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 Post subject: 660 or 660TI
PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 4:04 am 
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Price is roughly 80 bucks more, but the difference is minimal (according to anandtech) So Is the 660TI worth it? is there something you can do differently? I am looking to build for the first time EVER with a PC, so I def need help in deciding.


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 Post subject: Re: 660 or 660TI
PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 5:51 am 
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Would go with a 7950, they're the same price, include 2 free games, and are better with the new ATI/AMD drivers.


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 Post subject: Re: 660 or 660TI
PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 7:19 am 
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^ Echo! Neither, the 660/660Ti is inferior to the 7950 and you snag both Crysis 3 and Bioshock Infinite. Dude, it's literally and figurative a no brainer!


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 Post subject: Re: 660 or 660TI
PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 10:57 am 
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http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/647?vs=550

According to this, I see its almost the same with 660 ti but the 660 TI is better in some and not so much in others


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 Post subject: Re: 660 or 660TI
PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 11:35 am 
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Anand probably didn't update the chart to reflect the new drivers AMD put out.


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 Post subject: Re: 660 or 660TI
PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 11:58 am 
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LatiosXT wrote:
Anand probably didn't update the chart to reflect the new drivers AMD put out.



I dont know much about computers , but you are saying that Drivers would improve the FPS ?


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 Post subject: Re: 660 or 660TI
PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 2:10 pm 
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Yes.


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 Post subject: Re: 660 or 660TI
PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 3:15 pm 
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The new AMD drivers made a BIG TIME improvement across the board.

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/AMD-Ca ... 20588.html


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 Post subject: Re: 660 or 660TI
PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 5:18 pm 
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will a normal 660 run games a 1080p? and if yes, how long do you think it will last before an upgrade?


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 Post subject: Re: 660 or 660TI
PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 5:37 pm 
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DeusAbsconditus wrote:
will a normal 660 run games a 1080p? and if yes, how long do you think it will last before an upgrade?

This is a vague question. What quality settings do you want? A 660 can run all games at 1080p sure, at their lowest quality settings. What's your target FPS? If 60FPS is your goal, then you already need an upgrade.

But if you want the non-asshole answer, the 660 will run most games made before this year on high settings at 1080p at least 30FPS and will probably continue to do so for another year or two.


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 Post subject: Re: 660 or 660TI
PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 6:04 pm 
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Ok so I would have to upgrade to what, to run Games,at 1080p on the highest settings?


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 Post subject: Re: 660 or 660TI
PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 7:13 pm 
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http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gam ... ,3107.html


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 Post subject: Re: 660 or 660TI
PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 12:24 pm 
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Computers don't really equate with "1080p" and isn't a benchmark on resolution for us. We're mostly much higher on the resolution charts and 1080p is left back when 17" LCD's were rolling out back when. In the TV world at 46"+ this might still hold some weight, it holds no connection to computer LCD's. If you have a display or card from 2004, it's more than capable of 1080p.

1920×1080 at 16:9 is 1080p (full HD).


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 Post subject: Re: 660 or 660TI
PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 1:17 pm 
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I see. What resolution are computer monitors running at now?


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 Post subject: Re: 660 or 660TI
PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 1:38 pm 
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I think Chumly is smoking something magical.

The "sweet spot" resolution these days is 1080p and if you can find it, 1920x1200. The maximum resolution available for a single monitor is 2560x1600, which a monitor of that size will cost you as much as the computer itself. And a card from 2004 could barely start pushing 1600x1200 reasonably well for games of that time. But give it something like Crysis 2 and it'll be a wonderful slide show. Unless you don't plan to play games on it at all, then sure, a card from 2004 would work just fine.


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 Post subject: Re: 660 or 660TI
PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 4:26 pm 
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kleinkinstein wrote:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-card-review,3107.html


When I do start building my computer, if i still have my $800 dollar budget, I will go with this. The 7870 LE


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