The last of the GTX 600 series.
Rumors started surfacing recently that Nvidia is well on it’s way to release the GTX 660Ti graphics card in the beginning of August. According to WCCF Tech, the GTX 660Ti is a partly cut down version of the GTX 670.
The upcoming GTX 660Ti shares the same number of SMX units (7) and core count (1344), but the memory is being cut down from 2GB to 1.5GB as well as a drop in memory bandwidth from 256-bit to 192-bit. Furthermore the core and memory clock will be slightly lower than the GTX 670 as well. The estimated price for the GTX 660Ti will be $299, a good $100 cheaper than the GTX 670.
As a result of this impending launch, AMD has already announced a price drop in their current HD 7000 series according to HardwareCanucks. The HD 7970 goes down to $429 from $449. The HD 7950 goes down to $349 from $399. The HD 7870 GHZ Edition went from $349 down to $299. These prices will come into effect from tomorrow onwards, with the release of the new Catalyst 12.7 drivers that result the entire HD 7000 series getting a “significant performance bump”.
The GTX 660Ti will be the last of the GK104 based cards, with Nvidia focusing on the next generation GTX 7000 series after that.