Gigabyte GTX660Ti Windforce Review

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Gigabyte have really got a handle on their packaging lately. Whilst their motherboard boxes are in need of a refresh, the GPU ones are classy, clear and really grab your attention. It's wonderful to not be looking at some 80s style fantasy figure.

Gigabyte GTX660Ti Windforce Review      Gigabyte GTX660Ti Windforce Review  

The Windforce cooler has been on a few cards now and every one that we see it on it just gets worse and worse. We understand that to a certain degree the performance outweighs the aesthetic, but this doesn't remotely fit the PCB and looks more like a Heath Robinson solution than something from one of the major players in the hardware world.

Gigabyte GTX660Ti Windforce Review      Gigabyte GTX660Ti Windforce Review  

You don't even get a hefty chunk of nickel-plated goodness. We know that a low power card naturally needs less cooling performance, but the Windforce GTX660Ti will never win any beauty contests, custom blue PCB or not.

Gigabyte GTX660Ti Windforce Review      Gigabyte GTX660Ti Windforce Review  

The business end has the usual selection of outputs, two DVI, an HDMI and a DisplayPort. Power is provided by two 6-pin PCIe connectors which should be more than enough to keep things running smoothly even under heavy loading.

Gigabyte GTX660Ti Windforce Review     Gigabyte GTX660Ti Windforce Review  

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Most Recent Comments

16-08-2012, 09:05:29

Fractal
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

yassarikhan786
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

AverageNinja
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

dipzy


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

AverageNinja
Quote:
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
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