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With the GeForce GTX 660 Ti, Nvidia has created a near-replica of the GTX 670. The chip is the same, as are the number of cores and clock rates. Even visually it's a carbon copy. Nvidia has made two minor changes, but nothing that will lower our verdict compared to its higher-end counterpart. On both cards the performance is outstanding! As we just mentioned, the GTX 660 Ti reprises the GPU from previous models. It's a Kepler GK104, the same one that's on the GTX 670, GTX 680 and even the GTX 690. There are still 1,344 stream processors, just like on the 670, but the rendering output units have dropped slightly from 32 to 24. The memory bus has also dropped from 256 bits on the GTX 670 to 192 bits. The 2 GB of RAM have stayed at 1,502 MHz and the GPU still has a base clock of 915 MHz and a boost clock of at least 980 MHz using GPU Boost (see our GTX 670 and GTX 680 reviews). During our tests, our card's clock rate would vary between 1,058 and 1,097 MHz, depending which game we played. The GeForce GTX 660 Ti has the same overall design as the GTX 670. The PCB is still 17 cm, but the heatsink extends past the card for a total of 24 cm.
NVIDIA continues to flesh out their desktop GPU line-up today, with yet another high-performance graphics card based on the Kepler microarchitecture. To date, we've seen the GeForce GTX 670, GTX 680, and monstrous GTX 690 come to market, all sporting GK104 GPUs in one form or another. The new GeForce GTX 660 Ti we'll be showing you here, although more affordable than its higher-end counterparts, continues the trend and also sports a GK104. As you probably expect though, certain portions of the GPU on the GeForce GTX 660 Ti are disabled or non-functional, so it's not quite as capable as its more powerful brethren in the performance department. Its feature set, however, is identical. One of the advantages of releasing multiple graphics cards built around the same GPU is that NVIDIA's board partners have had lots of experience with the chip. And with experience comes customization. NVIDIA's board partners were so comfortable with the GeForce GTX 660 Ti right out of the gate that every one of the retail-ready boards were received were custom options, which were all overclocked right from the factory.
Nvidia's GeForce GTX 680 may have swiped the performance crown away from AMD's Radeon HD 7970 earlier this year, but at $500, the initial Kepler offering was inaccessible to most system builders. That situation improved slightly in May with the GTX 670, a popular choice among enthusiasts for delivering an incredible value. In our testing, it provided GTX 680-like performance at a $100 discount. Although nothing matched the GTX 670's price-to-performance ratio, the $400 entry fee remained a steep one. Gamers who wanted to spend less were left with the $230 HD 7850, the $300 HD 7870 or a card from Nvidia's last-gen lineup. Naturally, it would only be a matter of time before Nvidia tried to fill this gap with tons of hearsay about a GeForce GTX 660 Ti in the pipeline for a mid to late summer launch. Well, we're here and the rumors proved true: Nvidia's new GeForce GTX 660 Ti has its crosshairs set on the HD 7870. Assuming it's priced competitively (more on this in a second), the GTX 660 Ti seems like it could put a real hurting on AMD's offering, as it features the same DNA as existing Kepler products and boasts the same number of CUDA cores and texture units as the GTX 670. Nvidia has been pretty aggressive with Kepler's pricing and we'd look for the GTX 660 Ti to retail for about $300. Considering the fact that we expect it to deliver performance on par with the $350 HD 7950, this could spell disaster for AMD, prompting the outfit to administer yet another price cut.
|PNY NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 2GB 192-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card||$190.49||See it|
|PNY NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 2GB 192-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card||$209.65||See it|
|NVIDIA - GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 Graphics Card||$349.99||See it|