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

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
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  1. 670 imo.
  2. GTX 670, the 192Bit interface on the 660ti is what will kill it when you start ramping up the tessellations.
  3. Best answer
    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.
  4. Not the 660ti... that memory bus is apparently a killer:
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-660-ti-memory-bandwidth-anti-aliasing,3283-11.html

    Get the 670.
  5. 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-edition-oc-review/ <--- review of MSI GTX 670 Power Edition w/benchmarks http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/GTX_670_Power_Edition/ <- Another review of MSI GTX 670 Power Edition w/benchmarks http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-reviews/56546-msi-gtx-670-power-edition-oc-review.html <--- review of MSI GTX 670 Power Edition w/benchmarks
  6. 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.
  7. BigMack70 said:
    Not the 660ti... that memory bus is apparently a killer:
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-660-ti-memory-bandwidth-anti-aliasing,3283-11.html

    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-ti-review/2

    A review exploring the impact of the bus width on actual gaming performance:
    http://www.hardocp.com/article/2012/08/27/nvidia_geforce_gtx_660_ti_at_high_aa_settings_review/
  8. 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
  9. the amd 7950 is also a pretty good 660ti alternative if you like amd or want to try them
  10. Best answer selected by deenoxl.
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