Gigabyte GTX660Ti Windforce Review

3D Mark

Gigabyte GTX660Ti Windforce Review

3D Mark Vantage

Technology marches on. When you compare the Windforce to its predecessor the GTX560Ti, it's so far ahead that we can't believe it's only been a year. Looking through the list of other cards it's streets ahead of the equivalent model in the AMD range, the HD7870, but nicely sandwiched between the HD7950 stock and overclocked. Although as you can see our overclock doesn't bring much extra performance.


3D Mark 11

In the more modern 3D Mark 11 the Windforce is outperforming the reference HD7970. If it keeps this up in the gaming scores we could have the bargain of the year on our hands.


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16-08-2012, 09:02:43


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

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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 =/.

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?

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.

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 £300

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.

16-08-2012, 10:07:39

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

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..

16-08-2012, 11:13:59

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

16-08-2012, 11:45:02

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

16-08-2012, 11:51:39

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

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 thι 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.*

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?

16-08-2012, 13:32:11

I say 7950

16-08-2012, 13:53:10

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

16-08-2012, 16:03:47

This card is indescribably hideous.

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.

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.

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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