GTX 660 vs GTX 560

Mesbahi

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GTX 660 vs CPU vs Motherboard
Hey guys , please help me on this today :D

this my combo:

ASUS GTX 560 II OC
Gigabyte Z68AP-3d (rev 1.0)
8 GB DDR 3
I5 2300 2.8 GHZ


i am thinking of upgrading my Graphic Card to GTX 660 (Best one available in my city stores :( )
is it worth upgrading my card?



By the way my GTX 560 is running very good for now!

What do you think?
 
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Just note, 2 560s is on par with a gtx 580 but can't deal with AA as good. Lets say you sell the 560 you have for 100 bucks and you are thinking about spending 150 on a 2nd card...thats 250 bucks.

Fuck the 560s man...250 gets you in range of a 760. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130935. A 7850 or 650 to boost or a 660 are all good picks as wll. A new 200 buck card will preform as good as the 560s, have more ram, and not have the...

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I'm in a similar boat, but with a 560ti vs a 660ti. Honestly, I'm waiting for the 700 series. The 6**s have improved rates, but you're only one generation behind. Save up for the 700's.

And they're coming out in a couple months, I guess
 

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And if you really want to upgrade now, I recommend step it up a bit and get the 670.

Personally, I would wait for a while because I still think the 560 has some juice left and get the 700 series when they come out, but that's just me.
 

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Thank you guys

but like i sad before this the best one available for now , and something like 670 for 680 the only way to see it is in my dreams or the web!!!

does the 660 worth upgrading from 560 for now?

 

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I have a GTX 460 1GB/256 bit from asus and i am in doubt that i need to upgrade to the 660ti, even if the benchmark numbers show about 40% improvement. Hell, i can play everything @ 1080p @ high/ultra with custom settings so whats the point :p, but thats just me :)
 

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i think it worth it a 660 is very nearto a 580 now and i think i's gonna perform like it when using latest driver however here is the performance summary for the new cards
ur card the 560 is like a 650 ti
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If you can wait i honestly would go for the gtx 770 honestly to get more pop out of the card. I have the 660ti and even tho i could wait and get the 760ti for around the same price i wanna step up to a more higher end card so the 770 would be a better option for me. Thats just my opinion. I tell everyone this because we coming close to the 700 release and at this moment i dont think its smart buying a 600 series series if you going to a higher end card due to those come out around between march-may which isnt that bad of a wait and worth it
 

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It's not a bad move to buy a 600 series card now, it's just that from a 560 to 660 isn't really what I call smart purchase. The improvement is significant, but in my opinion, not significant enough. That's why I think the best upgrade from a 560 is a 670 though that is beyond OP's budget as he stated.
 

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True i still dont think its smart tho. Atleast wait till the 770 comes out because around for the same price he can get a better card and save up..Even if he doesnt buy the 770 atleast he will know whats out there and wont have buyers remorse. I say this from experience. The 670 yes would be a GREAT improvement over the 560 he has im not knocking you there but we close to release why not save a bit and go all out u know
 

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Ima tell a little story..I had the gtx 460 fpb version2 and when the 660ti back in july i bought that and yea that was a big upgrade for me yeh eveything was running smooth getting nice frames but if i could do it again from having the 460 i would of bought a 670. Im saying the same from a 560 to 660 is nice and in his case a 560 to a 670 would be great but what would be even sick is a 560 to a 770 that in my opinion is more worth it to me
 

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That's a good advice, but do we already have an official announcement on 700 series release date?
 

determinologyz

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No but i dont see those cards coming out any later. nvidia is on a time line like amd both has to eat (make money) so i wouldnt be surprised if both companys in the woodworks. Nvidia keeps everything a secret tho but im pretty sure its going to be march-may just like the 600 series..The lower end cards will come out later on the year 660ti 660 650 650ti july-oct
 

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Im in the same boat as you, except im using the 768mb/192 bit version and I can play most things at 1080p high/ultra with few things lowered (shadows/ûbersampling/SSAO) Only play Skyrim, WoW, BF3 mostly so this works for me atm. Theyre both still decent cards, though mines more gimped :( but im cool with it till I see what the 700 series offers :)
 

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You should categorize GPU's by fab process 1st and corporate badging a distant second. So the 400/500 series are approx the same at 40nm and 600/700, same story but at 28nm. The yields for the 700 series should be a bit better(like 500 vs. 400) so there will be a slight performance increase. Unless the GPU in particular is just given a new number, but is an old GFxxx part.

The next real jump should be the 800 series in 2014 or so. A rather long wait.
 

AMD were ahead of Nvidia last time and probably will be again this time.
 

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Yea the 800 series is going to be mind blowing tends to happen that way every gen