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GTX 660ti or 670?

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January 2, 2013 4:44:22 PM

I've just recently finished updating my PC with new, up to date parts. The only problem is that I'm still using my ATI 3650 which won't play most games at a reasonable resolution, settings, or framerate. The question is that I need a new graphics card as soon as possible because not being able to play some of the games I have is getting annoying. What I want to know is should I get the GTX 660ti or the 670. I'll be gaming at 1680 x 1050 and later upgrading to 1920 x 1080. I have a wide variety of games and the most GPU intensive games I have are Battlefield 3, Metro 2033, and Crysis 2. I also want to play Planetside 2 but with the graphics card I have now it won't even launch.

Now for the cards, I have just enough money for the MSI GTX 660ti (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...) which from what I've read has very good performance, just a little bit behind the stock 670. But what I'm worried about is the 192-bit memory interface. If I go for the EVGA 670 FTW (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...) I'll have to wait about a month. Is it worth it to wait and get the 670, or is there not big enough of a difference. Also eventually I'll look into SLI for whichever card I get.

PC Components
Intel I5 3570k
Asus P8Z77-Pro
Corsair HX 750
Corsair Vengeance 8gb 1600
ATI 3650

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January 2, 2013 8:44:35 PM

Obviously the 670 would be better, but the 660 Ti is more than enough. Good choice on the MSI one, and don't worry, you only need a higher bit memory interface if you are playing over 1080p. An MSI 660 Ti will play any game maxed out (Bar planetside) at 1080p. The 670 is really overkill for 1080p unless running more than one monitor off the card. But then again the 670 would last you longer.
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January 2, 2013 8:54:17 PM

^Or a 120Hz monitor, like I have. :3
A 670 (The real EVGA FTW) will run almost any game max, flat out at 120fps. It's incredible... that being said, the 660ti is probably going to be plenty for you, provide you upgrade just to a standard 1080p, 60hz monitor.
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January 2, 2013 8:55:41 PM

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January 2, 2013 9:03:07 PM

The 670 is a better choice but it depends which 660 ti your refering to if it's (N660TI PE 2GD5/OC) http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008SBX6GI/ref=as_li_s... that's a great card that will play pretty much everything you throw at it at high to ultra settings 1080p.I can tell you that a gtx 670 is not by any means over kill that's just non sense.
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January 2, 2013 9:30:26 PM

bigcyco1 said:
The 670 is a better choice but it depends which 660 ti your refering to if it's (N660TI PE 2GD5/OC) http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008SBX6GI/ref=as_li_s... that's a great card that will play pretty much everything you throw at it at high to ultra settings 1080p.I can tell you that a gtx 670 is not by any means over kill that's just non sense.



Ima have to agree with you on this..Ive bought the gtx 660ti and yea the 660 is good but i kinda did wish i had the 670 with 192 memory bandwidth/256 bus to get better frames and such. At first i didnt think it was a difference but in certin games like far cry 3 i could tell a 670 would of been a better option. And for it to be overkill? No way bro
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