550Ti or 660Ti

I have recently built my computer about a month ago, and I was wondering If I should get a 660 Ti or keep my 550 Ti and wait till the price drops.
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  1. 660 Ti would be a nice upgrade. But the problem is, are you content with your current GPU's performance? If yes, keep it. If not, then you can get one.
  2. After further research I think I've decided on the 660 because the Ti is a little out of my price range. Also, yes the 550 Ti is not what I expected.
  3. GTX 660 is very good value. It was on this month's graphics recommended buy list alongside the HD 7870 if you have $10-20 to spare.

    I'm considering a Gigabyte GTX 660 myself too :).
  4. amdfangirl said:
    GTX 660 is very good value. It was on this month's graphics recommended buy list alongside the HD 7870 if you have $10-20 to spare.

    I'm considering a Gigabyte GTX 660 myself too :).

    Im not much of an AMD fan. Ive been looking at the EVGA Super Clocked one, it seems a little faster than the Gigabyte.
  5. It's tough to decide between the two, both are very good cards.

    I chose the Gigabyte for lower temps; 59C vs 76C load.


    http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/gigabyte_geforce_gtx_660_windforce_oc_review,8.html

    http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/evga_geforce_gtx_660_sc_review,8.html

    (Both from Guru3d so results are comparable).
  6. I had a 560Ti for 3 months and sold mine for a loss of $30. I didn't mind cuz I used it for a couple months. I sold it to a friend and it had warranty still.

    If you are doubting and wanting more, then upgrade. I splurged to a 660Ti. Mind you I went from 560ti to 660ti. I love the boost, but it depends on what you want to get out of your GPU. At 1080p it plays what I want at great speeds and quality. If you bought a 660ti you'd be impressed.

    The 660ti price is high. I completely agree with people that say it should be lower, like $270 or so. It could drop in price, but if your willing to spend $300-320, then consider a 7950.
  7. I think you should get the gigabyte version, lower temperatures means higher overclockability.

    By the way, what makes you avoiding the 7870? I think the extra $10-$20 is worth it.
  8. I go for the card with best performance/watt.

    HD 7870 consumes more power, but ends up being slightly faster but less affected by intense levels of AA due to a wider bus. (256bit vs. 192 bit)

    Either card is good value. Depends on your taste :).

    Though the HD 7870 may be bundled with a free game.
  9. Going solely on performance and/or temps, the Gigabyte is the better card. I've owned 2 now, one of my old 560Ti's and now my 7950. But if you are even slightly concerned about the future(failures) EVGA has better RMA options.
  10. MSI has released the 660 hawk in the market,which is faster than the 7870 at the same price.If you find it I'd highly recommend you get it.
    http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/GTX_660_HAWK/
  11. Anik8 said:
    MSI has released the 660 hawk in the market,which is faster than the 7870 at the same price.If you find it I'd highly recommend you get it.
    http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/GTX_660_HAWK/

    Strange... There you find 660 beating 7870. I'm sure in the beginning (at 660 launch), techpowerup has the 7870 faster. But anyway, Reference 7870 are cheaper than that.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131467
    Overclcok it to1200 MHz and it will beat the 660, even the Hawk.
  12. And then again my friend,don't forget to manually overclock the hawk also :P
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