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November 11, 2012 3:13:27 AM

I am going to be getting a new graphics card in the next month or so. I am pkanning on spending about 230ish dollars. What card would you recommend? I have been looking at the gtx 660 as i have always had geforce cards without problems. What do you think?



Current rig:

Amd fx 4100 at 4.6 ghz
2x4gb ddr3 gskill 1600
Msi mobo that i know will support sli not sure on xfire will check in the am. I oaid extra for a good mobo but i firgst the modle right now
Gtx 285 1gb
550 or higher psu. Will check this in the am too.
Aoc 23 inch monitor


I want to be able to play new games at the highest detail at 1920 res. Newer games im most interested in would be rome 2 total war and the new sim city comming out next year

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a c 185 U Graphics card
November 11, 2012 3:26:26 AM

The 660 is a good choice i say go for it
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a b U Graphics card
November 11, 2012 11:05:14 AM

The 660 i'd get - the only AMD card that compares is a 7870, that has a higher power usage and the nVidia drivers are better etc etc ;) 
Better than a 560 ti, and close to, if not level with a 570, you won't go wrong!
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November 11, 2012 11:32:00 AM

Do you think i will be able to max out the newer games
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a b U Graphics card
November 11, 2012 11:34:19 AM

Definitely, GTX 660 gets 40-50fps average maxed out on Battlefield 3.
Hope this helps!
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November 11, 2012 11:36:40 AM

Do you have a good site to view gaming benchmarks for the vid cards?
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November 11, 2012 11:57:15 AM

I'd get a 7870 over a 660 anytime.
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a b U Graphics card
November 11, 2012 12:02:24 PM

co0ldown said:
I'd get a 7870 over a 660 anytime.


I'd get a 660, lower TDP, similar performance, and has better drivers.

I'd only get a 7870 as it'd handle multi-monitor display setups better.
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November 11, 2012 12:15:34 PM

Similar performance, lol'd.
Better drivers? what. Only when doing dual gpu setups dude.
1 $ extra a year, WOW.
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a b U Graphics card
November 11, 2012 12:27:23 PM

Even check, real world performance anywhere shows that a 660 levels with a 7870. Take the gtx 660 ti, that beats the 7950 and can surpass the 7970 with overclocking, especially the MSI power edition with overvoltage.
7970 = AMDs top card
GTX 680 = Nv's top card

The gtx 670 beats down on the 7970 unless you go into multi-monitor but even then the fact is obvious.

Nvidia's 2nd best single GPU card beats AMD's BEST single GPU card.

Go figure.
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a b U Graphics card
November 11, 2012 12:29:08 PM

calumconroy said:
The 660 i'd get - the only AMD card that compares is a 7870, that has a higher power usage and the nVidia drivers are better etc etc ;) 
Better than a 560 ti, and close to, if not level with a 570, you won't go wrong!


GTX 570?? Don't you mean GTX 580?

Get your facts right, mate!

http://www.geforce.co.uk/hardware/desktop-gpus/geforce-...
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a b U Graphics card
November 11, 2012 12:31:33 PM

lostgamer_03 said:
GTX 570?? Don't you mean GTX 580?

Get your facts right, mate!

http://www.geforce.co.uk/hardware/desktop-gpus/geforce-...


Yeah sorry, i meant the 580 xD only problem with that graph is that nVidia put bias on thier own graphs to sway you towards thier more expensive, newer cards.
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November 11, 2012 3:29:38 PM

My mobo is a msi 990xa-gd55
I forgot i uogrades to a 750 watt psu earlier this year too so tbat wont be probken
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a b U Graphics card
November 11, 2012 3:36:19 PM

Okay then a 990x mobo means good compatability.
I think nVidia's better but people would disagree, its up to you.
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