August 5th, 2012
Exclusive: Reference GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Pictured, Looks like GTX 670
Here it is, a reference GeForce GTX 660 Ti in full glory. As it turned out, GeForce GTX 660 Ti has the same reference design as GeForce GTX 670.
Pictures I obtained are straight from manufacturer (PNY) showing a reference design of GeForce GTX 660 Ti. I was a bit shocked that card has the same design as GeForce GTX 670 (thinking that this could be an error), but there was also a picture of the BOX, which dispelled my doubts. Even though those pictures are straight from the manufacturer, there is still a possibility that final design might be little different. Back in May, the official pictures of GTX 670 which were released by PNY shown a card only with one a sticker on the blower, while the final product also receieved XLR8 stickers on the top – this suggest that final design of PNY GTX 660 Ti will feature similar ones.
The picture below describes what I’m trying to say (PNY GTX 670).
Also I can confirm the final specification of this card. GeForce GTX 660 Ti will feature 1344 CUDA cores. Card is clocked at 915/980/1502 MHz for base, boost and memory. Most importantly GeForce GTX 660 Ti is equipped with 2GB of GDDR5 memory on 192-bit interface, so NVIDIA has finally chosen this variant. Also this mid-range graphics card will consume 150W of power. GeForce GTX 660 Ti will be equipped with DVI-L, DVI-D, HDMI and DisplayPort output.
The GeForce GTX 660 Ti supports all the technologies known from other high-end Kepler based cards: NVIDIA GPU Boost, Adaptive V-Sync, Surround, PhysX, 3D-Vision, 3-Way SLI, CUDA, DirectX 11 and OpenGL 4.2.
The pictures suggest that card has the same, or similar, PCB to GTX 670. I’m not sure if this is true, but if it is, then manufacturers have yet another possibility to use the same design of coolers from GTX 670 and even GTX 680.
The card is described as a combination of power efficiency, performance, and affordability. GeForce GTX 660 Ti will be released on August 16th for $299 (However, I even found a listing for $285 – below).
PNY GeForce GTX 660 Ti Specification
- CUDA Cores: 1344
- Base clock: 915 MHz
- Boost Clock: 980 MHz
- Memory Size: 2GB GDDR5
- Memory Interface: 192-Bit
- Memory Frequency (effective): 6.0 GHz
- Power and Thermal: 150W-Active
- Display Outputs: DVI-I + DVI-D + HDMI + DisplayPort
- Board Dimensions: Dual Slot – 10 x 4.376 inch