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September 30, 2012 2:43:49 AM

Hey guys. If you saw my other post i was going to get a amd 7970 but since i do not have the money. i decided to stick with nvidia. Now since i read soo much stuff and from my own mind. I want to confirm this in toms hardware. Ok so this is what im talking about,
On my computer i want to upgrade for a gtx 460 to a GTX 660 Ti SC FTW

Here are the links to stuff that would matter

Graphics card - http://www.evga.com/Products/Product.aspx?pn=03G-P4-366...

Mother Board - http://www.findlaptopdriver.com/pegatron-2ac2-corporati...

Power Supply - http://www.thermaltakeusa.com/Product.aspx?C=1247&ID=19...


Now i want to be able to run the graphics card completely good. If i have to upgrade can you make it not so much. I have a 400 dollar budget and i think the 660 ti SC FTW is the choice for me. Thanks for reading.
a b Î Nvidia
a c 106 U Graphics card
September 30, 2012 3:03:54 AM

you can sporadically find 670's and 7970s on major sales. Last week, reference diamond 7970's went for 320$ and 670s went for ~350$
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September 30, 2012 3:07:32 AM

well im ordering in like 1 month.
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September 30, 2012 3:34:01 AM

dudewitbow said:
you can sporadically find 670's and 7970s on major sales. Last week, reference diamond 7970's went for 320$ and 670s went for ~350$

Im going to stick with a gtx 660 ti ftw, but would it work with the Mother board?
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September 30, 2012 3:36:48 AM

yes. it'l just run the gpu in pci-e 2.0 lane speeds instead of 3.0(which is nothing, because 2.0 speeds have not been fully utilized yet. its only relevant to multi card configurations.)
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September 30, 2012 3:40:22 AM

dudewitbow said:
yes. it'l just run the gpu in pci-e 2.0 lane speeds instead of 3.0(which is nothing, because 2.0 speeds have not been fully utilized yet. its only relevant to multi card configurations.)

So from running on a pcie 2.0 i wont loose any performance
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September 30, 2012 3:41:37 AM

nope, because the lane is at 16x for a single card. at the moment, pci-e lanes are about 8x of 2.0 lane speed in usage(which is usually found in 2 or more card builds, though the performance loss is less than 2%), hence the tiny performance loss in using a card in a 4x slot. At the MOST you can gain 1% performance, and 1% is less than 1 fps, so its extremely negligible.

generic scaling chart of high end gpu







for 1920x1080 specifically





iirc, the settings they usually use on TPU is 4x MSAA ultra graphics(so legally not maxed, but AA is on)
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September 30, 2012 3:47:38 AM

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September 30, 2012 3:48:37 AM

dudewitbow said:
nope, because the lane is at 16x for a single card. at the moment, pci-e lanes are about 8x of 2.0 lane speed in usage(which is usually found in 2 or more card builds, though the performance loss is less than 2%), hence the tiny performance loss in using a card in a 4x slot. At the MOST you can gain 1% performance, and 1% is less than 1 fps, so its extremely negligible.

generic scaling chart of high end gpu


http://cdn.overclock.net/0/0f/400x649px-LL-0f09c6b9_perfrel.gif




for 1920x1080 specifically

http://tpucdn.com/reviews/Intel/Ivy_Bridge_PCI-Express_Scaling/images/perfrel_1920.gif



iirc, the settings they usually use on TPU is 4x MSAA ultra graphics(so legally not maxed, but AA is on)


Thanks for helping me out with that, ill be fine with loosing 1%. Eventually ill upgrade to a 3.0 Mobo and with that i guess a new processor. Im getting this and a new case and a fan. lol. Well off to look for ram to buy
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