Cooling and Noise
Putting the GTX 660Ti through our standard Furmark run to put more load and heat into its heatsink than you will ever see in game we saw results around what we expected. The GTX 670 came in at 76 degrees and the lower TDP of the GTX 660Ti helped cool things down a few degrees, even with its overclock. During this test, the card did spool up its fans, more than we would normally see from a mid-range card. Even then, the noise level wasn’t too bad, but still considerably louder than most of the cards on this graph. Something I would like to point out, because we have been asked about this before. We do our noise level performance using the auto setting on the fan control. It’s entirely possible that you will experience more noise if you crank it all the way up. The idea behind this way of testing is how loud the card will get when put under more load than you can put it under in game. We want to make sure you aren’t going to have noise issues or cooling issues, auto is the best balance of this.