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.
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.
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.
I've recently been thinking about upgrading from my GTX 295. Do you think this new 660 Ti would make a worthwhile upgrade?
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.
@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
660ti isn't even better than amd's 7870 and yet costs more. And why is nobody giving out about nvidia's terrible drivers for the 6** series, lots of people complaining about frame rate issues.
@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! :)
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.
This card is called midrange? Middle of what? In what world does that not max out every freaking game!
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.
@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.
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 :(.
@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
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.
Tasty. All that power is gonna be wasted on Borderlands 2 of course, but not complaining.
Come ArmA III it will shine though. :D
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..
@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.
@SolidTy Alot less W's than it is now probably like 10watts or something.
@SolidTy the 6xx series is actually lower power than the 5xx series
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.
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.
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.
@Rat_King Well if you like amd (ati) go with the 7870, it's actually better than the 660ti and cheaper too
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