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Gtx 560 Ti upgrade to 660 Ti

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March 1, 2013 12:51:58 AM

I just found out I can put a gtx 660 ti into a pci 2.0 slot and I am just trying to find out if I were to just swap out the cards would everything be alright? Also would it even be worth it I can play most of my games maxed. I think i fucked my self over getting the 560ti in the first place but im pretty confident I can sell it for 150$. Will it run good in a pci express 2.0 slot also? Thank you for your time and answers.

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i5 2500k @ 3.30 GHZ
GTX 560 Ti
BIOSTAR H61ML LGA 1155 Intel H61 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
8GB ram
1 tb hard drive
corsair cx750

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March 1, 2013 12:54:13 AM

yes you will be good to go whats your psu
March 1, 2013 1:25:41 AM

masmotors said:
yes you will be good to go whats your psu


Corsair cx750 sorry idk why it cut me off from posting my specs think i was clicking around too fast or something.
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March 1, 2013 3:14:57 AM

Or you can buy a second 560ti and SLI them, your PSU can run them both and I think you'll get 10-20% more performance than a single 660ti.
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March 1, 2013 4:46:36 AM

Go with the 660 Ti, single card options are always the way to go, it's cooler and quieter. You'll also want the 2GB of VRAM the 660 Ti offers to load high resolution textures (main reason I upgraded my 560Ti so I could run BF3 on Ultra). It will run just fine, 660 Ti's dont have enough memory bandwidth for a PCIe 3.0 slot to be much of a benefit, and PCIe is backwards compatible as you said so you should be good to go.
March 1, 2013 5:04:44 AM

Why waste your money? You are not going too see, THAT, much difference. I would either go with the 560 ti sli or wait for the next generation, seriously.

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March 1, 2013 5:31:21 AM
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The 560ti came out in spring/summer 2011. 660ti was in summer 2012. Meaning.. you're only months away from new model.

I upgraded from 560ti to 660ti. I wanted Ultra and got it. I sold my 560ti and I lost $30. But got 3 months out of it. Totally worth it. 560ti is very capable and I would try to wait for new gen cards.
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March 1, 2013 6:15:38 AM

cobra5000 said:
Why waste your money? You are not going too see, THAT, much difference. I would either go with the 560 ti sli or wait for the next generation, seriously.

i disagree, the 660ti is quite a lot more powerful than the 560ti http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/547?vs=647
SLi'iing the 560 would be a waste especially if it is a 1gb version.
March 7, 2013 11:05:03 PM

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