GeForce GTX 660 Ti or 670?

By ingeborgdot
Nov 26, 2012
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  1. I was wondering if the better deal would be a GTX 670 for $319 or a GTX 660Ti for $239. Anyone care to comment?
  2. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 3,190   +555

    List some games you play, the screen resolution you have, and other components on your PC.
  3. ingeborgdot

    ingeborgdot TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 751

    No games. Video editing. Sony Vegas Pro 12 and Adobe After Effects
    Windows 7 Pro
    (2)-ASUS VS248H-P Black 24" Monitor
    CORSAIR Hydro Series H60 (CWCH60) Liquid CPU Cooler
    ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Z77 Intel Motherboard
    XFX 7870 Black Edition
    Kingston Hyper X Blu 16GB
    Intel Xeon E3-1245 V2 Ivy Bridge
    High Current Pro HCP-750 750W Certified 80 PLUS GOLD
    SAMSUNG 830 Series MZ-7PC256B/WW 2.5" 256GB Solid State Drive
    3 -2TB Western Digital Black HDD
    Rosewill 3.0 3.5 Internal Card Reader
    1 Asus Blu Ray Burner 1 Plextor DVD Burner
  4. ingeborgdot

    ingeborgdot TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 751

    I finally got some replies and I don't like what I found out but it could be worse. It has been found out that the new GTX 600 series has gotten worse for video editing and from many tests a 570 will actually beat a 680 and 670. The only thing I don't like is that it will use 29% more energy than the 670 but the trade off should be worth it. Now, the only question is do I get the 2GB or the 1280 or 1.25GB one? Is is worth an extra 80$ to get .75 more GB???? What say you all??
  5. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 3,190   +555

    Probably not. Also, I'm gonna say right now that I'm very unsure about what I'm saying, but: wouldn't it be better to get an enterprise-grade GPU? E.g. quattro.
  6. ingeborgdot

    ingeborgdot TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 751

    It would, but after reading many of the tests and results about that you really have to go pretty expensive to get anything better and the price point is just not good enough to justify it. After much discussion with Vegas users and people that use Nvidia for editing it is a consensus to use the 570 or 580. I went with an EVGA 570.
  7. captainawesome

    captainawesome TechSpot Booster Posts: 408   +42

    Why not an AMD GPU? What is wrong with the 7870 you have?
  8. ingeborgdot

    ingeborgdot TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 751

    It does not work with my software. I thought it might but it just doesn't .
  9. captainawesome

    captainawesome TechSpot Booster Posts: 408   +42

    Crap that sucks. Because they have better GPU compute than the nVidia 6xx.
  10. ingeborgdot

    ingeborgdot TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 751

    And so does the 570.
  11. captainawesome

    captainawesome TechSpot Booster Posts: 408   +42

    Yeah looks like it's your best option - even with the power draw. What about picking up a second hand GTX580 ?
  12. ingeborgdot

    ingeborgdot TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 751

    I drew the line with the power draw at the 570. The 580 is crazy for power.
  13. captainawesome

    captainawesome TechSpot Booster Posts: 408   +42

    Yeah I used to have a GTX480 - I know all about high power draw haha
     
  14. ingeborgdot

    ingeborgdot TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 751

    The 570 draws about 31 watts less than your 480 did. Still pretty high but better than the 580 which is about 6 less than your 480 was. I would have like to use the less powered 670 but I want performance and stability and the 600 series just don't give that with video editing.


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