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[Graphics Card] 660ti or 560ti

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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.
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  1. 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.
  2. A 660 will max out games on that res monitor your planing on gaming on http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/660?vs=549&
  3. 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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  5. 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?
  6. 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:
  7. 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
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. The drivers are not bad with AMD if you want to get a nice card i recommend
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202003#top
  11. 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=N82E16814121656
    What do you guys think?
  12. Why do you ignore Radeon 7950 at that price? Obviously this is a better performer for that money
  13. 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=N82E16814121656
    What do you guys think?
    I think that's a great choice considering your monitor res go for it ;)
  14. Best answer selected by Theroachman.
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