I just upgraded from a 9800GTX+ to a Geforce 660 (GK106)
The thing is, I keep seeing a lot about the 660Ti. How it has 400 more shader cores and more texture units. I mean, you figure this should be a big deal, especially since I got my 660 for $100 less than the Ti. But I don't see many benchmarks that really show $100 worth of performance over my card. In some cases, it BEATS the Ti. I mean, there are higher clock speeds, sure. But it seems like there's some big catch. Like there will be some new release or driver patch that shoots the Ti way ahead.
I know I speak in hindsight, here, but would it have been worth it to shell out for a 660Ti? Or would that have been a waste of money?
nVidia GPU naming can be confusing. But yes, you have a GK106 part(as is the 650 Ti), but the 660 Ti is different. It's a GK104, like the GTX 680 and 670; but with even more of the board disabled(some say broken) than the 670(which itself prob wasn't a good enough yeild to be a 680).
Anyway the 660 Ti is still rated ~20 percent more powerful(graphically) than a 660. But uses only 10 more watts(~7%). 150 watts vs. 140 watts.
yeah it actually depends on which AA option you are using in crysis 3.If you use fxaa or txaa 1 then the 660 ti gives 45 fps.With msaa 4x it drops to 35 and the 660,below 30.With msaa 8x,well... never mind!