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which card in theory is better.

IchmenIchmen Winnipeg, MBPosts: 1,228Member

was looking at some of the newish evga cards as i really should stop being lazy and replace my godly gfx card.....

but i honestly am stumped as to which is a better card :/

the slightly older

GeForce GTX 660 Ti FTW+ 3gb card 


Core Clock: 1046MHz
Boost Clock: 1124MHz
CUDA Cores: 1344
Effective Memory Clock: 6008MHz
Memory Size: 3GB
Memory Interface: 192-bit

or the slightly newer

GeForce GTX 670 2gb card

Core Clock: 915MHz

Memory Type: GDDR5
Boost Clock: 980MHz


CUDA Cores: 1344
Effective Memory Clock: 6008MHz
Memory Size: 2GB
Memory Interface: 256-bit
Memory Type: GDDR5
now my gut tells me the gx 670 is a better card do to the faster memory interface.. but same time the 660 is faster default clock speed and higher overall ram which would i'd like to believe makes it alot better overall :/ 

seeing as they both have the same cuda the only thing that really seems to spread them apart is the core clocks and interface :/ while i do dabble alittle be in OCing stuff i honestly dont see a reason to OC the 660 :/ but the 670 id most likely up the cores..

so basicly which one would actually be a better buy :/ they arent much different price wise and i cant honestly see my self using the 680 at its current price. 

CPU: Intel Core i7 CPU 860 2.8GHz
Evga GeForce 670 FTW
Evga P55 SLI



  • QuizzicalQuizzical Posts: 15,009Member Uncommon

    The GeForce GTX 670 is better, and by a lot.  The GTX 670 is already substantially constrained by memory bandwidth.  The GTX 660 Ti takes the same GPU chip and disables a memory channel so you lose 1/4 of your memory bandwidth from a card that already didn't have enough.

    The GeForce GTX 660 Ti is the same GPU chip as the GTX 670, so if you get a GTX 670 with a decent cooler, it should be able to overclock quite a bit from stock speeds.

    But if that's what you're looking to spend on a new video card, then why not pick up a different card that is substantially faster than either of those, and for about the same price?

    What case and power supply do you have?  You don't want to plug in a new video card that your system can't handle and fry things.

  • IchmenIchmen Winnipeg, MBPosts: 1,228Member

    hmm i did not know that about the memory interesting. as for psu and case i bought a antec TP-750 several years ago when i upgraded from quad core to i7 so its still pretty decent for todays hardware not really looking at replacing it just yet anyway :/ as for case i forget what the exact model is but its an nzxt case its fairly old now im sure. just running it all air cooled so i tend to keep ocing to lower spectrm lol


    only reason i use the evga stock is for their good decent system Apps and pretty good support used to use ATI heavy for years until i toasted my all in wonder card rofl been evga since.


    haha found my case... fk its old

    should throw in that do to my case's smaller size and drive bay i only get about 10-11" length wise from PCI wall to drive bay. thats assuming cables do not become an issue. though as long as a card isnt like 10/10/10 most cards would fit just fine.  im pretty sure the 670 would fit, but that HIS card i think its too long for my current case. 

    CPU: Intel Core i7 CPU 860 2.8GHz
    Evga GeForce 670 FTW
    Evga P55 SLI


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