Overclocking

On top of EVGA’s support and dedication to putting out unique card designs they are also known for a small piece of software they produce called Precision. Even if you don’t own an EVGA card but have an Nvidia card from another manufacture there is a good chance that you have put it to use as well. The latest variation precision X is specifically designed for Kepler based GPU’s. When getting ready to test out the GTX 660Ti’s overclocking I loaded both precision X and EVGA’s OC scanner. Between the two you can overclock and test your overclocks. While we were at it I went ahead and loaded up the GTX 660Ti theme, I was impressed right away with the theme simply because it includes orange.

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After getting reacquainted with the software, I jumped right in and turned up our power target as far as I could go and started to bump up the GPU Clock offset. Remember GPU Boost is a little tricky with overclocking; you have to actually put the card under load to see where you end up. I used the second benchmark in 3dmark 11 under extreme settings as I have found this benchmark to push the card as high as possible. Our stock boost was capped at 1059MHz; I jumped right away up to 1230 without any issues at all. When I tried to get 1300, I killed the Nvidia driver and 3DMark. After getting everything opened back up I started pumping more voltage into the GTX 660Ti to see what I could push it to. Oddly enough,  even with voltage I wasn’t able to get past 1350 and be able to pass all of my tests. I was however able to push the card up to 1475 for very short periods before the card would pull back or crash. I get the feeling that there is a lot of power left for those who are willing to tweak and play with it. Of course my dreams of having it running at 1400+ for anything more than a short period of time were busted.  Memory Clock testing was around the same, I was only able to get a small boost and even less when I attempted to run our CPU overclock at the same time.

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garfi3ld's Avatar
garfi3ld replied the topic: #27206 16 Aug 2012 17:01
Nvidia's GTX 660Ti is now available for public consumption. Look out, this is a hell of a deal!
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Myndmelt replied the topic: #27210 16 Aug 2012 18:35
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X-Infinity-Zero replied the topic: #27222 16 Aug 2012 23:52
What sucks is that EVGA offers a step up program so within the 90 days of buying my 2 GTX 560 Ti FPB cards i could have stepped them up to a newer model such as the 660s.

Only problem is my 90 days were up a few days ago.....:(

Now im on a mission to get 2 of these cards as soon as i can sell my 560s.

Cant wait to get my hands on them.
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trgtprctc replied the topic: #27234 17 Aug 2012 05:24
Almost makes me regret buying a pair of EVGA GTX 670 FTW cards...almost. Definitely a great "value" buy for SLI.
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CrazyBillyBob replied the topic: #27413 22 Aug 2012 17:52
I didn't Go for SLI but I ordered one The PNY GTX 660 TI's from Newegg Yesterday. Newegg throws in a Free copy of Borderlands 2 and PNY tossed in a free 16' HDMI cable... I think it will be a big Improvement over my 120 I've got in the system now. But I have to knock all the bugs out before the Lan...Am I nutz?

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garfi3ld replied the topic: #27415 22 Aug 2012 19:40
we always knew you were nuts, but this doesn't make you crazier at all
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renegade replied the topic: #27434 23 Aug 2012 07:53
Just ordered a EVGA 660 Ti for my desktop, giving my 5870 to my daughter.

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