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December 19, 2012 1:30:47 PM

Can anyone let me know if a gtx 660ti is good enough for single monitor 1080p gaming. The shop im buying at has the 660ti msi power edition for 240 and the equivilant 670 for 310 so a 70£ difference! Would appreciate any feedback, cheers!

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December 19, 2012 2:01:20 PM

dan2222 said:
Can anyone let me know if a gtx 660ti is good enough for single monitor 1080p gaming. The shop im buying at has the 660ti msi power edition for 240 and the equivilant 670 for 310 so a 70£ difference! Would appreciate any feedback, cheers!


Okay, as I know, 660 ti is good for now on 1080p. Ofcourse 670 is better but 660 ti can still do well on 1080p. but only up to that res. You will here people, "go with 670!" or even "go with 7950!" IMO, 660 ti and 7950 is neck to neck in 1080p but 660 ti will win lower res while 7950 will win in higher.

So my point is, its really up to you. If you have budget, go with the better card, 7970/670. But if your limiting your budget, go with 660 ti/7950 because all will be good in 1080p for now.
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December 19, 2012 2:01:34 PM

The GTX670 is definitely the more 'future-proofed' card, though £70 is a bit steep. To be honest though, you could shave £20 and £40 respectively off those prices if you bought online. Take a look at scan.co.uk

They're both great choices, but the GTX670 is the minimum required for Far Cry 3 at 1080p AA and maxed. Moving forward, it'll keep you gaming on max for a lot longer.
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December 19, 2012 2:03:18 PM

I'm running a EVGA 570 GTX on a single 1080p monitor and I get max or very near max (Batman Arkham Asylumn I have max but not quite maxed AA) on most games. The 570 GTX is pretty comparable to a 660 TI. A lot will depend on your graphical needs and what kind of replacement cycle you want to be on. I upgrade my card every other generation so I'll be getting a 770 next time. A friend of mine prefers to get the X60 TI cards and upgrades every generation.

Hope that helps!
December 19, 2012 2:52:15 PM

Ok how soon are next nvidia cards coming out:

I dont really want to spend 70 extra, I have it but struggle to justify it when im sticking with 1080p for now! Im upgrading from a 560ti, and only want a nvidia card! Maybe if the 670 was 20 or 30£ more!
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December 19, 2012 2:56:02 PM

My brother has that card too (a 2GB version). There's no way I'd recommend any less than a GTX670 for him, for him to actually be able to see the difference. GTX700 should be out by May (hopefully sooner, March is probably soonest). I'm with you there - I'm thinking GTX770! I can hold out until then.
December 19, 2012 2:56:55 PM

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Ok how soon are next nvidia cards coming out:

I dont really want to spend 70 extra, I have it but struggle to justify it when im sticking with 1080p for now! Im upgrading from a 560ti, and only want a nvidia card! Maybe if the 670 was 20 or 30£ more!



Sounds like to me Q2 of 2013, but it maybe as far as Q3... hard to say really. Below is an article talking about the 700 series and when we'll possibly see it.


http://vr-zone.com/articles/no-nvidia-geforce-gtx-780-b...
December 19, 2012 3:28:49 PM

Its just that im building a rig for at my girlfriends house, a HTPC and putting my old 560ti in there for light gaming. So in a way im saving from buying a card just for there. Aldo im getting sleeping dogs, far cry 3 and hitman absolution thrown in as im getting other parts too. Just not sure what to do!
December 19, 2012 3:40:06 PM

dan2222 said:
Its just that im building a rig for at my girlfriends house, a HTPC and putting my old 560ti in there for light gaming. So in a way im saving from buying a card just for there. Aldo im getting sleeping dogs, far cry 3 and hitman absolution thrown in as im getting other parts too. Just not sure what to do!



Everyone has their own opinions on when to wait and when to buy computer parts. Some would say wait until the next generation of cards come out, but new cards are almost always coming out. Not to mention, when they do release it will be the top tier cards and they'll be expensive and hard to come by.



I don't know what your budget is like or how much you want to throw at your computer every so often. I can tell you what I usually do:

Every two years I upgrade my GPU, usually end up upgrading every other generation. I spend around $250-$350 depending on deals. Which gets me something on par with a x60 TI - x70.

Every 3-4 years I rebuild the motherboard/cpu/ram and replace other aging/failing parts. A lot depends on deals.


One other thing that may help you. Tom's does the graphics cards evaluations just about every month. I linked December's below for you.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-car...
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December 19, 2012 3:54:51 PM

Wait if you can. If not, grab a GTX670. It really is an awesome card - I'd buy one myself right now (specifically the EVGA FTW edition) if I wasn't waiting for the GTX700 series.
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December 19, 2012 4:15:02 PM

At this moment now i would wait for 700 series to come out.. I wanna see what the gtx 770,760,760 TI can do
December 19, 2012 4:28:39 PM

dan2222 said:
Ok, I can also get the 7970 http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX... for 299£



That looks like a sweet deal. I tend to lean towards Nvidia but I do own a 6850 that is running on my guest gaming desktop.


I do know AMD is also planning on releasing there new cards in the next month or so. Probably part of the reason that's such a bargain. Not trying to deter you though. If you really want to upgrade I'd say that (ATI 7970) looks like the best way to go.
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December 19, 2012 4:37:28 PM

I'm a bit suspicious of Overclockers, had really bad experiences with them in the past (as did a lot of other people). Apparently they've got better, but I still don't bother with them. £7 delivery charge too - lets them make things appear a bit cheaper than they really are. Ebuyer and Novatech are free delivery, Dabs are £1.
December 19, 2012 4:49:30 PM

Yeah I hear ya but I have had good experience with them, as for the delivery I have to swallow it as I did the buy now pay later which other sites dont do!
December 19, 2012 4:50:08 PM

And im really leaning towards the 7970 now. Will I reall miss the cuda and physx
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December 19, 2012 4:54:23 PM

dan2222 said:
And im really leaning towards the 7970 now. Will I reall miss the cuda and physx


Honestly just wait for the 8000 series if you going amd 700 if your going green
December 19, 2012 4:58:49 PM

Im building a rig now so need something now
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December 19, 2012 5:00:06 PM

I'd say wait for the GTX700s either way - you know the Radeon 8000s will be overpriced until they have some GTX700 competition from nVidia. Just look at how GTX670 drove down 7970 prices!

As for the CUDA and PhysX, you're not missing much there. The more important things you'd lose are more consistent delivery of framerates and adaptive v-sync. GTX670 is the best purchase of what's out currently.
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December 19, 2012 5:01:13 PM

dan2222 said:
Im building a rig now so need something now


Oh ok..I wouldnt get a serious card right now then i mean because when the new ones come out your going to want to upgrade again..I have the gtx 660 TI and im looking towards to seeing what the 770, 760 760 TI is going to be about and if they exceed im going to pick up one of them
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December 19, 2012 5:11:01 PM

dan2222 said:
Im building a rig now so need something now


I think that post appeared while I was typing... if you can't wait, just grab a GTX670 - it won't disappoint you :-)
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December 19, 2012 5:15:57 PM

I agree the GTX 670 is a good card, if you want to save money and are worried that the 670 is not enough of an upgrade you could buy a used 560ti use it for 6 months then pop it into an SLI setup at the girl's house then buy a true upgrade at that point. I see 560ti going for $90 bucks used on craiglist. I do live in a large city but an idea.

I would go cheap and wait. the 560ti still provides good gaming and if you were to sli, it would really improve the gf's rig for the future.

just trying to add something new many other good comments out their
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December 19, 2012 5:19:07 PM

A good advice.

Do not listen those coments of "wait a couple of weeks/months to see if the price drops, a new launch or the world ends"

Just pick up the best GPU you can aford now, ENJOY IT NOW! because, people will tell you to wait 4 months for a new release, then when those cards are launched, they will tell you again to wait untill the competition shows up and everybody has to lower their price, then when the price are pretty low, they will tell you wait untill a new release.

So, waiting too much and not enjoying nothing... just get the GTX 670, it will plenty for todays and tomorrows games.... And when the next generation apears, you can sell it and get a higher tier, lets say something like GTX 880... Or, also.. wait for a next generation... Its all up to you.

But if you dont have anything right now, just buy the best you can, and think about upgrades or waiting later.

And GTX670 will be more than enough for any game in 2013-2014... So get it, its worth the money.
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December 19, 2012 5:26:02 PM

I'd +1 that actually. Although I'm personally gonna wait, there will always be reason to wait a bit longer. And it's all coming to an end on Friday anyway... so grab that GTX670 ;-) It's gonna be the GTX800 series in 2014 that delivers the really massive advances anyway, not GTX700. According to nVidia's roadmaps at least.
December 19, 2012 5:26:28 PM

Cool thanks for advice, and I like the 560ti for now idea. I know I should get the 670, it seems as no one like the 660ti!
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December 19, 2012 5:35:05 PM

dan2222 said:
Cool thanks for advice, and I like the 560ti for now idea. I know I should get the 670, it seems as no one like the 660ti!

I like them. :whistle: 
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December 19, 2012 5:37:56 PM

Haha yeah I wouldn't say I don't like them... it's just sitting well above the GTX660 in price, but only a little above in performance. While the GTX670 is a lot more capable, and should keep gaming at high settings longer. So the extra cost seems more justified.
December 19, 2012 5:38:49 PM

I had a 670 (Had to RMA it due to ridiculous artifacting that appeared out of the blue) and gaming performance on 1080P was pretty smooth. You could buy the 660Ti and get just as good results though. My 670 was able to play pretty much all my games well above 60FPS with no problems.

Edit: If you're really willing to shell out the extra for the 670, go for it. But if saving some cash means more to you, that's fine as well.
December 19, 2012 5:40:39 PM

Its just that 70 pounds more for 670 seems alot, I just spent a chunk of money on my first watercooling loop and the other build so im reluuctant to spend!
December 19, 2012 5:41:29 PM

Up to you. You can't go wrong with either choice. :) 
December 19, 2012 5:42:00 PM

And I guess in about a year I would like to buy a higher res monitor, so maybe the 670 is the way!
December 19, 2012 5:42:46 PM

Will the 660ti show a big improvment over the 560ti?
December 19, 2012 5:42:56 PM

DO NOT future proof. There is no such thing. As soon as dx12 comes out there will be no difference b/w 660 and 690, ati or nvidia.

Buy whatever runs games you plan to run NOW.
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December 19, 2012 5:43:35 PM

dan2222 said:
Its just that 70 pounds more for 670 seems alot, I just spent a chunk of money on my first watercooling loop and the other build so im reluuctant to spend!

A single 660Ti seems more than adequate to me for gaming @1080p but then I don't play BF3.
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December 19, 2012 5:45:01 PM

dan2222 said:
Will the 660ti show a big improvment over the 560ti?

In gaming yes, in compute abilities no.
December 19, 2012 5:46:23 PM

Mousemonkey said:
A single 660Ti seems more than adequate to me for gaming @1080p but then I don't play BF3.

My 670 performed well on BF3, 660Ti should have no issues whatsoever doing the same.
December 19, 2012 5:46:33 PM

Maybe I should stick with the 660ti as I already ordered it and change it in a year if I change monitor!
December 19, 2012 5:47:25 PM

dan2222 said:
Will the 660ti show a big improvment over the 560ti?

Well, the 670 shows a pretty noticeable improvement over the 580 if that helps.
December 19, 2012 5:48:01 PM

The other thing is that I ordered the msi power edition 660ti which I have read is the fastest and coolest, but im not sure about that!
December 19, 2012 5:49:25 PM

Their cards have a reputation for being among the coolest/fastest. :p 
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December 19, 2012 5:50:26 PM

-Jackson said:
My 670 performed well on BF3, 660Ti should have no issues whatsoever doing the same.

I'll have to take your word on that mate as I have no intention of paying for BF3, if someone wants to gift me a copy though... :whistle: 
dan2222 said:
Maybe I should stick with the 660ti as I already ordered it and change it in a year if I change monitor!


I think you'll be happy with the 660Ti and if you want to torture test it then why don't you try folding for us for a little while?
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December 19, 2012 5:51:38 PM

If you don't need to have every setting on "SuperUltraMaxOhWOW!" you would find a GTX660 or HD7850 sufficient to enjoy your games. Heck, if it's a good game, it will be fun with a HD7770 or GTX650Ti.
If it's something you really want, and would kick yourself later for not getting, then by all means get the GTX670. If that is really stretching your budget, and you've got other uses for your money, don't be afraid that your games will "suck" if you choose a lesser card.
December 19, 2012 5:52:36 PM

I'm pretty sure the 660Ti will still do fine even on "SuperUltraMaxOhWOW".. The performance gap really isn't that big.
December 19, 2012 6:00:26 PM

Cool I think I will stick with 660ti and use 70£ to get on the ssd bandwagon as im still using hdd!
December 19, 2012 6:01:58 PM

Good choice. I still haven't jumped on the SSD bandwagon yet, despite spending about $1500 on my system :lol: 
December 19, 2012 6:05:52 PM

Lol thats like me, just spent 200£ on watercooling etc and still no ssd, although its coming!
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December 19, 2012 7:01:17 PM

Well Samsung 830 is the one to get if you do! Or Samsung 840 Pro if you want the very best, but not quite as good value (it's a bit pricey).
December 19, 2012 7:02:12 PM

I was thinking about getting an 830, since the 120GB models were going for about 99 bucks. Too bad they disappeared off PCCG when I decided to pull the trigger. :( 
December 19, 2012 7:09:45 PM

Yean im going 830
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December 19, 2012 7:11:21 PM

Nice choice :-) My brother almost got one, but it was released a month after he bought his system and he didn't want to wait any longer (he'd already been waiting to see how Bulldozer turned out), so got a Vertex 3. Still a great drive though, just not quite as good as the 830.
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