Gigabyte GTX660Ti Windforce Review

Test Setup, Overclocking and Temps

Gigabyte GTX660Ti Windforce Review

Test Setup

Gigabyte GTX660Ti Windforce
Forceware 305.37
Intel Core i7-3960X @ 4.6GHz
ASUS Rampage IV Extreme
Corsair AX1200W
Corsair GTX8
Corsair H100
Noctua NF-F12 Fans
Windows 7 Ultimate x64 

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Despite already being overclocked from the reference speeds, the GTX660Ti could still be pushed another 100MHz up from the stock speeds. Most impressive is the memory overclock. 996MHz effective is a big overclock in anyone's book.

Gigabyte GTX660Ti Windforce Review  


Although the cooler might look like it was cobbled together in a shed, it definitely does the business. Stock or overclocked it's cool, but more importantly, really quiet. Seriously quiet. The Northbridge fan on our test Rampage IV is louder than this card becomes when it's working hard.


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Most Recent Comments

16-08-2012, 09:02:43


The latest batch of midrange nVidia cards is upon us, and we start with the Gigabyte Windforce.

Continue ReadingQuote

16-08-2012, 09:05:29

Ooh I Liked the 560Ti, lets hope this does good too.
Edit: Shame about the price, was looking at getting a 660Ti fir my brother as an upgrade =/.Quote

16-08-2012, 09:28:09

I don't mind the blue PCB at all, but that cooler looks utterly horrendous on that PCB.

Performance wise, it looks to be competing with the 7950. The Unigine result was surprising though.

The price is a big let down as well. It's so close to a 670, is there even a point to a 660 ti and for that matter a 680. What are Nvidia doing?Quote

16-08-2012, 09:42:28

I'm still going for the GTX 670 I think. In some games (that I will play a lot) the GTX 670 still performs 10fps better than the 660ti.Quote

16-08-2012, 10:01:37


I do not like the cooler at all. If its expected to come at £270, a 670 is worth going for. The 660ti should more closer to the £200 mark than the £300Quote

16-08-2012, 10:05:09

Originally Posted by dipzy View Post

I do not like the cooler at all. If its expected to come at £270, a 670 is worth going for. The 660ti should more closer to the £200 mark than the £300
I'm with you in this argument. I think the 660Ti isn't worth it over the 650Ti when it's released, but can't really compete a lot with the GTX 670. At skyrim the GTX 670 even beats the 660Ti with 30fps.Quote

16-08-2012, 10:07:39

i payed 330€ for my oc sapphire with 950 on clock and black pcb,
im glad i dident waitedQuote

16-08-2012, 11:04:30

pointless card it seems... cost the same as a 7950 here.. so the 7870 competitor will be the 550ti ?
Edit: just checked, the 7950 is €10 cheaper..also the newer ones have even higher speeds for people who don't clock themselves. And it's ugly xd and that comes from a gigabyte fan..Quote

16-08-2012, 11:13:59

hmm, makes me question my purchase of sapphire 7870oc for £215 2 weeks ago.Quote

16-08-2012, 11:45:02

So it is going to be £20-£30 more than a 7950? Seems a bit pointless to me tbhQuote

16-08-2012, 11:51:39

Isn't it only £280ish, that is same money as the 7950 on amazon depending on the card.Quote

16-08-2012, 12:15:27

I can say that in Belgium (and the Netherlands is the same comparison but like €10/€20 less for everything) the pricing is roughly this:

- AMD 7870 : €319
- GTX 660Ti : €349
- AMD 7950 : €369
- GTX 670 : €429
- AMD 7970 : €439

So not more than a 7950. Prices of the 660Ti's are expected to drop towards €300 when more shops have them available. I think this 660Ti card is thé way to go if you have one full HD screen and want best bang for the buck. It'll run everything just fine. Most of the times max settings, only sometimes having to take it down just a notch. Great job from Nvidia if you ask me *looks at his 5770 crossfire... Sigh.*Quote

16-08-2012, 13:28:43

Here in Canada the 660ti is 300 bucks. Compared to the 670 which is $400 and the 680 which is $500. The 7970 here is also $400 and the 7950 is $300. So at $300 which card do you guys think is best (single screen 1080p gaming)?At $400?Quote

16-08-2012, 13:32:11

I say 7950Quote

16-08-2012, 13:53:10

Is the GTX 670 $400?
Then get the GTX 670! Quote

16-08-2012, 16:03:47

This card is indescribably hideous.Quote

16-08-2012, 16:08:55

When I first saw the performance numbers of the 660Ti, I was beginning to regret buying a 560Ti this spring but when I saw the price it comes at in Estonia - € 333 (while my 560Ti was € 210), I felt a bit better about my choice. Quote

16-08-2012, 18:02:39

Originally Posted by NRG! View Post
This card is indescribably hideous.
No,I think you did a good job imo.

16-08-2012, 20:05:12

Originally Posted by NRG! View Post
This card is indescribably hideous.
+ 1 million.Quote

17-08-2012, 01:04:27

wtf? was there an ugly design contest? all these well-known manies kickin' out some gawd
aweful looking
cooling designs.. the simple EVGA reference is so much more eye-pleasing. and i am not a reference kinda-guy.
it'll make the water-cooling GPU blocks sell a heck of a lot faster.
there are something that just make you say buhhhh..


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