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Will a GTX 660 ti improve my performance or will it be bottle-necked?

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November 16, 2012 3:12:14 PM

Specs:
i5-760 OC'd to 3.5k
12 GB ram
GTX 460 256 bit

I want to get a new graphics card but i'm afraid if I buy the 660ti it'll just be bottle-necked by my cpu.

Any thoughts would be awesome.
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November 16, 2012 3:18:40 PM

It should be fine, unless you are playing very CPU intense games and even then it won't be by much. What games do you play?
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a c 124 U Graphics card
November 16, 2012 3:18:46 PM

Think it'l be fine, the Nehalem processors are still fairly good.
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November 16, 2012 3:32:43 PM

I would go for a 660 if i was you.
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a b U Graphics card
November 16, 2012 3:42:55 PM

well if it was me I would get the gtx 670, but to your question you shouldn't really have any issue with CPU bottleneck.
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a b U Graphics card
November 16, 2012 3:47:17 PM

Get it . I dont think it would be bottlenecked.

I have G620 and still i can max out any game with stable fps. Even on bf3 50+
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November 16, 2012 4:28:33 PM

Right now i'm playing Planetside 2, so 660 ti should be plenty, but I plan on using this card as SLI when I upgrade my MB/CPU next.

So I guess a second part to my question is if the ti is worth the $60-70 more than the 660?
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a b U Graphics card
November 16, 2012 4:31:32 PM

Whats ur budget for the GPU ?

And if u are going to upgr MB/CPU try to avoid SLI and buy the most powerful card u can find at that price point.

Sli is Hot and not very good.(Some report problems)

I bought my gtx 560 ti cuz i have 1280x1024. I will SLI just to use 3D nvidia :) 
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November 16, 2012 4:35:42 PM

Probably no more than $250, i'm banking on some sweet black friday deals. I don't plan on upgrading anything else at this time. I just want to try and plan for the future.
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November 16, 2012 4:57:08 PM

That's why I was considering the GTX 660 instead of the 660 ti, I might not find a good deal for the ti.

I wasn’t sure how difficult it is to switch from Nvidia to AMD without reformatting. That’s why I was planning on sticking with Nvidia.
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a b U Graphics card
November 16, 2012 5:07:12 PM

Not that hard lol.

Uninstall drivers , shut down pc. Insert new GPU , turn on . Install driver's , restart and DONE
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November 16, 2012 5:15:04 PM

Touche, I never thought to uninstall the drivers first.
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a b U Graphics card
November 16, 2012 5:16:29 PM

So just wait black friday. Maybe PM if u see smthing on BF
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November 16, 2012 5:22:23 PM

prototype18 said:
I bought my gtx 560 ti cuz i have 1280x1024. I will SLI just to use 3D nvidia :) 


What? Holy crap, forget the new card get a better monitor. You're kidding right?
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November 16, 2012 5:27:29 PM

My last monitor died :(  So i have to use this 3 monitors till i get a good deal.
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November 16, 2012 5:36:52 PM

Which of those cards can be overclocked the most?
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a b U Graphics card
November 16, 2012 5:40:59 PM

They both will OC very good. BTW what games do u play ?
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November 16, 2012 5:48:21 PM

I bounce around between a lot of genres but right now i'm playing Planetside 2.
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a b U Graphics card
November 16, 2012 5:55:26 PM

Than get the 660TI

Game's are optimized for nVidia or Ati .PS2 or BF3 are nvidia games.


IMO i would get the gtx 660 Ti .

But as i said b4 u should wait Black Friday so maybe u will have some luck and get a gtx 670
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November 23, 2012 11:02:18 AM

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