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bphilo September 30, 2012 09:12 AM

GTX 260 versus GTX 660
 
Hi,
I just replaced my Asus ENGTX 260 TOP 896MB by a Gigabyte GV-N660 OC-2GB.:clap: I tried the new card with Batman Arkham City and found out that there is not much difference as far as frame rates are concerned with the Asus ENGTX 260 TOP I bought in 2009!:blarg: I wonder if the new card is really better. Is there a benchmark comparing the 2 cards?
Thanks for guidance.
:biggrin:

3.0charlie September 30, 2012 09:14 AM

Have you re-installed the drivers, using the latest?

lelionmoddeur September 30, 2012 09:27 AM

GeForce GTX 260 vs GeForce GTX 660 – Performance Comparison Benchmarks @ Hardware Compare

30% only more memory bandwith :P

bphilo September 30, 2012 09:45 AM

Yes I use the latest Nvidia driver valid for both cards.
Thanks for the link benchmarking the 2 cards. The Gigabyte GV-N660 OC 2GD stays cool and is completely silent when I play. This is great.:thumb: For the rest, I think changes are minor... :haha:
Maybe the Nvidia Drivers are developped for new cards which can be another motivation to by a new card ... I wonder...:shok:

enaberif September 30, 2012 09:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bphilo (Post 658780)
Yes I use the latest Nvidia driver valid for both cards.
Thanks for the link benchmarking the 2 cards. The Gigabyte GV-N660 OC 2GD stays cool and is completely silent when I play. This is great.:thumb: For the rest, I think changes are minor... :haha:
Maybe the Nvidia Drivers are developped for new cards which can be another motivation to by a new card ... I wonder...:shok:

You didn't say what size your screen is? If its less than 22" you won't see that much difference.

supaflyx3 September 30, 2012 10:14 AM

What is the rest of your specs, sounds like a bottleneck.

Bond007 September 30, 2012 04:06 PM

^^ Agree. What is your CPU/ram, Sounds like its a cpu bottleneck if I was to guess. You should have a very noticeable increase in fps in everything.

Perineum September 30, 2012 07:31 PM

I'm guessing straight out that his processor is bottlenecking.

For me, a 260 to 560Ti was a pretty big jump, but was bottlenecked by my Q6600

Drop in a new mb/cpu/ram and the 560Ti doubled it's framerates.

supaflyx3 September 30, 2012 08:55 PM

^ agreed, my Phenom II 940 was a huge bottleneck for my 560ti, dropped in an i7 920 clocked @ 4ghz and i got a 50% increase and no stutters.

bphilo September 30, 2012 09:47 PM

Thanks for all the relevent comments.:thumb:
My monitor is a BenQ 19''. CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo 3.16 Ghz. DDR2: 4GB. Win 7 64 bits.
I think I'd better buy a quad core CPU if I can find one with old socket 775 ...:shok: Tell me if it will make difference.


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