Gigabyte GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB OC Benchmark & Review

Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Looking closer at the Kepler architecture
  3. Meet the Gigabyte Windforce GeForce GTX 660 Ti OC
  4. Unboxing
  5. Testing Methodology
  6. Unigine Heaven v3.0
  7. FutureMark 3DMark
  8. Battlefield 3
  9. Total War: Shogun 2
  10. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  11. Batman: Arkham City
  12. Power Consumption, Noise and Temperatures
  13. Value and Conclusion

Introduction

The Rs. 20,000 – 25,000 GPU segment is a tricky one for consumers, with numerous solutions being offered by both nVidia and ATI. The two most obvious picks coming into play would be ATI’s Radeon HD 7950 and nVidia GeForce 660 Ti. Both cards promise a solid gaming experience at the 1920 x 1200 reference resolution, and with the 660Ti priced slightly lower (Approx by Rs. 2000) than the 7950, we look deeper into the numbers to see if it really holds up. Then there’s also the GTX 670 and the Radeon 7970. The GTX 670 is now pretty much redundant, with the coming of the 660Ti, and the presence of GTX 680. We won’t second guess where nVidia will place its GTX 670 in the market, but I’d say, personally, the 670 offers no real value to the buyer from now on. This is somewhat bitter-sweet, where the 670 was commendable before, the new 660 Ti is a real head turner, at a good asking price.

Looking at the local availability of the 660 Ti, we see solutions from Gigabyte, MSI, Zotac and Palit flourishing the market. No signs of an Asus or EVGA board. India has always had an issue maintaining stocks of Asus GPUs, which we always prefer for their high quality build. Asus, are you listening?

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