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Introducing the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Ti
Hitting A New High At A Lower Price Point
In actuality, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Ti graphics card samples came earlier this week, but because of the existing non-disclosure agreement (NDA), we chose to be silent. But now that the NDA has been lifted, nothing can stop us from sharing with you a preview of NVIDIA’s latest offering under the Kepler-based GeForce 600 series.
The GeForce GTX 660 Ti is part of the high-end category of the GeForce 600 series. A look back at the previous months, NVIDIA has already released other members of the series. High-end ones like the GTX 670, GTX 680, and the dual-GPU GTX 690 have been around in the market for quite some time. Entry-level ones such as the GT 610, GT 620, and the GT 630 are hard to forget, knowing that NVIDIA gave away over a hundred of these cards during the successful GeForce Day event last month. In the middle of these two extremes, there is the GT 640 that comes in a number of configurations.
|Fab (nm)||Die Size (mm2)||Transistors (in millions)||CUDA Cores||Graphics Clock||Processor Clock||Memory Clock||Bus Width (bit)||Memory Size||TDP (watts)||Temp (°C)|
|GF108||40||116||585||96||810MHz||1620MHz||1800MHz, 3200MHz||128||1GB DDR3, GDDR5||65||98|
|GK107||28||118||1300||144, 384||720MHz, 797MHz, 950MHz||797MHz, 950MHz, 1440MHz||851MHz, 2500MHz||128, 192||1GB, 1.5GB, 2GB, 3GB DDR3/GDDR5||75||102|
|GK104||28||294||3540||1536||1006MHz||1006MHz||6008MHz||256||2GB, 4GB GDDR5||195||98|
|2x GK104||28||2x 294||2x 3540||3072||915MHz||915MHz||6008MHz||2x 256||2x 2GB GDDR5||300||98|
Instead of reading a lengthy explanation, simply refer to the table above. Here, the GTX 660 Ti is somewhere in between the lower and higher end GeForce 600 GPUs. The first three are based on the older 40nm fabrication process and are known as rebranded GPUs from the GeForce 500 series. From the midrange GT 640 down to the top-end GTX 690, everything is manufactured using the new 28nm process.
Prior to the publishing of this article, details about the GTX 660 Ti were quite scarce and we just relied on those that we got from the Internet. The table above shows that the GPU shares similarities with the popular GTX 670, although differences in terms of bus width and power consumption are notable. With lower specifications, we anticipate that GTX 660 Ti cards would sell at lower price points. We’ll know more about it soon.
In this article, let us take a closer look at the GTX 660 Ti by quickly inspecting the ASUS GeForce GTX 660 Ti DirectCU II TOP and the Gainward GeForce GTX 660 Ti Phantom.
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