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September 13, 2012 11:57:30 PM

Hey guys, i currently have a gtx 560 superclocked 2gb, but am really getting the upgrade itch, because it does not give me all of the performance i want out of my graphics card, i have 2 1080p monitors, so i need 2gb, i was going to buy another for sli, but the prices are still so damn high for gtx 560 2gbs, including used ones, that buying a gtx 660 or 660ti (could possibly even push towards a 670_ makes more sense because the gtx 660 is doubling the gtx 560ti in some things, i was also thinking about amd, but i've seen lots of rumors about the 8000 series coming out just around the corner, so should i wait till the holliday season and get a 8870 or a 8950...possibly a 8970 but i'm a college kid and don't have too much money, thoughts, thanks if you read all of this;p

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September 14, 2012 1:44:06 AM

1. The Radeon 8000 series won't come out until next year.
2. The GTX 660/660 Ti will be bottlenecked by it's 192-bit memory bus.
3. A 7950 or 7970 would be your best bet.
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September 14, 2012 2:51:19 AM

fpoon said:
1. The Radeon 8000 series won't come out until next year.
2. The GTX 660/660 Ti will be bottlenecked by it's 192-bit memory bus.
3. A 7950 or 7970 would be your best bet.


1. This 8000 series is supposed to be really early next year, which i'll wait for if i have to, considering the gains amd is boasting
2. The 192-bit interface has proved not to be too bad of a bottleneck
3. maybe

thanks for the reply!
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a b U Graphics card
September 14, 2012 3:19:48 AM

Depends on your budget really.
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a b U Graphics card
September 14, 2012 5:00:43 AM

l1nks said:
1. This 8000 series is supposed to be really early next year, which i'll wait for if i have to, considering the gains amd is boasting
2. The 192-bit interface has proved not to be too bad of a bottleneck
3. maybe

thanks for the reply!


The 192-bit interface has a huge bottleneck when looking at MSAA
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-660-gef...

those graphs will show you how huge the performance hit is at higher MSAA.

7950 7970 even a good 7870 are better options than 660ti, yeah physx is sexy but in the end all up to personal preference.
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a c 92 U Graphics card
September 14, 2012 5:27:09 AM

AMD isn't releasing the new cards until H1 2013. Its unknown if it will even be Q1.

Given that you have a 560 tho, I don't see the immediate need to upgrade. But AMD is much better price right now since they cut the prices so much after nvidia released the 660ti and the 660. If you want an upgrade, the 7950s are really nice right now.
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September 14, 2012 10:06:03 AM

esrever said:
AMD isn't releasing the new cards until H1 2013. Its unknown if it will even be Q1.

Given that you have a 560 tho, I don't see the immediate need to upgrade. But AMD is much better price right now since they cut the prices so much after nvidia released the 660ti and the 660. If you want an upgrade, the 7950s are really nice right now.


Maybe you're right, i'll stuck with a gtx 560 for now, and upgrade my whole system when haswell comes out more then likely, if it is THAT much better then sandy;p Maybe i will also buy another gtx 560 2gb if they drop below like 140, and put them in my lan rig when i update the whole thing;D
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September 15, 2012 2:29:45 AM

esrever said:
AMD isn't releasing the new cards until H1 2013. Its unknown if it will even be Q1.

Given that you have a 560 tho, I don't see the immediate need to upgrade. But AMD is much better price right now since they cut the prices so much after nvidia released the 660ti and the 660. If you want an upgrade, the 7950s are really nice right now.


I think i mgiht buy a 7870 right now, they dropped the price down to 220 for an asus ghz addition, but idk i'm also trying to sve up for a new car, but i don't want to get mid-range stuff, because buying mid-range always makes you feel inadequate lol, especially when the next series comes out, but they gtx 560 is getting pretty old>.< oh decisions, decisions
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a c 92 U Graphics card
September 15, 2012 7:59:47 AM

mid range stuff is where the best bang for your buck is, but its all up to you. Personally I stick with a midrange card for 2 generations no problem.
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September 15, 2012 5:42:35 PM

esrever said:
mid range stuff is where the best bang for your buck is, but its all up to you. Personally I stick with a midrange card for 2 generations no problem.


Meh, i'll just try and keep my mind off of gpu's for a while and save up for the release of the 8000 series when it comes out, given that amd actually decides to price competitively from the get go, i might buy a 8970 then crossfire a few months after that, since i have problems with feeling inadequacy when new comes out, i'll wait till new comes out, and know i have the best for at least a year..year and a half;p, the gtx 560 was my first mid range card but it was all i had available to get at the time, so that's how i ended up with that. i know i sound said in this paragraph, but you know what i mean, feeling inadequate not because i don't have the best, but because i can't max out all games 60+ fps, and don't get the benches i want;p
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September 16, 2012 3:56:15 AM

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a c 273 U Graphics card
September 16, 2012 10:01:13 AM

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