Conclusion: Testbed: Benchmarks: The capability rating compares each graphics card with GeForce GT 630, which is considered the baseline or 100%. The rating is based on both synthetic and gaming results and shows, as the name implies, what a product is capable of. The usability rating is obtained by dividing each card's capability rating by its price.
Summary: As you'd expect MSI has done a good job with the GTX 660 here and bringing into the HAWK family which has been a series that stood out in the mid-range segment. Out of the box performance is strong as you'd expect, but when it comes to the overclocking side of things, performance isn't quite as strong, since the overclock wasn't as strong as we expected it would be.
Summary: MSI's GEFORCE GTX 660 Twin Frozr video card is no doubt more impressive than the reference clocked version thanks to the overclock that MSI offers. Alongside that the Twin Frozr III cooler as always does a fantastic job and we can see some excellent cooling numbers that are achieved at low noise level.
Six GeForce GTX 660 Ti graphics cards: ASUS, EVGA, Gigabyte, MSI and Zotac
7 September 2012
Excerpt: If you're looking for a GeForce GTX 660 Ti, you have plenty to choose from. We previously reviewed the graphics cards from ASUS, EVGA and MSI and now Gigabyte and Zotac sent us their versions as well. It's time for a six-card round-up to see which one comes out on top.
Summary: If you have $300 to spend on a new graphics card today, the MSI GTX 660 Ti PE should be on your short list as it provides near GTX 670 class performance at a significant discount. When compared to the recently adjusted AMD pricing, the Radeon HD 7950 is rather tempting when you can get
factory overclocked Radeon HD 7950 cards
right at the price of this video card.
Summary: MSI is offering a custom cooled and factory overclocked rendition on the recently released NVIDIA GTX 660 Ti. We examine how well MSI's Twin Frozr IV cooling technology allows us to overclock this new generation video card. We will compare it to a Radeon HD 7950, an overclocked Radeon HD 7870, and a GeForce GTX 670.
Summary: Synthetics -
The MSI GTX 660Ti pulled ahead of all the other cards with the exception of the GTX 670. In Tessmark, the result is remarkably close just shy of 100+ points behind the GTX 670, while leaving the other cards, even the GTX 580, way behind.
DirectX 11 -
In Aliens vs Predator, the MSI GTX 660Ti matches the more expensive Radeon HD 7950, but proves superior in Battlefield 3 and Lost Planet 2.
Cons: Price, 1GHz+ OC Version with more headroom for further performance tuning, Dual-fan Twin Frozr IV Cooling Design, Dust Removal Technology, Military Class III, PCI-Express 3.0, Dongle-free 2D Surround, Triple-Overvoltage, MSI Afterburner utility (screen capture, video capture, fan control, and overclocking)
Summary: When we looked at the new reference clocked GTX 660 Ti the other week, we find ourselves extremely impressed with it. Today we continue to find ourselves impressed with it if not slightly more as we see partners attack the model straight away and go to work on the new GPU.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Ti Video Card Review w/ ASUS, EVGA & MSI
16 August 2012
Summary: With a lower entry price and performance similar to much more expensive cards, the GeForce GTX 660 Ti is set to shake up the graphics card market. Combined with ample overclocking headroom, the GeForce GTX 660 Ti is absolutely the sweet spot for performance per dollar.