Ya I agree this is a pretty ridiculous "upgrade". And really you should first try the game atleast. :?
Bioschok Infinite is really the only game I want that requires more from my machine. The reason I was looking at the 660 ti is because I really don't want to spend that much money for a single game and I was hoping to nearly break even with the costs of selling my 580 and buying the new card. Plus, according to benchmarks I've seen, the card seems like it can play without dropping under 50 fps too much whereas the 580 sits in the 40s which is too low for me. Here's a benchmark I was looking at, BTW.
Bearing in mind that more high end games that look appealing end up coming out, I'd prefer to make "the big upgrade," as some call it, when the 700 series comes out. This is really only to tide me over.
As for why I haven't gotten the game to test it out yet, I don't want to shell out 60 bucks only to realize that my 580 can't play it at what I consider an optimal frame rate. Selling my 580 for a good price and buying the new card is going to take a bit of time. If Infinite ends up going on sale in the span, I'd be rather peeved.
I guess my problem is just that I'm being pretty cheap at the moment. :P
Apparently, this game doesn't run well on a 1920x1080 resolution at the higher settings if you don't have at least 2GB worth of v-ram so I was wondering if it'd be a good idea to sell my 580 for the 660 ti bearing in mind that I can manage to sell the 580 at a decent enough price. Just a bit peeved that I didn't go ahead and get the 3GB 580 when I had the chance. :P
The large majority of stealth games in the past several years have disappointed me in one way or another in a notable way so I'm rather cautious. If I hear that the player will have x-ray vision (like practically every other stealth game lately) then I'll become pretty doubtful that I'll find the rest of the experience all too enjoyable. I suppose I'm being pretty pessimistic here, but it just gets rather annoying when so many AAA devs try to appeal to every possible gamer even if they're not too fond of serious stealth gameplay. I kind of wish that the IP was handed over to an indie dev.