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Gtx 660 (non ti) vs cheap gtx 670

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a b U Graphics card
September 20, 2012 12:38:51 AM

im building a gaming pc in december or january and i was gonna get a gtx 660 and get another one in a month or so for sli, and either way ill probly go with sli. but then i saw the reference model msi gtx 670 for 380 bucks or the zotac for 390. dont recommend the gtx 660ti cause i dont think 5-8 fps is worth an extra 100 bucks over a gtx 660, ill be doing sli with either choice.

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a b U Graphics card
September 20, 2012 12:58:43 AM

I think the SLI GTX 660's will be a good choice, it will give you much, much more performance than a single GTX 670:
http://media.bestofmicro.com/U/X/352329/original/MULTI%...

Especially because then you have the first 660 now and don't have to wait another month, but it's up to you. Just make sure that your power supply is up to the task.
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a b U Graphics card
September 20, 2012 1:25:15 AM

If you're building in December or January, wait until December or January to buy parts. Case, power supply, optical drive, mechanical hard drive, and maybe RAM are probably all you can buy now that you couldn't get cheaper/faster in 3-4 months.
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a c 123 U Graphics card
September 20, 2012 1:34:11 AM

I would personally go with the GTX670. IMO its always better to get a stronger single card then two weaker cards in SLI/Crossfire.
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a b U Graphics card
September 20, 2012 3:58:41 AM

hapkido said:
If you're building in December or January, wait until December or January to buy parts. Case, power supply, optical drive, mechanical hard drive, and maybe RAM are probably all you can buy now that you couldn't get cheaper/faster in 3-4 months.

why not wait till i have the money for everything? im pretty sure new processors and graphics cards arent going to be available till atleast april.
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a c 185 U Graphics card
September 20, 2012 4:17:08 AM

MSI PE 670 is awesome MSI Power Edition Architecture Boosts Overclocking Potential by 22.5%
The MSI GTX 670 Power Edition graphics card is based on the MSI Power Edition architecture: Afterburner's Triple Overvoltage allows the GPU, Memory and PLL(Aux) voltages to be adjusted. The Enhanced PWM design provides 25% more current than the reference design to ensure high stability during overclocking.


Twin Frozr IV: 20°C Cooler and 11.7dB Quieter than Reference Board
The MSI GTX 670 Power Edition is equipped with MSI's latest Twin Frozr IV Thermal Design. MSI's exclusive Dust Removal technology automatically reverses the fans at startup to prevent dust build-up dust and optimize the cooling module's ability to dissipate heat.


Patented Propeller Blade technology provides 20% more air flow over conventional fans and increases the effective cooling area. When combined with dual 8 cm temperature-controlled fans, SuperPipe technology, and a nickel-plated copper base, temperatures are effectively reduced by up to 20°C and noise by 11.7dB!


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.I'd highly recommend it
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a b U Graphics card
September 20, 2012 6:40:40 AM

computernoob29 said:
why not wait till i have the money for everything? im pretty sure new processors and graphics cards arent going to be available till atleast april.


1) Exactly, wait. That's my point.

2) Regardless of what's available, prices will go down. Why are you asking a what to buy 4 months down the road? A good answer today may not be a good answer in January.
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a c 185 U Graphics card
September 20, 2012 6:43:39 AM

hapkido said:
1) Exactly, wait. That's my point.

2) Regardless of what's available, prices will go down. Why are you asking a what to buy 4 months down the road? A good answer today may not be a good answer in January.
This is a good point ;) 
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September 20, 2012 6:56:47 AM

can't blame him for salivating now =)

If i were to choose now, Def the 670, it's a beast. And I have gotten the impression that a single card is preferred over SLI.
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a b U Graphics card
September 20, 2012 7:22:43 AM

Surgeking said:
can't blame him for salivating now =)

If i were to choose now, Def the 670, it's a beast. And I have gotten the impression that a single card is preferred over SLI.


Radeon 8970 and 8950 might be out by January. Haswell is due out by next summer. 670 is a good buy at $400 now, but if 8970 comes out at $400 and is two-steps faster, 670 would be a terrible buy. It's impossible to say what will be the best for parts that haven't been released.

Single card is preferred if performance is similar. But if 2 cards at $150 each out perform 1 card at $350, the 2 cards are preferred. It's all about price / performance when building a gaming rig on a budget. I got 2x 5850 for less than $300 nearly two years ago. I'd have to spend $300 today to exceed that performance. Sometimes multi-GPU setups make sense.
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September 20, 2012 10:53:44 AM

a gtx 670 smokes out 660(non-ti) version. See reviews in toms hardware. A highly oc'ed gtx 660 can reach gtx 660ti performance but a oced gtx 670 can also reach speedd of a stock gtx 680.

but the choice is all yours. After all both are very good cards.
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September 20, 2012 12:36:57 PM

+1 for GTX 670
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a b U Graphics card
September 20, 2012 5:24:24 PM

Best answer selected by computernoob29.
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a c 271 U Graphics card
September 20, 2012 6:06:22 PM

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