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Upgrading from HD 6870, what to save for?

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only you think 660ti is as powerful as the high end 670/680.
The cut ROPs and narrower memory bus do slow the card a bit, but it certainly uses the high-end silicon. A well overclocked sample will probably match/take the lead from the GTX 670 (reference) in a variety of games.
 

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The cut ROPs and narrower memory bus do slow the card a bit, but it certainly uses the high-end silicon. A well overclocked sample will probably match/take the lead from the GTX 670 (reference) in a variety of games.
It's not a 680 or 670 it's still a 660ti MiD RANGE
 
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It's not a 680 or 670 it's still a 660ti MiD RANGE
Wasn't arguing the tier, just making a statement about performance. However, if I were to make such a comment, I'd say that this is similar to the GTX 260/+ situation. The card is named and marketed in such a way, that I would call it 'high/upper Mid-range', just as the GTX 260/+ was. Both that and the 660Ti share the same high-end silicon with the more powerful models, thus with an overclock, would often catch the higher tier cards. Basically saying that both sit right on the fine edge of the tier boundaries and can sway either way, in terms of performance. Unfortunately, it isn't currently priced as what I would expect a mid-range card to be priced at. In my local stores, the reference GTX 670 is only ~$50 more expensive than the cheaper GTX 660Ti cards.
 
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To stay on topic; +1 for GTX 660Ti.

Whatever card you get, enjoy it. :)
 

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Wasn't arguing the tier, just making a statement about performance. However, if I were to make such a comment, I'd say that this is similar to the GTX 260/+ situation. The card is named and marketed in such a way, that I would call it 'high/upper Mid-range', just as the GTX 260/+ was. Both that and the 660Ti share the same high-end silicon with the more powerful models, thus with an overclock, would often catch the higher tier cards. Basically saying that both sit right on the fine edge of the tier boundaries and can sway either way, in terms of performance. Unfortunately, it isn't currently priced as what I would expect a mid-range card to be priced at. In my local stores, the reference GTX 670 is only ~$50 more expensive than the cheaper GTX 660Ti cards.
Whats all this talk of the GTX 260 is was a suckin SLOW card so was the core 216 version. The high binned 560ti Gigabyte SOC could OC to beyond the performance of the GTX570 but does that mean it's a high end card not GTX 560ti is MID RANGE just like 660ti. Also the GTX 260 is MID RANGE LOL always was always will be and it was never $450 like that other troll is trying to say as it retailed at around $300 at launch. The CHIP is not what dictates what class a GPU is the PRICE point and performance is what dictates the positioning a GPU is so is the name. 660ti is priced as a mid range chip performs like a mid range chip and IS an MID RANGE and I am done with you ignorant TROLLS.
 
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BM if this bothers you so much, start another thread. This thread is for opinions on upgrading not a debate of whether the 660 Ti is mid or high range. I've had to put up with you and Benetaglia going back and forth with ur own mini debate, please take it elsewhere. Also, calling people ignorant trolls when you yourself started the 660 Ti debate is kind of childish and name calling doesn't get you far in life or on forums.
 

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BM if this bothers you so much, start another thread. This thread is for opinions on upgrading not a debate of whether the 660 Ti is mid or high range. I've had to put up with you and Benetaglia going back and forth with ur own mini debate, please take it elsewhere. Also, calling people ignorant trolls when you yourself started the 660 Ti debate is kind of childish and name calling doesn't get you far in life or on forums.
That's why I stated at the end of my last statement "I am done with you Ignorant TROLLS" cause that's all they are and I am done with them LOL. I didn't start the 660ti debate I suggested to you to get a 660ti if that is the card you are after because it's a good card albeit overpriced.
 
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