GTX 560 ti 448 vs GTX 660

I'm buying parts for a PC and was recommended to get a 560 ti 448, this one to be exact.

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX-177-MS&groupid=701&catid=1914&subcat=1854

The price is nice but i was looking at the 660s (non-ti)

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX-036-KF&groupid=701&catid=1914&subcat=2379

http://www.overclock.co.uk/product/Gigabyte-2048MB-GDDR5-GeForce-GTX-660-Overclocked-WindForce-DP-2xDVI-HDMI-PCI-E-Retail_44666.html

and for an extra £20/£30 the performance increase seems necessary to choose the 660 over the 560 ti, but looking around there's not THAT much information about them benchmark-wise or recommendations in reviews that I can seeing as they're relatively new which is understandable.

I just want to know whether the 660 is as good as it seems (I always seem to get things and they are never as good as they seemed) and whether I should get the Gigabyte one or the KFA2 one.

Thank you in advance. :)
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  1. GTX 660 is definitely worth it.
  2. I'd take a 560Ti-448 over a 660 any day. Unlike Kepler, Fermi cards do not have crippled compute performance. That may not matter much in today's games, but it could bite very hard in some future title. I'd gladly give up a few FPS today (if that's even necessary) to ensure I don't get chomped tomorrow.
  3. Thank you for your help, i will definitely get the 660 then, should I choose the Gigabyte model or the KFA2 model though? Never heard of KFA2 so don't know how reliable they are for support etc.
  4. Onus said:
    I'd take a 560Ti-448 over a 660 any day. Unlike Kepler, Fermi cards do not have crippled compute performance. That may not matter much in today's games, but it could bite very hard in some future title. I'd gladly give up a few FPS today (if that's even necessary) to ensure I don't get chomped tomorrow.


    Are there any other card's you would recommend that are similar price range? If the MSI model isn't great with the cooling and the other models are ranging from £200 another card could be better.
  5. MountainStew said:
    Thank you for your help, i will definitely get the 660 then, should I choose the Gigabyte model or the KFA2 model though? Never heard of KFA2 so don't know how reliable they are for support etc.


    Nice who ever is saying taking a 560 ti over a 660 dont make sense imo btw the 660 is a way better card
  6. Quote:
    Well, if you want to be totally bang/buck... the GTX 480 is at £120 on scan...
    I assume you know full well of the downfalls of the 480 though?

    However, it is faster than a 560Ti 448 with a much lower price tag, but expect to have to adjust to it's large airflow needs, it certainly is a card that needs a dog lead to keep under control, but a beast when gaming.


    I'll probably end getting either a 480 or a 660 then, i'll look into it some more and if nothing comes up i'll just stick with those, thanks for your help though, couldn't have asked for more! :D
  7. You don't want to buy a 480 unless your going to change the stock cooler or watercool it trust me the card runs hot and is loud but it's a straight beast that card just screams overclock me!
  8. MountainStew said:
    I'll probably end getting either a 480 or a 660 then, i'll look into it some more and if nothing comes up i'll just stick with those, thanks for your help though, couldn't have asked for more! :D


    480 i wouldnt even go for unless your really on a tight budget
  9. Lol!Sweet man.Nice OC.
  10. Quote:
    Secret to you:
    You were here when i clocked it that high :)

    Liquid nitrogen unlocked bios+Gelid icy vision cooler...............
    Got it ;)
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