View Full Version : Which video card GTX660 or 670?

05-25-2012, 02:50 AM
I'm looking to buy my first G series laptop and I'm having trouble finding a good opinion one way or the other.

I want to be able to play games like Battlefield 3 on high/ultra settings if possible so which card would I be better off going for? Price isn't an issue, I just want the best model I can get in Australia



05-25-2012, 02:56 AM
I would go ahead with the 670m but personaly i like my 660m less heat less power draw.

05-25-2012, 05:43 AM
The 660 is an amazing card in every aspect. Technical, it's far more efficient than the Fermi architecture that the 670 is. I have a 660 myself, and knowing that it runs super cool and super efficient power wise while still offering ULTRA good performance in BF3, Diablo 3, etc....makes it worth it. It's newer tech!

05-25-2012, 07:43 AM
I don't know how much performance gain you'd get out of the 670 over the 660, but I will say that having a cooler system is nice. (In my opinion.)

My last laptop would get uncomfortably hot when it was under heavy load. I could feel the heat radiating up through the keyboard and onto my fingers and palms. It was not pleasant.

I'm not completely overjoyed with my new G75VW-AS71, but I will say that I am very impressed with how cool it runs even while running under a heavy load.

If the 670 GPU were to make my laptop as hot as my last one (and I'm not saying it would - I have no idea), but if it did, there is no way I would trade. I want the cooler system, even if it means I lose a few points of raw performance ... but - to each their own.

05-26-2012, 06:44 PM
Go with the 660m, it can still run everything....and runs cool, thats what matters in a laptop being COOL. Its also new tech.

05-26-2012, 07:11 PM
Got a 670 my self and the palms area is cool as hell always, so the heat isn't an issue. Btw the GPU it self doesnt heat up to more than 60-68 C so also cool as hell under heavy load.
In terms of performance 670 is supposed to give you more 20-30%. You can probablly notice it in games like Metro 2033 that I run with almost all maxed, and I doupt 660 will do it. Adding to that all depends in the time you antecipate having this laptop, i'm point to 4 years at least so I bought the best I could get.

Hope It helped.

05-26-2012, 07:27 PM
Being an owner of a G75 with a 660m, I can tell you, I'm pretty happy with it, i'ts incredibly cool! I'm in Mexico at 80 F, and in iddle the card is under 100 F. While playing Crysis 2 (all maxed out), I can barely feel the exhaust warm, compared to my old G53.

05-28-2012, 03:36 AM
Cheers for the replies,

Heat isn't too big a problem, I'm used to my old toshiba that felt like I was gaming on a camp fire.

Sounds like I'll be happy with either card. I'm aiming to have something that will be good for around 3 years.

05-29-2012, 06:05 AM
Both 660M and 670M will run High on BF3 40-50FPS with occasional dips in the 30s. Unless you are super-twitch sensitive gamer that absolutely needs 100% VSync, this is very playable.

There's actually very little between the two GPUs to be honest. Only the 192-bit memory 670M helps with AA than the 128-bit 660M. 2GB vs 3GB makes little difference at 1080p resolutions, but it can help in specialist CUDA accelerated video rendering.