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Is 660ti worth over 660 for $74?

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December 1, 2012 7:54:23 PM

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

After researching and getting advice from other people in this forum for a video card that I can pay in certain budget, these are cards I picked. I'm not really looking for overkill card. Just a card that can play games like Borderlands 2, Dishonored, Saints Row 3, etc on good settings with good fps.

I am wondering if 660ti is worth for $74 than 660. From what I searched, I read 660ti is better for around 10fps more. I would like to hear more opinions about this. My budget to buy GPU is $200~$300.

Here is my current spec:

Memory: 12GB
CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 920 @ 2.67GHz
PSU: 750W(I'm not sure if I read the correct label when I opened the computer :(  )
OS: Windows 7 64bit
Hard Drive: 1TB
GPU: GTX 285
Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

If you have other video cards you would like to recommend under my budget, I would like to hear it :) . Thank you in advance.

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December 1, 2012 8:33:03 PM

Uh oh, that's something I didn't know.
And so far, I liked MSI GTX 660 currently.
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December 1, 2012 8:35:16 PM

Yeah the GTX660 Ti is not bad, but it's not really worth the extra. On average, across a range of games, resolutions and settings, you're looking at around 10% gain from the Ti. The GTX660 is an excellent choice of card.
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December 1, 2012 8:36:31 PM

660ti is worth it. Overclocking depends almost entirely on the cooler attached to the card and is a moot point to make.
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December 1, 2012 11:23:36 PM

So far, I'm leaning to MSI gtx 660. With overvolting gtx 660ti and gtx 670 power edition according to the link posted above.

Any other opinions?
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December 1, 2012 11:39:49 PM

Well 660ti PE can go way far than other GPU with locked voltage.

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December 1, 2012 11:49:52 PM

The GTX 660 Ti, I have to say, it's not really that good. Due to the fact of the limited memory bandwidth, 192 bits, when you turn on AA all the way up, you will see huge performance drops. Why not consider the HD 7950? It's around $300, and it's better than the GTX 660 Ti (atleast in my opinion). You get more memory bandwidth, 384 bits, plus 3 GB of memory, enough for multi-monitor gaming, turning on max details on single monitor.

Here's some cheapest HD 7950 on newegg ca:

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

They are around $310 range, but if you do the rebates, you get $20 - $30 off.
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December 1, 2012 11:55:08 PM

ipwn3r456 said:
The GTX 660 Ti, I have to say, it's not really that good. Due to the fact of the limited memory bandwidth, 192 bits, when you turn on AA all the way up, you will see huge performance drops. Why not consider the HD 7950? It's around $300, and it's better than the GTX 660 Ti (atleast in my opinion). You get more memory bandwidth, 384 bits, plus 3 GB of memory, enough for multi-monitor gaming, turning on max details on single monitor.

Here's some cheapest HD 7950 on newegg ca:

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

They are around $310 range, but if you do the rebates, you get $20 - $30 off.

http://www.techspot.com/review/603-best-graphics-cards/...

Newest review !
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December 2, 2012 12:02:17 AM

ipwn3r456 said:
Ah, I forgot to mention about the boost drivers for the HD 7950. It's even better.


Not boost drivers :D  Boost Mhz i think it must be smth like 50mhz +

And 660 ti can OC too :) 

http://tpucdn.com/reviews/HIS/HD_7950_X2_Boost/images/p...

They are just the same :) 

So i would go with 660 TI Asus/Gigabyte/Msi
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December 2, 2012 12:07:30 AM

Well that sapphire is good.

Also that 7950 will beat 660ti in higher res than 1080P.

At 1080P and less they are (~the same)
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December 2, 2012 12:11:06 AM

lol I noticed it. Although I already have Sleeping Dogs and not really interested into MOHW. But Farcry 3 and Hitman is tempting... :p 
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December 2, 2012 12:11:52 AM

Thank you for the links Sumukh_Bhagat
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December 2, 2012 12:13:14 AM

Lol :) 

That Hitman its just crazy.Im playing it and its superb.And GPU demanding.

About farcry idk.

So about the 7950.

Asus/Gigabyte/Sapphire/Msi

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=67546&vpn=GV-R795WF3-3...

http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=68756&vpn=HD7950-DC2-3...

Choose 1 and you wont go wrong !

If money is not a problem get the asus one. If it is get the sapphire :) 

Good Luck!
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December 2, 2012 12:16:35 AM

prototype18 said:
Lol :) 

That Hitman its just crazy.Im playing it and its superb.And GPU demanding.

About farcry idk.

So about the 7950.

Asus/Gigabyte/Sapphire/Msi

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=67546&vpn=GV-R795WF3-3...

http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=68756&vpn=HD7950-DC2-3...

Choose 1 and you wont go wrong !

If money is not a problem get the asus one. If it is get the sapphire :) 

Good Luck!


Don't forget he lives in Canada... The links that I put earlier should be great on his pricing range.
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December 2, 2012 12:36:03 AM

Thanks for the link. But comparing the final total with neweggs, directcanada is slightly expensive.
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December 2, 2012 12:38:14 AM

Simply put. No I don't feel the 660 TI is justified in its price increase over a 660. Now if you were asking what is the best buy for $300 or less. Then the 7950 is a no brainer. Cheers.
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December 2, 2012 12:45:24 AM

blackzr said:
Thanks for the link. But comparing the final total with neweggs, directcanada is slightly expensive.


Don't you like this one you said before?

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

Just get that one. If you can do the rebates if will be even cheaper.
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December 2, 2012 12:46:00 AM

blackzr said:
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

After researching and getting advice from other people in this forum for a video card that I can pay in certain budget, these are cards I picked. I'm not really looking for overkill card. Just a card that can play games like Borderlands 2, Dishonored, Saints Row 3, etc on good settings with good fps.

I am wondering if 660ti is worth for $74 than 660. From what I searched, I read 660ti is better for around 10fps more. I would like to hear more opinions about this. My budget to buy GPU is $200~$300.

Here is my current spec:

Memory: 12GB
CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 920 @ 2.67GHz
PSU: 750W(I'm not sure if I read the correct label when I opened the computer :(  )
OS: Windows 7 64bit
Hard Drive: 1TB
GPU: GTX 285
Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

If you have other video cards you would like to recommend under my budget, I would like to hear it :) . Thank you in advance.
As long as your not expecting 60+ fps min with settings maxed out the 660 is a good choice
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December 2, 2012 12:47:22 AM

Best answer selected by blackzr.
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