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Anonymous
August 5, 2012 6:46:03 AM

Following a first leak of the 660 Ti courtesy of TweakTown, which is on a mission to break release dates to get Nvidia's attention, we recently got confirmation the card is, in fact, on its way to stores.

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August 5, 2012 7:07:49 AM

$400! O.O!
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August 5, 2012 7:21:43 AM

"sigh" That probably means the regular 660 won't even be close to the $200-250 sweet-spot. And just when I'm about ready to throw my money at Nvidia, too! Hopefully this isn't true.
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August 5, 2012 7:26:00 AM

this contradicts the macmalls 300$ mark, the 400$ maybe a placeholder value or something.
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August 5, 2012 7:28:34 AM

And just like that all of the rumors of the legendary $300 gpu are gone. No single gpu to rule the price/performance ratio.
But hey, because you waited so long for the card, why not buy it anyways?
Well done nvidia. This is a great example of manipulative marketing at its finest.
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Anonymous
August 5, 2012 7:39:16 AM

I have a friend whos dad used to work at pny. When the pny version of the 660 ti comes out I could problably get it for $150. His dad gets over 50% off as a discount. I was thinking of getting the 670 but my power supply is 550 watts and has a max of 30 amps; not enough to power it. I hope the 660 is lighter on the power and could run on lower than top of the line currents.
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August 5, 2012 8:01:07 AM

Are u kidding me? 670 is already hitting $350. if anything this 660 should be selling $300 or $279.
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August 5, 2012 8:10:16 AM

Where are these $350 GTX 870's? I see $400 and above...
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August 5, 2012 8:11:11 AM

Sorry, 670's
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August 5, 2012 8:42:39 AM

i would buy 670 if it only 50$ different. on some mem heavy bandwidth games, there is 20% performance hit. but 670 to 680 is still perfect, only 2-5% hit. so yeah,, 256bit is still a matter.
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August 5, 2012 8:46:48 AM

660 vs 670 if im already expending 350 why not another 50...
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August 5, 2012 9:01:03 AM

"ASUS GTX660 Ti-DC2-2GD5"

I knew it.
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Anonymous
August 5, 2012 9:11:13 AM

Everyone complaining about the $400, that's a reference to the 670's price..
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August 5, 2012 9:25:16 AM

That price is nowhere near true.

Prices here in Scandinavia (I live in Norway), are far higher than in USA.
We pay the price for an American GTX 680 for a Norwegian GTX 670.
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August 5, 2012 10:01:27 AM

dudewitbowthis contradicts the macmalls 300$ mark, the 400$ maybe a placeholder value or something.

TomfreakAre u kidding me? 670 is already hitting $350. if anything this 660 should be selling $300 or $279.

buzznutWhere are these $350 GTX 870's? I see $400 and above...

robo-robEveryone complaining about the $400, that's a reference to the 670's price..

It's $400 in Sweden, which is in Europe, which means that in the US will cost around $325. Keep in mind that GPUs fall in group of products that cost X $ in US and same amount but of euros in Europe. But even if it comes with $400 price tag don't forget that it beats GTX 580 which goes for $430 to $650 on newegg.com

http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/4869/nvidia_geforce_gt...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...
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August 5, 2012 10:05:20 AM

Nobody takes into account, the power draw, scaling and how much bang for your hard earned buck.
Which are better than 670's.
But personally, I think 660 will be better than 660 Ti like the former ones, 560 and 560 Ti.


Just my 2 cents!
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August 5, 2012 11:08:06 AM

aminebouhafsNobody takes into account, the power draw, scaling and how much bang for your hard earned buck.Which are better than 670's.But personally, I think 660 will be better than 660 Ti like the former ones, 560 and 560 Ti.Just my 2 cents!


You can't take that into account because the card is not out yet, and there's no word on pricing, also the 560 is worse than the 560 Ti.
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August 5, 2012 1:40:48 PM

buzznutWhere are these $350 GTX 670's? I see $400 and above...
the lowest brand like leadtek is already hitting ~$350-370 around my area. So yeah, 660ti should cost $350 and below.

we got 6 people thumb me down because they got >$400 I guess?
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August 5, 2012 1:56:16 PM

So how does the "TI" moniker make it different from other cards? Guess they didn't have enough digits and letters (GT / GTX) to work with, eh?
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a b Î Nvidia
August 5, 2012 2:00:20 PM

Hmm... That's what it should it really be, $350 (in my opinion). Because there is not much difference compared to the 670 (I am sure performance wise too). So $350 would still be an excellent price for a card ~5-10% slower than the 670. Still a better option than a 7950...

Maybe you're confused on how can they get $350. First, it's an aftermarket ASUS DCUII Model, which is usually $20 more expensive. Second, it is from Sweden so Prices are much different. If you consider these things then, We will see this:

2804 SEK (That's the price without tax!) is equal to $418 and, because it's an ASUS DCUII model the reference price could be $390. In america it would probably cost $375-$350... So yeah that's it.
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August 5, 2012 2:22:22 PM

I was hoping for $250 - $300. These cards are manufactured on a smaller die so I took it for granted that they would be priced near the 560 ti when it was released.
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a c 468 Î Nvidia
August 5, 2012 4:00:51 PM

Pre-order listings for video cards are always significantly higher than the street price after release. Savvy retailers hope to cash in on those willing to go for a pre-order before competitive pricing kicks in.

It's all relevant to the going rate in that particular country. A GTX 670 on that same website goes for 4699 kr.
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a c 468 Î Nvidia
August 5, 2012 4:11:30 PM

Make that 4399 Kr.
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August 5, 2012 4:22:56 PM

Anyone else the 192bit memory bandwidth will cripple this card? If this is to be as fast as a 7870....
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August 5, 2012 4:23:26 PM

let the games begin..
wait, what 's the price.?
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a c 468 Î Nvidia
August 5, 2012 4:31:00 PM

vilenjanAnyone else the 192bit memory bandwidth will cripple this card? If this is to be as fast as a 7870....

Apparently not since it's actually faster than a 7950. No one that buys a budget card is playing on multiple screens or expensive 2560x1600 resolutions, so 1920x1600 performance is what matters most.
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August 5, 2012 5:46:10 PM

I'm still waiting for nVidia to offer meaningful competition around $110 +/- $25. Every now and then a deal turns up, but for the most part this segment is still owned by AMD. With the GT640 releasing with DDR3, it's as if nVidia doesn't even want to compete in the truly "budget" range.
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August 5, 2012 5:56:40 PM

so i guess the 7850 wont go down to a reasonable 200-225 anytime soon. Its jumped in price to 270 average on newegg. The market needs a great 200$ card. If one doesnt come out in a month im buying a used ps3. Price fixing pisses me off.
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August 5, 2012 5:56:49 PM

I guess its fine if you aren't going to overclock, but amd its still the king as far as overclocked price/performance goes.
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August 5, 2012 7:32:43 PM

You're all assuming retailers have to follow the MRSP.
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August 5, 2012 8:50:48 PM

jtt283I'm still waiting for nVidia to offer meaningful competition around $110 +/- $25. Every now and then a deal turns up, but for the most part this segment is still owned by AMD. With the GT640 releasing with DDR3, it's as if nVidia doesn't even want to compete in the truly "budget" range.
I'm still waiting for Nvidia to offer better competition anywhere below $300, myself. I thought 660 Ti's launch would help rectify the situation, but looks like it won't be for a while after launch, or else after 660 vanilla comes out. The GT 640 had a lot of potential for the budget discrete market, but as you pointed out they crippled memory bandwidth. Allowing AMD to still top them in that segment.
dontcrosthestreamsso i guess the 7850 wont go down to a reasonable 200-225 anytime soon. Its jumped in price to 270 average on newegg. The market needs a great 200$ card. If one doesnt come out in a month im buying a used ps3. Price fixing pisses me off.
I call your BS, sir. Just checked 7850s on Newegg. Looks like a stock-clocked 7850 averages $240-250. Here's a GREAT deal on a no-frills 7850.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$230, and a $20 rebate on TOP of that? If you're in the market for a $200-250 card, this is the one I'd be looking at.
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August 5, 2012 8:52:50 PM

I agree, the 192bit vs 256bit memory interface does matter! I have gone down the "it doesn't really matter" road twice already in the past, and never again. The GTX660Ti no doubt will be a great card, but only if it hits retail at $299, with custom designs incorporating 256bit memory at around the $330 mark. Otherwise, it makes no sense at all to settle for a crippled GTX670 when for not that much you get the real deal. (BestDirect.ca: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 OC = $290CND.).
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August 5, 2012 8:56:45 PM

If this card hits $300 - $330 it's going to be gtx 570 prices all over again even though it should have been 560 ti prices.
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August 5, 2012 10:41:05 PM

AMD is there it is at right now for me. Gaming wise AMD and nVIDIA are neck and neck but Compute wise AMD leaves nVIDIA in the dust (mostly for Cryptography). I mean try mining Bitcoins/Litecoins on a GTX 6xx series... very very sad indeed.

A few weeks worth of mining and I've paid off my Graphics cards. So I'll be sticking with AMD until nVIDIA gets a clue.
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August 5, 2012 10:43:16 PM

scanlia$400! O.O!

due to the 16 trillion dollar national debt and the over printing of money and subsequent devaluation of the dollar yes that $100 car of the early 2000's that became the $200 card of the mid 2000's is now the $400 card.
you can thank every american politician for that runaway spending spree train wreck.
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August 5, 2012 10:43:23 PM

that's why lots of us are sticking with Fermi (best in Folding) until the GTX 7 or GTX 8 series;
hopefully then they will have gave up with gaming only and compute only separation..
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August 6, 2012 1:28:12 AM

If that price is true, i'm cannot see it will be any good for consumer...
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August 6, 2012 1:38:43 AM

rdc85 said:
If that proce is true, i'm cannot see it will be any good for consumer...

Europe always gets hosed on their prices just like the Aussies do. A gtx 670 goes for $500+ in Australia and their dollar matches the US dollar right now.
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August 6, 2012 5:59:02 AM

The info I've been getting say there more powerful than the 580 and will come in around the $300 U.S. range.
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August 6, 2012 9:35:21 AM

scanlia$400! O.O!


Relax, GFX cards are always more expensive in Europe than in the states.
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August 6, 2012 9:39:23 AM

jtt283I'm still waiting for nVidia to offer meaningful competition around $110 +/- $25. Every now and then a deal turns up, but for the most part this segment is still owned by AMD. With the GT640 releasing with DDR3, it's as if nVidia doesn't even want to compete in the truly "budget" range.

http://www.geforce.com/hardware/desktop-gpus/geforce-gt...
There are 3 diff OEM GT640, one of them has GDDR5 actually, my guess is that card makers will ship them out to retail market.
nacosI guess its fine if you aren't going to overclock, but amd its still the king as far as overclocked price/performance goes.

http://www.tweaktown.com/articles/4873/nvidia_geforce_g...
Keep in mind that $400 price tag in Europe means $325 price tag in US. So GTX 660 Ti will have under $325 price tag, on stock clocks performance between 7950 and 7970, cards that go for $350 and $430 and above, and when overclocked performs marginally weaker than 7970 GHx Edition which goes around for $450 and up. Pray do tell me which AMD GPU with price tag of under $325 preforms near 7970 GHz Edition's level when overclocked? Because overclocked 7870 in most games performs between the GTX 580 level and the GTX 660 Ti on stock clock level.
http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/4869/nvidia_geforce_gt...
http://www.tweaktown.com/articles/4873/nvidia_geforce_g...
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Powercolor/HD_7850_P...
http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/amd_radeon_hd_7850...
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a b Î Nvidia
August 6, 2012 10:20:32 AM

I hope it sells for $300 or less, if they can sell it for $250, then it will be the king like the GTX 560 Ti was for mid range users. I may grab one of these for PhysX duty alongside my SLI GTX 670's.
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August 6, 2012 12:17:38 PM

Nvidia WebEx tomorrow about the 660 Ti, Tom's probably already knows, that means August 16th is the approx launch date, and Wolfgang's just messing with us. We'll know in 10 days.
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August 6, 2012 2:41:49 PM

Guess I'm sticking to AMD. Seriously I want to buy your PCI 3 cards Nvidia. But you're just not giving me anything I can afford.
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August 6, 2012 2:42:30 PM

Hetneohttp://www.geforce.com/hardware/de [...] ificationsThere are 3 diff OEM GT640, one of them has GDDR5 actually, my guess is that card makers will ship them out to retail market.http://www.tweaktown.com/articles/ [...] ndex1.htmlKeep in mind that $400 price tag in Europe means $325 price tag in US. So GTX 660 Ti will have under $325 price tag, on stock clocks performance between 7950 and 7970, cards that go for $350 and $430 and above, and when overclocked performs marginally weaker than 7970 GHx Edition which goes around for $450 and up. Pray do tell me which AMD GPU with price tag of under $325 preforms near 7970 GHz Edition's level when overclocked? Because overclocked 7870 in most games performs between the GTX 580 level and the GTX 660 Ti on stock clock level.http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/4 [...] ndex1.htmlhttp://www.tweaktown.com/articles/ [...] index.htmlhttp://www.techpowerup.com/reviews [...] us/31.htmlhttp://www.guru3d.com/articles_pag [...] ew,23.html



I'm sorry that you actually take TweakTown's benches seriously.
An overclocked 7970 is roughly equal to an overclocked gtx 680 at 1080p, with the 7970 winning at any higher resolution. The same goes for the 7950 and the gtx 670. Anybody can post biased benches, but nothing compares to physically owning or having friends who own the GPUs to compare side by side.
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August 6, 2012 3:47:38 PM

This what happens when people categorize a mid-range card as high-end. GTX 660Ti is a mid-range card and to some it's the most entry level card for gaming. Well if a lot still say the GTX600Ti is "high-end", then you should have no problems paying $400 for it as $400-500 is consider to be in the high-end range.
Get a GTX670 if the price for the GTX660Ti isn't much of a difference.

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August 6, 2012 3:48:23 PM

if price < forgot to add that
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