Summary: It's big for a mid-range card, but Palit surely has a sound offering with their GeForce GTX 660 Ti JetStream edition, quite impressive.
But let's first discuss the GeForce GTX 660 Ti as reference product all by itself. NVIDIA has a product in their hands that might become the best selling product ever. Initially I did expect a new GPU for this product series, but they went ahead with the Kepler based GK104 that's being used in the GTX 670 and GTX 680 as well.
Excerpt: NVIDIA's new GEFORCE GTX 660 Ti GPU is looking to be a great new model and we saw MSI do an awesome job with the it out of the box and an even better job when it came to overclocking the new model from NVIDIA.
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 price.
Palit's GTX 660 Ti uses a custom cooling solution which we've seen before on the Palit GTX 670.
Pros: Overclocked out of the box, Large performance increase over the last generation, Good overclocking potential, 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, Triple slot cooler uses extra space and cannot bring any clear improvements, Dynamic OC can't be turned off, Manual overclocking is more complicated than before, No technology similar to AMD's ZeroCore power
Summary: Результаты синтетических тестов новой модели видеокарты GeForce GTX 660 Ti, основанной на «урезанном» графическом процессоре GK104 архитектуры Kepler, а также результатам других моделей видеокарт производства обоих производителей дискретных видеочипов, были предсказуемыми. Ведь новое решение компании NVIDIA во многом повторяет по характеристикам предыдущую околотоповую модель GeForce GTX 670.