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Why is the GTX 700 series cheaper/the same price as the 600s?

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July 1, 2013 1:01:40 AM

I have a 660ti at the moment with an FX-8350 on a 990FX Sabertooth. I've been wanting to upgrade for a while now, either going SLI or buy myself a 780. I've now been contemplating the difference in price for the GTX 660 ti and the newly released 760. All the benchmarks I've read so far show the 760 as the superior card compared to it's counterpart, yet $20 cheaper. If there are any, what are the cons to these cards that give them more performance per dollar?

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July 1, 2013 1:13:33 AM

Ellensar said:
I have a 660ti at the moment with an FX-8350 on a 990FX Sabertooth. I've been wanting to upgrade for a while now, either going SLI or buy myself a 780. I've now been contemplating the difference in price for the GTX 660 ti and the newly released 760. All the benchmarks I've read so far show the 760 as the superior card compared to it's counterpart, yet $20 cheaper. If there are any, what are the cons to these cards that give them more performance per dollar?

Thanks for your time.


the differences aren't that much. But make the 760 a slightly better card.

660ti has more cuda cores (1344 as opposed to the 1152 of the 760. The 760 has higher clockrates, and also higher memory bus, which translates to more bandwidth (192.2 gb/s versus the 660ti with 144gb/s

The 660ti is slightly behind the 760 in all but a few benchies. The 760 is cheaper as it's an attempt from Nvidia to simply own AMD all price levels. THe 760 now usurps the 7870 and 7950 at the sub 300 price point.
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July 1, 2013 1:25:18 AM

if you buy a 770 you will gt all the perfomance of a 680 at the price of a gtx 670.
the same as if you get a 760 you will get all the perfomance of a 670 for 660ti prices.
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July 1, 2013 1:27:03 AM

keith12 said:
Ellensar said:
I have a 660ti at the moment with an FX-8350 on a 990FX Sabertooth. I've been wanting to upgrade for a while now, either going SLI or buy myself a 780. I've now been contemplating the difference in price for the GTX 660 ti and the newly released 760. All the benchmarks I've read so far show the 760 as the superior card compared to it's counterpart, yet $20 cheaper. If there are any, what are the cons to these cards that give them more performance per dollar?

Thanks for your time.


the differences aren't that much. But make the 760 a slightly better card.

660ti has more cuda cores (1344 as opposed to the 1152 of the 760. The 760 has higher clockrates, and also higher memory bus, which translates to more bandwidth (192.2 gb/s versus the 660ti with 144gb/s

The 660ti is slightly behind the 760 in all but a few benchies. The 760 is cheaper as it's an attempt from Nvidia to simply own AMD all price levels. THe 760 now usurps the 7870 and 7950 at the sub 300 price point.


Doesn't necessarily usurp it. Depends on your uses of the card. None of the benchmarks people use as examples I've seen actually tested with any intensive anti aliasing or high resolutions. Look at some other benchmarks, and at higher resolutions, the 760 still can't keep up. Also depends where you live at. In America, the 760 is still priced at around $250 -$270, but in Australia, its priced at $330 - $350. And the 7950 still costs $270-$300 in australia with 4 games. Tbh, the 7950 is still the better buy, you can sell the games, and then you still have 3GB of vram and it Overclocks like a boss.
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July 1, 2013 2:00:19 AM

JJ1217 said:
keith12 said:
Ellensar said:
I have a 660ti at the moment with an FX-8350 on a 990FX Sabertooth. I've been wanting to upgrade for a while now, either going SLI or buy myself a 780. I've now been contemplating the difference in price for the GTX 660 ti and the newly released 760. All the benchmarks I've read so far show the 760 as the superior card compared to it's counterpart, yet $20 cheaper. If there are any, what are the cons to these cards that give them more performance per dollar?

Thanks for your time.


the differences aren't that much. But make the 760 a slightly better card.

660ti has more cuda cores (1344 as opposed to the 1152 of the 760. The 760 has higher clockrates, and also higher memory bus, which translates to more bandwidth (192.2 gb/s versus the 660ti with 144gb/s

The 660ti is slightly behind the 760 in all but a few benchies. The 760 is cheaper as it's an attempt from Nvidia to simply own AMD all price levels. THe 760 now usurps the 7870 and 7950 at the sub 300 price point.


Doesn't necessarily usurp it. Depends on your uses of the card. None of the benchmarks people use as examples I've seen actually tested with any intensive anti aliasing or high resolutions. Look at some other benchmarks, and at higher resolutions, the 760 still can't keep up. Also depends where you live at. In America, the 760 is still priced at around $250 -$270, but in Australia, its priced at $330 - $350. And the 7950 still costs $270-$300 in australia with 4 games. Tbh, the 7950 is still the better buy, you can sell the games, and then you still have 3GB of vram and it Overclocks like a boss.


Exactly, it really depends on what you're going to use this for. It also depends on where you're buying the card from and whether or not the free games interest you. You also have to look at power consumption, heat, and noise as well if those concern you. The 760 is a much leaner card, while the 7950 has a lot more overclocking headroom and a bit more raw power.
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July 19, 2013 12:39:16 AM

Sorry for not replying sooner. Army stuff.
Seeing as the 760 is so similar to the 660 ti, I won't even bother with the former card. I just might grab another Ti seeing as second hand are going for around 200. I won't have any problems with my PSU, but would SLI pose any issue compared to a single 780, such as microstuttering and heat?

I'm using this baby for my rig, just an fyi:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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