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What card to buy, 660Ti Superclocked OR 670 Superclocked?

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August 19, 2012 10:43:29 PM

I've been planning to upgrade my card for when Borderlands 2 has come out, and have just been waiting to get the best deal available. Now that I can get Borderlands 2 as a free gift with my purchase, now seems like the best time to purchase since the games is ~1 month away.

I was planning to get the 670 FTW for $399.99, but it is sold out on Amazon now, as I waited to long thinking it wouldn't sell out so soon. I can get it through Newegg still, but it'll come to ~$440 with tax, so not too crazy about that.

Anyway, there are still a couple on Amazon I'm interested in, but not sure which one to choose.

-EVGA GTX 660 Ti SuperClocked 2048MB - $309.99
-EVGA GTX 670 SuperClocked 4096MB - $459.99

Not sure which would be the better choice for me. I play at 1920x1080, btw, and I would like to max out settings on all games I play and get 60FPS average on most games.

I've heard that the upgrade to 4GB's VRAM doesn't really do much for the 6-series GPU's, so not sure if it's worthwhile. I'm also not sure if I'm prepared to accept the decrease in performance from 670 to 660 Ti, specifically the smaller memory bandwidth.

Any help is appreciated, Thanks!
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August 19, 2012 11:25:15 PM

Go for the 660Ti. Its only like 8% slower.
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August 20, 2012 3:10:33 AM

EVGA tech support just told me a little bit ago on the phone, that the 660ti is the same damn card, except it has less memory bandwith. The 670 will out preform the 660ti in applications that use alot of video memory like Crysis or BF3, but yeah.

I guess if i read the rest of your post, i would of known that you already knew that much.. hah. But yeah i guess if i would of knew better before i bought the 670 i would of just got the TI, but im already here and did what i did.

Guess it all boils down to if you want to spend 150 for the memory jump, i have the FTW edition btw. (and i have to send it in for RMA already because theres a few % of these cards that for some reason, "overheat" at around 75 degrees C.)

in retrospect i probably would of went with the 660 and just been happy. on the other hand, if they cost so much more they have to be worth it. like IE: a 550 is like what 220? and the 660 is alot better than it... so yeah.
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August 20, 2012 3:25:29 AM

Here ya go...

EVGA GeForce GTX 670 FTW
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=71941&vpn=02G-P4-2678-...

I'd personally get the gtx 670 for it's extra memory bandwidth. The memory on the 660 Ti bottlenecks the cards consistent performance quite a bit. If you can't get the gtx 670, you'll still be happy with the 660 Ti...especially if you'll mostly be playing Borderlands 2. It doesn't seem to be too graphically intense judging from the first game, lol. Awesome game nonetheless.
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August 20, 2012 3:53:30 AM

DeusAres said:
Here ya go...

EVGA GeForce GTX 670 FTW
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=71941&vpn=02G-P4-2678-...

I'd personally get the gtx 670 for it's extra memory bandwidth. The memory on the 660 Ti bottlenecks the cards consistent performance quite a bit. If you can't get the gtx 670, you'll still be happy with the 660 Ti...especially if you'll mostly be playing Borderlands 2. It doesn't seem to be too graphically intensive judging from the first game, lol. Awesome game nonetheless.


+1 i have that exact card, and it can run everything i throw at it on max settings. Mine is a fluke i believe and i will have it replaced, and im sticking with the 670. thought about going to the 680 but its not worth it to me. If anything, in the future ill get another and SLI.
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August 22, 2012 4:26:42 AM

Go for the 660ti and save the hundred for an ssd. :) 

I've got the Msi 660ti power ed. And if u overclock ur memory clocks and the core clock ur 660Ti will perform Just like a stock 670.
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August 23, 2012 7:28:40 AM

rockstar_7 said:
Go for the 660ti and save the hundred for an ssd. :) 

I've got the Msi 660ti power ed. And if u overclock ur memory clocks and the core clock ur 660Ti will perform Just like a stock 670.

Let's not forget that the 670 can "also" be overclocked! :)  So what you have on the one hand is an OC'd 660ti which performs almost at par with a reference 670 while on the other hand, a reference 670 which, if OC'd, performs close to the 680. Plus, the 192 bit v. 256 bit argument is always there.

So yeah, the 670 all the way! Even better, the FTW or DCUII TOP version....woohoo!!
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