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Gigabyte GeForce GTX 660 OC 2GB GDDR5

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February 10, 2013 12:14:18 PM

Hello,
I want to know if Gigabyte GeForce GTX 660 OC 2GB GDDR5 will work good with my old pc
Intel core 2quad Q8200
-motherboard EP43-DS3L
- PSU HEC 500W
- RAM 4G bus 800
monitor 23 resolution 1920*1080
and which better Gigabyte GeForce GTX 660 OC 2GB GDDR5 or HD 7870 OC 2GB GDDR5
a c 107 U Graphics card
February 10, 2013 12:20:19 PM

660 is a better card. but also, your machine will never push the card to it's limit, either card.
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February 10, 2013 12:47:37 PM

swifty_morgan said:
660 is a better card. but also, your machine will never push the card to it's limit, either card.

but it will work with no problem ? until change the other parts
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a c 107 U Graphics card
February 10, 2013 12:49:35 PM

it should.
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a b U Graphics card
February 10, 2013 12:54:12 PM

hey man.

as far i know.. A GTX 660 will bottleneck on a 2.4GHz Core 2 Quad. and i think you are not going to get more than 20-25 fps in some cpu intensive games on your 23"monitor.

you should buy a new i5, a good motherboard and some DDR3 RAM.
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a b U Graphics card
February 10, 2013 1:16:39 PM

since you are dealing with higher resolution 7870 is a better choice for you.

and yes it will consume more power.

Power Consumption (Max TDP) Difference: 35 Watts (25%)

7870>660

Memory Bandwidth Difference: 9408MB/sec (7%)

7870>660

Texel Rate Difference: 1600 Mtexels/sec (2%)

7870>660

Pixel Rate Difference: 8480 Mpixels/sec (36%)

7870>660

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February 10, 2013 2:33:16 PM

KAIJER said:
since you are dealing with higher resolution 7870 is a better choice for you.

and yes it will consume more power.

Power Consumption (Max TDP) Difference: 35 Watts (25%)

7870>660

Memory Bandwidth Difference: 9408MB/sec (7%)

7870>660

Texel Rate Difference: 1600 Mtexels/sec (2%)

7870>660

Pixel Rate Difference: 8480 Mpixels/sec (36%)

7870>660

do you know site make review for 660oc and 7870
and i want to avoid the bottleneck & i want advice for the best card work with no problem

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a b U Graphics card
February 10, 2013 2:49:59 PM

The CPU is petty low end. I think you should buy a good CPU first !

by the way, 6850 or 6870 will be fine with a core2quad..

and i dont know any sites who makes review for both of them..
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a c 107 U Graphics card
February 10, 2013 3:21:46 PM

maybe some of you didn't read the part about buying a decent card and then upgrading the other components later?
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February 10, 2013 3:25:07 PM

KAIJER said:
The CPU is petty low end. I think you should buy a good CPU first !

by the way, 6850 or 6870 will be fine with a core2quad..

and i dont know any sites who makes review for both of them..

Intel® Core™ i5-3470 Ivy Bridge 3.2GHz 6MB Cache will be good ?
& thank you for your replies
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a b U Graphics card
February 10, 2013 3:33:59 PM

yes it is excellent !
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a b U Graphics card
February 10, 2013 3:42:06 PM

all of us read the part about buying a decent card and then upgrading the other components later. he just wants to avoid get bottlenecked. thats why i suggest those cards, i am not forcing him to buy a 6870 and not to buy a 660 just because he will get bottlenecked with a 660 or 7870.

please don't over react !
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a b U Graphics card
February 10, 2013 3:46:26 PM

G-Rocky said:
Intel® Core™ i5-3470 Ivy Bridge 3.2GHz 6MB Cache will be good ?
& thank you for your replies


Yes this is a really good CPU for gaming. But you also need to change motherboard + RAM.

Also be careful with your power supply. Make sure it has an 8-pin CPU power connector. If it doesn't you might have to replace your PSU too. Same thing applies to the new video card you're going to buy, look at the requirements and make sure it has enough 6-pin PCI-E power connectors to power your card.
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February 10, 2013 4:28:23 PM

swifty_morgan said:
maybe some of you didn't read the part about buying a decent card and then upgrading the other components later?

thank you if change my mind and buy
Intel® Core™ i5-3470 Ivy Bridge 3.2GHz 6MB
ASUS P8B75-M Socket 1155 Motherboard
or Gigabyte GA-B75M-D3H Socket 1155 Motherboard
it have builtin vga
and ram ddr3
then buy card i want
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a c 107 U Graphics card
February 10, 2013 5:34:48 PM

I don't remember reading what your current card is. so I'd have to say card.

the components listed would be a good upgrade also ( choose what board you think would do you best ) but trying to play games on Intel on board graphics totally blows and would bring no pleasure to you.
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February 10, 2013 8:05:47 PM

swifty_morgan said:
I don't remember reading what your current card is. so I'd have to say card.

the components listed would be a good upgrade also ( choose what board you think would do you best ) but trying to play games on Intel on board graphics totally blows and would bring no pleasure to you.

my sapphire hd 4870 toxic 1g has problem and now use geforce 8600 gts Temporarily
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March 20, 2013 10:51:28 AM

KAIJER said:
The CPU is petty low end. I think you should buy a good CPU first !

by the way, 6850 or 6870 will be fine with a core2quad..

and i dont know any sites who makes review for both of them..


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March 20, 2013 10:54:24 AM

i got a question do u think nvidia geforce gtx 650 work with Intel Core 2 Quad CPU Q6600 2.40GHz cause i just bought a gtx 660 but i think my proccesor is to low so im going to return it and thinking about changing it to a 650 do u think it will work or? my motherboard got 750watts so and all my other parts are "decent"
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March 20, 2013 11:26:16 AM

It will not work near as fast as with an I5 cpu. You should have at least a 3.0GHz I5 or better although an I3 might be fine until you run into quad core gaming (dual core with HT does not count).

I uprgarded from a QX6850 3.0GHz to an I5 Ivy Bridge @3.0GHz to be able to get the GFXC to run decently. The core 2 quad choked it but the I5 made a large differance to where I can get from 60 to over 100FPs in most games on max settings. Frames are going to drop bellow that in some rare instances.
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March 20, 2013 5:18:23 PM

hejeh said:
i got a question do u think nvidia geforce gtx 650 work with Intel Core 2 Quad CPU Q6600 2.40GHz cause i just bought a gtx 660 but i think my proccesor is to low so im going to return it and thinking about changing it to a 650 do u think it will work or? my motherboard got 750watts so and all my other parts are "decent"


No. I think you will run into the same problem. The 600 series Kepler are more cpu hungry plus these cards where made in 2012 as opposed to the core 2 quad that came out somewhere like 2005/2006. Sorry to say, but you are in need of an upgrade. You need DDr3 ram,, a seven series mobo H77/Z77 or an AMD mother board at the very minimum to upgrade to a new cpu.

If you can't afford at least a quad core I5/I7 , then go for and AMD bulldozer and use the savings for a nicer Card like an Nvidia 670 or AMD Radeon 7950. You don't have to blow your account to get good performance.
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March 20, 2013 9:55:33 PM

2000VR said:
hejeh said:
i got a question do u think nvidia geforce gtx 650 work with Intel Core 2 Quad CPU Q6600 2.40GHz cause i just bought a gtx 660 but i think my proccesor is to low so im going to return it and thinking about changing it to a 650 do u think it will work or? my motherboard got 750watts so and all my other parts are "decent"


No. I think you will run into the same problem. The 600 series Kepler are more cpu hungry plus these cards where made in 2012 as opposed to the core 2 quad that came out somewhere like 2005/2006. Sorry to say, but you are in need of an upgrade. You need DDr3 ram,, a seven series mobo H77/Z77 or an AMD mother board at the very minimum to upgrade to a new cpu.

If you can't afford at least a quad core I5/I7 , then go for and AMD bulldozer and use the savings for a nicer Card like an Nvidia 670 or AMD Radeon 7950. You don't have to blow your account to get good performance.


but what about a geforce 550 ti? would it work?
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March 21, 2013 3:22:24 AM

hejeh said:
2000VR said:
hejeh said:
i got a question do u think nvidia geforce gtx 650 work with Intel Core 2 Quad CPU Q6600 2.40GHz cause i just bought a gtx 660 but i think my proccesor is to low so im going to return it and thinking about changing it to a 650 do u think it will work or? my motherboard got 750watts so and all my other parts are "decent"


No. I think you will run into the same problem. The 600 series Kepler are more cpu hungry plus these cards where made in 2012 as opposed to the core 2 quad that came out somewhere like 2005/2006. Sorry to say, but you are in need of an upgrade. You need DDr3 ram,, a seven series mobo H77/Z77 or an AMD mother board at the very minimum to upgrade to a new cpu.

If you can't afford at least a quad core I5/I7 , then go for and AMD bulldozer and use the savings for a nicer Card like an Nvidia 670 or AMD Radeon 7950. You don't have to blow your account to get good performance.


but what about a geforce 550 ti? would it work?


Yes it would. In fact you may be fine with a 560ti or 570. Those were made back in the day when there as many high end cpu's. At minimum go for a 560ti. In my experience, the 500ti is an alright card, but you always feel like you cheaped out and should have went better. I would strongly suggest a 570 but a 560ti would be fine to.
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March 21, 2013 9:11:09 AM

2000VR said:
hejeh said:
2000VR said:
hejeh said:
i got a question do u think nvidia geforce gtx 650 work with Intel Core 2 Quad CPU Q6600 2.40GHz cause i just bought a gtx 660 but i think my proccesor is to low so im going to return it and thinking about changing it to a 650 do u think it will work or? my motherboard got 750watts so and all my other parts are "decent"


No. I think you will run into the same problem. The 600 series Kepler are more cpu hungry plus these cards where made in 2012 as opposed to the core 2 quad that came out somewhere like 2005/2006. Sorry to say, but you are in need of an upgrade. You need DDr3 ram,, a seven series mobo H77/Z77 or an AMD mother board at the very minimum to upgrade to a new cpu.

If you can't afford at least a quad core I5/I7 , then go for and AMD bulldozer and use the savings for a nicer Card like an Nvidia 670 or AMD Radeon 7950. You don't have to blow your account to get good performance.


but what about a geforce 550 ti? would it work?


Yes it would. In fact you may be fine with a 560ti or 570. Those were made back in the day when there as many high end cpu's. At minimum go for a 560ti. In my experience, the 500ti is an alright card, but you always feel like you cheaped out and should have went better. I would strongly suggest a 570 but a 560ti would be fine to.
ok thanks alot! but 1 last question, do u think the nvidia geforce gt 640 would work?

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March 22, 2013 2:41:29 AM

hejeh said:
2000VR said:
hejeh said:
2000VR said:
hejeh said:
i got a question do u think nvidia geforce gtx 650 work with Intel Core 2 Quad CPU Q6600 2.40GHz cause i just bought a gtx 660 but i think my proccesor is to low so im going to return it and thinking about changing it to a 650 do u think it will work or? my motherboard got 750watts so and all my other parts are "decent"


No. I think you will run into the same problem. The 600 series Kepler are more cpu hungry plus these cards where made in 2012 as opposed to the core 2 quad that came out somewhere like 2005/2006. Sorry to say, but you are in need of an upgrade. You need DDr3 ram,, a seven series mobo H77/Z77 or an AMD mother board at the very minimum to upgrade to a new cpu.

If you can't afford at least a quad core I5/I7 , then go for and AMD bulldozer and use the savings for a nicer Card like an Nvidia 670 or AMD Radeon 7950. You don't have to blow your account to get good performance.


but what about a geforce 550 ti? would it work?


Yes it would. In fact you may be fine with a 560ti or 570. Those were made back in the day when there as many high end cpu's. At minimum go for a 560ti. In my experience, the 500ti is an alright card, but you always feel like you cheaped out and should have went better. I would strongly suggest a 570 but a 560ti would be fine to.
ok thanks alot! but 1 last question, do u think the nvidia geforce gt 640 would work?



It would, however the 560ti/570 would smoke it. It all depends on what you want to do. If you are playing games, the obvious choice would be a 560ti or 570. If all you plan to do is main stream computing such as internet or light games, then the 640 would be the low power consumption option.

The power supply should be upgraded if you do plan to you a nice graphics card in order not to strain the one you have. You can pick an 800 watt up for like $50 bucks.
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March 22, 2013 4:10:35 AM

2000VR said:
hejeh said:
2000VR said:
hejeh said:
2000VR said:
hejeh said:
i got a question do u think nvidia geforce gtx 650 work with Intel Core 2 Quad CPU Q6600 2.40GHz cause i just bought a gtx 660 but i think my proccesor is to low so im going to return it and thinking about changing it to a 650 do u think it will work or? my motherboard got 750watts so and all my other parts are "decent"


No. I think you will run into the same problem. The 600 series Kepler are more cpu hungry plus these cards where made in 2012 as opposed to the core 2 quad that came out somewhere like 2005/2006. Sorry to say, but you are in need of an upgrade. You need DDr3 ram,, a seven series mobo H77/Z77 or an AMD mother board at the very minimum to upgrade to a new cpu.

If you can't afford at least a quad core I5/I7 , then go for and AMD bulldozer and use the savings for a nicer Card like an Nvidia 670 or AMD Radeon 7950. You don't have to blow your account to get good performance.


but what about a geforce 550 ti? would it work?


Yes it would. In fact you may be fine with a 560ti or 570. Those were made back in the day when there as many high end cpu's. At minimum go for a 560ti. In my experience, the 500ti is an alright card, but you always feel like you cheaped out and should have went better. I would strongly suggest a 570 but a 560ti would be fine to.
ok thanks alot! but 1 last question, do u think the nvidia geforce gt 640 would work?



It would, however the 560ti/570 would smoke it. It all depends on what you want to do. If you are playing games, the obvious choice would be a 560ti or 570. If all you plan to do is main stream computing such as internet or light games, then the 640 would be the low power consumption option.

The power supply should be upgraded if you do plan to you a nice graphics card in order not to strain the one you have. You can pick an 800 watt up for like $50 bucks.


OK thanks alot i will upgrade to 800 watt buy a nice graphic card and again thanks alot for your time :) 
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March 23, 2013 9:51:34 AM

2000VR said:
hejeh said:
2000VR said:
hejeh said:
2000VR said:
hejeh said:
i got a question do u think nvidia geforce gtx 650 work with Intel Core 2 Quad CPU Q6600 2.40GHz cause i just bought a gtx 660 but i think my proccesor is to low so im going to return it and thinking about changing it to a 650 do u think it will work or? my motherboard got 750watts so and all my other parts are "decent"


No. I think you will run into the same problem. The 600 series Kepler are more cpu hungry plus these cards where made in 2012 as opposed to the core 2 quad that came out somewhere like 2005/2006. Sorry to say, but you are in need of an upgrade. You need DDr3 ram,, a seven series mobo H77/Z77 or an AMD mother board at the very minimum to upgrade to a new cpu.

If you can't afford at least a quad core I5/I7 , then go for and AMD bulldozer and use the savings for a nicer Card like an Nvidia 670 or AMD Radeon 7950. You don't have to blow your account to get good performance.


but what about a geforce 550 ti? would it work?


Yes it would. In fact you may be fine with a 560ti or 570. Those were made back in the day when there as many high end cpu's. At minimum go for a 560ti. In my experience, the 500ti is an alright card, but you always feel like you cheaped out and should have went better. I would strongly suggest a 570 but a 560ti would be fine to.
ok thanks alot! but 1 last question, do u think the nvidia geforce gt 640 would work?



It would, however the 560ti/570 would smoke it. It all depends on what you want to do. If you are playing games, the obvious choice would be a 560ti or 570. If all you plan to do is main stream computing such as internet or light games, then the 640 would be the low power consumption option.

The power supply should be upgraded if you do plan to you a nice graphics card in order not to strain the one you have. You can pick an 800 watt up for like $50 bucks.

i got 1 more question in in Thailand now for 2weeks and wonder would the gt 640 or gtx 550ti work on dell xps 720 does it got that PCI express X16?
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March 23, 2013 1:57:54 PM

hejeh said:
2000VR said:
hejeh said:
2000VR said:
hejeh said:
2000VR said:
hejeh said:
i got a question do u think nvidia geforce gtx 650 work with Intel Core 2 Quad CPU Q6600 2.40GHz cause i just bought a gtx 660 but i think my proccesor is to low so im going to return it and thinking about changing it to a 650 do u think it will work or? my motherboard got 750watts so and all my other parts are "decent"


No. I think you will run into the same problem. The 600 series Kepler are more cpu hungry plus these cards where made in 2012 as opposed to the core 2 quad that came out somewhere like 2005/2006. Sorry to say, but you are in need of an upgrade. You need DDr3 ram,, a seven series mobo H77/Z77 or an AMD mother board at the very minimum to upgrade to a new cpu.

If you can't afford at least a quad core I5/I7 , then go for and AMD bulldozer and use the savings for a nicer Card like an Nvidia 670 or AMD Radeon 7950. You don't have to blow your account to get good performance.


but what about a geforce 550 ti? would it work?


Yes it would. In fact you may be fine with a 560ti or 570. Those were made back in the day when there as many high end cpu's. At minimum go for a 560ti. In my experience, the 500ti is an alright card, but you always feel like you cheaped out and should have went better. I would strongly suggest a 570 but a 560ti would be fine to.
ok thanks alot! but 1 last question, do u think the nvidia geforce gt 640 would work?



It would, however the 560ti/570 would smoke it. It all depends on what you want to do. If you are playing games, the obvious choice would be a 560ti or 570. If all you plan to do is main stream computing such as internet or light games, then the 640 would be the low power consumption option.

The power supply should be upgraded if you do plan to you a nice graphics card in order not to strain the one you have. You can pick an 800 watt up for like $50 bucks.

i got 1 more question in in Thailand now for 2weeks and wonder would the gt 640 or gtx 550ti work on dell xps 720 does it got that PCI express X16?


Yes it does. It would work fine in your XPS. Most computers from 2005 on had PCIE X16 expansion slot.
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May 6, 2013 2:22:48 PM

The card is much too strong for your setup man.... Crazy bottle-necks on the cpu!!!
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