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Mr. New To Spec

Graphics Card Comparing and Spec Info Help

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hello y’all!

 

I’m thinking of buying a new graphics card mostly for gaming. 
Right now I’m between gtx 980 ti 6gb vs gtx 1660ti armor oc.

https://versus.com/en/msi-geforce-gtx-1660-ti-armor-oc-vs-nvidia-geforce-gtx-980-ti

 

The thing that confuses me is that 1660 is better in a lot of ways like gpu clock speed, memory speed. But interestingly gtx 980ti has higher pixel rates, more memory bandwidth, 1200 more shading units, more transistors, more mapping units, etc.

The prices are different, but I get them both for the same price (close) so that’s not important.

 

I want to play hard graphic games like forza horizon, so that’s what I’m going towards to.

 

 

So okay, the question I need answered is that 1660 is probably what I’ll get, but does 1280 less shading units and 1400 million less transistors make a considerable difference or no?

 

Thanks!
 

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6 minutes ago, Mr. New To Spec said:

So okay, the question I need answered is that 1660 is probably what I’ll get, but does 1280 less shading units and 1400 million less transistors make a considerable difference or no?

If the architectures are different, everything you looked at are meaningless.

 

Just reference to benchmarks, the 980ti is slightly slower, draws twice as much power and doesn't support Freesync. I'd go 1660ti out of the two (though buying anything when it's rumoured that Nvidia will slash prices in around early July in response to Navi is a bad idea)


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Hardware specs below

CPU: i7-2600K 4751MHz 1.44V (software) --> 1.4?V at the back of the socket Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 (BCLK: 103.3MHz) CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 RAM: Adata XPG 2x8GB DDR3 (XMP: 2133MHz 10-11-11-30 CR2, custom: 2203MHz 10-11-10-26 CR1 tRFC:230 tREFI:14000) GPU: Asus GTX 1070 Dual (Super Jetstream vbios, +70(2025-2088MHz)/+400(8.8Gbps)) SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (main boot drive), Transcend SSD370 128GB PSU: Seasonic X-660 80+ Gold Case: Antec P110 Silent, 5 intakes 1 exhaust Monitor: AOC G2460PF 1080p 144Hz (150Hz max w/ DP, 121Hz max w/ HDMI) TN panel Keyboard: Logitech G610 Orion (Cherry MX Blue) with SteelSeries Apex M260 keycaps Mouse: BenQ Zowie FK1

 

Model: HP Omen 17 17-an110ca CPU: i7-8750H (0.125V core & cache, 50mV SA undervolt) GPU: GTX 1060 6GB Mobile (+80/+450, 1650MHz~1750MHz 0.78V~0.85V) RAM: 8+8GB DDR4-2400 18-17-17-39 2T Storage: 1TB HP EX920 PCIe x4 M.2 SSD + 1TB Seagate 7200RPM 2.5" HDD (ST1000LM049-2GH172), 128GB Toshiba PCIe x2 M.2 SSD (KBG30ZMV128G) gone cooking externally Monitor: 1080p 126Hz IPS G-sync

 

Desktop benching:

Cinebench R15 Single thread:168 Multi-thread: 833 

SuperPi (v1.5 from Techpowerup, PI value output) 16K: 0.100s 1M: 8.255s 32M: 7m 45.93s

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I'm voting 1660Ti as well. It takes less than half the power, and the 980Ti is starting to have some aging issues with components failing.

 

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Yeah the 1660ti is on a different archatexture, newer and will have driver support for longer plus it supports freesync, plus nvidea dont really care about older cards, they will most likely not go any lower price and are more likely to fail over time. Its been rumoured that the 1660ti after the price cut could be picked up for under 200 !!!

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