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Default 470GTX Upgrade advice - 03-17-2013, 17:31 | posts: 105 | Location: Netherlands

hey guys generally my pc can't really keep up with the newest game anymore and bassicly i don't like where i am performance wise.

Currently i have a 470GTX and i'm looking to upgrade it.

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So bassicly looking around for the best upgrade i found the MSI N660Ti Power Edition 2GD5/OC to be the best upgrade.

I guess this would be the best upgrade wise bang for buck wouldn't it?

I can go for more expensive but i would like to hear the input from you guys before i buy anything.

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Default 03-17-2013, 17:50 | posts: 6,284 | Location: USA

Have you tried overclocking it?
   
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Default 03-17-2013, 17:54 | posts: 1,255 | Location: Iowa

I believe a 660ti would be a major upgrade that you would be happy with.

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/519?vs=647
   
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Default 03-17-2013, 18:02 | posts: 16,272 | Location: US East Coast

You'd be better served by a GTX670 in the long run...


   
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Default 03-17-2013, 18:09 | posts: 17,997 | Location: New Jersey, USA

I would also recommend a 670 on a 680 pcb if you can stretch your budget a little more

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Default 03-17-2013, 18:36 | posts: 48 | Location: south-kamrup assam (India)

the card you chose for upgrade is a good choice. but if you go for a gtx 670 get a 4 gb edition.
   
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Have you tried overclocking it?
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Default 03-17-2013, 19:03 | posts: 26,049 | Location: Hampshire UK

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I guess this would be the best upgrade wise bang for buck wouldn't it?
if it has to be nvidia, it's one of the better options. but if you don't mind, AMD hd 7950 is easily the best value for money nowadays in it's price range.
   
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Default 03-17-2013, 19:20 | posts: 9,003 | Location: Toledo

The 470 has an insane amount of overclocking headroom, if you don't mind the temperatures or have custom cooling. With that said though, the 660TI isn't enough of an upgrade. Go for a 670, 680, or 7970. I came from a 470 to a 680 and it's about 2x as fast (stock clocks).
   
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Default 03-17-2013, 19:39 | posts: 105 | Location: Netherlands

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The 470 has an insane amount of overclocking headroom, if you don't mind the temperatures or have custom cooling. With that said though, the 660TI isn't enough of an upgrade. Go for a 670, 680, or 7970. I came from a 470 to a 680 and it's about 2x as fast (stock clocks).
Well for MSI N660Ti Power Edition 2GD5/OC i'd be looking at € 269,00
And for the EVGA GeForce GTX 670 4GB Superclocked € 432,95

That's quite a bit more in price i know i'd be getting 2gb more but would such a hefty price increase really be worth it?

Even so what kind of increase would i'd be looking at?

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Default 03-17-2013, 19:45 | posts: 26,049 | Location: Hampshire UK

I just went from gtx 480 with thermalright shaman and a decent oc to a hd 7950, also a worthy upgrade. I would probably avoid the gtx 660ti still, gtx 670 or hd 7950 if you're on a budget.
   
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Default 03-17-2013, 19:46 | posts: 26,049 | Location: Hampshire UK

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Well for MSI N660Ti Power Edition 2GD5/OC i'd be looking at € 269,00
And for the EVGA GeForce GTX 670 4GB Superclocked € 432,95

That's quite a bit more in price i know i'd be getting 2gb more but would such a hefty price increase really be worth it?
or you can buy a nice hd 7950 with 3gb vram for around $320. better than the gtx 660ti, also better than gtx 670 if you're overclocking.
   
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I just went from gtx 480 with thermalright shaman and a decent oc to a hd 7950, also a worthy upgrade. I would probably avoid the gtx 660ti still, gtx 670 or hd 7950 if you're on a budget.
Think i'm more of an Nvidia guy , don't like the drivers
   
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Think i'm more of an Nvidia guy , don't like the drivers
The problem is that those are really your only worthwhile choices. I'd honestly recommend waiting until the next gen arrives, or find a second hand 470 for cheap and run two.
   
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Default 03-17-2013, 20:33 | posts: 26,049 | Location: Hampshire UK

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Think i'm more of an Nvidia guy , don't like the drivers
what is it you don't like about amd drivers?
   
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Default 03-17-2013, 20:57 | posts: 1,632 | Location: Ipswich UK

I went from a GTX470SOC to a GTX660ti awesome upgrade (most people under rate the 660ti or recommend a 7950) it plays every game I have at 1080p with all the eye candy on(except crysis3) I bought another and went Sli for the first time now I play crisis3 with all the eye candy on.

Is a great upgrade from a GTX470 if you can spend more it will depend on the games you play for me PhysX Arma3 a NVidia card is a must
   
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Default 03-18-2013, 01:41 | posts: 6,284 | Location: USA

a 470 at 900mhz smokes a stock 580/660ti. 660ti isnt much of an upgrade tbh. Youre looking at a 670 at minimum for an upgrade thats worthwhile..
   
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Default 03-18-2013, 14:59 | posts: 803 | Location: UK

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a 470 at 900mhz smokes a stock 580/660ti. 660ti isnt much of an upgrade tbh. Youre looking at a 670 at minimum for an upgrade thats worthwhile..
hmmmm possibly but that's a 50% overclock!!! Also, it wont 'smoke' an overclocked 660ti so don't think the comparison is very helpful at all really.

I had a Twin Frozr GTX470 that wouldn't do more than ~750mhz.

Personally, I would say 7950/670 bare minimum from the 470, otherwise you'll be buying another card next year sometime. Maybe that's OK with you, in which case the 660ti is OK.
   
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hmmmm possibly but that's a 50% overclock!!! Also, it wont 'smoke' an overclocked 660ti so don't think the comparison is very helpful at all really.

I had a Twin Frozr GTX470 that wouldn't do more than ~750mhz.
im just speaking from experience. My 470 hit 900mhz easily, 470s are dialed back pretty low. beat my stock 580 lightnings at those clocks.
   
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hmmmm possibly but that's a 50% overclock!!! Also, it wont 'smoke' an overclocked 660ti so don't think the comparison is very helpful at all really.

I had a Twin Frozr GTX470 that wouldn't do more than ~750mhz.

Personally, I would say 7950/670 bare minimum from the 470, otherwise you'll be buying another card next year sometime. Maybe that's OK with you, in which case the 660ti is OK.
I went from a decently oced gtx 480 to hd 7950 and the performance increase was noticeable. Very noticeable indeed. so going from gtx 470 to hd 7950 is worth it imho.
   
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Default 03-28-2013, 15:02 | posts: 105 | Location: Netherlands

I went for the MSI N660Ti PE 2GD5/OC as my graphics card.
Thank you for the advice
   
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I think you made a good choice. Enjoy your card!
   
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a 470 at 900mhz smokes a stock 580/660ti. 660ti isnt much of an upgrade tbh. Youre looking at a 670 at minimum for an upgrade thats worthwhile..
Who the hell is gonna get a 470 on air even remotely close to 900 mhz what are you smoking I had a 470 and could barely even run it at 800mhz and most can't even hit that. An a 470 at 900 mhz is not even as fast as a 580 let alone smoking one. At best its around the same speed.

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i would go for the 7950 best bung for the buck get the ghz edition and oc it to the max and you get 7970 perf win win situation
   
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or you can buy a nice hd 7950 with 3gb vram for around $320. better than the gtx 660ti, also better than gtx 670 if you're overclocking.
you get commision don't ya?
yeah very boring to read, oh here we go again with some more amd marketing in the nvidia section.
   
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