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December 7, 2012 5:54:03 PM

Hello,

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?

660: £175
660 ti: £225

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December 7, 2012 6:19:40 PM

Shouldn't be too late, I'll ring them first thing tomorrow!

Your help is much appreciated, thank you!
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December 7, 2012 6:21:01 PM

Pleasure :-)
a b U Graphics card
December 8, 2012 1:02:12 AM

Just overclock the 660ti and enjoy your near 670 performance.
a b U Graphics card
December 8, 2012 9:18:25 AM

Well GTX 660 Ti isn't worth it.As said above, if you OC then you'll get awesome performance.
a c 291 U Graphics card
December 8, 2012 9:38:15 AM

Of course it's worth it.



It's almost 20% faster.
December 8, 2012 9:54:16 AM

+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).
a c 291 U Graphics card
December 8, 2012 9:58:15 AM

Well, he was specifically interested in BF3 performance.
a b U Graphics card
December 8, 2012 10:01:44 AM

I have a GTX 660 Twin Frozr III OC listed up there in chart.
And that slams BF3 in highest possible settings. Runs more than 50fps.

I recommend you that.
a b U Graphics card
December 8, 2012 10:11:50 AM

Both Cards are great, but the GTX 660 has the best value, if you already ordered the GTX 660 ti, then just stay with it.
December 8, 2012 10:12:10 AM

Sunius said:
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.
December 8, 2012 10:31:42 AM

also in case of 660ti it has t 13xx cuda cores compared to 960 of 660 and the too many cuda cores are bottlenecked by 192bit bus. so best to buy is heavily factory overclocked gtx 660.

i just purchased 3gb version of evga ftw signature 2

best
revro
December 8, 2012 12:51:22 PM

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 :) !
a b U Graphics card
December 8, 2012 12:53:51 PM

Well Getting two GTX 660 will not give double the Fps. Single GTX 660 is just awesome.

Get this card, best in range.

MSI GTX 660 Twin Frozr III OC
December 8, 2012 12:58:34 PM

Sumukh_Bhagat said:
Well Getting two GTX 660 will not give double the Fps. Single GTX 660 is just awesome.

Get this card, best in range.

MSI GTX 660 Twin Frozr III OC


Thanks for the advice, I'll defiantly look into that!

I understand it wont give me twice the FPS, but close to that of a 670?
a c 271 U Graphics card
December 8, 2012 1:09:10 PM

dziire said:
Thanks for the advice, I'll defiantly look into that!

I understand it wont give me twice the FPS, but close to that of a 670?

Probably more in some cases, the "Getting two GTX 660 will not give double the Fps" statement would be untrue in the case of Borderlands 2 if the Ti version is anything to go by.
a c 291 U Graphics card
December 8, 2012 1:09:46 PM

It will be much more powerful than GTX 670. You will get a 70-80% boost if you get a second card.
December 21, 2012 4:09:01 AM

is it possible to combine power of core i7 2600K HD3000 with GTX660 ?
Or they will work separately?
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