Upgrading to GTX 1050 ti from a GTX 660

Hi guys, I am not very tech savy when it comes to PC upgrades but need some help. My PC case is very compact which means there is next to no room to add new, bigger components without getting a bigger case. What is the GTX 1050 ti's performance like for gaming in comparison to the GTX 660 and what is the comparison in actual size?

I am also not sure about if my current setup can support the 1050 ti in terms of power and other technical aspects. I'm looking for a budget card costing no more than £150. Thank you for any answers in advance, they are much appreciated.

My Current Specs:
Graphics card: Nvidia Geforce GTX 660
OS Build: 14393.953
Processor: Intel Core i5-3570k
CPU: 3.40 GHz - 3.80 GHz
RAM: 8.00 GB
64 bit operating system
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  1. https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/9NZ2FT/msi-radeon-rx-480-4gb-video-card-rx-480-armor-4g-oc
    164£ but it worth it, its only 30£ more than cheapest gtx 1050 ti but will perform 20-40% better. So based on performance/price ratio 480 is way to go. If you cant get extra 20-30 £ then go for 1050 ti
    You didnt write the name of your compact case, so make sure it will fit before u buy.
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  2. Size comparison: would need to know which 660 exactly you have, but most likely 1050 ti should not be bigger. there are some very small 1050 ti around.
    Power consumption: most 660 take more then typical 1050 ti, so you should be good.
    As for performance, look and judge yourself: http://hwbench.com/vgas/geforce-gtx-1050-ti-vs-geforce-gtx-660
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  3. Makentox said:
    https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/9NZ2FT/msi-radeon-rx-480-4gb-video-card-rx-480-armor-4g-oc
    164£ but it worth it, its only 30£ more than cheapest gtx 1050 ti but will perform 20-40% better. So based on performance/price ratio 480 is way to go. If you cant get extra 20-30 £ then go for 1050 ti
    You didnt write the name of your compact case, so make sure it will fit before u buy.


    It's been years since i got this case, it doesn't say on the case what model or make it is so I can't say. I will look at the link you sent thanks.
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  4. DRagor said:
    Size comparison: would need to know which 660 exactly you have, but most likely 1050 ti should not be bigger. there are some very small 1050 ti around.
    Power consumption: most 660 take more then typical 1050 ti, so you should be good.
    As for performance, look and judge yourself: http://hwbench.com/vgas/geforce-gtx-1050-ti-vs-geforce-gtx-660


    Thanks this really helps, I think my 660 is the standard GTX 660 retail model. This is very specific but would the 1050 ti be able to run a game such as Kingdom come deliverance at a decent 60 fps on medium settings or higher? I can just about make 30 fps at a push on maximum low settings at the moment. I am only looking for a small upgrade so i can play latest titles with decent/playable performance, doesn't have to be maxed out.
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  5. DRagor said:
    Size comparison: would need to know which 660 exactly you have, but most likely 1050 ti should not be bigger. there are some very small 1050 ti around.
    Power consumption: most 660 take more then typical 1050 ti, so you should be good.
    As for performance, look and judge yourself: http://hwbench.com/vgas/geforce-gtx-1050-ti-vs-geforce-gtx-660


    Daniel_477 said:
    Makentox said:
    https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/9NZ2FT/msi-radeon-rx-480-4gb-video-card-rx-480-armor-4g-oc
    164£ but it worth it, its only 30£ more than cheapest gtx 1050 ti but will perform 20-40% better. So based on performance/price ratio 480 is way to go. If you cant get extra 20-30 £ then go for 1050 ti
    You didnt write the name of your compact case, so make sure it will fit before u buy.


    It's been years since i got this case, it doesn't say on the case what model or make it is so I can't say. I will look at the link you sent thanks.


    As DRagor said, google your gpu and find out what size it has, then you will be able to compare with a new one.
    Reply to Makentox
  6. Makentox said:
    DRagor said:
    Size comparison: would need to know which 660 exactly you have, but most likely 1050 ti should not be bigger. there are some very small 1050 ti around.
    Power consumption: most 660 take more then typical 1050 ti, so you should be good.
    As for performance, look and judge yourself: http://hwbench.com/vgas/geforce-gtx-1050-ti-vs-geforce-gtx-660


    Daniel_477 said:
    Makentox said:
    https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/9NZ2FT/msi-radeon-rx-480-4gb-video-card-rx-480-armor-4g-oc
    164£ but it worth it, its only 30£ more than cheapest gtx 1050 ti but will perform 20-40% better. So based on performance/price ratio 480 is way to go. If you cant get extra 20-30 £ then go for 1050 ti
    You didnt write the name of your compact case, so make sure it will fit before u buy.


    It's been years since i got this case, it doesn't say on the case what model or make it is so I can't say. I will look at the link you sent thanks.


    As DRagor said, google your gpu and find out what size it has, then you will be able to compare with a new one.


    Thanks for the help, I've worked out the sizes, turns out the 1050 ti will still fit in my current rig which is great.
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  7. Daniel_477 said:

    Thanks this really helps, I think my 660 is the standard GTX 660 retail model.

    Such thing does not really exist :) I mean, for each GPU you can find versions with 1,2 or 3 fans plus sometimes fan-less versions and so called low profile versions. Even though basically GPU is the same (and performance is similar), it's size will vary dramatically from version to version.

    Daniel_477 said:

    This is very specific but would the 1050 ti be able to run a game such as Kingdom come deliverance at a decent 60 fps on medium settings or higher? I can just about make 30 fps at a push on maximum low settings at the moment. I am only looking for a small upgrade so i can play latest titles with decent/playable performance, doesn't have to be maxed out.


    Don't know the answer to that one, as I'm also running on 660. But looking at specification alone I would consider 50 FPS on medium settings is not unreasonable expectation.
    Reply to DRagor
  8. DRagor said:
    Daniel_477 said:

    Thanks this really helps, I think my 660 is the standard GTX 660 retail model.

    Such thing does not really exist :) I mean, for each GPU you can find versions with 1,2 or 3 fans plus sometimes fan-less versions and so called low profile versions. Even though basically GPU is the same (and performance is similar), it's size will vary dramatically from version to version.

    Daniel_477 said:

    This is very specific but would the 1050 ti be able to run a game such as Kingdom come deliverance at a decent 60 fps on medium settings or higher? I can just about make 30 fps at a push on maximum low settings at the moment. I am only looking for a small upgrade so i can play latest titles with decent/playable performance, doesn't have to be maxed out.


    Don't know the answer to that one, as I'm also running on 660. But looking at specification alone I would consider 50 FPS on medium settings is not unreasonable expectation.


    Okay thanks for the estimation, I understand it is a very specific question. I looked at the specs for all the 660 models on the Geforce website and they are all the same size anyway so that isn't an issue anymore.
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