Gigabyte GTX660Ti Windforce Review
We all enjoy the results possible from the very highest levels of hardware. Nobody dreams of owning something middle-of-the-road after all. Aspiring to own the premium enthusiast products is what keeps us all coming back for more, finding out what is possible when money is no object.
However, unless you happen to have recently won the lottery or your Uncle is a Lord, it's very likely that you do the same as we do. You look at how much performance is available within your budget and get the best value you can afford. If you were in the market for a graphics card in the last generation it was difficult to tear your eyes away from the incredible value for money that was given to us by the nVidia GTX560Ti.
We recently took a look at the GTX670, the follow up to our favourite card from the last generation, the GTX570, and we found it was a powerhouse of a thing. Comparing it to the last generation was akin to comparing an i7 to a Q6600. So you can imagine the relish with which we sat down to take a look at the follow-up to the midrange king, here in Gigabyte Windforce guise.
What better way to start your Thursday and the ride towards the weekend than seeing if nVidia can capture lightning in a bottle twice. Welcome, to the GTX660Ti.
The default GTX660Ti clocks in at 915MHz, but the Gigabyte Windforce comes out of the box at just over 1GHz, with another 78MHz available from the boost mode. The other big number to grab your attention is actually a small one. A TDP of a mere 150W. A 25% reduction in the power draw of the big GTX680. If you're looking for a card that is not only affordable to purchase, but affordable to run, then this might be just the ticket.
|Base Clock||1033 MHz|
|Boost Clock||1111 MHz|
|Memory Clock||6008 MHz|
|Total Memory||2048MB GDDR5|
|Transistor Count||3.54 Billion|
|Connectors||2 Dual-Link DVI|
|Form Factor||Dual Slot|
|Power Input||2x 6-pin PCIe|