Cost too much. Simple as that
Cost too much. Simple as that
At £250?...not a chance in hell, I'm going to find another £30-£40 for a 670, I had held out for the 660Ti in the , now obviously, forlorn hope that the card might actually launch at sane price.(£180-£200), which would have made the drop in performance from the 670 acceptable, but £250 is just ridiculous.
I keep my cards for a minimum of 2yrs, but that measly 144Gb Bandwidth & 192Bit bus, will really start to show it's limitation much sooner than a full fat 670.
12mths from now, spending that extra £30-£40 for a 670, will seem like an absolute bargain...
I feel this is simply made to put the GK106 based 660 look better once it arrives. I got a 7970 some time ago so no, I'm definitely not buying a 660 Ti.
Yes, but only through the business. No doubt they'll go like hot cakes in mid-range systems.
I've got a lovely 7850 in my machine, which runs everything that I play smooth enough.
Not unless I win the lottery!
I'm stuck with my poor old AMD 4850/512Gb, it really struggles to keep up with my 4GHz OC CPU, etc! Poor little thing!
Edit: some of these cards need to come down by only abit, whilst some of them by allot.
Holding onto my GTX460 and Q6600 till the next gen intel stuff comes out.
Nah I just picked up a 670 instead. Only £ 30 different but the increased memory bandwidth will make it last longer!
Got the 670 as soon as it launched, so no. If I'd been on a budget I might have held out for the 660, but considering the slight price difference I would have been disappointed and gone for the 670 anyway.
I have 2 460's in SLi so until they start to struggle I'll pass.
Nope. I'm skipping this generation of cards entirely. I'll be interested in seeing what the next generation of cards brings.
Can't say I'll be buying one, way to expensive at the minute. But I am hoping the 660Ti will force AMD to lower the cost of their 7850s some more!
Hoping to pick up the Asus HD7850 2GB DirectCU II V2 (What a name) for around £150-175 to replace my ageing BFG 8800GTS 640MB! I can *just* run BF3 on low, with everything turned off!
Hopefully pick one up next month, unless someone at Hexus emails me about winning a 660Ti lol...
Nope. I'll either get a 7950 or skip this gen. I'm still not happy about the mid-range cards battling at $300
The problem is the price. The Mid range in my mind is the £100 - £200 price point.
From memory this included;
(2006) ATI x1950Pro
(2007) Nvidia 8800GT
(2008) AMD 4850 / 4870
(2009) AMD 5770 / 5830
(2010) Nvidia 460
(2011) Nvidia 560Ti
I think they should have brought out the 660 at < £200 to fight with the 7870 rather than between it and the 7950. Unfortunately that would have reduced sales from the 670 as the price difference would not work.
Looking at the general pricing i can draw some conclusions...
680 = £400
670 = £300 (25% price gap)
660 = £250 (16.6% price gap)
Considering the performance hit is meant to be about 20% per tier the price of £256 would be spot on if the 670 was £320.
In reflection the 670 is the best value card meaning that unless the 660Ti costs £225 it is overpriced.
Last edited by Scainer; 18-08-2012 at 02:32 PM.
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