Pushing the GTX 660Ti to its limits.
The Nvidia GeForce GTX 660Ti launched with much fanfare and month and half back, giving gamers a high-end card with a not so high-end price. Soon, though, the thunder was stolen by the GTX 660, but that’s not to say that Nvidia partner firms will just let the GTX 660Ti be. Today I’ll be looking at the Zotac GTX 660Ti AMP! Extreme Edition card, which is basically a higher clocked version of the already overclocked GTX 660Ti AMP! Edition.
For the most part the GTX 660Ti AMP! Extreme Edition looks the same as the regular GTX 660Ti AMP! Edition, with some minor visual changes. You’ll obviously notice the big Extreme Edition stamp on the box, which also carries over to the stickers on the heatsink fans.
The card otherwise looks identical in shape and form, down to the 7.5-inch length and chunky heatsink with two 75mm fans. Like before, the heatsink plate is in direct contact with the GPU, three copper pipes sticking out of it and going into the aluminum fins to dissipate the heat. The fans then cool things up, with the metal heatsink cover providing more help.
The Zotac GTX 660Ti AMP! Extreme Edition doesn’t come with a copy of Borderlands 2, but it does replace that with a Roccat Taito mouse surface. Apart from the regular amounts of instruction booklets and drivers CD, you also get two molex to 6-pin power connector cables and a DVI to VGA adapter.
So what really sets the Zotac GTX 660Ti AMP! Extreme Edition apart from other GTX 660Ti cards are the rather ridiculous clock speeds. The below shows the speed comparison of the new Extreme card versus the regular AMP! Edition and reference Nvidia settings.
The 20% speed increase over reference Nvidia speeds is quite significant for a factory overclocked card. Now let’s put the Zotac GTX 660Ti AMP! Extreme Edition through its paces to see what it can do.