September 7th, 2012
Gigabyte Adds Three New Models – GTX 660Ti, HD 7750 and HD 7850
Gigabyte added three new models to the listing. These are: a GTX 660 Ti model, 1GB version of HD 7850 and 2GB version of HD 7750.
Gigabyte GTX 660 Ti WindForce 2X OC EU (GV-N66TOC-2GD-EU)
What Gigabyte added is a ‘new’ model with a small addition of two letters – EU. My investigation revealed that this model is exactly the same as GTX 660 Ti OC (GV-N66TOC-2GD). So I assume this card is just for a European market. But it turns out it does differ in one tiny aspect — it has Borderland 2 bundled, yes, that’s all.
Gigabyte HD 7750 OC 2GB GDDR3 (GV-R775OC-2GI)
This is actually a completely new card. It has a new non-reference cooler, it has more memory (1GB is default) and it has … slower clocks. Card arrives with 850 MHz core clock and much smaller memory clock (1600MHz), but that’s because it has only GDDR3 memory. Previous 1GB model featured GDDR5, so I wouldn’t be surprised if those two card perform the same.
Gigabyte HD 7850 OC 1GB (GV-R785OC-1GD)
This card goes exactly opposite way to the model mentioned above. This one has lesser memory (1GB vs reference 2GB). Thankfully Gigabyte left GDDR5 memory, so it’s just a budget version of HD 7850. The WindForce 2X cooler is the same for both model, but this has slightly lower clocks – 900 MHz (2GB has 975MHz).