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GTX 660Ti 2 or 3gb version?

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  1. puma99dk|

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    i am thinking about downgrading to a GTX 660Ti bcs i rarely use my GTX 680 as much as i actually want to.

    Bcs of time (busy with other stuff and no feeling well) and there actually ain't that many games am playing plus i am waiting on BioShock Infinite, GTAIV and Need For Speed Most Wanted 2012 to get release but i still think a GTX 660 Ti can handle that or am i wrong when i say 1080p?

    i am only playing gaming in like window mode 1280x720 atm og using it as decoding of blu-ray, h264/x264/ccv1 codec and i what i have seen in tests it even does well at 1920x1080 and not that much lower than GTX 670 but have the same amount of cuda cores.

    so which should i go with all 3 under 310euro's shipped to my door.

    Asus GTX660 Ti-DC2OG-2GD5

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    ASUS GTX660 Ti-DC2OG-2GD5 (hardwareversand.de)


    MSI N660Ti Power Edition 2GD5/OC

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    MSI N660Ti Power Edition 2GD5/OC (hardwareversand.de)


    EVGA GeForce GTX 660 Ti SC+ 3gb

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    EVGA GeForce GTX 660 Ti SC+ 3gb (hardwareversand.de)
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    I would go DCII personally but the MSI comes at a close second.
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    DC II and definitely the 2 GB version
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    If anything I would have taken a 1.5GB version if there are any on retail :p
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    plus if i take the Asus i should be able to flash it with the TOP bios right? ^^;
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    2GB is plenty for anything up to 1080p, but the best deal in 660 Tis right now is the Newegg rebate on the Giga for $285. It performs on par with the ASUS and MSI and only the ASUS beats it on noise and temps, but just barely.

    Need I remind you that the 670 that stole the show was the non ref, ref priced Giga Windforce, and this one has the Windforce 2 cooler.

    That said, the Giga or EVGA OCed 660s are an even better deal at $230. The 660 Ti is actually a bit over-built CUDA core wise for resolutions beyond 1080p, and that's the ONLY area where it exceeds the 660 in it's hardware specs. That's why in most benches at 1080p the 660 Ti only beats it by a frame or two.
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    Frag Maniac i can't do newegg i am from dk and i am only allowed to import for about 13,49 USD or else i need to pay taxes and it will be more expensive ^^;

    that's why i choose germany bcs i can pay whatever computer parts i want there no extra taxes needed plus plus i ruffly save around 84USD / 66euro from dk prices atm.
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    Can I throw in a question... What's the difference between the GTX 660 and the GTX 660Ti?
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    Anandtech has a nice chart summarizing it here
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    cuda cores as far as ino actually

    GTX 660 got 960 Cuda Cores and GTX 660 Ti got 1344 Cuda Cores.
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    So if I'm to buy I really should try aim for the Ti model, it's a little more than the £200 mark I was aiming for, would I see the difference to be fair?
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    Ill let you decide that. the GTX660ti is 7% faster then the Asus 660 DirectCUII card on average

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    I don't see the 7% worth the extra £70 it would cost me. :|

    Sorry for jumping yoru thread puma.
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    Puma

    Get the Asus card with 2GB

    Depends on what games and resolution you play at.
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    Nothing beyond the norm... 1080* and some of the recent titles such as Max Payne 3, Dirt Showdown, Syndicate and the likes of.
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    Strictly from the two i would probably go asus but msi isn't much different.
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    Asus is just a lot quieter.
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    ASUS for sure! It a great card!
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    maybe but in some countries (in EU) asus can have some crazy high prices compared to the rest.
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    No more ASUS 660 Ti TOPs around though, they stopped making them I guess. Hardware Canucks did a shootout containing that card, and although it won on OCing, the Giga won on temps and was barely edged out by the TOP on noise, which indicates were the TOP given enough fan speed to match the temp of the Giga, they'd be dead even on both.

    It was also rather enlightening that although the TOP pulled ahead on ave frames when OCed, it also had more of a tendency to fluctuate a lot in frame rate, in many spots dipping below that of the competition. The Giga was the clear winner at factory settings and since it more stable than the TOP was on frame rates even when OCed, I would have called it the overall winner, esp considering the lower price.

    The review sites tend to rate with the mindset of an extreme OCer though, no matter the tradeoffs.
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    from my point of view downgrade for moment busy times and little sick is nonsense but for the card go for the gtx 660ti power edition and take a look at this GTX 660 Ti Max Overclock Review - MSI Power Editio...
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    This review shows the Giga edging out the MSI.

    http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/foru...ti-roundup-asus-evga-gigabyte-galaxy-msi.html

    It's faster, cooler, and quieter. Also more stable in it's frame rate window than the ASUS TOP. The only slight negative was a flimsy feeling cooler shroud, but I argue that a shroud if too large can just trap more heat.

    MSI has best bang for buck on MBs, but on GPUs I lean toward Giga lately.
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    the msi model have the triple overvoltage that is an advantage when you oc look the video i post
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    if you using heavy textures, high aa/af
    i guess better take 3 gig memory
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    asus or msi, leave the 3Gb evga

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