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.
Excerpt: As the year comes to an end we're going to see the video card market quiet down as companies have released almost everything they want over the last few months. Unlike motherboards, we don't see video card companies offer these refreshes. Instead once they've kind of done their initial push, that's very much the end of it.
Conclusion: If you’ve got a GeForce 9800 GT or GTX 460-class graphics card and have been holding off on an upgrade, our testing suggests that you can expect a 2X – 4X performance improvement by moving to a card like the new GeForce GTX 660. In addition to increased performance, however, newer cards also offer other benefits, like lower-power, lower-noise (usually), and additional features like full DX11 support.
Pros: Good Performer, Competitively Priced, Relatively Power Friendly
Excerpt: When we checked out the reference GTX 660 just the other week we didn't find ourselves getting the same "wow" factor that we got from other GTX 600 based models like the GTX 660 Ti, GTX 670 and GTX 680. That's not to say it's not a good video card, but ultimately we found that the GTX 660 didn't hold any real surprises as it lined up almost perfectly against its main competitor, AMD's Radeon HD 7870.
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)
Excerpt: Much to the horror of NVIDIA and a number of their partners, we had the opportunity to look at the new GTX 660 Ti GPU in both stock form and overclocked form well ahead of the official launch today. Today we look at our first retail sample based on the new GPU and that comes from MSI in the form of the GTX 660 Ti 2GB Power Edition.