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GTX 660 Ti, or GTX 670 FTW?

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August 16, 2012 6:15:59 PM

Looking into buying a video card, and now that the GeForce 6-Series are including a free copy of Borderlands 2 (a game I was planning to get anyway), I figured it's time to buy.

I've been looking at a GTX 670 for a long time...just waiting for a slight price drop, or the inclusion of a game. But now the 660 Ti is also an option, and I'm wondering if that's a better choice.

Have mostly all the kinks been worked out with the 670? Microstuttering, etc...and if not, would these be present in the 660 Ti as well?

Basically I'm looking at:

EVGA 670 2GB FTW + Borderlands 2 ($399.99)
EVGA 660 2GB Ti + Borderlands 2 ($299.99)
EVGA 660 2GB Ti Superclocked + Borderlands 2 ($309.99)


Should I just go with the 670, for the $90-$100 upgrade? It seems like it ranges from 5FPS-25FPS better in most games (1920x1200), from the little amount of benchmarks I've seen so far.

The 670 does seem like it would last a tad longer, and have better resell power in the future. But $100 is $100 after all.

Thanks for any help!

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August 16, 2012 6:18:44 PM

Better performance: GTX 670
Better value: 660ti

IMO get the MSI OC Power Edition 660ti... it's 8% slower than the 670 for 25% less money.

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August 16, 2012 10:39:18 PM

+1 on MSI 660 Ti Power Edition Overclocked. Not sure what's up with tom's hardware or techpowerup, they have different results. I think 670 is way too expensive for the price, compared to the 660 Ti Overclocked edition :) . I know the Overclocking headroom for a factory overclocked card is lower, but it is guaranteed to run at that kind of speed. But if you want to try to overclock yourself, try getting this:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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August 16, 2012 11:16:39 PM

Techpowerup has the most extensive benchmark suite, so their overall conclusions are most trustworthy IMO.

Toms and other sites use a fairly limited set of games in comparison.
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August 17, 2012 12:50:35 PM

I have to agree with that :) .
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August 18, 2012 5:05:12 AM

BigMack70 said:
Better performance: GTX 670
Better value: 660ti

IMO get the MSI OC Power Edition 660ti... it's 8% slower than the 670 for 25% less money.

http://tpucdn.com/reviews/MSI/GTX_660_Ti_Power_Edition/images/perfrel_1920.gif


You are comparing a MSI factory OC of 660 Ti to a GTX 670 reference card with stock clock, this is going to shrink the performance margin significantly, MSI 660 PE/OC should be compared to MSI 670 PE/OC to make it more of a fair fight. I still expect the cheaper card to come in ahead in value/performance but it won't be as steep as factory OC vs reference card.

I am staying with 670 over 660 in my build because I rather have spend that $100 on performance of my video card over the following:

A Fancy Full Tower Case over Corsair 500R
32 G of Ram over 16G of Ram(16 is already overkill)
I7-3770K over I5-3470K as I don't need HT
A HDD( that could always be budgeted later and I have no need for now)
Blue Ray Burner+Sound card over DVD Burner+Mobo audio(the latter is already good enough for me)
Saving toward 660Ti SLI( I have enough budget next month for 670 SLI so no need).

If none of the above applies to you then go with the 660Ti and use the $100 you saved on something you deem worth a while over a increase in Graphic performance.
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