660ti or 670 for 1080p gaming

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Can anyone let me know if a gtx 660ti is good enough for single monitor 1080p gaming. The shop im buying at has the 660ti msi power edition for 240 and the equivilant 670 for 310 so a 70£ difference! Would appreciate any feedback, cheers!
 

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Okay, as I know, 660 ti is good for now on 1080p. Ofcourse 670 is better but 660 ti can still do well on 1080p. but only up to that res. You will here people, "go with 670!" or even "go with 7950!" IMO, 660 ti and 7950 is neck to neck in 1080p but 660 ti will win lower res while 7950 will win in higher.

So my point is, its really up to you. If you have budget, go with the better card, 7970/670. But if your limiting your budget, go with 660 ti/7950 because all will be good in 1080p for now.
 
The GTX670 is definitely the more 'future-proofed' card, though £70 is a bit steep. To be honest though, you could shave £20 and £40 respectively off those prices if you bought online. Take a look at scan.co.uk

They're both great choices, but the GTX670 is the minimum required for Far Cry 3 at 1080p AA and maxed. Moving forward, it'll keep you gaming on max for a lot longer.
 

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I'm running a EVGA 570 GTX on a single 1080p monitor and I get max or very near max (Batman Arkham Asylumn I have max but not quite maxed AA) on most games. The 570 GTX is pretty comparable to a 660 TI. A lot will depend on your graphical needs and what kind of replacement cycle you want to be on. I upgrade my card every other generation so I'll be getting a 770 next time. A friend of mine prefers to get the X60 TI cards and upgrades every generation.

Hope that helps!
 

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Ok how soon are next nvidia cards coming out:

I dont really want to spend 70 extra, I have it but struggle to justify it when im sticking with 1080p for now! Im upgrading from a 560ti, and only want a nvidia card! Maybe if the 670 was 20 or 30£ more!
 
My brother has that card too (a 2GB version). There's no way I'd recommend any less than a GTX670 for him, for him to actually be able to see the difference. GTX700 should be out by May (hopefully sooner, March is probably soonest). I'm with you there - I'm thinking GTX770! I can hold out until then.
 

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Sounds like to me Q2 of 2013, but it maybe as far as Q3... hard to say really. Below is an article talking about the 700 series and when we'll possibly see it.


http://vr-zone.com/articles/no-nvidia-geforce-gtx-780-before-march-2013-maxwell-only-in-2014-/17073.html
 

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Its just that im building a rig for at my girlfriends house, a HTPC and putting my old 560ti in there for light gaming. So in a way im saving from buying a card just for there. Aldo im getting sleeping dogs, far cry 3 and hitman absolution thrown in as im getting other parts too. Just not sure what to do!
 

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Everyone has their own opinions on when to wait and when to buy computer parts. Some would say wait until the next generation of cards come out, but new cards are almost always coming out. Not to mention, when they do release it will be the top tier cards and they'll be expensive and hard to come by.



I don't know what your budget is like or how much you want to throw at your computer every so often. I can tell you what I usually do:

Every two years I upgrade my GPU, usually end up upgrading every other generation. I spend around $250-$350 depending on deals. Which gets me something on par with a x60 TI - x70.

Every 3-4 years I rebuild the motherboard/cpu/ram and replace other aging/failing parts. A lot depends on deals.


One other thing that may help you. Tom's does the graphics cards evaluations just about every month. I linked December's below for you.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-card-review,3107.html
 

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That looks like a sweet deal. I tend to lean towards Nvidia but I do own a 6850 that is running on my guest gaming desktop.


I do know AMD is also planning on releasing there new cards in the next month or so. Probably part of the reason that's such a bargain. Not trying to deter you though. If you really want to upgrade I'd say that (ATI 7970) looks like the best way to go.
 
I'm a bit suspicious of Overclockers, had really bad experiences with them in the past (as did a lot of other people). Apparently they've got better, but I still don't bother with them. £7 delivery charge too - lets them make things appear a bit cheaper than they really are. Ebuyer and Novatech are free delivery, Dabs are £1.
 

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Yeah I hear ya but I have had good experience with them, as for the delivery I have to swallow it as I did the buy now pay later which other sites dont do!
 
I'd say wait for the GTX700s either way - you know the Radeon 8000s will be overpriced until they have some GTX700 competition from nVidia. Just look at how GTX670 drove down 7970 prices!

As for the CUDA and PhysX, you're not missing much there. The more important things you'd lose are more consistent delivery of framerates and adaptive v-sync. GTX670 is the best purchase of what's out currently.
 

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Oh ok..I wouldnt get a serious card right now then i mean because when the new ones come out your going to want to upgrade again..I have the gtx 660 TI and im looking towards to seeing what the 770, 760 760 TI is going to be about and if they exceed im going to pick up one of them
 

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I agree the GTX 670 is a good card, if you want to save money and are worried that the 670 is not enough of an upgrade you could buy a used 560ti use it for 6 months then pop it into an SLI setup at the girl's house then buy a true upgrade at that point. I see 560ti going for $90 bucks used on craiglist. I do live in a large city but an idea.

I would go cheap and wait. the 560ti still provides good gaming and if you were to sli, it would really improve the gf's rig for the future.

just trying to add something new many other good comments out their
 

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A good advice.

Do not listen those coments of "wait a couple of weeks/months to see if the price drops, a new launch or the world ends"

Just pick up the best GPU you can aford now, ENJOY IT NOW! because, people will tell you to wait 4 months for a new release, then when those cards are launched, they will tell you again to wait untill the competition shows up and everybody has to lower their price, then when the price are pretty low, they will tell you wait untill a new release.

So, waiting too much and not enjoying nothing... just get the GTX 670, it will plenty for todays and tomorrows games.... And when the next generation apears, you can sell it and get a higher tier, lets say something like GTX 880... Or, also.. wait for a next generation... Its all up to you.

But if you dont have anything right now, just buy the best you can, and think about upgrades or waiting later.

And GTX670 will be more than enough for any game in 2013-2014... So get it, its worth the money.
 
I'd +1 that actually. Although I'm personally gonna wait, there will always be reason to wait a bit longer. And it's all coming to an end on Friday anyway... so grab that GTX670 ;-) It's gonna be the GTX800 series in 2014 that delivers the really massive advances anyway, not GTX700. According to nVidia's roadmaps at least.