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Need help deciding on a new GPU for my current build.

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December 30, 2012 6:04:53 PM

Current Build:
CPU: i5 3570k 3.4 GHz
MoBO: P8Z77-V LX
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (4x4)
PSU: Corsair TX 750W V2 PSU
HDD: Seagate 2TB BARRACUDA


So Christmas has passed and I now have some money to spend on stuff for my computer (£310.00).

I was originally looking at buying the a GTX 660 Ti but now I think I will instead buy a GTX 670 however I'm unsure if it is worth the difference in price. I mean I don't see no differences between the two other than that the GTX 670 can play at a higher resolution. So what I want to know is whether the GTX 670 is actually worth it and why?

Thanks!
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December 30, 2012 6:16:01 PM

hello... the PassMark on 660ti is 4614... on the 670 is 5268... do the math... 14% increase in the Passmark score... they both use the same GK104 GPU but memory bus width is 192 bit vs 256 bit.
December 30, 2012 6:26:58 PM

Ironsounds said:
hello... the PassMark on 660ti is 4614... on the 670 is 5268... do the math... 14% increase in the Passmark score... they both use the same GK104 GPU but memory bus width is 192 bit vs 256 bit.

Thank you, I had both GPU specs side by side and just couldn't see what I was missing but now I know.
a c 81 U Graphics card
December 30, 2012 6:59:40 PM

Yep. The 670 is the sweet spot for price to performance. I'd either go with EVGA for their amazing warranty, or ASUS for their amazing cooling. If you do go EVGA, the only two cards to look at are the FTW edition (NOT FTW + or "le") and the Signature 2 editon - for ASUS, it's anything that has the DirectCU2 cooler.
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