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November 21, 2012 7:48:16 PM

Hello there, I am considering buying a new graphics card and my 3 options are the GTX 480, GTX 660, and GTX 670. I was wondering, which out of the 3 would theoretically (without taking into consideration what other hardware I have) give you the most bang for your buck, in other words, which card would give me the best graphics for gaming for the best price? Thank you for your time!

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a b U Graphics card
November 21, 2012 8:03:56 PM

GTX 660, hands down - though the GTX 670 is a very worthy upgrade if you can afford it.
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a b U Graphics card
November 21, 2012 9:55:41 PM

Definitely - the cheaper the better, though used cards can have their drawbacks. If you can afford a new one with a warranty, go for that, obviously.
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a b U Graphics card
November 21, 2012 10:06:50 PM

Couple of +1s to jessterman21 there. GTX480 is a cool card (not as in thermals), but noisy, less memory and less performance than the GTX660. I'd personally pick up a GTX660 in a heartbeat if I wasn't waiting for next year's models.
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a b U Graphics card
November 21, 2012 11:56:47 PM

sam_p_lay said:
I'd personally pick up a GTX660 in a heartbeat if I wasn't waiting for next year's models.

+1 back

Me too. Hoping for a GTX 660Ti-level card with a 256-bit bus. For less than $200.
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a b U Graphics card
November 22, 2012 12:16:23 AM

Yea there won't be any 256 bit 660 ti's. Which is why I am representing the GTX 670 in this case
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a b U Graphics card
November 22, 2012 12:42:42 AM

Rockdpm said:
Yea there won't be any 256 bit 660 ti's. Which is why I am representing the GTX 670 in this case

Agreed, this is the entire reason for the Ti version of the 660, otherwise you'd pratically have a GTX670.

I'd definitely pass on the 480, that represents the older inefficient, noise-making space heater generation. With whatever funds permitting, the 660 and 670 should be your focus.
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November 22, 2012 12:53:48 AM

660s are going for close to 200, if gaming at 1080 you would be at hight to max on most games
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a b U Graphics card
November 22, 2012 1:48:18 AM
November 22, 2012 11:22:48 AM
November 22, 2012 11:32:03 AM

Also, overall, between the GTX 660 Ti and the GTX 670, which is the best for the price? In addition, I have 12 GB of RAM and a Intel Cor i7 CPU 950 @ 3.07 GHZ, so this with the addition of either graphics card, will I get a good gaming experience on almost every game (high-ultra settings)?
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a b U Graphics card
November 22, 2012 11:40:37 AM

That's a nice CPU and will deliver excellent performance with either card at 1080p, antialiasing and everything cranked up to max. The GTX670 I think is better value for money though (but it's pretty close).
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November 22, 2012 11:42:26 AM

It depends on your monitor res if it's 1920 x1080 then yes you can play games on high settings with a 670 a 660 ti is not worth it's price a 7870 is on par with it and it cost much less.The difference between the cards are EVGA FTW!Is built using better parts the trick is that this is reference GTX 680’s cooling. In fact, EVGA also took the reference GTX 680’s PCB as well.GTX 670 and GTX 680 graphics cards use the GK104 GPU. EVGA set the GTX 670 FTW’s clocks at 1006MHz, which is the reference clock on the GTX 680. Naturally, performance can’t be the same because the GTX 670 comes with one SMX unit less. This means that the GTX 670 has 1344 CUDA cores while the GTX 680 has 1536 CUDA cores.

Both the GTX 670 and GTX 680 feature identical memory subsystems, packing four 64-bit memory controllers (totaling at 256-bit) and 2GB of GDDR5. As i already said, EVGA’s GTX 670 FTW comes factory overclocked.
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November 22, 2012 5:53:32 PM

So, overall my best choice is a EVGA GTX 670 FTW or EVGA GTX 670? My screen res is 1400 x 900 by the way.
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a b U Graphics card
November 22, 2012 5:55:53 PM

Should be more than enough muscle then. I'm a fan of 'more than enough' personally because the excess allows for next year's games and the year after that. Never been a big fan of buying what's only good enough for games that are already out (unless you buy cheap and buy often, which can be fun if you enjoy upgrading often).
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a c 186 U Graphics card
November 22, 2012 7:39:56 PM

It's Personal Preference.I would not say the evga ftw!Is any better then
ASUS GTX 670 TOP or MSI GTX 670 PE but yes the 670 is your best choice.
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a b U Graphics card
November 22, 2012 8:40:11 PM

Worth pointing out the warranty on the EVGA cards though - you're covered a lot longer than with Asus or MSI. PNY and Gigabyte also offer good warranties.
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a b U Graphics card
November 22, 2012 8:58:54 PM

EVGA does have a nice warranty service
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November 23, 2012 6:49:29 PM

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