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July 13, 2013 10:38:32 PM

Thinking about upgrading my gpu. Will I notice a difference if i change from the 660 to the 760?

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July 13, 2013 10:43:31 PM

Yes for sure.

GTX 760 is a pretty cool GPU and can max out almost all games out there without much trouble.
Upgrading to it from GTX 660 is like upgrading to GTX 660 Ti + GT 210. You would notice the difference in frame rates.

One more thing, if possible you can save some more money and wait till October when AMD would launch its HD 8000 / 9000 Video Cards. According to rumored specifications they would trump all the current video cards.
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July 13, 2013 10:44:14 PM

I would hold off for sure upgrading your current gpu. The main difference is you will see the middle ground between the 660Ti and the 670 which will be faster for sure then your GTX660 however not enough to warrant the cost for a small upgrade. I would wait a generation or two before quantifying a large upgrade.
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July 13, 2013 10:45:14 PM

luckiest charm said:
Yes for sure.

GTX 760 is a pretty cool GPU and can max out almost all games out there without much trouble.
Upgrading to it from GTX 660 is like upgrading to GTX 660 Ti + GT 210. You would notice the difference in frame rates.

One more thing, if possible you can save some more money and wait till October when AMD would launch its HD 8000 / 9000 Video Cards. According to rumored specifications they would trump all the current video cards.


And will those cards be affordable?
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July 13, 2013 10:47:46 PM

bigshootr8 said:
I would hold off for sure upgrading your current gpu. The main difference is you will see the middle ground between the 660Ti and the 670 which will be faster for sure then your GTX660 however not enough to warrant the cost for a small upgrade. I would wait a generation or two before quantifying a large upgrade.


So should I wait for Maxwell architecture?
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July 13, 2013 10:48:22 PM

eden2012 said:
luckiest charm said:
Yes for sure.

GTX 760 is a pretty cool GPU and can max out almost all games out there without much trouble.
Upgrading to it from GTX 660 is like upgrading to GTX 660 Ti + GT 210. You would notice the difference in frame rates.

One more thing, if possible you can save some more money and wait till October when AMD would launch its HD 8000 / 9000 Video Cards. According to rumored specifications they would trump all the current video cards.


And will those cards be affordable?


Yes definitely. They should come in all ranges (Like HD 7000 series) and AMD is already well known to keep its costs very low when compared with Nvidia.
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July 13, 2013 10:55:09 PM

Gtx 760 is only 250 dollors and acts like a gtx 660 Ti but even better and CHEAPER
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July 13, 2013 10:55:33 PM

luckiest charm said:
eden2012 said:
luckiest charm said:
Yes for sure.

GTX 760 is a pretty cool GPU and can max out almost all games out there without much trouble.
Upgrading to it from GTX 660 is like upgrading to GTX 660 Ti + GT 210. You would notice the difference in frame rates.

One more thing, if possible you can save some more money and wait till October when AMD would launch its HD 8000 / 9000 Video Cards. According to rumored specifications they would trump all the current video cards.


And will those cards be affordable?


Yes definitely. They should come in all ranges (Like HD 7000 series) and AMD is already well known to keep its costs very low when compared with Nvidia.


I've been an nvidia fan for a long time...I may switch. Can you clarify some AMD issues for me? I heard the drivers are terrible..
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July 13, 2013 10:56:55 PM

Renox said:
Gtx 760 is only 250 dollors and acts like a gtx 660 Ti but even better and CHEAPER


What do you mean by acts like? haha
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July 13, 2013 10:58:36 PM

Ah no not at all. There is nothing like that.

The only thing with drivers is that if you crossfire two AMD cards (TWO) then you encounter microsluttering issues. That is all. One ATI Radeon Card works perfectly and encounters no issue whatsoever.

I am myself using HD 6850 since last 1.5 years and did not encountered any issue at all with anything.
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July 13, 2013 11:03:01 PM

luckiest charm said:
Ah no not at all. There is nothing like that.

The only thing with drivers is that if you crossfire two AMD cards (TWO) then you encounter microsluttering issues. That is all. One ATI Radeon Card works perfectly and encounters no issue whatsoever.

I am myself using HD 6850 since last 1.5 years and did not encountered any issue at all with anything.


Nvidia seems to be more in tune with the community...And I love Advanced Physx..
I'll wait until October and look up comparisons.
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July 13, 2013 11:11:29 PM

Yes they have better customer support I guess but Physx does almost nothing in most games.

Keep in mind that Nvidia costs your higher amount of money just for their exclusive features and better CS.
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July 13, 2013 11:17:36 PM

luckiest charm said:
Yes they have better customer support I guess but Physx does almost nothing in most games.

Keep in mind that Nvidia costs your higher amount of money just for their exclusive features and better CS.


I've seen the amd gpus are about the same price for price-performance ratio. I've seen an amd card that was 10 dollars cheaper than the equal nvidia counterpart and nvidia blew it away by 10-25 fps gains
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July 13, 2013 11:21:45 PM

Nah. There are exceptions always.

Take example of very current video cards.
7970 retails for $330 now a days. Overclock it and it reaches the level of GTX 770 which costs $400.

That is the difference.

Anyways, I can not force your decision. It is solely your choice of which GPU you want to buy.
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July 13, 2013 11:39:47 PM

760 is 20% better which is not enough to warrant upgrade. I think ur 660 will be fine for some time so wait for amd to release their 9000 series.
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July 13, 2013 11:43:31 PM

luckiest charm said:
Nah. There are exceptions always.

Take example of very current video cards.
7970 retails for $330 now a days. Overclock it and it reaches the level of GTX 770 which costs $400.

That is the difference.

Anyways, I can not force your decision. It is solely your choice of which GPU you want to buy.


I never understood on how to overclock gpus..
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July 13, 2013 11:46:56 PM

MSI Afterburner --> Raising Core clock and Memory clock by 150 - 200 MHz each.

Apply --> Save --> Exit
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July 14, 2013 1:06:53 AM

I wouldn't say overclocking is as simple as that. You need to go into testing to make sure that your overclock is stable you need to make sure that your voltage is okay that your boost is okay and all that jazz.

In the end I would yes wait till something much later Maxwell perhaps but I would wait and see what is available at the time you may find AMD an attractive option for your next upgrade.

However for now unless you are really wanting to break the bleeding edge I would hold into what you have or plug in another GTX660 and land yourself with near GTX680 performance.
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July 14, 2013 1:10:47 AM

if you have an SLI board just get a second 660.
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July 14, 2013 1:12:18 AM

luckiest charm said:
MSI Afterburner --> Raising Core clock and Memory clock by 150 - 200 MHz each.

Apply --> Save --> Exit


that wont work with 660's, and most kepler gpu's, they have a very limited overclock on the GPU, you might get +50mhz stable without a bios flash to raise voltage. Ram overclocks well normally at least +300mhz.
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July 14, 2013 5:07:38 AM

iam2thecrowe said:
if you have an SLI board just get a second 660.


My motherboard does support SLI but i only have a 750 watt power supply..is that good enough?
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July 14, 2013 5:12:35 AM

eden2012 said:
iam2thecrowe said:
if you have an SLI board just get a second 660.


My motherboard does support SLI but i only have a 750 watt power supply..is that good enough?


if your power supply has good quality it is more than enough. i run my 660s using 700w PSU (see sig for model)
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July 14, 2013 5:27:48 AM

eden2012 said:
iam2thecrowe said:
if you have an SLI board just get a second 660.


My motherboard does support SLI but i only have a 750 watt power supply..is that good enough?


Depends on your other components but 750 should work for SLI

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July 14, 2013 7:23:59 AM

skilledman101 said:
eden2012 said:
iam2thecrowe said:
if you have an SLI board just get a second 660.


My motherboard does support SLI but i only have a 750 watt power supply..is that good enough?


Depends on your other components but 750 should work for SLI



What other components does it depend on besides the psu?
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July 14, 2013 7:31:50 AM

Your motherboard (Whether it supports SLI or not) and your CPU (Actually its not the incompatibility case here, but bottlenecks).
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July 14, 2013 7:33:35 AM

luckiest charm said:
Your motherboard (Whether it supports SLI or not) and your CPU (Actually its not the incompatibility case here, but bottlenecks).


I have a i5-4670k...so?
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July 14, 2013 7:38:07 AM

No issues with that then. On stock 4670K can pair up with two GTX Titans without any bottlenecks. Your CPU would not cause any sort of bottlenecks.
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July 14, 2013 7:40:00 AM

luckiest charm said:
No issues with that then. On stock 4670K can pair up with two GTX Titans without any bottlenecks. Your CPU would not cause any sort of bottlenecks.


Now i have other questions...what are the issuses of sli?
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July 14, 2013 8:32:13 AM

There are no issues of SLI (Nvidia).

You encounter Black Screens, Micro Sluttering, Frame Rate Drops in Crossfire (AMD).
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July 14, 2013 8:34:36 AM

luckiest charm said:
There are no issues of SLI (Nvidia).

You encounter Black Screens, Micro Sluttering, Frame Rate Drops in Crossfire (AMD).


Does my psu look good enough?
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July 14, 2013 9:34:44 AM

Although the link is not working, Google told me its OCZ ModXStream 700W Modular PSU.
Definitely it would support GTX 760 SLI. And that very easily.

No issues at all.
Unfortunately I can not retrieve more information about the product because whenever I click the link it takes me to newegg homepage.
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July 14, 2013 9:36:55 AM

luckiest charm said:
Although the link is not working, Google told me its OCZ ModXStream 700W Modular PSU.
Definitely it would support GTX 760 SLI. And that very easily.

No issues at all.
Unfortunately I can not retrieve more information about the product because whenever I click the link it takes me to newegg homepage.

http://newegg.com/Product/index?itemNumber=N82E16817341...
Fixed the link :D 
Does the quality of te sli bridge matter? Where is the best place to get them?
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July 14, 2013 10:22:38 AM

bishopi5 said:
No they dont matter, if one dosent come with your second 660 and didnt come with your MOBO, Any local PC store


Good advice, i've heard micro stutter and sli problems are virtually non existent in this day and age..can you clarify/confirm this?
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July 14, 2013 7:45:52 PM

bishopi5 said:
when pairing 2x cards there is always going to be microstutter, Some people can notice it and some cant, More AMD user's seem to notice microstudder. I personally have never seen it on NVIDIA


I'm kibd of straying away from the 660 sli ATM. I already have a 660 so i wont need to buy two....but im hearing hundreds of forums ssaying theres major issues with sli...even in sli games...please help me
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July 14, 2013 9:56:16 PM

bishopi5 said:
NVIDIA sli does not have problems. Another 660 would give you a great boost


Thank you bishopi5 for sticking around and responding quickly. You've been a real big help. Cheers!
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