Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 Ti released

A new speedy Kepler offering with a price tag to tempt

August 17, 2012
MSI Geforce 660Ti

Nvidia has pushed out its latest graphics card which hits the sweet spot between performance and price for the enthusiast gamer.

The GeForce GTX 660 Ti is pitched much like the 560 Ti before it, and offers some serious performance – with the new Kepler architecture – but doesn’t break the bank like the truly high-end cards.

Not that the 660 Ti is exactly cheap, though, with a £250 price tag, but given the power you’re getting here, that works out pretty well.

Nvidia claims that the new card is 41 per cent faster than the GTX 560 Ti from last year, a hefty boost. The firm’s figures rate the 660 Ti as 58 per cent faster than a GTX 470 board from two years back.

Apparently the card is also relatively quiet and power-efficient, and although it still uses 150 Watts, Nvidia notes that this is much less than the 200 Watts drunk by the Radeon 7950. And of course, if you’re thinking of using two of these cards in SLI mode, that’s a difference of 100 Watts between them.

If you’re in the market for a new video card, and also thinking about buying Borderlands 2 when it comes out later this month, then there’s a time-limited bonus for 660 Ti buyers. Namely, a voucher for a free copy of the game, which will effectively cut the price of the card by another £30 or so.

Elan Raja III, Director at Scan Computers, said that the new Nvidia boards were: “Power efficient and quiet with a new level of performance. Spend less on a high watt PSU and put the savings towards the best bang for buck GPU on the market. The GeForce GTX 660 Ti is going to be in demand!”

GeForce GTX 660 Ti cards are being pushed out by Asus, Galaxy, EVGA, MSI, Gigabyte and Zotac.






 

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