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GeForce 9800 GT vs GeForce 660 GTX review
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Default GeForce 9800 GT vs GeForce 660 GTX review - 09-19-2012, 09:01 | posts: 20,714 | Location: Guru3D testlab

We place the GeForce 9800 GT vs GeForce 660 GTX in a quick four page article slash review. Demographics show that a lot of end-users who purchased their PC a couple of years ago very likely still have...

GeForce 9800 GT vs GeForce 660 GTX review
   
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Default 09-19-2012, 09:20 | posts: 2,872 | Location: The Freak Show - Earth.

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Take it from the guru, it's time to upgrade buddy.
Love that bit lol.

Although, in my case, my laptop is far more high-end than my desktop (backwards I know) with it having a "Athlon 6000+ and a Geforce 8600 GT".

Maybe instead of my next trip too Aussie, I might invest in a better desktop lol.
   
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Default 09-19-2012, 09:43 | posts: 3,363 | Location: Bristol, UK

Its defo time for upgrade for me but i cant decide! Also is 660ti better than 660? im so confused :S
   
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Default 09-19-2012, 09:57 | posts: 84 | Location: Portugal

I think it was important to compare the performance of both with a CPU from the 9800GT era, you know for the people that goes to upgrade only the card, or to see what they gonna loose in the new card if they don't upgrade the hole system.
   
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Default 09-19-2012, 10:36 | posts: 1,293 | Location: Portugal

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Its defo time for upgrade for me but i cant decide! Also is 660ti better than 660? im so confused :S
Yes, ti is better.
   
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Default 09-19-2012, 11:40 | posts: 1,732 | Location: Northampton, United Kingdom

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Its defo time for upgrade for me but i cant decide! Also is 660ti better than 660? im so confused :S
If your in the UK, the 670 is a better price than the 660 Ti. Its too expensive for what it is, if you want to spend around 200 then get the regular GTX 660
   
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Default 09-19-2012, 12:28 | posts: 9,853 | Location: Yorkshire [UK]

Nice article, I'm thinking about moving on from my 8800GT to a 660. Would have liked to see BF3 compared.

Also as mentioned above, seeing both using an old C2D CPU would be interesting as I'll porbably ugrade the GPU first but not sure how much I'd be throttled.
   
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Default 09-19-2012, 12:50 | posts: 3,363 | Location: Bristol, UK

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If your in the UK, the 670 is a better price than the 660 Ti. Its too expensive for what it is, if you want to spend around 200 then get the regular GTX 660
I see..Isn't 670 a bit of a waste if i only have 1680x1080 screen at the moment? i was thinking about getting 7950.
   
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Default 09-19-2012, 12:52 | posts: 1,732 | Location: Northampton, United Kingdom

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I see..Isn't 670 a bit of a waste if i only have 1680x1080 screen at the moment? i was thinking about getting 7950.
Ah well in that case a regular 660 will do nicely ha
   
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Default 09-19-2012, 12:58 | posts: 3,363 | Location: Bristol, UK

ha im liking the price of normal 660
   
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Default 09-19-2012, 13:01 | posts: 6,722 | Location: Bristol, UK

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I see..Isn't 670 a bit of a waste if i only have 1680x1080 screen at the moment? i was thinking about getting 7950.
Buy 2nd hand, I got my 460s second hand and they have been going strong ever since.
   
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Default 09-19-2012, 13:29 | posts: 1,293 | Location: Portugal

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Nice article, I'm thinking about moving on from my 8800GT to a 660. Would have liked to see BF3 compared.

Also as mentioned above, seeing both using an old C2D CPU would be interesting as I'll porbably ugrade the GPU first but not sure how much I'd be throttled.
In your case there will be both a bottleneck and a major increase in your fps. I would go for it and later a new cpu with all the other goodies.
   
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Default 09-19-2012, 13:39 | posts: 3,363 | Location: Bristol, UK

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Buy 2nd hand, I got my 460s second hand and they have been going strong ever since.
Which one? 670 or 7950? or 660ti
   
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Default 09-19-2012, 13:41 | posts: 386 | Location: Brazil

I used a 9800gt but it died just after warranty ended. That kind of cooler that looks like a turbine is piece of crap. So I switched to a Radeon 5670 (great card from MSI, but AMD drivers are crap), and then to a Geforce 560Ti. The processor has changed as well, from a Athlon x2 6000+ (2.8Ghz) to a Phenom II X4 955 BE. That's what I love from AMD, the motherboard is the SAME! I started with 2GB of RAM and now I've installed 8gb on it, and I can kick any game fully MAXED on it, and it runs butter smooth!

The performance difference is amazing, but still, that was a very good and capable machine, could be running the latest games at medium levels.

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Default 09-19-2012, 14:23 | posts: 1,448 | Location: uk

hey H have you got the gpu score for vantage it would also be cool to see the score against all the other cards as the system and the bench make setting are the same. good review though very interesting
   
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Default 09-19-2012, 14:49 | posts: 1,407 | Location: Warsaw, Poland

Thank you for this review.

It's really refreshing and shows how the products change over time.
   
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Default 09-19-2012, 15:12 | posts: 2,921 | Location: Philippines

my 460 SE is dying, using my ol 9600GT now and planning to get a 660 as well, so i would expect similar improvement
   
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Default 09-19-2012, 15:42 | posts: 3,725 | Location: Manchester, UK

Great comparison there aren't enough reviews like this out there. I would love to know how my 5850 would do against a 7950/660Ti.
   
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Default 09-19-2012, 15:50 | posts: 637

Interesting, though I had wanted to see some more, modern DX11 games.

Benchmarks for modern DX11 games very rarely feature DX10/10.1 cards(which is a damn shame), and the modern games are afterall what we upgrade for
   
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Default 09-19-2012, 16:17 | posts: 4,900 | Location: Netherlands

That's why i like CoD engine, it runs good on old hardware.
   
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Default 09-19-2012, 16:20 | posts: 6,580 | Location: Puerto Rico

Very interesting article Hilbert , good to see something differnt done. The jump in performance from that old architecture compared with the latest says it all. Great review.
   
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Default 09-19-2012, 17:39 | posts: 114

Interesting article/review ruined by this : Core i7 965 Extreme @ 3750 MHz

You should have used a Core2(or 2008 spec CPU).

There is no one with a core i7 extreme and a 9800gt....it is much more likely they have a Q6600 or E8500. Now that would have been interesting to see how much of a boost they get and how much the Old CPU bottle necks the modern GPU.

I say do the review again...properly

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Thinking about it, this is actually really bad false advertising for nvidia that could fool many people who aren't savvy enough to realise they wont get near that boost with the old CPU they actually have. To me, it's as bad as re-branding old generation GPUs to fool customers not "in the know".

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Default 09-19-2012, 17:47 | posts: 9 | Location: Spain

lol, that's exactly my case Plan to upgrade my old 8800 GT to 660 GTX Can't believe that I still play almost all games @ MAX (and @16x10) Watta card!
   
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Default 09-19-2012, 18:11 | posts: 4,900 | Location: Netherlands

I still remember buying the 8800GTX first day it came out.

Jesus what a price tag it had, sold my crappy scooter to buy best videocard
   
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Default 09-19-2012, 18:19 | posts: 4,668 | Location: Washington DC

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Interesting, though I had wanted to see some more, modern DX11 games.

Benchmarks for modern DX11 games very rarely feature DX10/10.1 cards(which is a damn shame), and the modern games are afterall what we upgrade for
Why would you benchmark a card that doesn't support DX11 on a DX11 game?
Granted you could run most in DX9 mode (or sometimes DX10) but wouldn't that defeat the purpose? Why would you want to know how your shiny new DX11 card ran a game in DX9?
   
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