EVGA GTX 660 Ti SuperClocked Review
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The Kepler architecture hit like a bomb and in since it release it has racked up more editor’s choice awards than any graphics card series in recent memory. The only issue was up to this point all the graphics cards in the Kepler family were dedicated to the high-end market, leaving graphics cards such as the HD 7870 without a Kepler rival. All that changes today though, as the highly anticipated GTX 660 Ti is hitting the market in volume, giving gamers a new weapon in what is traditionally called the “sweet spot” segment, due to graphics cards in this price range offering exceptional performance-per-dollar.
The GTX 660 Ti is designed to be a powerhouse at $299, as it leverages most of the internal specifications of the GTX 670 with the only real exceptions being the GTX 660 Ti has a 192-bit memory bus that reduces the raw memory bandwidth. This means the GTX 660 Ti packs in 1344 CUDA cores, 112 Texture units and 24 Raster engines. Additionally, the GTX 660 Ti has the same clock speeds as the GTX 670 giving it a standard GPU clock speed of 915MHz and a GPU boost clock at 980MHz minimum.
Instead of examining a reference model in today’s review we are going to be looking at a GTX 660 Ti from one of Nvidia’s largest partners; EVGA. The card they sent to us to review rocks all the same internal specifications as the standard GTX 660 Ti, but as it is part of the SuperClocked series it has both a higher base clock and GPU boost clock. As mentioned prior standard models have a base and GPU Boost clock speed of 915MHz and 980MHz respectively. The EVGA GTX 660 Ti SuperClocked on the other hand has a base clock speed of 980MHz and the GPU Boost clock has been increased to 1059MHz. Of course the additional performance will cost more, but at just a $10 premium the price still only comes out to $309.99!
Along with the SuperClocked model EVGA is also releasing multiple other models all with different specifications. A full list is below:
EVGA GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB - $299.99
EVGA GeForce GTX 660 Ti Superclocked 2GB -$309.99
EVGA GeForce GTX 660 Ti FTW 2GB - $329.99
EVGA GeForce GTX 660 Ti+ 3GB - $329.99
EVGA GeForce GTX 660 Ti Superclocked+ 3GB - $339.99
EVGA GeForce GTX 660 Ti FTW+ 3GB - $359.99