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Superclocked GTX660 vs GTX 480 Fermi

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October 2, 2012 10:26:45 PM

Hi guys, Im trying to build a gaming rig for myself and was looking for a video card thats around $200, which came out to be these two:

1. EVGA 015-P3-1480-KR GeForce GTX 480 (Fermi) 1536MB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

2. EVGA SuperClocked 02G-P4-2662-KR GeForce GTX 660 2GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

Both are almost the same price and they look like they are going to perform pretty similar(Im not so sure; im just guessing based on what I read and their specs).

Superclocked 660 has twice the number of Cuda cores than 480, but 480 has twice the larger memory interface.

660 also runs on PCI-E 3.0 where as 480 runs on PCI-E 2.0.

Now, I dont care about how quite they are and how much power they consume because I can handle them.

I just want your expert opinion/knowledge on which card is faster/performs better when you throw graphically demanding

games at them.


Thanks guys:) 

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October 2, 2012 10:31:46 PM

The 660 will perform a good bit better in gaming situations.... and then there is the power consumption/heat difference and noise...

Definitely go for the 660, try and avoid the reference cooler though, this looks much better:

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

Also the 660 has 2GB VRAM which is proving to be quite useful these days...
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October 2, 2012 10:34:22 PM

definitely go with the 660. its more powerful, uses less power and has newer features.
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October 2, 2012 10:53:19 PM

Which would you guys say is better for overclocking? 660?
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October 2, 2012 10:58:35 PM

660 won't overclock great the bs NVIDIA pulled who cares their a lost cause locking voltage on cards wow really let their ego get the best of them picking on MSI being control freaks they have lost their mind if they think people will put up with this especially when it's customer money they should be able to do whatever they want with their card whatever happened to break it that's your problem but the option is there at your own risk i will take my business else where and i suggest you do the same mate. Read this and you'll understand what i mean.This must be put to a stop!Don't buy anything from those scumbags http://www.tomshardware.com/news/MSI-GTX-660-670-overvo...
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October 2, 2012 11:01:06 PM

iverson89 said:
Which would you guys say is better for overclocking? 660?

if you want overclock, look at the AMD cards this generation. The 7850 and 7870 are about the same price and will OC better.
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October 2, 2012 11:18:49 PM

Best answer selected by iverson89.
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