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September 21, 2013 8:05:17 PM

Video Card - MSI GeForce GTX 660 Ti N660 PE 2GD5/OC Video Card - 2GB, GDDR5, PCI-Express 3.0(x16), 1x Dual-link DVI-D, 1x Dual-link DVI-I, 1x DisplayPort, 1x HDMI, DirectX 11, 3-Way SLI Ready, Overclocked

Mobo - MSI Z77 MPOWER Intel Z77 Socket Motherboard - Socket 1155, Intel Z77 Express Chipset, DDR3 3000 MHz, Gigabit LAN, USB 3.0, PCIe, CrossFire Ready

If not, could someone tell me what would be a good graphics card that is compatible with the motherboard that I have?
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a c 1151 V Motherboard
a c 150 å Intel
September 21, 2013 8:07:57 PM

Yes they are fully compatible.
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September 21, 2013 8:09:32 PM

Gage K said:
Video Card - MSI GeForce GTX 660 Ti N660 PE 2GD5/OC Video Card - 2GB, GDDR5, PCI-Express 3.0(x16), 1x Dual-link DVI-D, 1x Dual-link DVI-I, 1x DisplayPort, 1x HDMI, DirectX 11, 3-Way SLI Ready, Overclocked

Mobo - MSI Z77 MPOWER Intel Z77 Socket Motherboard - Socket 1155, Intel Z77 Express Chipset, DDR3 3000 MHz, Gigabit LAN, USB 3.0, PCIe, CrossFire Ready

If not, could someone tell me what would be a good graphics card that is compatible with the motherboard that I have?


Yes, it's perfectly compatible. These days, most graphics cards are compatible with most motherboards, since the only thing judging compatibility is the necessity for a PCIe 2.0 x16 (or PCIe 3.0 x16) slot, which is something that most every single motherboard has.
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September 21, 2013 8:37:35 PM

Of course it's compatible. All nVidia and ATi cards are compatible with all Intel, AMD, VIA, SiS and nVidia chipsets. Just plug it in to your PCI-Express slot, load the drivers and away you go. I would choose the Radeon HD 7870 myself (and I did just buy 2 of them) because it has very similar performance and costs $70 less. To buy a GTX 660 Ti at this time, is a complete waste of money. It just can't compete with the ATi (AMD) Radeon HD 7870 at its current price point. Here's some reference:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-660-ti-...
That review states that the Radeon HD 7870 and GTX 660 Ti trade blows (with the Radeon having a 3.3% advantage in average gaming performance) which makes them more or less equal. However... the price disparity is alarming:
On newegg, the least expensive GTX 660 Ti 2GB is the ASUS GTX660 TI-DC2O-2GD5 at $260 ($240 after rebate):
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
While the least expensive Radeon HD 7870 2GB is the HIS IceQ H787Q2G2M at $170 (no rebate offered):
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
The other thing to keep in mind is that the HIS IceQ is legendary for its durability, overclocking headroom and low temperatures while the ASUS, while having 2 fans, is simply known for being a good, solid card. When you compare these two cards, there is no doubt whatsoever that the Radeon HD 7870 is by far the better buy. I don't think that even the most green-skinned nVidia fanboi could argue this point. In addition, the HD 7870 is listed in Tom's Hardware's "Best Graphics Cards for the Money - September 2013" stating that it outperforms the GTX 660. It also erroneously states that the two cards are priced at $200 proven here by the newegg listings:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-car...
Obviously, their prices are not in the same ballpark. I hope that this post helps you out because I'd hate to see you plunk down hard-earned money for what amounts to nothing less than a bad deal.

As an aside, tweaktown did a crossfire test of 2 reference HD 7870 2GB cards and found that they scale at almost 100%, sometimes (amazingly) even more than 100% so crossfiring in the future is nothing to be afraid of:
http://www.tweaktown.com/articles/4597/amd_radeon_hd_78...

Hope this helps! Cheers! :D 
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