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.

ASUS has launched the GTX 660Ti in typical fashion with their high-end DirectCUII TOP heatsink attached to a reference sized card. Sadly the ASUS card doesn’t come with a copy or code for Borderlands 2, but it does cost $30 less. Value for money, however, still goes to the Zotac card which comes to $270 (excluding the game price).

Still, there’s a lot of stuff about the ASUS card that makes it an attractive deal. The 10.5-inch card may not be as small as the Zotac, but the larger heatsink gives it the advantage of a potentially higher degree of overclocking.

The heatsink covers the entire card, with three heatpipes coming out from direct contact with the GPU to the aluminum fins on top. Two 80mm fans keep the card cool, but the plastic cover on top was a little disappointing. Still, with their 6-phase DIGI + VRM design the ASUS GTX 660Ti DirectCUII TOP promises to be rock solid, even under the most demanding overclocks.

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