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Gtx 660ti or 670 for 1080p gaming

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January 7, 2013 12:07:47 AM

Hey everyone :hello:  I have another question. If I'm only playing on a 23 inch display (1080p) is it worth it to get a gtx 670? I read the a gtx 670 is intended for larger displays and I don't want to have to pay an extra $100 if I don't need to. I am not going to run more than one moniter and I would like to be ok with this card for at least two or three years. The two cards that I'm looking at are:

EVGA 02G-P4-3664-KR GeForce GTX 660 Ti FTW Signature2 2GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Or

MSI N670GTX-PM2D2GD5/OC GeForce GTX 670 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

My specs can handle either one so that's not a problem (just built it):
Cpu: Intel I5-3570k @3.4GHz
MB: Asus P8Z77-V LK
RAM: Corsair 8gb (2x4gb) 1600MHz
PSU: Corsair 650tx psu
SSD: Corsair GS 128gb
January 7, 2013 12:15:48 AM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

here is the amd radeon 7950 it is better benchmark wise than the gtx 660 ti. you have a good system, and the 660 ti or the 7950 should do you just fine. It will be good if you wanna sli down the road. You dont need to spend the money on a gtx 670. And trust me i asked the same exact question you did before.
a c 110 U Graphics card
January 7, 2013 12:16:59 AM

The display size has nothing to do with it, only the resolution, if you can afford the 670 gtx, get it, it's the best card and offer really good performance in 1080p...like almost any game maxout ~60 fps.
The 660 ti also offer good value, if you want to save some $, it's good also for 1080p.
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January 7, 2013 12:22:15 AM

Thanks man I appreciate the response and since this is my first build I'm open to amd as well but I could never tell what the equivalent card was. Also did you actually buy the 7950? If so have you ever had any problems with it yet (crashes, drivers, etc.)?
January 7, 2013 12:28:31 AM

Alright my top two choices at this point are:

XFX Double D FX-795A-TDFC Radeon HD 7950 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

And

EVGA 02G-P4-3664-KR GeForce GTX 660 Ti FTW Signature2 2GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Since they're only like $10 apart and the nvidia card comes with a free game I'll just have to do a little bit more research. Thanks again for the help and suggestion.
a b U Graphics card
January 7, 2013 12:33:33 AM

I would suggest you the GTX 670, as you have the money.
Its worth the price.

GTX 670 can be SLI in future to get the Max out of it
It overclocks very high, this makes it near performer to GTX 680
I would suggest you this Card for 670 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GTX 660 Ti is also good. But it gets beaten when you turn up AA.
As its Bus Interface is smaller compared to the Competitive Cards.
a c 132 U Graphics card
January 7, 2013 1:02:50 AM

The better value long term is the 670. I don't think the memory bit holds you back as much as others have said but I would say that it does make quite a difference when upgrading to a 670. I would +1 to the 670 recommendation. Also if you are going to go with reference I would go with EVGA not MSI like Sumukh suggests. If you are looking for a aftermarket cooler the below the first link.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
a b U Graphics card
January 7, 2013 1:03:43 AM

I've had a 7950 (HIS IceQ) and 670 (Asus) and the 670 is only really any faster because of FXAA, it looks like 4x MSAA but has near 0 performance hit, cheater mode really. Once you OC the crap out of a 7950 they're about the same. Another difference is sound, the 670 is considerably quieter and consumes less power.

Consider the 670 if you think you might be interested in 3D in the future, otherwise, the jump isn't really worth the cost unless you're a silence guy.

a b U Graphics card
January 7, 2013 1:08:28 AM

cookybiscuit said:
I've had a 7950 (HIS IceQ) and 670 (Asus) and the 670 is only really any faster because of FXAA, it looks like 4x MSAA but has near 0 performance hit, cheater mode really. Once you OC the crap out of a 7950 they're about the same. Another difference is sound, the 670 is considerably quieter and consumes less power.

Consider the 670 if you think you might be interested in 3D in the future, otherwise, the jump isn't really worth the cost unless you're a silence guy.


Guess what?
You can OC the crap out of GTX 670 too.... :lol: 

So comparing a Stock card to a OC card is near Stupidity.

And GTX 670 are Beastly Overclockers.
You can OC them near 1300Mhz.
Thats +200 Mhz from Stock
a c 132 U Graphics card
January 7, 2013 1:15:20 AM

You can do amazing things with overclocking a 670 agreed is a decent overclocker +1
a b U Graphics card
January 7, 2013 1:22:03 AM

Sumukh_Bhagat said:
Guess what?
You can OC the crap out of GTX 670 too.... :lol: 

So comparing a Stock card to a OC card is near Stupidity.

And GTX 670 are Beastly Overclockers.
You can OC them near 1300Mhz.
Thats +200 Mhz from Stock

My 670 is at 1280Mhz, benches 53FPS maxed Unigine at 1080p. 7950's OC'd get mid 40's. Sure the difference is there, but a base 670 is something like 60 quid more expensive.

Admittedly I'm a whore for silence and use 3D Vision, which is the reason for having it, but really its not a case of the 670 always being better than the 7950, theres plenty more value for money on the AMD side.
a c 132 U Graphics card
January 7, 2013 1:24:04 AM

There is value on both ends of the isle its not just one side. When you are overclocking your card to get to 670 points you are using more power and also costing more power month on your bill (how about them apples)
a b U Graphics card
January 7, 2013 1:29:15 AM

The 7000 series use less power at idle than Kepler, so it balances out.

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a b U Graphics card
January 7, 2013 1:33:13 AM
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Well, in the end it all Depends on the Money.
As it always does.

You have the Money get this, Don't have the money Get that instead...

I would suggest you to get a GTX 670, as you have the Money.
a c 132 U Graphics card
January 7, 2013 1:34:14 AM

Yup +1 get the best you can get with what you can afford if you can afford a 670 get a 670 :) 
a b U Graphics card
January 7, 2013 1:35:57 AM

I'm quite surprised at that, I remember it being the other way around.

Meh. Given the price difference, in my opinion I think a top end 7950 is a better buy value for money wise than a reference 670.
a c 141 U Graphics card
January 7, 2013 2:49:45 AM

between 660Ti and 670 go straight for 670 if you have the money. if you really tight on budget then go for 660Ti. 7950 also worth to be considered if you want card from the red team. btw i heard a lot of people complaining about XFX cooler being loud so you might want to look cards from other brand as well.

about the driver side i think both camps do very well these days though i believe nvidia still have slight edge on that front especially in multi gpu.
a b U Graphics card
January 7, 2013 3:04:50 AM

Sumukh_Bhagat said:
Guess what?
You can OC the crap out of GTX 670 too.... :lol: 

So comparing a Stock card to a OC card is near Stupidity.

And GTX 670 are Beastly Overclockers.
You can OC them near 1300Mhz.
Thats +200 Mhz from Stock


how the hell do you do that lol. I can barely get my GTX 670 FTW over the 1150mhz core lol.
a c 132 U Graphics card
January 7, 2013 3:58:16 AM

killerhurtalot said:
how the hell do you do that lol. I can barely get my GTX 670 FTW over the 1150mhz core lol.


The problem is that you are using a evga card with a reference cooler that is why you have an issue overclocking a lot.
January 7, 2013 4:07:27 AM

Best answer selected by Chriscross0425.
January 7, 2013 4:12:22 AM

Thanks for all the input everyone. I've decided to go with a GTX 670 so I don't have to buy another card later on (maybe SLI when it gets old). In the end it came to a money thing and if I wait a couple weeks I can afford it. I now know that I can rely on this forum for any future help, thanks a million.
a b U Graphics card
January 7, 2013 4:18:06 AM

Chriscross0425 said:
Thanks for all the input everyone. I've decided to go with a GTX 670 so I don't have to buy another card later on (maybe SLI when it gets old). In the end it came to a money thing and if I wait a couple weeks I can afford it. I now know that I can rely on this forum for any future help, thanks a million.


I think its a bad time to buy if you going to 670 and up due to the 770 will be out in the next upcoming months. Not saying the 670 will hold you but imo i would wait a bit see my options then make a choice and i say this because people buying current cards then when the new card come out they banging they head against the wall wondering why they didnt wait and either have to sell the card or lose money. This happens way to often so im saving you the trouble
a b U Graphics card
January 7, 2013 5:19:44 AM

killerhurtalot said:
how the hell do you do that lol. I can barely get my GTX 670 FTW over the 1150mhz core lol.


Evga isn't much Familiar with Cooling.
So it gets hot, less room for OC.

All Evga Card don't have fans.
But you can get a Aftermarket cooler for your card.

I was referring a MSI Power Edition card there...
a b U Graphics card
January 9, 2013 10:27:28 PM

bigshootr8 said:
The problem is that you are using a evga card with a reference cooler that is why you have an issue overclocking a lot.


reference 680 cooler on a 670... it's a good bit better than the 670 stock cooler.
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