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Zotac and ASUS GeForce GTX 660Ti Reviewed

By on August 16, 2012
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AMP! Edition for Zotac and DirectCUII TOP Edition from ASUS compared

Good: Faster than GTX 580 and HD 7800 series, and performs on par with HD 7900 series while being cheaper than them. Great SLI performance, and custom heatsinks means cool & quiet operations. Also, most cards come bundled with Borderlands 2.
Bad: Nothing, really.
Price: AED 1,200
* The price is the Suggested Retail Price at the time of review. Please call a retailer to confirm the latest price for this product.

With the launch of the Kepler architecture last year, Nvidia launched the fastest (single GPU) graphics card to date, the GTX 680. The same happened when they launched the GTX 690, making it literally the fastest graphics card (with dual GTX 680s) in the world. The GTX 670 was in a class of its own at launch, but regardless of how powerful these cards were, their high price point meant that they were out of reach for the majority of PC gamers worldwide.

Today marks the launch of the last in the line of the Kepler based GeForce 600 series cards, with the long awaited GTX 660Ti. With the GTX 460 and the GTX 560 as two of the most popular cards, according to the recent hardware survey, it seems fit that many people will be getting the GTX 660Ti, and it’s a wait that will have been well worth it.

It seems that the recent rumors were true, and the GTX 660Ti is just a slightly cut down version of the GTX 670, which itself is an incredibly powerful card. The interesting thing is, with the power of the Kepler architecture, the GTX 660Ti has the potential to beat the most powerful Fermi-based card, the GTX 580!

So let’s check out our contestants for the day, the Zotac GeForce GTX 660Ti AMP! Edition & ASUS GTX 660Ti DirectCUII TOP.

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