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August 16, 2012 4:14:47 PM

I am mostly a BF3 player so I want to go with Nvidia. Its either the MSI 660ti PE OC or the Gigabyte Windfoce GTX670. Which one should I get. I also heard that after overclocking the memory this card is only lke 8% behind the GTX 670 in relative performance. So what do you guys think should i save the $100 on the 670 and spend it on something like an SSD?

Thanks in advance!

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August 16, 2012 4:19:06 PM

You can easily put it behind a SSD or start a fund to purchase a 2nd 660ti for SLI?
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August 16, 2012 4:20:57 PM

660 ti to save $100

7950 is nice if you can deal with their drivers, friend just got one for 320 shipped off newegg
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August 16, 2012 4:21:50 PM

670 imo.
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a b U Graphics card
August 16, 2012 4:25:09 PM

Hmm. a 660 TI and a GTX 670. The difference is not "big". If you don't mind spending an extra 100 dollars on the table for a better card then go for the GTX 670 but if you want to save some cash then get the 660TI and spend the money you saved on other things (for example an SSD like you mentioned).

Edit: Oh yeah forgot to mention and if you are able to give it a good overclock it might come very close to a GTX 670.

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August 16, 2012 4:35:02 PM

Im almost sold on a GTX 660 ti right now. I really dont want to deal with an AMD card for now because of driver issues and because of BF3/Frostbite 2 performance. Do you think future Nvidia drivers will improve the performance of the 660 ti. Either way im going to overclock that memory clock:D  The 670 is $100 more for just an extra 50gb/s in bandwidth, which shows that you can overlclock the memory and try to match up the 670
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a b U Graphics card
August 16, 2012 4:36:21 PM

Well I can't predit the future ;) 

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August 16, 2012 4:37:11 PM

You cant go wrong with either, 670 is the superior card though. If money isnt an issue then get the 670 if not save and get the 660ti.
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August 16, 2012 4:48:29 PM

Depends, if you go with the 670 EVGA FTW edition it should be better and longer lasting than the 660TI, but then there will be a 660TI FTW too :/ 
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August 16, 2012 4:49:58 PM

battoot said:
I am mostly a BF3 player so I want to go with Nvidia. Its either the MSI 660ti PE OC or the Gigabyte Windfoce GTX670. Which one should I get. I also heard that after overclocking the memory this card is only lke 8% behind the GTX 670 in relative performance. So what do you guys think should i save the $100 on the 670 and spend it on something like an SSD?

Thanks in advance!


Before I answer a question like this I always like to ask what your CPU is. If your CPU can't keep up with the video card there's no point in spending the extra $100 on the 670 when you could save it towards an upgrade for your CPU.
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August 16, 2012 5:02:32 PM

Check out some of the benchmarks on both cards. 670 if you want it to last you longer. May as well since the 660ti is 300+ depending on model you choose. But you should have a nice processor too. Core i5 at least or the AMD equal.
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August 16, 2012 5:18:43 PM

I have a core I5 2500k @ 4.5ghz. 1.275v. FYI in the future I don't mind having to turn down graphical settings like AA or low settings to get 60 frames. So final answer 670 or 660ti considering I don't mind using low settings? Sorry for asking the same question again:D 
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August 16, 2012 5:20:39 PM

battoot said:
I have a core I5 2500k @ 4.5ghz. 1.275v. FYI in the future I don't mind having to turn down graphical settings like AA or low settings to get 60 frames. So final answer 670 or 660ti considering I don't mind using low settings? Sorry for asking the same question again:D 


get the gtx 670 IMO its better and will last longer and give you better performance
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August 16, 2012 5:20:53 PM

battoot said:
I have a core I5 2500k @ 4.5ghz. 1.275v. FYI in the future I don't mind having to turn down graphical settings like AA or low settings to get 60 frames. So final answer 670 or 660ti considering I don't mind using low settings? Sorry for asking the same question again:D 


660TI and when it gets weak get a new card :) 

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August 16, 2012 5:24:33 PM

fastreaction said:
660TI and when it gets weak get a new card :) 

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Or I could just add another 660ti. I heard that SLI has some issues like stuttering and not working with all of the games on the market is that true?
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August 16, 2012 5:25:18 PM

maxh22 said:
get the gtx 670 IMO its better and will last longer and give you better performance


Last longer and better performance, hmm.. well the difference is not that big between a 660ti and a 670. You won't see a 10FPS increase or something. Get the 660TI and play your games and when it gets weak, get a new card :) .

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August 16, 2012 5:27:49 PM

I wouldn't recommend anybody to sli or crossfire. They like to have issues and you better just get a new card when the time comes.

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August 16, 2012 5:30:19 PM

battoot said:
Or I could just add another 660ti. I heard that SLI has some issues like stuttering and not working with all of the games on the market is that true?


SLI and Crossfire are both hit or miss. If you read the article on this website posted today the SLI seemed to do very well on all the games they tested. I vote 660 (Actually really vote 7950 but that isn't what you asked) and in the future 660 SLI
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August 16, 2012 5:32:28 PM

The average gaming performance of the gtx 670 is 19% better than the 660ti @1080p, that is pretty big.

I'd get the 670, it will last a good bit longer
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August 16, 2012 5:33:13 PM

maxh22 said:
get the gtx 670 IMO its better and will last longer and give you better performance

Yes but when u overclock the 660 ti it's only 3-4 frames behind the gtx 670 and sometimes even 2 frames ahead of it. The 660 ti is pretty much a 670 with 48 gb less bandwidth and most people are easily overclocking the 660 ti to achieve only a 20gb bandwidth difference from the 670. I personally think that having a 5 frame dif between the cards isn't going to make it last a generation longer. Just my honest opinion.
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August 16, 2012 5:37:25 PM

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/647?vs=598

Look there, see how the 670 at higher res, well today standard rez seems to be 1920x1080..the 670 outperforms by quite a bit. Why spend say 350 on a 660Ti and in 8 months you will want another one or a different card?

Lets face it no matter what you get you will still want to replace it in a year.
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August 16, 2012 5:40:49 PM

battoot said:
Yes but when u overclock the 660 ti it's only 3-4 frames behind the gtx 670 and sometimes even 2 frames ahead of it. The 660 ti is pretty much a 670 with 48 gb less bandwidth and most people are easily overclocking the 660 ti to achieve only a 20gb bandwidth difference from the 670. I personally think that having a 5 frame dif between the cards isn't going to make it last a generation longer. Just my honest opinion.


If you think that way, you can also OC 670 and come close to 680.

You can't really compare OC vs non-OC

Compare stock vs stock
than OC vs OC
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August 16, 2012 5:41:42 PM

fastreaction said:
19% Oh really?
http://nl.hardware.info/reviews/3023/6/nvidia-geforce-g...

http://nl.hardware.info/reviews/3023/7/nvidia-geforce-g...

It seems like the benchmarks are telling me a different story. At the most a difference of 10%.

- Fastreaction


Yes as I said "average gaming performance" not 3dmark scores, who cares about that, are you buying the card to play games are just run benchmarks?

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-660-ti-...
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August 16, 2012 5:41:57 PM

ncasolo said:
SLI and Crossfire are both hit or miss. If you read the article on this website posted today the SLI seemed to do very well on all the games they tested. I vote 660 (Actually really vote 7950 but that isn't what you asked) and in the future 660 SLI

I would have chosen the 7950, but most of the games I play and plan to play run better on nvidia hardware. And to tell u the truth I don't want to risk running in bad drivers on the red team
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August 16, 2012 5:44:20 PM

battoot said:
I am mostly a BF3 player so I want to go with Nvidia. Its either the MSI 660ti PE OC or the Gigabyte Windfoce GTX670. Which one should I get. I also heard that after overclocking the memory this card is only lke 8% behind the GTX 670 in relative performance. So what do you guys think should i save the $100 on the 670 and spend it on something like an SSD?

Thanks in advance!


Here in Canada, a non-reference GTX-660Ti is between $300 and $330 (not including tax or shipping.) A non-reference GTX-670 on the other hand is between $400 and $470 (not including tax or shipping.)

If it were me, I would save the $100-$170 and get the GTX-660Ti.

Apparently the GTX-660Ti can be overclocked to perform at the same level or close to the same level as a GTX-670.
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August 16, 2012 5:47:56 PM

If you don't mind not maxing out all the settings and you mostly play only one resolution get the 660Ti if you want to save money.

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August 16, 2012 5:48:38 PM

If you play a lot of BF3 you definitely want a Nvidia card. The 660 Ti will provide more than adequate performance. The 670 is of course better, but only if you have the money to spare.
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August 16, 2012 5:51:13 PM

What do you have now? I have a msi 560Ti. Looking at benchmarks comparing 660ti to my 560ti, there is improvement but not more than 10-12 frames if I remember from looking on that site. Compare 560Ti to 670 there is a big improvement over 30%.
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August 16, 2012 6:05:28 PM

You can play on adequate performance on a 660TI. The question is, do you need that extra performance boost (GTX 670). Some people tend to get the best out of the best and also recommend people to get those. There are always cards out there that are better than others. A 660TI is on one of the higher tiers on hierarchy charts and seriously if people have to keep switching gpu's every year then there are a lot of people unable to play games on payable frames. They are payable BUT people want the highest quality available (called the ultra setting) and since the thread starter does not mind putting some settings down to compensate, he will be alright with a 660TI.

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August 16, 2012 6:08:24 PM

selayan said:
What do you have now? I have a msi 560Ti. Looking at benchmarks comparing 660ti to my 560ti, there is improvement but not more than 10-12 frames if I remember from looking on that site. Compare 560Ti to 670 there is a big improvement over 30%.

I currently have a intel HD 3000 lol. The 660 ti doubles the 560 ti performance in almost all the benchmarks look it up. The 670 does even better.
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August 16, 2012 6:10:52 PM

Best answer selected by battoot.
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August 16, 2012 6:11:44 PM

lastsd said:
If you think that way, you can also OC 670 and come close to 680.

You can't really compare OC vs non-OC

Compare stock vs stock
than OC vs OC


What this guy said, basically if you pay the extra and get the 670 you wont have to upgrade for a while, but the 660ti is a great card too. It really is about how much youre willing to pay.
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August 16, 2012 6:12:06 PM

fastreaction said:
You can play on adequate performance on a 660TI. The question is, do you need that extra performance boost (GTX 670). Some people tend to get the best out of the best and also recommend people to get those. There are always cards out there that are better than others. A 660TI is on one of the higher tiers on hierarchy charts and seriously if people have to keep switching gpu's every year then there are a lot of people unable to play games on payable frames. They are payable BUT people want the highest quality available (called the ultra setting) and since the thread starter does not mind putting some settings down to compensate, he will be alright with a 660TI.

- Fastreaction

True, Im not an Ultra freak i just want to be able to play at 60 frames on 1080p i dont care about the settings. I just wanted to start with a card that is good so it can last longer than just buying something like a 6850.
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August 16, 2012 6:49:59 PM

I'm not one for the ultra settings too, as long as I can play smoothly at 1920x1080 that is what I like. Also it should last pretty long based on each game coming out.

The rule is generally to upgrade 3 tiers up from what you have. So yeh the 660Ti is deff 3 tiers up from Intel HD lol
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August 16, 2012 7:02:56 PM

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