gtx 660ti vs gtx 580

Hi,
i have been looking around and i can get a used gtx 580 1.5GB for around £150 to £200 and i was thinking what a great deal, however i went over to the nvidia website to check it out and according to there performance charts the gtx 660ti tops the 580. I thought this was kind of strange given that just a while ago the 580 was a beast gpu that is now being beaten by a mid-high range gpu. The gtx 660ti costs £213, what i am basically asking is which is the better gpu to get on performance alone power consumption really doesn't matter to me as i have a 850watt ocz power supply.
any responses will be greatly appreciated, jonny :)
(noise is also a factor but performance comes first)
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  1. cheekyjonny said:
    Hi,
    i have been looking around and i can get a used gtx 580 1.5GB for around £150 to £200 and i was thinking what a great deal, however i went over to the nvidia website to check it out and according to there performance charts the gtx 660ti tops the 580. I thought this was kind of strange given that just a while ago the 580 was a beast gpu that is now being beaten by a mid-high range gpu. The gtx 660ti costs £213, what i am basically asking is which is the better gpu to get on performance alone power consumption really doesn't matter to me as i have a 850watt ocz power supply.
    any responses will be greatly appreciated, jonny :)
    (noise is also a factor but performance comes first)


    What is the rest of your rig? It would help to know that to determine which is best for you.

    The 660 ti does seem to be the better of the two based on it's higher vram and higher number of cuda cores (over double), but the 580 has about twice the memory interface of the 660 ti. The 580 is cheaper in this situation, but likely has a reference cooler, and draws more power. While this doesn't seem like an issue, it will cost you more on your power bill. The 660ti is also newer, so driver support will be better, and games will be make gearing toward newer gpus.

    Overall, the 660 ti is the winner, but the 580 is a nice gpu nonetheless.
  2. My rig is:
    phenom x4 965 @4.00ghz
    8gb of gskill @1666mhz
    asus m5a78l-m, m-atx motherboard
    cooler-master haf-x
    1tb samsung spin point hdd
    intel 520 240gb ssd
    lg bluray

    Thanks for the response i will probaly go ahead and get a 660ti which i hope will handle most of my games at high details at 1680x1050 :)
  3. cheekyjonny said:
    My rig is:
    phenom x4 965 @4.00ghz
    8gb of gskill @1666mhz
    asus m5a78l-m, m-atx motherboard
    cooler-master haf-x
    1tb samsung spin point hdd
    intel 520 240gb ssd
    lg bluray

    Thanks for the response i will probaly go ahead and get a 660ti which i hope will handle most of my games at high details at 1680x1050 :)


    Yeah with that overclock you shouldn't bottleneck noticeably, so the 660 ti is your best bet. Good luck with everything.
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