Benchmark Results: Max Payne 3
We set Max Payne 3 to its highest detail levels, specifying Normal tessellation, high-definition ambient occlusion turned on, and 4x MSAA.
Max Payne 3 appears to favor the Radeon cards at these settings. The GeForce GTX 660 Ti actually ends up trailing the GeForce GTX 580.
Using the same settings at 1920x1080, frame rates drop (as expected), but remain higher than our 30 FPS minimum on every card. The GeForce GTX 660 Ti overtakes the GTX 580, but both trail the rest of the pack.
We have to drop to 2x multi-sampling at 2560x1600, and HDAO is compromised in favor of screen space ambient occlusion, which is less demanding. As a result, the GeForce GTX 660 Ti maintains smooth performance, with frame rates between 30 and 40 FPS. The other GPUs do better, though.
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Hmm. I have been wanting to replace my 560 - this throws a wrench in the gears. I was sold on a ASUS 670 but I think I'll wait to compare specs with their 660ti - I just started ripping my BD collection so the additional RAM bandwidth might be worth the extra $100 but it is still an interesting option.Reply
so, this is basically a card that costs 40$ less then a GTX 580, consumes 100W less power then a gtx 580 and its 8% better...hmm, intresting.Reply
*edit, costs 100$ less then GTX 580.Reply
That's strange - on techpowerup review the 660Ti is above 7950's average performance.Reply
game junkyI was sold on a ASUS 670 but I think I'll wait to compare specs with their 660ti.Asus' DCU2 Top ends up about 5% faster than stock, 8% slower than stock GTX 670 and still uses that excellent cooler.Reply
Still, the GTX 660Ti looks to be a decent card.
Not really fond of how nVidia keeps nerfing their memory bandwidth though.
Once prices drop a little, I could see it being an excellent mainstream card.
nice card, not OVERLY impressed...Reply
BUT THE PRICE...!
c'mon SON let's be real here......
ridiculous @ $300 beans..
waiting for a price cut down.who's with me?Reply
I have been holding to upgrade my GTX 460 256bits. I wonder if this card will be bottlenecked by my C2Q 9550 @ 3.6ghz....Reply
GPGPU = Kepler = FAIL....Reply
that's depressing but I understand nVidia has designated GTX 6 series as a gaming cards but c'mon SON.!!!
ridiculous once again..
Clearly we need more price cuts on the 660ti. I expect AMD to lower the prices even more, heck online retailers sell Radeon cards lower than the MSRP, making 7950 and 7870 even more budget friendly. It's still sad really to see mid-range cards battling at $300+. It used to be $250 and lowerReply