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Upgrading from 460se SLI

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January 28, 2013 1:07:59 AM

Hello everyone, I will be getting $300 this year from taxes and have decided to upgrade my PC's video cards.

I currently have 2 GTX 460se video cards in SLI. I play at 1920x1080 and have a secondary monitor connected at 1600x900.

I've been looking around and from what I have a read, both a GTX660 and GTX660 ti will be upgrades (and will get me away from SLI).

I play games such as Borderlands 2, Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Black Ops 2, Starcraft 2, and Arma II (DayZ). I get good enough FPS in them atm but I feel that if I was to upgrade then I could get a more consistent framerate and get away from the issues that SLI brings with it.

I am thinking that if I get a GTX660, I will also buy a sound card with Dolby Digital Live because I have heard from a friend that it greatly improves sound quality. Amazon has one for around $70 I believe.

Could anyone make a recommendation on which I should pick? In other words, is the 660ti THAT much better than the 660 to justify the price difference.

Thanks for your help, much appreciated!



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a c 109 U Graphics card
January 28, 2013 1:16:28 AM

From two 460 se, the upgrade will be for a 660 ti.
In my opinion you don't need a soundcard unless you have some really expensive headphones/speakers, i rather get the 660 ti with the soundcard money.
The 660 ti has more cuda cores, rops, texture units, it's better than the 660 gtx, it justifies the price.
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January 28, 2013 1:24:11 AM

I would like to stick with Nvidia GPUs, Ive had nothing but problems with every AMD card I've encountered. Thanks for the suggestion though. The only reason Im considering the 660+soundcard is because the sound fill on some of my music kinda sucks with the built in 5.1 on my mobo.

But the difference in price is worth it then in your opinion? Between the 660 and 660ti that is.
a c 272 U Graphics card
January 28, 2013 1:27:52 AM

I'm happy enough with my 660Ti's to say that if you can afford one then go for it.

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a c 109 U Graphics card
January 28, 2013 1:30:37 AM

It's all about the priorities, if it's for gaming mainly, the 660 ti will be better, if you're an audiophile, then get the 660 non ti and the sound card, the 660 gtx is still a good card for 1080p.
January 28, 2013 1:33:29 AM

Alright, thanks for the suggestions guys. I appreciate you taking the time to provide some feedback.
January 28, 2013 1:34:07 AM

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a c 272 U Graphics card
January 28, 2013 3:15:52 PM

stantheman123 said:
What you mean :o  my 7970 drivers are Perfect couldnt be happier.

Fair enough OP your choice take a look at this its a decent amount faster If you can afford a 660ti its the faster gpu

if i was you id get this

I had to work on an AMD rig a couple of weeks ago and the graphic drivers were the only thing that gave problems as they kept crashing on reboot.