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Nvidia's GeForce GTX 660 Ti Surfaces on Retail Site

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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.

A Swedish retailer posted a pre-order opportunity of the Asus GeForce GTX 660 Ti DirectCU II graphics card hinting to a price of just under $400 for this card.

Based on Kepler architecture, the 660 Ti will run on 1,344 cores and integrate 2 GB of GDDR5 memory using a 192-bit memory bus (with 144.2 GB/s bandwidth). The card is nearly identical in its specs to the GTX 670 (which has a 256-bit memory interface with 192.2 GB/s bandwidth), which sells in the $400 neighborhood as well, but we expect the new card to use less power and distance itself in price. The price mentioned on the Swedish site may be a pit premature and optimistic. A $350 target for volume cards seems more realistic to us, but we'll find out soon.

 

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    Scanlia , August 5, 2012 7:07 AM
    $400! O.O!
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    the_v1s1onary , August 5, 2012 7:21 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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    nacos , August 5, 2012 7:28 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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  • 27 Hide
    Scanlia , August 5, 2012 7:07 AM
    $400! O.O!
  • 24 Hide
    the_v1s1onary , August 5, 2012 7:21 AM
    "sigh" That probably means the regular 660 won't even be close to the $200-250 sweet-spot. And just when I'm about ready to throw my money at Nvidia, too! Hopefully this isn't true.
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    dudewitbow , August 5, 2012 7:26 AM
    this contradicts the macmalls 300$ mark, the 400$ maybe a placeholder value or something.
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    nacos , August 5, 2012 7:28 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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    buzznut , August 5, 2012 8:10 AM
    Where are these $350 GTX 870's? I see $400 and above...
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    buzznut , August 5, 2012 8:11 AM
    Sorry, 670's
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    atikkur , August 5, 2012 8:42 AM
    i would buy 670 if it only 50$ 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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    chulex67 , August 5, 2012 8:46 AM
    660 vs 670 if im already expending 350 why not another 50...
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    aminebouhafs , August 5, 2012 9:01 AM
    "ASUS GTX660 Ti-DC2-2GD5"

    I knew it.
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    Anonymous , August 5, 2012 9:11 AM
    Everyone complaining about the $400, that's a reference to the 670's price..
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    nafoni , August 5, 2012 9:25 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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    hetneo , August 5, 2012 10:01 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_gtx_660_ti_2gb_reference_video_card_review/index1.html

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=-1&IsNodeId=1&Description=gtx%20580&bop=And&Order=PRICED&PageSize=100
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    aminebouhafs , August 5, 2012 10:05 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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    doron , August 5, 2012 11:08 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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    cypherx , August 5, 2012 11:40 AM
    That won't be the US price, the US price is already listed on a site at $299 for a PNY reference 660 Ti.

    http://videocardz.com/34116/pny-geforce-gtx-660-ti-available-for-299
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    tomfreak , August 5, 2012 1:40 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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    belardo , August 5, 2012 1:56 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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    refillable , August 5, 2012 2:00 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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