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upgrading to a nvidia 660..


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#1 noeyjerd

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 03:20 PM

I have a radeon 6950. would upgrading to a 660 be worth 240$ ?



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Posted 19 March 2013 - 07:11 PM

A lot would depend on the specific model 660 were talking about, but from what Im seeing, no. The averge nvidia 660 will outperform a 6950 from what Im seeing, but not by a large margine, 100 mhz more on the GPU and thats it. The 660 typically offers 2 gigs of video ram compared to the 6950s 1, so that will be where most of the performacne increase will come from-but not worth $240 in my opinion.


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Posted 19 March 2013 - 07:29 PM

What would be an upgrade? If the 660 isn't much of one then the 670 isn't. I read that's only like 10% better than the 660. Games like battlefield get as low as 30 frames in some parts. I read the 660 is around a constant 50-60 on ultra. I like my games around a constant 60.

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 07:32 PM

the 6950 was Atis high end card at the time, the 660 and 670 are next generation-but only low to mid range cards. Usually, high end cards from one generation will match up pretty well with low to mid range cards from the next. If it was me I would save my dough and buy a new high end AMD 7000 series card, or save up and buy a high end NVIDIA card-that would give you the biggest bang for your buck as far as upgrading will go.


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Posted 19 March 2013 - 11:48 PM

The 660 is roughly 15% faster then the 6950.
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Posted 20 March 2013 - 09:06 AM

Well thank you. Saved me some money.






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