Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 Ti Not Coming Until Q3 '12?

Mocked Up Image of 2 SMX Units Disabled

With the release of the GeForce GTX 690 announced this past weekend and the GeForce GTX 670 expected to hit the selves on May 10th, Nvidia will not be releasing the GeForce GTX 660 Ti, as previously expected at the same time. Information coming out of Overclockers.co.uk has Andrew Gibson (Overclockers.co.uk) quoted as "660Ti, you have zero chance, its approx 6 months away........" There is no official word from Nvidia on the release of the GTX 660 Ti.

What information we do have on the GTX 660 Ti (though at this point still considered a rumor) is that it will feature 6 SMX clusters (1152 CUDA cores). This is two fewer than the GTX 680 and one fewer than the expected GTX 670. The GTX 660 Ti is expected to have an estimated price of around $249 at release, which would put it against the AMD Radeon HD 7800 series

Rumored specifications for the GeForce GTX 660 Ti are: 

  • Transistors Count: 3.5 billions
  • Process: 28 nm
  • SMXs: 6
  • CUDA Cores: 1152
  • TMUs: 96
  • ROPs: 24
  • Base Clock: 1006 MHz
  • Memory Clock: 1502 MHz
  • Memory: 1536 MB GDDR5 192-bit
  • Bandwidth: 144 GB/s
  • Single-Precision Computing power: 2.35 TFLOPS
  • TDP: 150 W
  • Hope this isn't true.
  • amuffin
  • LeetSpeak
    This puts the HD 7800 series uncontested. NVidia need to realize that not by the time they release their mid-range in Q3 (if it's true), the mid-range segment would have already been filled by AMD.
  • hellfire24
    oh god please some one please tell me that his is fake!
  • By the time Nvidia's mid range is out, the HD 8000 series will (probably) be right around the corner.
  • futuramafan
    this was the only one i was waiting for, im just the avg guy i dont have 500-1000$ for a gfx card
  • jeffredo
  • cumi2k4
    there goes my near-future upgrade plan... guess i'll stick with ole' gtx260 for now....
  • sivaseemakurthi
    Vow, thanks NV for not letting me down!! The news reported in semi-accurate, blaming nvidia for low yields are true then. They are perhaps back in design to fix issues that were resulting in low yields.
  • pharoahhalfdead
    Even though I don't agree with AMD's extreme price gouging, Nvidia's option of focusing on the top end first kind of allows AMD to do whatever they want. I do understand Nvidia needing to say they have a faster card, that's simply a part of marketing.

    On a side note, if AMD doesn't have record sales in the gpu department for 2012 H1, then something is clearly wrong!