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Old 01-11-2013, 03:48 PM   #11 (permalink)
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They don't make a difference. I was just letting you know you could do that if you wanted to if you wanted a new case. With the way things are right now your Dell board has the same future proofing as any other 1155 board on the market because the next chips will be a new socket come this summer.
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Old 01-15-2013, 11:38 AM   #12 (permalink)
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The GTX 660ti/670 physically (board) is smaller than the 560ti. The cooler itself is with the board is about the same size if not an inch shorter or so.

...Not to mention, dual card solutions are not really that great and you would be better off with a good single card solution like the 680.
Is the 660ti/670 or 680 All a really big jump from the 560ti?
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Yes. The 660ti itself is 580 performance.
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Old 01-15-2013, 01:40 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Yes. The 660ti itself is 580 performance.
Do not really know much about GPU's, but the ones I am looking at are in the 6XX family. Of these 6 which would you recommend then? Some are like the same numbers, but everything else, well thats where it loses me, with clock speed, super clocked, etc.

1) Gigabyte (GV-N670OC-2GD) NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 2GB GDDR5
- 1058 MHz Clock, 6008 MHz Memory
- PCI Express 3.0, DVI-I, DVI-D, DisplayPort, HDMI

2) EVGA (02G-P4-3662-KR) NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB GDDR5
- 1059 MHz Clock, 6008 MHz Memory
- PCI Express 3.0, Display Port, DVI, HDMI

3) EVGA (03G-P4-3663-KR) NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Ti 3GB GDDR5
- 1059 MHz Clock, 6008 MHz Memory
- PCI Express 3.0, Display Port, DVI, HDMI

4) EVGA (02G-P4-2670-KR) NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 2GB GDDR5
- 980 MHz Clock, 6008 MHz Memory
- PCI Express 3.0, Display Port, DVI-I, DVI-D, HDMI

5) EVGA (02G-P4-2662-KR) NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Superclocked 2GB GDDR5
- 1046 MHz Clock, 6008 MHz Memory
- PCI Express 3.0 x16, DVI-I, DVI-D, Display Port, HDMI

6) EVGA (02G-P4-3660-KR) NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB GDDR5
- 980 MHz Clock, 6008 MHz Memory
- PCI Express 3.0, DVI-I, DVI-D, DisplayPort, HDMI

or possibly this, if it would be a HUGE jump from the 560
EVGA (02G-P4-2680-KR) NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 2GB GDDR5
- 1058 MHz Clock, 6008 MHz Memory
- PCI Express 3.0, Display Port, DVI, HDMI
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Yes the 680 is even a huge jump from the 580. I want a 670 or 680 myself but just can't see myself doing it when I want to invest in car parts. I'm even selling my 3960x because it's not needed.
For anybody else though, I would say do it. As for all those, the difference is 660, 660ti, 670, and 680. The different models of eVGA cards just have different factory clock speeds and nothing more. I don't see the regular 660 as too much of a viable upgrade to your 560 because it is relative to 570 performance or around there.
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So a 670 is will be the biggest noticeable upgrade, excluding the 680 of course?

So of these two 670 models, which would you go with?

1) Gigabyte (GV-N670OC-2GD) NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 2GB GDDR5
- 1058 MHz Clock, 6008 MHz Memory
- PCI Express 3.0, DVI-I, DVI-D, DisplayPort, HDMI

2) EVGA (02G-P4-2670-KR) NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 2GB GDDR5
- 980 MHz Clock, 6008 MHz Memory
- PCI Express 3.0, Display Port, DVI-I, DVI-D, HDMI
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The eVGA. Personal preference from great CS and reliability.
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The eVGA. Personal preference from great CS and reliability.
Thanks for all the help and suggestions. Think I am going to pick one up this weekend and see how it all fairs with that.

Whats the best way to swap cards in terms of drivers? Whats the cleanest and easiest way to erase all the 560 ti drivers so I can install the 670 drivers?
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