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660 vs. 560Ti

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
November 23, 2012 9:43:40 PM

Hello, friends.

I have recently began researching into a new build. Shopping through newegg, I noticed something very strange...

The 660, by default, is $230


The 560Ti is $180, but only because it's on sale. By default, it's $300!

I always through the 660 would just trump the 560 because...well... it's a bigger number, right? So why would the 560Ti be so much more expensive than the 660?

Can anyone enlighten me? What's the main difference? Is the 560Ti better?

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a b U Graphics card
November 23, 2012 10:03:25 PM

Nope, GTX660 is 25-30% faster on average. Main reason is just old stock - retailers buy huge stocks of hardware and sometimes the old stuff they forget to reduce as time goes by and newer stuff comes out. Plus, it obviously makes it look like a more attractive deal to people if it's normally ultra expensive! That 560 Ti is only even a 1GB card anyway - not great for future-proofing. GTX660 is a solid bet.
November 23, 2012 10:04:55 PM

660 is faster, it is a newer generation
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November 24, 2012 1:35:56 AM

660 of course. The 560 is much older than the 660.
a c 117 U Graphics card
November 24, 2012 1:56:14 AM

the point is moot now:

though if you toss in the rebate making the 560ti $149.99 that is a good deal for that card. it does lose to the 660 by ~20% or a little more depending on the game. it would be better to compare it to a 7850 1 gb making it a really good deal being $20+ cheaper; it overclocks like a champ and will leave any 7850 in the dust.

edit: sorry i didn't answrer what you were really asking though it was touched on; the $300 was the price at the release, the seller, new egg, listed it to let buyers think there were getting a stupendous bargain, when actually the $150 price is what the worth is now.