Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

2x MSI GTX 760 TF 2GB vs 2x MSI GTX 660 Ti TF 3GB

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
Share
July 25, 2013 7:49:08 AM

I am going to buy a new pc but i can't choose from the graphic cards...

2x MSI GTX 760 TF 2GB vs 2x MSI GTX 660 Ti TF 3GB

I would play games, a little bit of video editing and recording...
I am playing on a single 1080p monitor and i want to max out all the settings in the newest games.

Computer specs:
I5 4670k (OC to 4.5-4.6 Ghz)
MSI Z87-G45 Gaming
8GB Kingston Hyperx memory CL9 1600mhz (OC to 2Ghz)
July 25, 2013 7:55:35 AM

Going for SLI when buying a new pc, is really not the right thing to do, what you should do, is get 1 770, which today will max out all settings in 99% of that games, and then in the future, get another 770.

if you buy 2 660 or 2 760 now, then in the future you wont have room for upgrades.
July 25, 2013 8:08:39 AM

DjDafiDak said:
Going for SLI when buying a new pc, is really not the right thing to do, what you should do, is get 1 770, which today will max out all settings in 99% of that games, and then in the future, get another 770.

if you buy 2 660 or 2 760 now, then in the future you wont have room for upgrades.


Then i would sell them and buy new card(s)

Related resources
July 25, 2013 8:15:59 AM

DjDafiDak said:
Going for SLI when buying a new pc, is really not the right thing to do, what you should do, is get 1 770, which today will max out all settings in 99% of that games, and then in the future, get another 770.

if you buy 2 660 or 2 760 now, then in the future you wont have room for upgrades.


I like to SLi from the get go, that way I don't have to worry about not being able to get a matching card later on for one thing.
July 25, 2013 8:17:00 AM

alright, you also know that sli takes more power, can cause overheating, and is not optimized good for all games, when buying a new computer its always best to go for the single best gpu in your budget.

and to answer your original question, 2xany of these cards will max out almost every game at 1080p , take alook at this http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/NVIDIA/GeForce_GTX_7...

the 760 is about 5% stronger then the 660 ti, and if iam not mistaken, its also cheaper\the same price, plus its one year ahead meaning it uses newer,better technology in terms of TDP, etc.

so 2x760 is what you should get if you go for SLI
July 25, 2013 8:22:48 AM

DjDafiDak said:
alright, you also know that sli takes more power, can cause overheating, and is not optimized good for all games, when buying a new computer its always best to go for the single best gpu in your budget.

and to answer your original question, 2xany of these cards will max out almost every game at 1080p , take alook at this http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/NVIDIA/GeForce_GTX_7...

the 760 is about 5% stronger then the 660 ti, and if iam not mistaken, its also cheaper\the same price, plus its one year ahead meaning it uses newer,better technology in terms of TDP, etc.

so 2x760 is what you should get if you go for SLI

Takes more power? Yes. Causes overheating? No. Optimised for the latest games? Yes, for the most part.
July 25, 2013 8:24:17 AM

Mousemonkey said:
DjDafiDak said:
alright, you also know that sli takes more power, can cause overheating, and is not optimized good for all games, when buying a new computer its always best to go for the single best gpu in your budget.

and to answer your original question, 2xany of these cards will max out almost every game at 1080p , take alook at this http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/NVIDIA/GeForce_GTX_7...

the 760 is about 5% stronger then the 660 ti, and if iam not mistaken, its also cheaper\the same price, plus its one year ahead meaning it uses newer,better technology in terms of TDP, etc.

so 2x760 is what you should get if you go for SLI

Takes more power? Yes. Causes overheating? No. Optimised for the latest games? Yes, for the most part.


"can cause overheating", obviously if u have 2 hot things in a box, they will heat more then 1 hot thing in a box.

yea you are right, wont probably overheat, but iam thinking ahead, when the computer gets dusty, and thermal paste gets old, then with 2 cards he has higher chance of overheating.
July 25, 2013 8:24:38 AM

DjDafiDak said:
alright, you also know that sli takes more power, can cause overheating, and is not optimized good for all games, when buying a new computer its always best to go for the single best gpu in your budget.

and to answer your original question, 2xany of these cards will max out almost every game at 1080p , take alook at this http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/NVIDIA/GeForce_GTX_7...

the 760 is about 5% stronger then the 660 ti, and if iam not mistaken, its also cheaper\the same price, plus its one year ahead meaning it uses newer,better technology in terms of TDP, etc.

so 2x760 is what you should get if you go for SLI


But the 660 ti which i was talking about has 3GB of vram and that may help in some games and more futureproof...
July 25, 2013 8:28:00 AM

tiery565 said:
DjDafiDak said:
alright, you also know that sli takes more power, can cause overheating, and is not optimized good for all games, when buying a new computer its always best to go for the single best gpu in your budget.

and to answer your original question, 2xany of these cards will max out almost every game at 1080p , take alook at this http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/NVIDIA/GeForce_GTX_7...

the 760 is about 5% stronger then the 660 ti, and if iam not mistaken, its also cheaper\the same price, plus its one year ahead meaning it uses newer,better technology in terms of TDP, etc.

so 2x760 is what you should get if you go for SLI


But the 660 ti which i was talking about has 3GB of vram and that may help in some games and more futureproof...


you are using one monitor at 1080P, you probably wont benefit from more then 2gb of VRAM in the next couple of years.
and by then it wont be ur vram holding you back.
July 25, 2013 8:28:30 AM

DjDafiDak said:
Mousemonkey said:
DjDafiDak said:
alright, you also know that sli takes more power, can cause overheating, and is not optimized good for all games, when buying a new computer its always best to go for the single best gpu in your budget.

and to answer your original question, 2xany of these cards will max out almost every game at 1080p , take alook at this http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/NVIDIA/GeForce_GTX_7...

the 760 is about 5% stronger then the 660 ti, and if iam not mistaken, its also cheaper\the same price, plus its one year ahead meaning it uses newer,better technology in terms of TDP, etc.

so 2x760 is what you should get if you go for SLI

Takes more power? Yes. Causes overheating? No. Optimised for the latest games? Yes, for the most part.


"can cause overheating", obviously if u have 2 hot things in a box, they will heat more then 1 hot thing in a box.

Not as much as you would think and most cases today cater for such things and even when (if) they don't the card manufacturers do.
July 25, 2013 8:42:03 AM

DjDafiDak said:
tiery565 said:
DjDafiDak said:
alright, you also know that sli takes more power, can cause overheating, and is not optimized good for all games, when buying a new computer its always best to go for the single best gpu in your budget.

and to answer your original question, 2xany of these cards will max out almost every game at 1080p , take alook at this http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/NVIDIA/GeForce_GTX_7...

the 760 is about 5% stronger then the 660 ti, and if iam not mistaken, its also cheaper\the same price, plus its one year ahead meaning it uses newer,better technology in terms of TDP, etc.

so 2x760 is what you should get if you go for SLI


But the 660 ti which i was talking about has 3GB of vram and that may help in some games and more futureproof...


you are using one monitor at 1080P, you probably wont benefit from more then 2gb of VRAM in the next couple of years.
and by then it wont be ur vram holding you back.


but it may be won't enough if i want to play on maximum AA
!