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MSI Reveals GeForce GTX 660 Gaming Series Graphics Cards

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MSI has announced two new Gaming-series GTX 660 graphics cards for some extra competition.

MSI has announced two new graphics cards, both part of the Gaming series of cards. While the cards 'may' only be GTX 660 cards with the last-generation's hardware, the idea is that they will put some extra options in the sub-$200 segment.

The cards are based on the GTX 660 design of which the GPUs carry 960 CUDA cores, 80 TMUs, 24 ROPs, as well as 2 GB of GDDR5 memory that runs over a 192-bit memory interface. One of the cards is an overclocked variant that features clock speeds of 1033 MHz core and 1098 MHz boost. The other is a card that runs at reference speeds, running at 980 MHz base and 1033 MHz boost. They will be known as the 'Lite' edition and the 'OC' edition. Both of the cards feature the Twin Frozr IV cooler with the red 'Gaming' series design.

MSI gave no word on availability or pricing, however, as mentioned, the cards will be competitively priced.

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    expl0itfinder , September 24, 2013 6:16 PM
    Seems like a good idea, as the 660 is still a very viable budget graphics card option.
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    eklipz330 , September 24, 2013 7:04 PM
    no it isn't. hd 7950 has frequently dropped to $180 AR on newegg during the past month, this deal sucks.
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    michael908 , September 24, 2013 7:16 PM
    What else can they do with there extra gpus that failed the binning process.
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    mcgee101 , September 24, 2013 8:05 PM
    a day late and a dollar short..
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    mcgee101 , September 24, 2013 8:05 PM
    a day late and a dollar short..
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    Cons29 , September 24, 2013 11:38 PM
    if retail price is low enough, it will probably be a good deal, otherwise they are late for the party
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    fuzzion , September 25, 2013 12:58 AM
    the 460gtx was by far the best deal in the x60 deal. The 660 is like mentioned above, a simple fail.
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    Sangeet Khatri , September 25, 2013 1:30 AM
    You can get a 7950 for 170-190 dollars. The pricing is not right. It should be more like sub 150 dollar. Because I would definitely take the more powerful 7950 over it if I had the money.
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    Pherule , September 25, 2013 2:56 AM
    Where I live you can get a 7770 for the equivalent of 170-190 dollars. A 7950 you're probably looking at 400-500 dollars. You guys are ridiculously lucky.
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    jessterman21 , September 25, 2013 5:41 AM
    Sadly, it no longer makes any sense to buy a GTX 660 over a cheaper HD 7870, or honestly to spend the extra $20 for an HD 7950...

    Btw, does anyone else's GTX 660 absolutely refuse to use more than 1536MB of VRAM without stuttering like mad? Must be the result of dropping to single-memory-controller-bandwidth.
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    fat_panda , September 25, 2013 6:34 AM
    why now?
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    fat_panda , September 25, 2013 6:34 AM
    why now?
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    RedJaron , September 25, 2013 8:56 AM
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    why now?

    My same question. The 700s have launched and are readily available. The 7870 is available at this same price range, as is a 7950 on sale, and the 760 around $250 is much better. Why go for 192-bit memory when you can get 256 and 384 for similar price? Aside from the guy who needs the best CUDA card for video and moderate gaming under $200, I don't see this selling well.
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    trolltuner , September 25, 2013 11:09 AM
    This would have been nice about 6 months ago. No doubt good cards, but a little late.
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    Mayorchapstick , September 25, 2013 11:19 AM
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    no it isn't. hd 7950 has frequently dropped to $180 AR on newegg during the past month, this deal sucks.

    But why would you want a 7950? Next you're going to tell me to get AMD instead of Intel because it's cheaper...
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    06yfz450ridr , September 25, 2013 11:25 AM
    180 for the 7950 or 280 for the 7970 not that great of a deal