Borderlands 2 free with new Nvidia GTX 660 Ti

Midrange Kepler-based GPU landing August 16 for £249 in the UK and $299 in the US; free copy of Borderlands 2 with every purchase.

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The GTX 660 Ti--the latest in Nvidia's Kepler-based GPU range--will be available to purchase on August 16 for £249 in the UK and $299 in the US, the chip maker revealed today. The 660 Ti will be almost identical to the much pricier GTX 670, with 1344 CUDA Cores, a 915Mhz Base Clock, a Boost Clock of 980 Mhz, and a slightly lower TDP of 150 Watts. The key difference lies in its 2GB of memory, which runs on a 192-bit architecture, rather than 256-bit.

Borderlands 2 is free with a purchase of Nvidia's new card.

Nvidia claims there is just a 15 percent drop in performance when compared to the 670, while also realising gains of up to 80 percent when compared to older cards like the GTX 470 and GTX 260. PC builders who purchase the card will be given a free copy of Borderlands 2 via download, with the promotion running until launch stock of the card is exhausted.

The GTX 660 Ti follows on from the launch of the GTX 680 and GTX 670 earlier this year. All cards are based on Nvidia's latest GK104 Kepler chip architecture. For more on Kepler, check out our review of the GTX 680.

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essam24
essam24

the game that dont have 3rdPS type playing means to me is dead , going play back Borderland 1 .

Blitzkrieg129
Blitzkrieg129

Buys GTX 680. Get's nothing else. *First world problems*

anuragdas68
anuragdas68

still using my old 1 GB ddr5 GT 240 :( :(

x-2tha-z
x-2tha-z

I've recently been thinking about upgrading from my GTX 295. Do you think this new 660 Ti would make a worthwhile upgrade?

oin
oin

damn wish i hadnt pre-ordered off steam now lol

 

alterechoxii
alterechoxii

Boy, it would be awesome to have money. I'm using my ATI HD4670 :P. Still is a great card though.

Elann2008
Elann2008

Knock it off with the misinformed crap you're spewing... the GTX 660Ti is better than the GTX 580.. and much cheaper than the 580 when it debuted.  

Naylord
Naylord

This card is called midrange? Middle of what? In what world does that not max out every freaking game!

DeViLzzz
DeViLzzz

Nice little deal there with that and if you have no interest in playing the game you could take the code and sell it to someone knocking some cost of your video card purchase.

DITHRICH
DITHRICH

i rather use my 630.....250 is too damn expensive for something that will be outdated in a week....

Zloth2
Zloth2

No thanks.  Winter is coming and I need my original 480 to help heat my home.  And my dinner.  ;)

Cruisemissile
Cruisemissile

No thanks ill stick to buying 2 GTX 670's and keep the 30% more power!

twztid13
twztid13

GRRR the GTX 680 SC Signature 2 Edition I bout less than 1 week ago qualifies. Makes me want to send it back, and re-order with the Borderlands 2 deal, but I'd be without a card since I sold my 2 2gb GTX 560 SC's yesterday :(.

Kayweg
Kayweg

Tasty.  All that power is gonna be wasted on Borderlands 2 of course, but not complaining.

Come ArmA III it will shine though. :D

thom_maytees
thom_maytees

That is a nice deal if people want Borderland 2 for free.

Gladestone1
Gladestone1

Man some of you guys are using old cards lol..Noscope 260 holy cow an some one is still using a 8800 wow..Just bought my 670 for 400 im good for awhile card is awesome..Im playing sleeping dogs an the card runs awesome..

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noscope247
noscope247

I should get rid of this 260 about now 

=P

SolidTy
SolidTy

I wonder how much wattage we will need for GPUs in 10-15 years? :P

japanesegoth
japanesegoth

i have an 8800gt...i wonder if it's time for an upgrade. i haven't been paying any attention to graphics cards since i bought my last one.

moc5
moc5

I am giving up on ati cards as well.  I still cant play Skyrim due to the failure of ati bothering to update their drivers.  Nvidia has no competition anymore...that does not bode well for Gamers.  I'm getting the 660 ti card no question about it.

Rat_King
Rat_King

Anyone know how this would compare to crossfire ATI 5770s? I love ATI, but games these days just aren't catered for them, it really sucks, might as well just have 1. Especially when it comes to Xfire...no love for AMD. So after many years I'll make the switch, have an Intel mobo anyways.

 

Any thoughts?

ydnarrewop
ydnarrewop

Lol yep I got a gtx 680... I never got a free game :(

OmegaRecon
OmegaRecon

Yeah, and of course I bought a GTX 670 August 2nd... BEFORE this deal happened. >:|

Mega_Loser
Mega_Loser

 @x-2tha-z 

i'm in the same place as you, same card, same dilemma.

i say let's wait for benchmarks, do analogies for performance to price, decide.

Her0
Her0

 @oin You can easily cancel any pre-order on Steam.

BestJinjo
BestJinjo

 @johnners2981 The primary competitor is actually the HD7950. Some after market versions of 7950 are amazing overclockers. MSI TwinFrozr 3, Gigabyte Windforce 3x. For people who don't care for borderlands and want a fast card, HD7950 @ 1100-1200mhz (esp. the MSI TF3 version) are better value for $320-330. For people who don't overclock, 660Ti with a free $50 game is still a good deal though! :)

moc5
moc5

 @Zloth2 Yeah but you'll need to swap it during the summer.  Too darn hot.

Joeguy00
Joeguy00

 @Cruisemissile The MSi and Asus 660 Ti's when they are OC'd are only maybe 10%~ off a 670. It's a nice dilemma for us gamers. Guaranteed more performance or some money saved and a free game.

wezkilla
wezkilla

 @twztid13 that would be silly for just the game the 680 is far far better, and borderlands 2 on amazon is only £25 pre order

wezkilla
wezkilla

 @Kayweg Arma games are way more CPU intensive than GPU including Arma 3

Zloth2
Zloth2

 @Kayweg

 Yeah, the consoles are really holding the graphics back bad.  So why not double up on them?  3D Vision for the win!

moc5
moc5

 @noscope247 If your planning on buying this game like most other people on Gamespot are ;), then you cant beat that deal for that card.  You'll be set for a couple of years at least with that card.   The flagship cards you cant even use until the game Developers are confident enough that enough people own them to ratchet up the sys reqs for games.  It's a win for all.

JamesX007
JamesX007

 @SolidTy the 6xx series is actually lower power than the 5xx series

johnners2981
johnners2981

 @Rat_King Well if you like amd (ati) go with the 7870, it's actually better than the 660ti and cheaper too

wezkilla
wezkilla

 @Mega_Loser You should upgrade to a 660ti because the 295 uses 100% more power (double) than the 660ti and the 295 is only directx10, the 295 only has GDDR3 memory and like 890mb or something, 660ti has 2gb

 

also if you upgrade you can sell the 295 for quite a bit, but yeah as i said its worth upgrading just for the MUCH much lower power consumption and directx11 

oin
oin

 @Her0 indeed however back then i could afford the card deal and now i cant but oh well

twztid13
twztid13

 @wezkilla

 I guess I wasn't clear. All the 660ti, 670 & 680's at NewEgg come with the game, so I was just meaning that I'd return it, and reorder the same card with the game included, not the 660ti.

wezkilla
wezkilla

 @Cruisemissile probably wont even have graphics cards in 10-15 years everything will be run off of a microchip the size of your thumb that would be 78236482 more powerful than any PC today

Joeguy00
Joeguy00

 @johnners2981 The few benchmarks I've read and watched have mentioned that you can over volt and OC the 660 Ti  a bit more then the 670, which closes the gap from 15% slower to roughly 10%~ as far as they can tell.