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September 2, 2012 7:57:17 AM

I have just recently upgraded from a q6600 2.4 ghz to a i5 3570 k, but i'm still using my oldish evga gtx 460 se 1gb, so i'm obviously looking to upgrade the bottleneck. SO the question is am i better off to get a gtx 670(single), or get a gtx 660 ti but sli down the road in like a couple of months when i have the money. i know they're the same cards basically. So does the 192 bit bus on the 660 ti cripple it compared to a 670 gtx with a 256 bit bus ?

Ps i'm gaming on a 1080 p monitor at 1920 x 1080

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a b U Graphics card
September 2, 2012 8:48:40 AM

I'd go for the GTX 670. Getting the 670 would make more sense as you could get another 670 and SLI it in the future which would cripple any game you throw towards it. Right now, the 670 alone will be able to handle every game in the market.
September 2, 2012 5:54:55 PM

+1
arzbhatia said:
I'd go for the GTX 670. Getting the 670 would make more sense as you could get another 670 and SLI it in the future which would cripple any game you throw towards it. Right now, the 670 alone will be able to handle every game in the market.

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September 2, 2012 6:05:58 PM

i'm on a pretty tight budget LOL, i'm only 17 with a part time job. so does a gtx 670 justify the extra 100 dollars ? per card ? 600 for 660 ti sli and 800 for 670 sli :o 
September 2, 2012 6:15:29 PM

GTX 660ti is almost the same thing as GTX 670 only with 192bit bus width and a lower clock speed so if you overclock 660ti the performance you'll get will be similar to gtx 670. I don't think its worth $100 each just find a good cooling soluation and overclock 2 660Ti. ;) 
nooboverclocker said:
i'm on a pretty tight budget LOL, i'm only 17 with a part time job. so does a gtx 670 justify the extra 100 dollars ? per card ? 600 for 660 ti sli and 800 for 670 sli :o 

September 2, 2012 6:17:10 PM



sweet that's what i though since they both have all the same specs besides the bus speed. thanks for the reply.
September 2, 2012 6:19:55 PM

192 Bit bus plus SLI seems like a recipe for disaster to me... I'd stick with a single 670, you'll be more than fine with that for a while and by the time you need SLI the 670 will be wayyy cheaper
September 2, 2012 6:21:37 PM

well benchmarks show that 2 660 ti's in sli Destroy and i mean destroy even a gtx 680....
a b U Graphics card
September 2, 2012 6:24:24 PM

The gtx 460 is still a good card...it is about the same as the gtx 560's.

I'd find a used 460 and sli them. Then save for a 670 or better. You would have something close to a gtx 570/580.
September 2, 2012 6:30:53 PM

kinda hard to find used cards here in canada :p  not willing to spend alot on shipping to get a used 460 gtx ahah.
September 2, 2012 6:52:15 PM

You should only buy what you can afford. Don't plan on buying "future" items. Not suggested by many people. I would buy the 670 and then see how that does. If down the road you need another one then thats when you buy another card.
September 2, 2012 6:53:52 PM

thanks for the help everyone i just think i'm going to sli 2 660 tis and then tripple sli down the road ahah, seems to be the best solution
a b U Graphics card
September 2, 2012 7:02:16 PM

A single card solution is always better than an SLI solution.
September 2, 2012 8:12:12 PM

I'm with egilbe on this one. SLI & Crossfire are good for some games, but horrible for others. It's not worth the extra money. You also have to deal with the extra heat & power consumption from two cards. It's better to buy the fastest single card you can afford!
September 2, 2012 9:45:42 PM

egilbe said:
A single card solution is always better than an SLI solution.

EXACTLY lol SLi can be a headache for some people. Single card is usually better
September 2, 2012 9:57:13 PM

Of course! Since GTX680 is only about %20 faster than 660Ti.
nooboverclocker said:
well benchmarks show that 2 660 ti's in sli Destroy and i mean destroy even a gtx 680....

September 2, 2012 10:03:02 PM

By the way sticking with a single card is obviously better but there isn't much of a difference on SLIing (don't know how to say it) 670 and 66Ti only about %12 performance for $200! Its best to buy a single 670 first then SLI it maybe 1-2 years later because GTX670 will destroy any game on market anyways.
September 2, 2012 10:04:02 PM

+1
jstanley11 said:
192 Bit bus plus SLI seems like a recipe for disaster to me... I'd stick with a single 670, you'll be more than fine with that for a while and by the time you need SLI the 670 will be wayyy cheaper

a b U Graphics card
September 2, 2012 10:05:17 PM

Things might change a bit in a couple of months when you have the money, but if it doesn´t, the GTX 660ti will be just one step from what you have today, so get the GTX 670.
September 2, 2012 10:15:13 PM

Since you have a tight budget, I recommend you to buy the GTX670. Good Luck! :) 
nooboverclocker said:


sweet that's what i though since they both have all the same specs besides the bus speed. thanks for the reply.
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