Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 Ti expected by mid-August for $299

By on July 18, 2012, 3:30 PM

Nvidia is reportedly set to finally expand its Kepler-based GPU lineup beyond the current high end offerings (and a lone $99 GeForce GT 640).

According to Sweclockers, the GeForce GTX 660 Ti will arrive at some point between August 13th and 19th with an MSRP of $299, making it a direct competitor to AMD’s Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition which received a price cut just last week.

Similar to the GTX 670, the GTX 660 Ti would be based on the GK104 core architecture with 7 SMX units enabled for a total of 1344 CUDA cores. Their specs are expected to differ when it comes to memory, however.

While the GeForce GTX 670 has either 2GB or 4GB of GDDR5 memory on a 256-bit interface, the GTX 660 Ti will reportedly have 1.5GB or 3GB of GDDR5 memory with a 192-bit interface. Clock speeds should be lower as well but no specific numbers have been quoted.

Images of a purported GeForce GTX 660 leaked in May so it’s possible that a further scaled down version of the card without the Ti moniker might also be in the works and ready to launch in August. The card would presumably target the all-important ~$250 price point to counter AMD's Radeon HD 7850.




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Littleczr Littleczr said:

good, maybe the 560 ti drops in price and I can SLI my system.

Coodu Coodu said:

I have a 448 core wondering whether I should upgrade. Meh.

cliffordcooley cliffordcooley, TechSpot Paladin, said:

I have a 448 core wondering whether I should upgrade. Meh.

That probably wouldn't be much of an upgrade. I sure wouldn't make such a small jump, unless I needed to purchase another card for some reason.

Guest said:

I'll be upgrading from my 460 for the 660/660 ti.

dividebyzero dividebyzero, trainee n00b, said:

Sweclockers are confirming launch date as 16th August. With virtually the same specification (same shader count, same clocks) as the GTX 670 for $100 less, the GTX 660Ti looks like the value card. Presumeably this also leaves room for a cut down shader 660 (non-Ti) in future.

slh28 slh28, TechSpot Paladin, said:

With virtually the same specification (same shader count, same clocks) as the GTX 670 for $100 less, the GTX 660Ti looks like the value card.

Well if that's the case then that's seriously good value and pretty much renders the 7850/7870 obsolete unless AMD cut their prices. However I have a very hard time believing the 660Ti will have the same number of shaders and clock speed as the 670.

dividebyzero dividebyzero, trainee n00b, said:

Sorry about the bump.

Review at Tweaktown. If the card is final reference clocks then the EVGA card I linked to above must be the factory OC'ed version. 915MHz core, 980MHz boost, 6008MHz effective memory, 1344 shaders (as per GTX 670). Back end looks like dropping from 4 ROP clusters x 8 * 32-bit (32ROP @ 256-bit) to 4 ROP clusters x 6 * 32-bit (24 ROP @ 192-bit) if my fading math skills are still working.

Looks like it will be doing battle with the 7950 rather than the 7870.

slh28 - I think the phrase is "seeing is believing"

slh28 slh28, TechSpot Paladin, said:

Looks like we have a new performance/price winner!

Only game where the memory bandwidth really shows is Metro but even then it's still pretty close to the more expensive 7950.

sapo joe said:

192 bit memory? No, thanks, I'll keep my 560Ti.

Littleczr Littleczr said:

192 bit memory? No, thanks, I'll keep my 560Ti.

same here, im hoping the 560ti price falls so I can go SLI

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