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GTX 680 or GTX 660 Ti for 3D gaming at 1080P

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October 23, 2012 11:02:16 AM

As the topic reads, which one should i go for the GTX 680 or 660ti. i will be playing games in 3D at mostly 1080P or occasionally 1200p. Also if i choose gtx 680 should i go for the 4gb version?

Also if you could give me the memory used by popular games it would be helpful.

Thank you.
a b Î Nvidia
October 23, 2012 11:07:51 AM

Neither buy gtx 670 and 2gb is all that's needed
October 23, 2012 11:29:43 AM

bigcyco1 said:
Neither buy gtx 670 and 2gb is all that's needed


Any particular reason? as to why not 680 or 660ti?

Also i heard 670s are 'defective' pieces?

Basically tell me everything in detail about your choice please :) 
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October 23, 2012 11:33:46 AM

you are playing on 3d with nvidia 3d vision ??
October 23, 2012 11:36:37 AM

680 is over-kill and too expensive. You won't need more than 2GB RAM.
October 23, 2012 11:50:21 AM

No i am not playing with 3D vision right now, i plan to.
I agree with xXStavrosXx, as 3D is still needs improvements.
Also should take a look at ATI/AMD?
October 23, 2012 11:51:12 AM

BTW Zotac would throw in 3 Assassins Creed games with a GTX 680 :D 
a b Î Nvidia
October 23, 2012 11:55:08 AM

dragon5677 said:
Any particular reason? as to why not 680 or 660ti?

Also i heard 670s are 'defective' pieces?

Basically tell me everything in detail about your choice please :) 
The 680 only out preforms the 670 by 7% that's not worth $100 more imo MSI GeForce GTX 670 Power Edition OC uses the famous Twin Frozr IV cooler from the MSI Lightning and comes with a large clock speed boost out of the box, making its default clock speed even higher than GTX 680 stock clocks.

http://www.guru3d.com/article/msi-geforce-gtx-670-power...
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/GTX_670_Power_Ed...
http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-r...


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October 23, 2012 11:57:18 AM

akshayghai29785 said:
you are playing on 3d with nvidia 3d vision ??


XXStavrosXX said:
Yes you should, especially after the release of Catalyst 12.11, AMD generally offers better performance at each price range. See these:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

And they come with top quality free games.


I read the customer feedbacks on 670, some say performance is on par with 680! cool!

It would be great if some users here could give me a feedback on the cards.
a b Î Nvidia
October 23, 2012 12:10:06 PM

Wait... i am getting confused so which cards are you considering i thought you wanted to know about 660 ti and 670 and 680 now you are thinking of 7970 or 7950 it's not a problem just trying to figure out what you want to know so i can tell you all i know in one answer thanks
October 23, 2012 12:20:21 PM

I am considering the 7970 and 7950 but the 670 is better it seems, finally it will be either 660ti or 670. :) 
October 23, 2012 12:22:14 PM

GTX680.

GTX670 is just a rehashed GTX580 from the 500 series.
October 23, 2012 12:40:47 PM

captainblacko said:
GTX680.

GTX670 is just a rehashed GTX580 from the 500 series.


October 23, 2012 12:41:04 PM

where did you get that info or are you just trolling?
Either that or you're mistaking the gtx 670M which is a rebranded gtx 580M.
On the other hand, the gtx 580 is a fermi based card, the gtx 670 is kepler-based.
October 23, 2012 12:51:57 PM

7970 is being sold in the same price with 670 and it is faster than 670, so it is a better buy. After the new drivers, 7950 is also better than 660ti.
October 23, 2012 1:22:27 PM

If the 7970 seems to be overkill for 1080p gaming...
Get the Nvidia GTX 660 or the ATI Radeon HD7870. Both of Ample of Power to take on games @1080P.

Gtx 660 (unlike the 660Ti) is not plagued by the low memory bandwidth. And the 7870 is a powerful Overclocker and should be your primary choice at this resolution unless you find the power consumption of this card too high.

I myself have a GTX660Ti Overclocked and bought it instead of a 7870 to have a future proof card.

However, if you wish to be future-proof...
Go For the 7970! At its current price point, it is a MUST-Buy!
October 23, 2012 1:30:35 PM

7870 has the best value, 7970 is overkill for 1080p gaming, 7950 is your choice if you van afford to spend more than for a 7870 for 1080p gaming.
October 23, 2012 2:00:38 PM

Nope I am not in the US. In India, the prices are about the same with little fluctuations.

God this is damn confusing all four are good cards!!!!!

But if i am gonna futureproof.... 7970 and 670 is a must yeah?
October 23, 2012 2:03:04 PM

No for 1080p 7950 is as future-proof as well.
October 23, 2012 2:03:05 PM

captainblacko said:
GTX680.

GTX670 is just a rehashed GTX580 from the 500 series.



lollol who told you that?
a b Î Nvidia
October 23, 2012 2:05:18 PM

dragon5677 said:
Nope I am not in the US. In India, the prices are about the same with little fluctuations.

God this is damn confusing all four are good cards!!!!!

But if i am gonna futureproof.... 7970 and 670 is a must yeah?
7950 or 670 is good enough there is no such thing as future proofing imo ;) 
October 23, 2012 2:48:35 PM

true that! but alteast 2-3 years? no?

But i still want those Assassins Creed games bundle with the Zotac :bounce:  :pt1cable: 
a b Î Nvidia
October 23, 2012 2:51:15 PM

dragon5677 said:
true that! but alteast 2-3 years? no?

But i still want those Assassins Creed games bundle with the Zotac :bounce:  :pt1cable: 
:heink:  I can't see into the future who knows maybe it will :) 
October 24, 2012 2:59:02 AM

Well anyways, those DCRU guys are still using single 6950 and 6970s along with the Phenoms so i think these cards will last me atleast 1-2.5 years :) 

Thanks for all the advice guys!
a c 80 Î Nvidia
October 24, 2012 3:35:09 AM

Serious, people need to read. 1080p with 3D Vision is not the same as 1080p and AMD does not support 3D Vision (it has HD3D which isn't quite as good). 3D Vision will require almost twice the power to get to the same FPS as without 3D Vision. If you plan to go into 3D Vision, which I personally find to be extremely awesome when the game supports it well, you will want at least a 670. With a 670, you will not be able to max a lot of games. You will be playing Metro 2033 at medium, The Witcher 2 at medium/high, Crysis 2 will actually play maxed, Skyrim will be at high or close to Ultra, Batman AC will be at medium, Batman AA will be a bit medium/high. It takes 2 670's to be able to max out most games.

Another thing you want to take into consideration, you don't want to play 3D at lower than 50 FPS. Low FPS make 3D especially unsettling for many people.
October 24, 2012 4:16:28 AM

^will have to look into that..............
October 24, 2012 4:23:16 AM

i guess you are wrong many vids on youtube showing 670 can do 3d vision ALONE.
a c 80 Î Nvidia
October 24, 2012 4:35:15 AM

dragon5677 said:
i guess you are wrong many vids on youtube showing 670 can do 3d vision ALONE.


I did not say it can't do it alone. I said that you won't be maxing most games. You'd just have to turn down a few settings. Keep in mind, I am recommending at least 50 FPS, because it can cause headaches for a lot of people when lower.
October 24, 2012 4:41:53 AM

keep in mind that i dont really plan on exceeding 1080p.

I would like to see how others respond to that............
October 24, 2012 4:42:59 AM

bystander said:
Serious, people need to read. 1080p with 3D Vision is not the same as 1080p and AMD does not support 3D Vision (it has HD3D which isn't quite as good). 3D Vision will require almost twice the power to get to the same FPS as without 3D Vision. If you plan to go into 3D Vision, which I personally find to be extremely awesome when the game supports it well, you will want at least a 670. With a 670, you will not be able to max a lot of games. You will be playing Metro 2033 at medium, The Witcher 2 at medium/high, Crysis 2 will actually play maxed, Skyrim will be at high or close to Ultra, Batman AC will be at medium, Batman AA will be a bit medium/high. It takes 2 670's to be able to max out most games.

Another thing you want to take into consideration, you don't want to play 3D at lower than 50 FPS. Low FPS make 3D especially unsettling for many people.


Exactly what I would have said had I been here sooner, for most of the lates games in 3d you'll want to run 670 SLI for decent frames.
a c 80 Î Nvidia
October 24, 2012 5:02:10 AM

dragon5677 said:
keep in mind that i dont really plan on exceeding 1080p.

I would like to see how others respond to that............


3D Vision currently is not available beyond 1080p. What I said was assuming 1080p with 3D Vision.
October 24, 2012 9:32:13 AM

even for 1080p SLi?

How about a single 680 besides i am also getting a new 3d tv, which means AMD might be an option too.

This is damn confusing!
October 24, 2012 9:33:41 AM

And 3D is just a 'luxury' so to say, even if i dont have it, its fine.
a c 80 Î Nvidia
October 24, 2012 1:55:33 PM

I'd personally pick a gaming 3D monitor before getting a 3D TV. 3D movies are no where near as good as 3D games.

There is no such thing as 1080p SLI.

What we have mentioned is a single 1080p 3D Vision monitor will want at least a 670 for a decent 3D experience (as in, lowered setting, but still good to play with), and 670 SLI for maxed settings or close to it in cutting edge games.
a b Î Nvidia
October 24, 2012 1:57:25 PM

hmmm... to be honest i never play that way so i know nothing about it bystander would know though
a c 80 Î Nvidia
October 24, 2012 2:01:14 PM

Oh, and just so you are aware, I'd guess that less than half the games I have work well with 3D Vision, but the ones that do are pretty awesome in 3D.

You'll also want this mod site that fixes a lot of games which have problems in 3D: http://helixmod.wikispot.org/gamelist
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