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a b U Graphics card
January 27, 2013 8:31:22 PM

I dont know to much about amd but if i had to guess i would say 660
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January 27, 2013 8:31:43 PM

Yeah I was thinking of getting a 7770 as it will let me play games although on medium settings only but its only like $115 and people are getting almost all of the money back on it on ebay.
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January 27, 2013 8:31:57 PM

"Gigabyte GeForce GTX 660 Ti 3GB OC" nuff said. Its close to the 670 and overclocked can reach 680 levels. Such a good cooler too!
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a b U Graphics card
January 27, 2013 8:34:25 PM

TheNachoman180 said:
"Gigabyte GeForce GTX 660 Ti 3GB OC" nuff said. Its close to the 670 and overclocked can reach 680 levels. Such a good cooler too!



I think its better saving a bit for the 770 thats why i said 660 for a few months as a temp card..700 series will be nice when they drop in the next few months
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January 27, 2013 8:36:41 PM

Yeah I'm most likely going to do something under $200 or around there and then sell it off and get a 700 series at launch.
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January 27, 2013 8:37:09 PM

How much is the 770 expected to cost when it drops or do we not know yet.
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a b U Graphics card
January 27, 2013 8:39:42 PM

Rioisbeast said:
How much is the 770 expected to cost when it drops or do we not know yet.


Im guessing around 400-450 march-april..I dont see them dropping it around june aug due to thats when the 760ti 760 would be out plus crysis 3 is coming nvidia and ati is ready to make bank. They know games thats coming out will require more gpu power even far cry 3 is a bit heavy companys know what they doing
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January 27, 2013 8:39:52 PM

well i got mine 660ftw for 235eur including AC3 game and since i believe 770 will come out before 760 i think i can get rid of 660 before 760 is released so i should not drop that much in sale price. even if i sell it for 175 (60eur reduction but i still keep AC3).

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a c 134 U Graphics card
January 27, 2013 8:40:44 PM

I mean its fine to sell it off and buy something at launch just keep in mind that the prices for something like the 680 are going to be a bit more expensive for the launch of the 700 series. They'll start with the 780 which I would suspect would be in the 500 dollar mark to start. And then months later the 770, 760Ti, 760 and so on.
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a b U Graphics card
January 27, 2013 8:42:11 PM

bigshootr8 said:
I mean its fine to sell it off and buy something at launch just keep in mind that the prices for something like the 680 are going to be a bit more expensive for the launch of the 700 series. They'll start with the 780 which I would suspect would be in the 500 dollar mark to start. And then months later the 770, 760Ti, 760 and so on.


Yea pretty much bro..MAN im excited you know that feeling when hardware is right around the corner i got that itch bro
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a c 134 U Graphics card
January 27, 2013 8:44:18 PM

lol, ready for the hardware porn. Yea I feel ya. I'm pretty content with my 670 I'll ride it for a while 400 dollars spent on a GPU should last me for a little while I don't think I would have to go off and run off and buy the next series GPU.
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a c 134 U Graphics card
January 27, 2013 10:19:59 PM

Wait what? You are going to upgrade to a 770 after purchasing a 660? I think if you are wanting to make that kind of investment it would seem more economical to go with a EVGA solution and take advantage of there step it up program where you can trade in your card and pay the difference over the span of 90 days.
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January 27, 2013 10:30:35 PM

First off they will not be coming out with a 760 or 760ti within 90 days and I will be able to sell the card for 80% of its cost from what I've been seeing on ebay.
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a c 273 U Graphics card
January 27, 2013 10:44:42 PM

The 7xx series may well just be a refresh of Kepler and as such may not be the outstanding performer that some people are waiting for. IIRC Maxwell has been pushed back to a 2014 release date.
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January 27, 2013 10:48:53 PM

Oh really then I think I might go with the 660ti and try to make it last for some time.
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a b U Graphics card
January 27, 2013 11:00:32 PM

Rioisbeast said:
Oh really then I think I might go with the 660ti and try to make it last for some time.


You could go that route just as for me the 660ti isnt cutting it as the card i have now and im looking to upgrade..To each of they own tho
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a c 273 U Graphics card
January 27, 2013 11:05:09 PM

determinologyz said:
You could go that route just as for me the 660ti isnt cutting it as the card i have now and im looking to upgrade..To each of they own tho

So what's the issue? My 660Ti's have been stellar in gaming even when I've only been using one for gaming whilst the other one is folding.
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a b U Graphics card
January 27, 2013 11:08:05 PM

Mousemonkey said:
So what's the issue? My 660Ti's have been stellar in gaming even when I've only been using one for gaming whilst the other one is folding.


I mean it gets good frames just i want something a bit more powerful but all in all its a great card..I know crysis 3 is going to be one of my mains also fary cry 3 so a better gpu would help a bit
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a c 273 U Graphics card
January 27, 2013 11:10:14 PM

determinologyz said:
I mean it gets good frames just i want something a bit more powerful but all in all its a great card..I know crysis 3 is going to be one of my mains also fary cry 3 so a better gpu would help a bit

Maybe it's because you're expecting the performance of a top end card from a mid range card, no?
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a c 134 U Graphics card
January 27, 2013 11:17:47 PM

I think you are also thinking that Crysis 3 is going to melt computers. And I'll tell you from playing in the ALPHA of the game and I would suspect the multi-player beta soon here that it will do just fine with the current generation of cards.

And I think the 660Ti is a delicate balance of mid level and high end performance kind of a middle of the road cards not sure what it is high or mid.
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a c 273 U Graphics card
January 27, 2013 11:22:49 PM

bigshootr8 said:
I think you are also thinking that Crysis 3 is going to melt computers. And I'll tell you from playing in the ALPHA of the game and I would suspect the multi-player beta soon here that it will do just fine with the current generation of cards.

And I think the 660Ti is a delicate balance of mid level and high end performance kind of a middle of the road cards not sure what it is high or mid.

The 670 and 680 are high end, the 660Ti and below are mid range and lower. Anyone who thinks a 660Ti is high end is just fooling themselves.
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a c 134 U Graphics card
January 27, 2013 11:24:04 PM

No, I'm not saying that it is high end what I am saying though is that its kind of the in between because the GTX660 is mid level but the GTX660Ti is just a slightly slower version of the 670.
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a c 273 U Graphics card
January 27, 2013 11:28:07 PM

bigshootr8 said:
No, I'm not saying that it is high end what I am saying though is that its kind of the in between because the GTX660 is mid level but the GTX660Ti is just a slightly slower version of the 670.

It's the high end of the mid range and quite a good card IMO but its still a mid range card and meant for the 1080 range of resolutions, that's why I bought two of them.
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a c 134 U Graphics card
January 27, 2013 11:30:00 PM

I thought you had 500 series cards. A great card though agreed.
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a c 273 U Graphics card
January 27, 2013 11:31:40 PM

bigshootr8 said:
I thought you had 500 series cards. A great card though agreed.

I have both, SLi'd 560Ti's in one rig and SLi'd 660Ti's in the other. :whistle: 
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a c 134 U Graphics card
January 27, 2013 11:33:27 PM

Lol you and your 60 series cards. Man when will you make the leap and get 2 high end cards :p 
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January 27, 2013 11:35:39 PM

Hey guy I have a question is the fractal design define r4 have enough air flow to support something like a 660ti? Also does the windowed version compromise the silence of the case.
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a c 134 U Graphics card
January 27, 2013 11:38:48 PM

Yes It would because in the non window version you get padding on both sides. You also get a fan on the side panel with the non window version. Either version is great you still get sound dampening but the noise would be higher yes. And the case still provides good airflow its a great designed case with ventilation in the front of the case and you have ways of placing fans in areas to make it just great. With a 660Ti you would be just fine. I would be a little more concerned in a SLi/CF setup because of how much heat that can build up but with a single card config just dandy.
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a c 273 U Graphics card
January 27, 2013 11:40:11 PM

bigshootr8 said:
Lol you and your 60 series cards. Man when will you make the leap and get 2 high end cards :p 

If the Maxwell GPU's have the compute abilities that Fermi demonstrated then I may consider it but for the most part I see the flagship cards as being a waste of money as I can the same (or better) gaming performance at the resolution I use with two midrange cards for less money.
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a c 134 U Graphics card
January 28, 2013 12:20:56 AM

I think that is fair. I just see the performance of the 670 and am far happier then I was with my 560Ti's in SLI to each is own i guess.
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a c 273 U Graphics card
January 28, 2013 12:29:53 AM

bigshootr8 said:
I think that is fair. I just see the performance of the 670 and am far happier then I was with my 560Ti's in SLI to each is own i guess.

I use my cards for folding so that is always taken into account when buying new ones, that and the PSU requirements.
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a c 134 U Graphics card
January 28, 2013 12:43:38 AM

Ah, so your needs are a little different then rather pointless it would be then to spend the extra on the 670.
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a c 273 U Graphics card
January 28, 2013 12:47:17 AM

bigshootr8 said:
Ah, so your needs are a little different then rather pointless it would be then to spend the extra on the 670.

I think so, the PPD from dual 660Ti's is quite a bit more than a single 670 would garner.
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January 28, 2013 2:27:19 AM

Wait, are the 7 series of Nvidia GPUs coming out this year? I'm building a computer within a month and I'm not sure what to do. Get cheap, upgrade later....or wait. Not really seeing a clear option.
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a b U Graphics card
January 28, 2013 2:47:12 AM

linkgx1 said:
Wait, are the 7 series of Nvidia GPUs coming out this year? I'm building a computer within a month and I'm not sure what to do. Get cheap, upgrade later....or wait. Not really seeing a clear option.


If you can wait it out im guessing around march april for the 780 and it gown down the series from there..
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a c 134 U Graphics card
January 28, 2013 4:27:23 AM

Well, I would perhaps wait for the new intel chips to come out that would be perhaps a good way to go which should be coming out I would think April/May and then get a card then.
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January 28, 2013 5:07:20 AM

well i was able to get 45-55 average fps in FC3 on evga 660 ftw when i set custom ultra settings and set shadows and post processing to medium. so if Crysis 3 is like FC3 who knows. tough i must say that i am running FC3 with FXAA and 0msaa. 4msaa was getting me just 28,x avg fps

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a c 134 U Graphics card
January 28, 2013 5:49:45 AM

I'll have to upload my video fraps from when I was doing the alpha it looks the same and performs around the same as Crysis 2 unless they put something extra on beta or release.
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January 28, 2013 6:18:37 AM

might also consider the evga 660 sc,,,,,its not that far behind the the 660t in benchmarks...and a lot cheaper :D 
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a b U Graphics card
January 28, 2013 6:55:47 AM

Get what you need now. Dont play the waiting game.
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a c 134 U Graphics card
January 28, 2013 7:37:06 AM

Right a factory overclocked card should place you near the 660Ti. The main thing you lose is the CUDA core count from the 660Ti/670 at 1344 to the 660 with 960
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a b U Graphics card
January 28, 2013 1:07:32 PM

stantheman123 said:
Get what you need now. Dont play the waiting game.


Its not really that bad of a waiting game..Now i can see if someone said wait for maxwell..As for me im waiting..I could upgrade to a 680 and be done with it but i choose not to..770
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a c 134 U Graphics card
January 28, 2013 9:04:49 PM

There is no right or wrong answer with waiting. Its in the hands of the consumers when they pull the plug or not. If you wanted to enjoy games now and play games now getting a current gen card is fine. If you wanted to wait because you are doing fine and are fine getting the better card down the road that is fine to there is no right or wrong when it comes to purchasing components. Everything is subjective.
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a b U Graphics card
January 29, 2013 12:55:29 AM

Yea im personally not a patient person. so i can wait long haha.
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a c 134 U Graphics card
January 29, 2013 1:05:55 AM

I'm with you there. I am a impulse buyer I'll think about it constantly until I justify to buy it or to wait a while.
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January 29, 2013 1:14:18 AM

when it comes down to it the 660ti is using the high end chip the 660 isnt so marginal performance boost but better stability in overclocking and you can ramp it up even more
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a b U Graphics card
January 29, 2013 1:19:37 AM

stantheman123 said:
Yea im personally not a patient person. so i can wait long haha.


Word see thing about what i was saying with buying now i mean its cool but as soon as the 700s hit its going to cross your mind to sell that 600 series gpu you just bought..Thats why i advice waiting..Happens all the time
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a c 134 U Graphics card
January 29, 2013 1:25:04 AM

Yea and if you are wanting to buy within the next few months that makes all the sense in the world. Because you never make back all the costs of the card you purchased before selling. I had two 560Ti's and I only got back around 260 dollars when I bought the cards they were 230 a piece I believe so there you go :\ But I couldn't be happier with my 670.
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