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[Graphics Card] 660ti or 560ti

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October 11, 2012 5:55:30 AM

Hello,
Looking for a new graphics card and am a little stumped. I haven't really been keeping up with technology lately. I was doing alot of research on the gtx 660 and 660ti. I really like the price for the performance, however, I notice that these cards are only 192 bit. From what I have read, these cards take a hit when using AA. In other articles people say the 660 mops the floor with 560ti. I cant really afford more than 300-350$. I am undecided at what I want. Right now I am using a GTX 260. Will I still see a pretty big increase in performance with the 660? I read that some games will need more ram in the Gfx card and others like the core speeds. Would games like skyrim and DCS a-10 need more faster ram in the gpu? Those are the games I am interested in playing at max settings. Also want to get BF3. I want to be able to turn on AA and all other settings to max. My monitor is 1680 x 1050 if that matters. Thanks for the advice.
a c 105 U Graphics card
October 11, 2012 6:12:21 AM

don't waste your time on a 560 and don't waste time on a 1gig video card. I gamed at that res years ago and had some limitations with vram. go right for the bigger card.
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October 11, 2012 6:29:00 AM

are your options limited to nvidia gpu? AMD 7series is quite tempting with recent price drop...you can get HD7850 with 2gb ram for around $200...
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a c 185 U Graphics card
October 11, 2012 6:29:44 AM
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October 11, 2012 6:53:41 AM

I guess the ATI cards perform well for the price. The thing is I had really bad luck with those cards in the past. Driver issues and had a few crap out on me lees than a year old. I been using Gforce ever since. That was like 4 years ago though. Have they fixed the driver issues with these? I know they used to be pretty bad. And how do they hold up after a few years of use?
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a c 109 U Graphics card
October 11, 2012 6:55:12 AM

ATI? :heink: 

They haven't been around for years! :p 

Anyways, at this rate I'm not sure if AMD will even be around in the next few years...

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Looks better if you delete the uploaded with image shack :lol: 
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a c 185 U Graphics card
October 11, 2012 7:06:30 AM

amuffin said:
ATI? :heink: 

They haven't been around for years! :p 

Anyways, at this rate I'm not sure if AMD will even be around in the next few years...

@BigCyco
Looks better if you delete the uploaded with image shack :lol: 
:lol:  being lazy tonight
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a b U Graphics card
October 11, 2012 7:09:59 AM

I have a 560 ti myself and I am very pleased with it although I did pick it up unbelievably cheap second hand. Why don't you look into getting a gtx 570? You can pick a decent factory overclocked one up quite cheap, possibly even cheaper than the 660 ti.
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October 11, 2012 7:15:01 AM

I have a 560 ti and it performs very well at 1920*1080 (Although I have over-clocked it a lot). However, from many benchmarks I have seen the 660 is noticeably better and 660ti even more so. I know you are running a small monitor, but the 7850/7870 may perform better with the highest AA on. Hope this helps.
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October 11, 2012 7:45:45 AM

I meant the Radeon not ATI. but yeah I think I'm going to go with the 660 ti. Wont be able to eat for a few weeks but hey. Food is over rated. Who need food when you have Graphics :D  I just need to figure out what brand now. I might try Asus. This card seems to be made very well with good components. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
What do you guys think?
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October 11, 2012 9:07:52 AM

Why do you ignore Radeon 7950 at that price? Obviously this is a better performer for that money
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October 11, 2012 10:46:20 AM

Theroachman said:
I meant the Radeon not ATI. but yeah I think I'm going to go with the 660 ti. Wont be able to eat for a few weeks but hey. Food is over rated. Who need food when you have Graphics :D  I just need to figure out what brand now. I might try Asus. This card seems to be made very well with good components. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
What do you guys think?
I think that's a great choice considering your monitor res go for it ;) 
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October 21, 2012 2:53:01 AM

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