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Old June 4, 2013, 05:58 PM
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I have the GTX660-DC2O-2GD5. Both of them are currently working on WU 8900 and getting 46037 and 42815.
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There doesn't seem to be a difference between the two except for clock speeds, meaning one is binned higher than the other?
Yes I know, except that out of the three ASUS GTX660 models, I have the lowest clocked one: GTX660-DC2-2GD5 (ASUS - Graphics Cards). Just wanted to know great_big_abyss's card for comparison, should I decide to OC my card manualy, once the machine is down for upgrading. Not that I expect any miracles, but wanted to see what card is in his system...should I actually get any stable OC clocks on my card, for relative PPD.
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Old June 4, 2013, 06:18 PM
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I think that is the case. You should easily be able to make up the difference with an overclock at home though.
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Old June 4, 2013, 08:19 PM
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I think that is the case. You should easily be able to make up the difference with an overclock at home though.
Here is hoping...and a lot cheaper too, than buying a second GTX660 to make-up the difference.
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Old June 5, 2013, 06:33 PM
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AnandTech members are saying that the NVIDIA GPUs are better than ATI for SC2. Is the GTX 650 TI Boost a worthy upgrade to my GTX 460? I'm picking one up for my friend as well, where I'm building a rig for him, as you guys may recall seeing on the forums here.
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Old June 5, 2013, 11:56 PM
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AnandTech members are saying that the NVIDIA GPUs are better than ATI for SC2. Is the GTX 650 TI Boost a worthy upgrade to my GTX 460? I'm picking one up for my friend as well, where I'm building a rig for him, as you guys may recall seeing on the forums here.
Well, check out this LinusTechTips vid done recently - food for thought: Starcraft 2 Gaming Graphics Card Benchmark Showdown Linus Tech Tips - YouTube. It goes rather contrary to what is being said here and on AnandTech forum.

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Then again there is Tom's Hardware GPU Benchmark for SC II:

Performance: 1900x1080
http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/2...ance,2965.html

Extreme: 2560x1440
http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/2...reme,2966.html

For some reason the 650 Ti Boost is kicking ass here.

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Old June 6, 2013, 12:33 AM
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AnandTech members are saying that the NVIDIA GPUs are better than ATI for SC2.
That's because they have professional benchmarks to back up their findings. Which is why I said:
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660 just smashes the 7850 in SC2.



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Well, check out this LinusTechTips vid done recently - food for thought: Starcraft 2 Gaming Graphics Card Benchmark Showdown Linus Tech Tips - YouTube. It goes rather contrary to what is being said here and on AnandTech forum.
If you actual pay attention to the video, he says they used beta drivers. Pretty sure they ****** up somewhere along the way.
The latest nvidia driver also had a ~8% boost in performance for SC2 as well.
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If you actual pay attention to the video, he says they used beta drivers. Pretty sure they ****** up somewhere along the way.
The latest nvidia driver also had a ~8% boost in performance for SC2 as well.
Indeed, no need to get all worked up, I know what the video said, nobody said you were wrong. Perhaps you must have missed the rest of my post, where I have included Tom's Hardware GPU Benchmarks for SC II, where two of the tested 650 Ti Boost 2GB beat every other card, including the high-end ones - the EDIT was not too far after the initial post. So you can remove me from your 'top ten people to kill list', all is good now. :)
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