EVGA GTX 660 Superclocked
I was wondering if this was a decent graphics card? I don't think it is a Ti but I dont really know what that means. I also assume superclocked just means overclocked. I like the price range. If you guys have any suggestions under $400 or if this graphics card is ok then let me know. Thanks folks.
Depends entirely on your uses. I would agree the GTX 660 is a reasonable card looking at the benchmarks. The price is pretty good too. The Ti does give a few extra FPS but may not be worth the extra dosh. I've still got my GTX 560 Ti and it's pretty good, but now there are better cards for the cash. Shop around a bit, look at the ATI alternatives (personally I wouldn't buy ATI).
Yeah this is my first build and I'd really like it to be able to handle gaming for the next few years. Mainly at this point Diablo 3 and a bunch of older games. My budget is really all dependant on how long i feel like waiting since my rent is low lol. I seem to like what have seen and heard about EVGA but like I said it's my first build. I have however dealt with ATI in some prebuilt desktops and I dont care for them much either.
I suggest looking into one of my cards MSI's GTX 670 Power Edition 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.That would be a solid choice for the price imo they currently are going for $389.99 $369.99 after rebate that doesn't look unreasonable, given the improved cooling and higher clocks i can max out all games i play @1920 x 1080.My personal experience is that Adaptive VSync makes my gaming experience smooth as silk. I don't use it on all my games, but it is nice to know that the option is there and that it works very well when needed. HardOCP, who did a full review on adaptive vsync, was impressed with it: http://www.hardocp.com/article/2012/04/16/nvidia_adaptive_vsync_technology_review/3
Here are professional reliable reviews of the card with benchmarks
Last week I purchased the EVGA GTX 660ti superclocked model. Right now, it works great. I just started PC gaming and have two games. Crysis 2 at 1920x1080 on "hardcore" video settings runs flawlessly and borderlands 2 at 1920x1080 resolution with everything max, but PhysX on low(I keep reading that PhysX is VERY intensive and even causes major FPS drops on the GTX 680) and it runs great as well at 60 frames with Vsync on and I don't experience any of this input lag from vsync as some complain about(could be my monitor?)
After doing more research, I would say bigcyco1 is right, and I wish I would have done a bit more searching before buying this card with all of the newer cards out. Even with the 660ti SC being nearly matched to GTX 670 specs minus the 256-bit and a few features, I would think that newer cards would have been better for the money in the long run especially if your budget is $400.