Closed Will a GTX 660 ti improve my performance or will it be bottle-necked? Tags: Graphics Cards Gtx Performance Intel i5 Graphics Product Last response: November 23, 2012 7:28 PM in Graphics & Displays Share aaddleman 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. More about : gtx 660 improve performance bottle necked Derza10 a b U Graphics card 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? manofchalk a c 116 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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So I guess a second part to my question is if the ti is worth the $60-70 more than the 660? prototype18 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 aaddleman 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. prototype18 a b U Graphics card November 16, 2012 4:45:32 PM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... This is the best option. Also we cant know the BF deals so i can't suggest you smth else. Maybe u can get a 7870 , 7950 aaddleman 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. prototype18 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 aaddleman November 16, 2012 5:15:04 PM Touche, I never thought to uninstall the drivers first. prototype18 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 bjaminnyc 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? prototype18 a b U Graphics card 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. aaddleman November 16, 2012 5:36:52 PM Which of those cards can be overclocked the most? prototype18 a b U Graphics card November 16, 2012 5:40:59 PM They both will OC very good. BTW what games do u play ? aaddleman November 16, 2012 5:48:21 PM I bounce around between a lot of genres but right now i'm playing Planetside 2. Best solution prototype18 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 aaddleman November 23, 2012 11:02:18 AM Best answer selected by aaddleman. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumGTX 660TI SLI upgrade from GTX 680? ForumGoing from GTX 580 to GTX 660 Ti ...? 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