560 ti vs 660 ti

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560 ti vs 660 ti

Postposted on Fri Jan 18, 2013 4:11 pm

I just purchased a new monitor upgraded from a 2005 dell 1650x1080 16:10 to this one

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001LY ... 00_s00_i00 16:9

I'm using a gtx 560 ti and I'm considering upgrading to a 660 ti

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6814127697

Do you think I will see much of a difference with that gpu upgrade? ps I'm a nvidia fan boy so no amd gpu for me.
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Re: 560 ti vs 660 ti

Postposted on Fri Jan 18, 2013 4:29 pm

Not likly a big enough step.

GTX 670 would likely be the first step of seeing a real difference.
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Re: 560 ti vs 660 ti

Postposted on Fri Jan 18, 2013 5:03 pm

I would say that the 660 Ti could be a significant upgrade over a 560Ti. The composite price vs performance index from this site's review of the 660 Ti sort of indicates a minimum average of about 25% increased performance. And here's a review from AnandTech indicating about 35% increased performance with Battlefield 3 at 1920x1200 - close to the resolution of your new monitor.

The thing is, the new monitor, at 1920x1080, won't demand that much more pixel pushing power than your old 1650x1080 model as your only dealing with about a 16% more pixels. I would think that a 560 Ti should still perform very well at 1080p in pretty much all current games. If the 560 Ti was buttery smooth with your old monitor (which it should be), then it should perform almost as well with the new monitor - or at least close enough as not to make much of a noticeable difference, if any, while gaming. I would definitely try the 560 Ti with the new monitor before upgrading.

If you really like to max out all of the graphics settings in the latest games, the 660 Ti might be a worthwhile upgrade. You definitely don't need a GTX 670 for 1920x1080 - definitely overkill.

Edit: Forgot the AnandTech link.
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Re: 560 ti vs 660 ti

Postposted on Fri Jan 18, 2013 5:35 pm

wow thx cynan that was very helpful info! I will try using my 560 ti for a bit.
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