Overall and FV
At the end of the day, we are once again blown away with Nvidia’s latest offering. At $100 less than the GTX 670 they still managed to give you only a slightly watered down version. You are basically saving $100 and losing a little memory bandwidth. That’s not to say that I wouldn’t go with the GTX 670 if I had to pick. But considering the $300 price point of the GTX 660Ti, I would be willing to bet we see a LOT of these in everyone’s rigs soon enough. In fact I would go as far as to say that the GTX 660Ti is the new GTS 8800 G92. Nvidia has hit the sweet spot for performance/dollar.
EVGA was kind enough to send us their GTX 660TI Superclocked 2GB to put to the test. I am impressed at its performance as well as its subtle styling. With this version coming in only a few dollars more than a reference design, I don’t think you can lose. They include there high flow bracket from the start, that alone is enough to put it above its reference design brothers. On top of that, you are getting their top notch support and the step up program.
So we have established that even at $309 this is a great price, but Nvidia didn’t stop there. They are actually bundling Borderlands with the cards at most retailers. If you were planning on picking the game up before, you are basically paying $249 for the card. This explains AMD’s recent price drops considering the GTX 660Ti’s performance is up right with the HD 7950 at times. The HD 7950 is about $50 more than the GTX 660Ti and the next step down the HD 7870 GHz Edition can be found for around $250 after rebate. I will tell you one thing guys, the amazing performance we are seeing coupled with the price drops. These are the golden years. It is becoming very cheap to be a PC gamer!