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  1. #21


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    yes, I like the reduction of RAM and increase in GPU.

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  2. #22


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    I concur. Graphical intensive rendering is done by the GPU these days.
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  3. #23


    The cost between GTX 660 & 670 is almost double. Hope it's worth it.

    What would the advantages be if WoW #1 player only has a GTX 660 and player #2 has a GTX 670 ? For the heck of it toss in player #3 with a GTX 650 .
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  4. #24


    Quote Originally Posted by pcRat View Post
    The cost between GTX 660 & 670 is almost double. Hope it's worth it.

    What would the advantages be if WoW #1 player only has a GTX 660 and player #2 has a GTX 670 ? For the heck of it toss in player #3 with a GTX 650 .
    If the 670 is a bit expensive, consider the 660ti. It may offer the best price/performance point.
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  5. #25


    Quote Originally Posted by pcRat View Post
    The cost between GTX 660 & 670 is almost double. Hope it's worth it.

    What would the advantages be if WoW #1 player only has a GTX 660 and player #2 has a GTX 670 ? For the heck of it toss in player #3 with a GTX 650 .
    I would go with a 660 myself, save the cash today and plan to buy a new card a year or two down the road. But that is just me.
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  6. #26


    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by pcRat View Post
    The cost between GTX 660 & 670 is almost double. Hope it's worth it.

    What would the advantages be if WoW #1 player only has a GTX 660 and player #2 has a GTX 670 ? For the heck of it toss in player #3 with a GTX 650 .
    I would go with a 660 myself, save the cash today and plan to buy a new card a year or two down the road. But that is just me.
    Unfortunately we know how that works out for most people who can't afford the better card during the build. We can't afford it later either. I'd be sure to help him upgrade later but we never know about tomorrow. I may not be here tomorrow to help him.
    If he gets into editing or something else, I'd rather he have more than less.
    Between a reduction in cost by installing a used SATA hdd for storage instead of buying a new one and reduction in RAM.

    Really, I'd just to know what makes the 670 so much better than the 660 ? In laymans terms.
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  7. #27


    I just found what I asked dated feb 13 2013 @ Should I return the GTX 660 for a 670? - Graphics Cards - Graphics & Displays
    I can understand the numbers but slightly on their references like Mtexels is new


    Well, just based on performance I would go with it. But calculated out it comes to,
    219*.85 = 186.15
    so
    389.99- 186.15 = 203.84
    So you are paying an extra 200$ for around a %30 percent performance boost (based on this comparison). Other than that, look up the benchmarks for the games you play and decide if that 200 difference is worth it to you. Just a little note is that regardless of what you buy now, it will not be on top for very long. Nothing is "Futureproof". But that also doesn't mean that your card will be a hunk of plastic in three months, it will still run games, just not max them out.
    Without further ado, here are the benchmarks:
    Power Consumption (Max TDP)
    GeForce GTX 660 140 Watts
    Geforce GTX 670 170 Watts
    Difference: 30 Watts (21%)
    Memory Bandwidth
    Theoretically speaking, the Geforce GTX 670 should perform quite a bit faster than the GeForce GTX 660 in general. (explain)
    Geforce GTX 670 192000 MB/sec
    GeForce GTX 660 144192 MB/sec
    Difference: 47808 (33%)
    Texel Rate
    The Geforce GTX 670 will be much (approximately 31%) faster with regards to texture filtering than the GeForce GTX 660. (explain)
    Geforce GTX 670 102480 Mtexels/sec
    GeForce GTX 660 78400 Mtexels/sec
    Difference: 24080 (31%)
    Pixel Rate
    If using a high resolution is important to you, then the Geforce GTX 670 is a better choice, by a large margin. (explain)
    Geforce GTX 670 29280 Mpixels/sec
    GeForce GTX 660 23520 Mpixels/sec
    Difference: 5760 (24%)
    Please note that the above 'benchmarks' are all just theoretical
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  8. #28


    Maybe this will help you decide;
    GeForce GTX 670 vs GeForce GTX 660

    I still like saving $100 on the card. Either way in 2-3 years time, both cards would be old and outdated. Have you looked at the 660TI's
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  9. #29


    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    Maybe this will help you decide;
    GeForce GTX 670 vs GeForce GTX 660

    I still like saving $100 on the card. Either way in 2-3 years time, both cards would be old and outdated. Have you looked at the 660TI's
    Thanks for the good link pparks1. another page I emailed myself besides adding to favorites.

    It made the GTX 670 decision easier. Went right along with 3 things my Dad always said
    1. If there is time to do it over, there is time to do it right the first time.
    2. You get what you paid for.
    3. If you bought the good one to begin with, you would not have regrets now.
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  10. #30


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    bottom line is if you can afford better hardware now, get it. not only does it get you better performance now, it also means you can hold out longer before you need to upgrade.

    you really do get what you pay for. go cheap now, upgrade sooner in the future.

    but of course, if you're completely stretching your budget, then pull back. food on the table and money to pay for important things always comes first.
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