GeForce 9800 GT vs GeForce 660 GTX review

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    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
     
  2. Mikedogg

    Mikedogg Banned

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    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. :)
     
  3. AndreasGuido

    AndreasGuido Ancient Guru

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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
     
  4. Vtech

    Vtech Member Guru

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    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.
     

  5. StewieTech

    StewieTech Chuck Norris

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    Yes, ti is better.
     
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    PNeV Ancient Guru

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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
     
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    dcx_badass Ancient Guru

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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.
     
  8. AndreasGuido

    AndreasGuido Ancient Guru

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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.
     
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    PNeV Ancient Guru

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    Ah well in that case a regular 660 will do nicely ha :D
     
  10. AndreasGuido

    AndreasGuido Ancient Guru

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    ha im liking the price of normal 660 :)
     

  11. Jae-So

    Jae-So Ancient Guru

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    Buy 2nd hand, I got my 460s second hand and they have been going strong ever since.
     
  12. StewieTech

    StewieTech Chuck Norris

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    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.:)
     
  13. AndreasGuido

    AndreasGuido Ancient Guru

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    Which one? 670 or 7950? or 660ti :D
     
  14. sapo_joe

    sapo_joe Master Guru

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    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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    iancook221188 Ancient Guru

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    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:rock:
     

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    Ven0m Ancient Guru

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    Thank you for this review.

    It's really refreshing and shows how the products change over time.
     
  17. ViperXtreme

    ViperXtreme Ancient Guru

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    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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    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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    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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    That's why i like CoD engine, it runs good on old hardware.
     

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