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Hardware Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Review

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Baz, 16 Aug 2012.

  1. faugusztin

    faugusztin I *am* the guy with two left hands

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    Plus the use tax which i am pretty sure you will pay with your other taxes, right ? ;) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Use_tax
     
  2. law99

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    I'm thinking a non ti 660 or ti 650 for me now really. I only game at 1080p... plus I have no desire to go eyefinity or surround. I also mainly play Skyrim at the moment and Nvidia really lead in that one.
     
  3. Shirty

    Shirty Time travelling rogue Super Moderator

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    I wonder if second hand 580 prices will rise a little based on this. An additional £60-70 for a couple of FPS and hugely inferior compute power, even with the benefit of lower power consumption, seems quite a margin.

    Mind you, the difference between 670 and 680 is comparable.
     
  4. GuilleAcoustic

    GuilleAcoustic Ook ? Ook !

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    Same, but I only play D3 (and a few not demanding games). A short length GPU with a single 6 pin power would be perfect (ITX rig).
     
  5. Harlequin

    Harlequin Well-Known Member

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    GTX 650Ti looks like the one on a budget to go for (or a gtx 460 1gb )
     
  6. suragh

    suragh Derp

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    I think I will wait and see if there's a little shift in price by christmas
     
  7. Mentai

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    So the 660ti is limited at higher resolutions compared to the 670, but what about 1080p games in the future? Surely there'll be games in a few years time that are barely playable maxed out at 1080p, will the difference between the two cards show up then or is that gap exclusive to higher resolutions?
     
  8. dangerman1337

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    Honestly here in the UK the 660Ti is weak buy IMO and very weak if you don't mind doing an overclock as the 7950 can get near a GTX 680 in BF3: http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Sapphire/HD_7950_Flex/31.html (doesn't seem to like the number and has more bandwidth and higher VRAM so it won't get bottlenecked at higher resolutions or future games.
     
  9. maverik-sg1

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    Keeping my 570 will wait for 770 or 780 - My monitor is 1900x1200 and there's no reason for me to upgrade right now - this whole generation of cards from AMD and Nvidia are underwhelming.
     
  10. David

    David Take my advice — I’m not using it.

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    Perhaps they are if you're in the habit of upgrading to each new generation. Even so, 580/570 to 680/670 looks like a decent bump.

    We lesser mortals will see a marked benefit from upgrading our much older cards. ;)
     
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    Time for bed
     
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  12. ssj12

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    when the world's currency is becoming worthless, prices go up. Inflation at its finest.
     
  13. DbD

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    Far too expensive. The whole nvidia range has been shifted up a price bracket from previous gen considering the 670/680 are basically the same size/board size as a 560, and the 660 is a 550, and the real 580 replacement is still awol.
     
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  14. faugusztin

    faugusztin I *am* the guy with two left hands

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    You gotta love these optimist types, who still think we will see GK110 in consumper products in 2012. Maybe in 2013 or never.
     
  15. Harlequin

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    so you want a 3 foot long of super bitchin power to be a real replacement of the gtx 580 then huh?

    [​IMG]

    there ya go
     
  16. SexyHyde

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    absolutely ecstatic about the price. Just makes my GTX670 OC on a reference 680 board with the extra power phase all the more sweeter as it cost me just over £300. So glad I didn't wait for this. I think the scores a bit high tho due to the high price.
     
  17. do_it_anyway

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    Having thought about this, and woken up with a different head on to my initial "WTF pricing!!!" head, I now feel slightly differently.

    We are thinking this is a mid range card and should be priced as a mid range card. i.e. £150-200.

    HOWEVER, Nvidia are not thinking "mid range", they are thinking "what is this closest too in terms of performance, and we will price it accordingly".
    So, while I am the first to jump on the green corners back because of the high price, they are releasing something that is somewhat better than the 7950, for the same or less than the 7950.
    So if anything, we could blame AMD for their pricing. They put their mid to upper card at £250. Nvidia followed suit.

    All in all though, I just don't see this as value. You are paying ~£35 more for a 670. And that, in percentage terms in only about 12% or 13%.
    At the higher end you expect diminishing returns, but not in this case. 12% more, for ~12% more performance. And better longevitity.
    People who are prepared to drop £250 on a GPU will be prepared to drop £280 on a GPU.

    So what of the people who won't spend over £200? But want latest tech?
    They will buy AMD.
    So....pointless release Nvidia. I can understand your pricing, I don't think its overpriced compared to whats around. I just think its pointless. You aren't tapping into a different part of the market, just muddying the waters of an already saturated area of the market.

    How long until the real mid range card? The 650Ti?
     
  18. law99

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    7870 looks v.appealing to me now actually. If the playing field remains unchanged after my holiday, it will get my purchase providing no price drop occurs on the 660 ti or 580.
     
  19. adam_bagpuss

    adam_bagpuss Have you tried turning it off/on ?

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    the 7870 is around £220 when a 660Ti which is £240. For an extra £20 your getting something that is noticeably better (5-15%) and in some games BF3 smashes it (25%+ better on max settings @1920x1200). for £20 id take that.
     
  20. Baz

    Baz I work for Corsair

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    /concur.

    They're at diff price points, which is Nvidia's problem; not everyone can, or wants to spend £250 on a card, regardless of performance. If you can afford it, head to head, you'd chose the 660 Ti.
     
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