I've been running a GTX560 Ti for the past 6-8month it's just a basic stock 822mhz i think? I was looking around at some 6xx series cards because in most games i play i feel abit Vram limited and it seems to underperform.
I play @ 1080p (BF3, Planetside2, WoW and other FPS titles 2 many to list)
I would like to know if this would be a worthy upgrade:
You're not vram limited on a single 560ti, it's just not a super powerful card.
Ironically, the 660ti is held back by its memory more than the 560ti is. The 660ti isn't a horrible purchase if you are OK not using MSAA, or using MSAA sparingly. If you want MSAA, the 670 is the way to go.
But honestly, if you don't want MSAA, I'd tell you to save another $100 and get the GTX 660. It will perform similarly to the 660ti. The 660ti is overpriced for what it is - it's sort of sitting in a GPU no-man's-land.
The answer is no, the 660ti is not worth it over anything. It's overpriced for a card so starved for memory bandwidth. The 660 or 670 are much better options. If you're dead set on the $300 price point, the 7950 is the way to go.
I moved from a MSI 560Ti to a MSI 660Ti (1080p monitor), and I'm very happy with the difference. Now Ican play BF3 with 48 players on Ultra 2xAA and get 70+fps. Considering 90% of my gaming is BF3, it is a good choice for me. However, for the same $300USD I'd recommend a 7950 cuz it performs very comparable to the 660Ti in BF3 and above the 660Ti in most other games. I would have bought the 7950 but it is overpriced where I currently live (Taiwan).
Also, you mentioned you don't need the top settings so definitely don't buy a 670. Stick with the $300 price point. I think 670s are more geared toward higher resolution like 1200p or people that want multiple monitors.
I just saw your link. If you buy from that store then definitely get the 660Ti. £280 (660Ti) vs £380 (7950)is a big difference. However, maybe you can shop around some more.
Thanks for the posts everyone i appreciate the help. I would like to consider the 7950s but i've never owned an AMD so i'm biased i guess! I think my heart is set on the Ti version ignoring it's pricetag and like Envy14tpe said the 670 is alittle overkill for my needs @ £100 extra
Would I see a difference between the ASUS OC vs the MSI card? I'd take the higher clocks but i've had a Direct CU II cooling system before and loved it... ignoring all other cards now which of these 2?
After reading about the MSI overvolting issue with Nvidia being unhappy i was rather worried but none of that matters now...
I received my card an hour ago eager to install it to find the box had already been open. The board itself was a complete mess and stunk of burning! If that wasn't annoying enough they'd put fresh stickers on the solder instead of in the blank spot I assume to hide even more damage.
Scan claim they only received the card 1day before shipping it to me and they'v accepted giving me a refund and even supplied a courier for free.