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

Jos

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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). Similar to the GTX 670, the GTX 660 Ti would be based on the GK104 core architecture…

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dividebyzero

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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

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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

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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

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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.