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« on: August 20, 2012, 06:22:25 PM »

So I almost pulled the trigger on this card upgrade   While it would be a substantial improvement over my 550 Ti, I'm wondering if it's worth the current asking price.


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« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2012, 06:30:59 PM »

On Batman: AA, it benchmarks close to the Radeon HD 7870, which is about five levels above your current card.  Tom's Hardware recommends that you be at least three levels apart in order to see a noticeable improvement.  And their overall opinion is that the cards are a bit of a wash. 
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« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2012, 07:01:37 PM »

yeah, I should have went to Tom's as I like their reviews.   Might just buy it from Amazon as I have a 50.00 gift card that I have been holding onto...   
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« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2012, 09:12:46 PM »

the 660Ti is a huge jump over your 550. Is it worth $300? Well that's a personal decision based on how much gaming you do on your PC and the upcoming and current games you would use it for.
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« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2012, 12:16:09 AM »

Oh just go get it!   You know you want to.

Plus.... Guild Wars 2 with that card = Happy Ravens Fan!

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« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2012, 04:34:57 AM »

Meh. New consoles by next year means save the moolah.
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« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2012, 01:00:00 PM »


Quote from: Lockdown on August 21, 2012, 12:16:09 AM

Oh just go get it!   You know you want to.

Plus.... Guild Wars 2 with that card = Happy Ravens Fan!




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Quote from: Purge on August 21, 2012, 04:34:57 AM

Meh. New consoles by next year means save the moolah.



Consoles?  You mean the mythical 720?
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« Reply #7 on: August 21, 2012, 03:18:40 PM »

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Quote from: Lockdown on August 21, 2012, 12:16:09 AM

Oh just go get it!   You know you want to.

Plus.... Guild Wars 2 with that card = Happy Ravens Fan!




So true

Quote from: Purge on August 21, 2012, 04:34:57 AM

Meh. New consoles by next year means save the moolah.



Consoles?  You mean the mythical 720?

Not a doubt in my mind that by next xmas, we'll have the PS4 / 720.

As for PC gaming, it will then hit a slump and slow down again as the hardware cost of a console is ... oh, I dunno, about the same as a single "near-bleeding-edge" video card alone.
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« Reply #8 on: September 13, 2012, 01:55:50 AM »

Quote from: Isgrimnur on August 20, 2012, 06:30:59 PM

On Batman: AA, it benchmarks close to the Radeon HD 7870, which is about five levels above your current card.  Tom's Hardware recommends that you be at least three levels apart in order to see a noticeable improvement.  And their overall opinion is that the cards are a bit of a wash. 

I just wanted to say thanks for posting this info.  I'm looking at upgrading my GTS 250 and the level chart has been a great help.  Looks like my card is still hanging tough, at least from my desired price range.
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« Reply #9 on: September 13, 2012, 03:14:22 AM »

I'm glad I could help.  It truly is an awesome resource.
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« Reply #10 on: September 13, 2012, 03:27:51 AM »

Quote from: Isgrimnur on September 13, 2012, 03:14:22 AM

I'm glad I could help.  It truly is an awesome resource.

Yes it is.  I was looking at their site - I've always used it in the past - but I hadn't found the generational chart.  That chart is ...(insert teh kidz' latest slang of approval).
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« Reply #11 on: September 14, 2012, 02:05:07 PM »

I'm waiting for the 7s to come out, my 460s in SLi still do a good enough job to run everything Ive thrown at them at higher settings. I have a feeling once the next gen consoles launch we will see the PC Ports really demanding new video cards. That new Unreal Engine will need a 6, but I figure if I wait for the 7 I will be in much better shape.
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