model http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

and dont let the free metro change your decision, you can just torrent the game for free.
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June 18, 2013 9:15:44 AM

64 bit Windows home premium - That may be just my usable RAM - i am not on my PC at the moment but will be later and confirm!! i bought 4 - 4gb strips

Don't quote me, i do know what i am talking about but may be a little off on the total i am running!! Forgive me
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June 18, 2013 9:19:41 AM

So you feel that i can get as much processing out of 1 super card rather than and SLi set up with two decent cards? i have seen that argument and am intrigued!! I just felt like 2 was always better but am realizing that may not be the case!!!!
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June 18, 2013 9:24:00 AM

Maccaboat said:
So you feel that i can get as much processing out of 1 super card rather than and SLi set up with two decent cards? i have seen that argument and am intrigued!! I just felt like 2 was always better but am realizing that may not be the case!!!!


Basically when they work, two 660's have a very slight edge over a 770. But it can take a couple of months for new released games to support SLI so while your waiting you have to run a single 660. Most people choose to have the simplicity of a single card that near enough matches it that wont have anywhere near as many issues.

Plus its easier to cool one card than two ;) 
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June 18, 2013 9:28:12 AM

http://www.hwcompare.com/14630/geforce-gtx-660-vs-gefor...

in just looking at the comparison site, the 770 outperforms the 660 by almost 50% or more in most of the important areas!! That would put this one at about the same performance as 2 cards in SLI mode!! man i am really opening my eyes here!! Now the key is to find a GTX770 - so far they are sold out on Newegg and Tigerdirect!!

Any ideas on that problem!! haha
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June 18, 2013 9:30:47 AM

one more question, you think that an Ultra X4 850watt supply is fine for what i am running? If i go with the GTX770 and what not?

Also, do i go with the GTX770 Superclocked or just the standard GTX770? Tiger has either one!!

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June 18, 2013 9:35:37 AM

i already have the Ulta x4 850 watt supply in my rig, so i should be fine if i just grab 1 GTX770 Superclocked card!! i like that advice, very cool man!

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