Okay so I recently placed an order on a new gaming PC, my current order has a 660 ti and now I've got home I'm really not sure whether I made the right choice.... I've noticed the 660(non-ti) is around £50 cheaper than the ti!
My question is: is that £50 extra for the ti really worth it? Lets say I was playing BF3 on Ultra settings on the ti and the non-ti would the fps difference really be that significant?
+1 to Sumukh_Bhagat. It's important to look at performance across a range of games rather than selecting ones that benefit most. If the average performance gain was 20% then I'd say that's worth £50, but average gain is lower.
EDIT: Even in that BF3 bench, you're looking at closer to 16% (58/50).
Well, he was specifically interested in BF3 performance.
That is a fair point, though if you read again, it looks like it was just an example. It's obviously a very subjective thing - how do you decide how much monetary value to apply to a percentage performance gain? Especially when value doesn't scale properly with price - at the high end, 10% will set you back £100. At the low end, £10.
£50 is a fair bit of money though (it's a little over $75 for American readers). Some people might think that's a reasonable price premium for 10% gain, but I'd say the GTX660 is a smarter use of money.
Thanks for all the replies, my plan is to go with the GTX 660 and that extra £50 can go to a second one, twice the power! Also the benchmarks are with highest settings correct? I don't mind playing high settings if it can get me 60FPS !