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What happened to the PNY 660 Ti (XLR8)??

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October 22, 2013 5:35:28 PM

Hello all,

I bought a PNY 660 Ti (XLR8) just before the 700 series came out. Everyone gave great recommendations for it and with a Newegg deal I think I got it for under $200. I am very happy with it and was looking to future proof a little further with it by getting a 2nd to use in SLI. But I ran into a snag:

I cannot find any new PNY 660 Ti models from reputable merchants not selling it below $250. This card is now dated to a degree so I expected sellers to dwindle, but not like this. I do not believe newegg has it anymore. What's the deal? I would like to purchase another one, preferably new but may have to take used, and would like to get one for under $200 like before. I did not think this would be such an issue.

A follow up to this is that everything I read says that to SLI a PNY with non-PNY would cause a decreased return of the other card as the PNY is the base. Is this true? Is it fairly negligible due to the inability to acquire another PNY at this point? I don't want to burn extra cash on a better 660 Ti if it will knock down to (or below) the PNY. Just need a little advice. Cheers.

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October 22, 2013 5:44:13 PM

It is likely discontinued and the stock left has raised in price due to demand for it
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October 22, 2013 5:50:24 PM

To get 660 Ti below 200 around the time your purchace indeed is a great deal since initially 660 Ti cost around 300. But i think 660 Ti are being replaced with 760 (much faster than 660 Ti but with much cheaper starting price than 660 Ti). When nvidia launch new card sometimes their older card did not change much in pricing much. For example even after 680 comes out for a month or two the 580 still sell as the same price as 680 in my country.

Anyway it is totally fine to mix the brand in SLI setup. For optimal usage just make sure both card have same amount of memory.
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October 22, 2013 5:51:13 PM

Well I do get that, but I am just surprised as to how quick they D/Ced it. Does running SLI/Crossfire (I forget which is for which TBH) with a different model cause significant diminishing returns to the higher quality card?
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October 22, 2013 5:59:31 PM

Thanks Renz. Will be looking for a 660 ti 2gb of any brand.

Yeah there was a MIR plus Newegg promo so I think it came to 190 for me.
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October 22, 2013 6:39:27 PM

Baysic said:
Well I do get that, but I am just surprised as to how quick they D/Ced it. Does running SLI/Crossfire (I forget which is for which TBH) with a different model cause significant diminishing returns to the higher quality card?


I don't think so. Because the gpu core are still the same. If the base clock are different then the faster one will match itself to the slower one. But performance wise it will still pretty much the same as other 660Ti combination out there
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