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In need of a replacement GPU! GTX 660 ti or GTX 670

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September 12, 2012 5:36:58 AM

My GTX 570 died about a week ago and EVGA was unable to accept my RMA due to my warranty expiring. Now I'm in need of a new GPU and i'm debating between a GTX 660 ti and a GTX 670. I am not a hardcore gamer but i do play my fair share of games mainly Battlefield 3 and Batman Arkham City and I'm looking forward to Black Ops 2 and Medal of Honor. So I'm wondering what the community thinks about the 670 and 660 ti for a moderate gamer at the current price points. Is the $100 or so worth it for the 670?

My system:
CPU:I5 2500k
SSD: Mushkin Chronos Deluxe 120GB
Motherboard:AsRock Z68 Extreme 3 Gen 3
RAM: 8GB RipJaws
PSU: OCZ ZX 850 watt
Display: 2 Dell Ultrasharp U2412M 1920x1200
a c 106 U Graphics card
September 12, 2012 5:39:02 AM

670 imo.
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September 12, 2012 6:17:25 AM

GTX 670, the 192Bit interface on the 660ti is what will kill it when you start ramping up the tessellations.
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September 12, 2012 10:52:09 AM

Like everyone else has said, the GTX 670. Even a 660Ti OC will get beaten by a GTX 670 reference OC. 192-bit bus is what will kill you when you try high levels of AA and AF, not to mention what @sarinaide said, tessellation.
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a c 185 U Graphics card
September 12, 2012 11:43:50 AM

Since i am not noticing my favorite 670 being sold anymore i recommend MSI's GTX 670 Power Edition uses the famous Twin Frozr IV cooler from the MSI Lightning and comes with a large clock speed boost out of the box, making its default clock speed even higher than GTX 680 stock clocks. MSI is asking a $30 price premium for their card, which doesn't look unreasonable, given the improved cooling and higher clocks.
http://www.guru3d.com/article/msi-geforce-gtx-670-power... <--- review of MSI GTX 670 Power Edition w/benchmarks http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/GTX_670_Power_Ed... <- Another review of MSI GTX 670 Power Edition w/benchmarks http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-r... <--- review of MSI GTX 670 Power Edition w/benchmarks
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September 12, 2012 12:20:47 PM

The R7950 would be a good card to consider but the games you like favor the 670 still it wouldn't be as much money for a 7950 i will show you something give me a few minutes.
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a c 185 U Graphics card
September 12, 2012 1:24:15 PM

BigMack70 said:
Not the 660ti... that memory bus is apparently a killer:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-660-ti-...

Get the 670.
It's really kinda hard to figure out with all the professional review sites flip flopping one saying one thing another says a explanation of the memory bus, which is not an issue at 1080 resolution:
http://www.anandtech.com/show/6159/the-geforce-gtx-660-...

A review exploring the impact of the bus width on actual gaming performance:
http://www.hardocp.com/article/2012/08/27/nvidia_geforc...
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September 12, 2012 1:30:35 PM

deenoxl said:
My GTX 570 died about a week ago and EVGA was unable to accept my RMA due to my warranty expiring. Now I'm in need of a new GPU and i'm debating between a GTX 660 ti and a GTX 670. I am not a hardcore gamer but i do play my fair share of games mainly Battlefield 3 and Batman Arkham City and I'm looking forward to Black Ops 2 and Medal of Honor. So I'm wondering what the community thinks about the 670 and 660 ti for a moderate gamer at the current price points. Is the $100 or so worth it for the 670?

My system:
CPU:I5 2500k
SSD: Mushkin Chronos Deluxe 120GB
Motherboard:AsRock Z68 Extreme 3 Gen 3
RAM: 8GB RipJaws
PSU: OCZ ZX 850 watt
Display: 2 Dell Ultrasharp U2412M 1920x1200

if you have the money go for te 670 obviously, but if you can afford a 670 then definitely go for it. i would recommend the msi power edition
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a b U Graphics card
September 12, 2012 1:32:15 PM

the amd 7950 is also a pretty good 660ti alternative if you like amd or want to try them
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September 13, 2012 6:13:12 AM

Best answer selected by deenoxl.
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