GTX 570 vs. GTX 660 Ti

In a previous thread, I had asked about video cards for CS6, and the result was that I had pretty much decided the GTX 570 with 2.5GB VRAM was the sweet spot for me, at around $300.


But today I was just reading about the GTX 660 Ti, which is also around $300 and seems like competition for the 570.


But some things seem better on the 570, like 2.5 GB of 320-bit VRAM versus 2GB of 192-bit VRAM on the 660. Also, the EVGA GTX 570 comes with a Lifetime warranty but the GTX 660 Ti only has a 3-Year warranty. Hmm…


But other things seem better on the 660 Ti, like 1344 CUDA cores versus 480 CUDA cores on the 570. Also the 660 TI’s core clock speed is 915 MHz versus the 570’s 732 MHz.


But tech specs are one thing – I’m really more interested in real-world performance and bang for the buck.


Given that the two cards are both about $300, my gut says to go for the newer technology and lower power usage of the 660 Ti.




P.S. I will also be using After Effects CS6.



EVGA GTX 570 with 2.5GB VRAM for $320

EVGA GTX 660 Ti with 2GB VRAM for $300

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