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August 29, 2012 8:30:40 PM

would you rather go for a 660 ti 3GB or the 670? the 660 ti has more vram but will that make the performance more on par with the 670?

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August 29, 2012 8:43:52 PM

No it does not, the 670 is a far better card, but also costs more. I'd get the 660 Ti because I don't need the 670 but for a gamer, the 670 is the way to go.
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August 29, 2012 8:59:22 PM

Thomas_89 said:
No it does not, the 670 is a far better card, but also costs more. I'd get the 660 Ti because I don't need the 670 but for a gamer, the 670 is the way to go.

thanks for the help,ill porbably go with the 660 ti caus eim not a huge gamer and im looking for the staple bf3 ultra settings maxed out like that, do some like gaming but have cushion room for upcoming titles.
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August 29, 2012 9:02:24 PM

660ti has a 192bit bus, witch bottlenecks the card, so go for a 670.
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August 29, 2012 9:09:30 PM

hiporc said:
660ti has a 192bit bus, witch bottlenecks the card, so go for a 670.

bottlenecks the i5 2500k, or my other choice because of the price and people's reviews was the Phenom ii x4 965 black?
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August 29, 2012 9:23:57 PM

buy a Cooler Master 212 Evo for $35 and oc your 2500k to 4-4.5 ghz
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August 29, 2012 9:27:10 PM

hiporc said:
buy a Cooler Master 212 Evo for $35 and oc your 2500k to 4-4.5 ghz

why not oc the phenom ii x4 965 to 4+ GHz
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August 29, 2012 9:28:28 PM

The 670 preforms with a top 5 frames difference from the 580 on ultra. If you are going for long term go with the 670, because when one 670 is not enough, you can always get a second one dirt cheap for sli. Also the I5-2500k is the recommended card for BF3.
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August 29, 2012 9:29:31 PM

you can get any Processor you want but all i am saying is that the 670 is a much better buy than the 660ti if you have the money.
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August 29, 2012 10:03:39 PM

hiporc said:
660ti has a 192bit bus, witch bottlenecks the card, so go for a 670.


How will it bottleneck the card?...
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August 29, 2012 10:16:30 PM

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"Our testing today at super high AA settings has shown that the "bus limited" GeForce GTX 660 Ti does not crumble so easily. There were no instances where we ran into "VRAM wall"s that took gaming performance into single digits, this never happened even at high AA settings with Transparency AA."
"So what does it all mean? It means that there is more to performance than just the width of the memory bus and the bandwidth available to the memory. There are other factors involved that determine gaming performance, and the widest memory bus with the most bandwidth isn't always going to be the winner in actual gaming performance."
http://www.hardocp.com/article/2012/08/27/nvidia_geforc...
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August 29, 2012 10:51:16 PM

17seconds said:
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"Our testing today at super high AA settings has shown that the "bus limited" GeForce GTX 660 Ti does not crumble so easily. There were no instances where we ran into "VRAM wall"s that took gaming performance into single digits, this never happened even at high AA settings with Transparency AA."
"So what does it all mean? It means that there is more to performance than just the width of the memory bus and the bandwidth available to the memory. There are other factors involved that determine gaming performance, and the widest memory bus with the most bandwidth isn't always going to be the winner in actual gaming performance."
http://www.hardocp.com/article/2012/08/27/nvidia_geforc...


It is a bottleneck in sli... the 192 bit bus will beat the *** outta the performance the two cards could potentially supply.
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August 29, 2012 10:59:35 PM

I never said the 660ti is a bad card, it is truly an amazing one.
If you are going to sli it tho, that is a different story; it is not a good card to sli.
If i were you i would find the extra money for the 670, it would be better in the long run; as you could buy a second one way down the road for sli when this one is not enough for you, and by that time they will be damn cheap.
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August 29, 2012 11:01:14 PM

either get the 660ti 2gb and save the money or go for the 670 if you have it. a 660ti 3gb doesn't make a lot of sense for the resolutions it fits with.
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August 29, 2012 11:47:59 PM

hiporc said:
It is a bottleneck in sli... the 192 bit bus will beat the *** outta the performance the two cards could potentially supply.

In this Guru3d review, I'm seeing the GTX 660 Ti SLI at very near 100% scaling at 2560x1600 resolution.
http://www.guru3d.com/article/inno3d-geforce-gtx-660-ti...

For $600, a pair of 660 Ti's in SLI seems like a pretty good deal.
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August 30, 2012 12:16:34 AM

Another thing to consider is the price factor which again the 670 is best bang for buck and sweetest spot card for high end gaming imho and i can tell you right now it eats a 660TI 3gb for breakfast!
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August 30, 2012 1:19:33 AM

670 has the exact same performance as the 680 in BF3 Ultra
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August 30, 2012 2:10:17 AM

thanks for all the feed back, I also just looked at the 670 and the 7970, given the 7970 is a tad cheaper and though might not be as good as the 670, is still a pretty dang good card.
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August 30, 2012 2:18:38 AM

I would seriously rethink that choice if noise or heat plus the extra power needed are of any concern if not then go for it those are it's downfalls if those are acceptable to you it's a great choice enjoy!
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August 30, 2012 2:24:59 AM

A lot of people have commented so far, so I'll be straight. 670 Obviously!
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August 30, 2012 3:14:23 AM

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Here you go just in case you don't believe me every other review site said it to just having trouble finding all the links oh well this is going to half to be good enough lol.
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"As a result the 7970Ghz isn’t only loud but it’s in a category of its own, exceeding the GTX 680 by nearly 10dBA!"
"The 7970GE is without question the loudest single-GPU video card we have seen in quite some time, and that’s nothing for AMD to be proud of."
http://www.anandtech.com/show/6025/radeon-hd-7970-ghz-e...


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"The end result is that while AMD has tied NVIDIA for the single-GPU performance crown with the Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition, the GeForce GTX 680 is still the more desirable gaming card. There are a million exceptions to this statement of course (and it goes both ways), but as we said before, these cards may be tied but they're anything but equal."
http://www.anandtech.com/show/6025/radeon-hd-7970-ghz-e...

yeah I see what your saying, but how noticable is 10dBA when playing?
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August 30, 2012 3:20:26 AM

IamAutiz said:
yeah I see what your saying, but how noticable is 10dBA when playing?
I honestly don't know but from what review sites claim i be scared to risk buying the card if it's that bad :(  and i don't see any reason why so many professional review sites would lie i mean come on what's the point that doesn't seem likely to me.
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August 30, 2012 3:31:03 AM

bigcyco1 said:
I honestly don't know but from what review sites claim i be scared to risk buying the card if it's that bad :(  and i don't see any reason why so many professional review sites would lie i mean come on what's the point that doesn't seem likely to me.

yeah, the main problem is the budget, really an 7970/670 price is out because that will put me 100+ over budget after what I have already had to change, so would the smart choice between the 660 ti 3GB version from gigabyte and the 7950 of any producer be the 660 ti?
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August 30, 2012 3:39:37 AM

o.k. cool i would do the same :) 
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August 30, 2012 3:39:59 AM

bigcyco1 said:
I wouldn't know which is better and i don't want to mislead you i am not sure between those cards because TH claims 7950 is better but other legit professional review sites consistently have the GTX 660 Ti beating a 7950 at 1920 resolution.
http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-r...
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/GTX_660_Ti_Power...
http://www.anandtech.com/show/6159/the-geforce-gtx-660-...

dont worry about misleading, i have seen those sites and they say the same, i just want the opinions of the people that actually use them for a long time not an hour
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August 30, 2012 3:48:29 AM

bigcyco1 said:
o.k. cool i would do the same :) 

thanks for tall the help man
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August 30, 2012 3:56:20 AM

Your very welcome!It's my pleasure!Take care.
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