660 vs 660ti Tech News January 24, 2013

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For some reason the email that I sent out for our Minecraft Xbox 360 guide didn’t go out until yesterday when I sent out our review on the new Noctua 150mm heatsinks.

It’s all good in the ‘hood, I guess.  We have a bunch of case reviews today, including some new Fractal Design cases.  We also have a review on Devil May Cry for the Playstation 3, some memory, Windows 8 stuff (we’ll be writing about this stuff for years to come),  and other technology mayhem.

Also, I’m in the mood for some LAN gaming.  I just ordered a new nVidia GTX 660 video card for my main rig, which means my other gaming rig will inherit the GTX 460.  I spent some time trying to decide between the 660 and the 660 Ti, but settled on the 660 because it is only $200.

My 460 plays all the games I need it to right now and don’t really notice it.  Most of the benchmarks for 660 cards I see have FSAA enabled at mega-high resolutions, and I usually have that turned off because who needs it at that resolution?  If you have all that unnecessary crap turned off then a 660 is more than fast enough to play all the latest games at full resolution with DirectX11 and PhysX turned on…

I can play Batman Arkham City just fine on my 460 with PhysX… it only starts choking when I have both PhysX AND DX11 turned on… so I figure the 660 is a worthwhile upgrade and I really won’t notice the extra 10% performance boost.  Will I be able to notice if the framerate is 51fps versus 55?  Not really.

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