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Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Review

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andrew8200m 16th August 2012, 16:42 Quote
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Originally Posted by Harlequin
http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/graphics/2011/01/25/nvidia-geforce-gtx-560-ti-1gb-review/1


£215 at launch , 18 months ago

And when you consider that the card is 30% slower than the gtx480 the price in relation to how the GTX660 Ti has panned out compared to the GTX680 is actually quite good.

+ OcUK did hint at a £250 cost to customer... maybe you guys should perhaps consider looking on there forums for your info in future as its 99% of the time near as dammit bang on. :)

Those who thought it was $250... Ill explain it so you can take it in.

Cost $250 + Shipping costs + Margin + VAT/TAX = £240 - £260 depending on brand for standard 2GB card.
CrapBag 16th August 2012, 16:42 Quote
Would have liked to have seen a 560ti added to the tests as well to give an idea on how much more performance has been gained.
Baz 16th August 2012, 16:44 Quote
last-page re-write following everyone changing their prices after 1 hour on sale.
Baz 16th August 2012, 16:45 Quote
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Originally Posted by andrew8200m
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Originally Posted by Harlequin

£215 at launch , 18 months ago

+ OcUK did hint at a £250 cost to customer... maybe you guys should perhaps consider looking on there forums for your info in future as its 99% of the time near as dammit bang on. :)

Is that the same http://www.overclockers.co.uk/ that just jacked the prices up to £260 after 1 hour on sale?
gabe777 16th August 2012, 16:47 Quote
Amps on 12v Rail?

Come on, you're meant to be professionals.

PSU requirements from now on - please, or I will not buy your magazine any more.
andrew8200m 16th August 2012, 16:47 Quote
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Originally Posted by Baz
Is that the same http://www.overclockers.co.uk/ that just jacked the prices up to £260 after 1 hour on sale?

Blame MSI for that...
Harlequin 16th August 2012, 16:49 Quote
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/2gb-pny-gtx-660-ti-xlr8-28nm-6008mhz-gddr5-gpu-915mhz-boost-980mhz-cores-1344-2x-dl-dvi-dp-hdmi


scan still have 1 for £239

and gabe777 - you`ve made 2 posts on this forum since october 2010 - not exactly active are you
Baz 16th August 2012, 16:50 Quote
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Originally Posted by gabe777
Amps on 12v Rail?

Come on, you're meant to be professionals.

PSU requirements from now on - please, or I will not buy your magazine any more.

Sorry this isn't something we plan to implement into our testing; any ATX specification PSU of sufficient wattage should be able to support this card. According to a quick calculate, it's 12.5 amps over the 12v rail though.
faugusztin 16th August 2012, 16:51 Quote
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Originally Posted by andrew8200m
Blame MSI for that...

Blame MSI ? Not likely. More likely is that MSI gave them a "starter package" at discount, which they were supposed to sell at the correct price (that means at the 260GBP), giving them a little extra profit. OC UK probably decided to skip that extra income and instead wanted to rack up orders... and when the cards ran out, the next package from the manufacturer was at the full price, close to 260GBP.
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Originally Posted by gabe777
Amps on 12v Rail?

It's on the first page at bottom in table : TDP 150W

Why do you need more info ? Or should i do the math for you ? 150/12V = 12.5A on 12V rail.
andrew8200m 16th August 2012, 16:54 Quote
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Originally Posted by faugusztin
Blame MSI ? Not likely. More likely is that MSI gave them a "starter package" at discount, which they were supposed to sell at the correct price (that means at the 260GBP), giving them a little extra profit. OC UK probably decided to skip that extra income and instead wanted to rack up orders... and when the cards ran out, the next package from the manufacturer was at the full price, close to 260GBP.



It's on the first page at bottom in table : TDP 150W

Why do you need more info ? Or should i do the math for you ? 150/12V = 12.5A on 12V rail.

At least someone knows how things work :)

But yes.. ultimately blame MSI :p
Neogumbercules 16th August 2012, 17:02 Quote
At $299 (top of article has the price at $199 btw) with a free copy of Borderlands 2 this is a perfect card for 1920x1080 gamers. $100 is a lot to pay for 5 frames per second.

The Asus DC2 is on sale at Newegg right now.
Gazp172 16th August 2012, 17:05 Quote
Price looks spot on to me, about the same price as an AMD 7950 and it will probably fall abit in time as well. For people who are complaining about it costing too much I'm sure the 660, 550 and 550ti will be out to fill the gap soon enough but if you can't wait whats wrong with AMD's offering!? The 7870 and 7850 are available now and fill the gap nicely.
GuilleAcoustic 16th August 2012, 17:07 Quote
Nooooooooooooooooooooooo .... it has 2x 6 pins. Let's wait for the GTX650 or the non ti 660 :D
Baz 16th August 2012, 17:08 Quote
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Originally Posted by Neogumbercules
At $299 (top of article has the price at $199 btw) with a free copy of Borderlands 2 this is a perfect card for 1920x1080 gamers. $100 is a lot to pay for 5 frames per second.

The Asus DC2 is on sale at Newegg right now.

Thanks, fixed
faugusztin 16th August 2012, 17:08 Quote
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Originally Posted by Neogumbercules
At $299 (top of article has the price at $199 btw) with a free copy of Borderlands 2 this is a perfect card for 1920x1080 gamers. $100 is a lot to pay for 5 frames per second.

Plus the use tax which i am pretty sure you will pay with your other taxes, right ? ;) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Use_tax
law99 16th August 2012, 17:11 Quote
I'm thinking a non ti 660 or ti 650 for me now really. I only game at 1080p... plus I have no desire to go eyefinity or surround. I also mainly play Skyrim at the moment and Nvidia really lead in that one.
Shirty 16th August 2012, 17:17 Quote
I wonder if second hand 580 prices will rise a little based on this. An additional £60-70 for a couple of FPS and hugely inferior compute power, even with the benefit of lower power consumption, seems quite a margin.

Mind you, the difference between 670 and 680 is comparable.
GuilleAcoustic 16th August 2012, 17:25 Quote
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Originally Posted by law99
I'm thinking a non ti 660 or ti 650 for me now really. I only game at 1080p... plus I have no desire to go eyefinity or surround. I also mainly play Skyrim at the moment and Nvidia really lead in that one.

Same, but I only play D3 (and a few not demanding games). A short length GPU with a single 6 pin power would be perfect (ITX rig).
Harlequin 16th August 2012, 18:17 Quote
GTX 650Ti looks like the one on a budget to go for (or a gtx 460 1gb )
suragh 16th August 2012, 19:09 Quote
I think I will wait and see if there's a little shift in price by christmas
Mentai 16th August 2012, 21:51 Quote
So the 660ti is limited at higher resolutions compared to the 670, but what about 1080p games in the future? Surely there'll be games in a few years time that are barely playable maxed out at 1080p, will the difference between the two cards show up then or is that gap exclusive to higher resolutions?
dangerman1337 16th August 2012, 23:15 Quote
Honestly here in the UK the 660Ti is weak buy IMO and very weak if you don't mind doing an overclock as the 7950 can get near a GTX 680 in BF3: http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Sapphire/HD_7950_Flex/31.html (doesn't seem to like the number and has more bandwidth and higher VRAM so it won't get bottlenecked at higher resolutions or future games.
maverik-sg1 16th August 2012, 23:36 Quote
Keeping my 570 will wait for 770 or 780 - My monitor is 1900x1200 and there's no reason for me to upgrade right now - this whole generation of cards from AMD and Nvidia are underwhelming.
Spreadie 16th August 2012, 23:40 Quote
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Originally Posted by maverik-sg1
Keeping my 570 will wait for 770 or 780 - My monitor is 1900x1200 and there's no reason for me to upgrade right now - this whole generation of cards from AMD and Nvidia are underwhelming.
Perhaps they are if you're in the habit of upgrading to each new generation. Even so, 580/570 to 680/670 looks like a decent bump.

We lesser mortals will see a marked benefit from upgrading our much older cards. ;)
N17 dizzi 17th August 2012, 03:35 Quote
Time for bed
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