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.
Excerpt: In the past few months, we have taken a look at no less than four new high-end GPUs from NVIDIA based on the company’s Kepler microarchitecture. NVIDIA kicked things off with the GeForce GTX 680 back in May and followed up a few weeks later with the monstrous, dual-GPU powered GeForce GTX 690 , which remains the fastest graphics card in existence. A few days after that, the GeForce GTX 670 hit the scene and last month marked the arrival of the GeForce GTX 660 Ti .
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.
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.
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.
Summary: NVIDIA's new GeForce GTX 660 Ti will be a hit of that I am sure. The card delivers excellent performance levels at reasonable power consumption, which enables board partners to create low-noise custom designs. The new GTX 660 Ti is almost twice as fast as the last-generation GTX 560 Ti, but comes at a $50 higher introductory cost.
MSI's GTX 660 Ti Power Edition uses the company's TwinFrozr cooler that we have seen on many cards before, and it works well.
Pros: Overclocked out of the box, Large performance increase over last generation, Good overclocking potential, Very quiet, Higher performance than other cards at the same clock, Up to four active displays makes Surround gaming possible with one card, Native full-size HDMI & DisplayPort output, Support for PCI-Express 3.0 and DirectX 11.1, Support for CUDA and PhysX
Cons: Memory not overclocked, Dynamic OC can't be turned off, Manual overclocking more complicated than before, No technology similar to AMD's ZeroCore power
MSI GeForce GTX 660 TwinFrozr OC Edition, MSI GeForce GTX 650 Ti OC Power Edition, MSI GeForce GTX 650 OC Power Edition Graphics Cards
6 March 2013
Conclusion: 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. It basically shows whether a given product is over or underpriced, considering what it can do, and thus how reasonable it is to buy it.