MSI N660 Ti PE 2GD5/OC
MSI is working to build on the success of its other cards with Twin Frozr IV-based cooling, and its N660 Ti PE 2GD5/OC appears to carry on the company's engineering legacy. It's a long board that appears to be built well. Unlike its competition, the N660 Ti PE 2GD5/OC doesn't look like it employs a lot of plastic.
A base GPU clock rate of 1012 MHz puts this board in the middle of the factory-overclocked field in today's round-up.
IMO both AMD and Nvidia should use the XDR2 memory in the next series of cards. That would give the same bandwidth at half the interface size.
The 7950 has been our for months now compared to the 660ti and the price drop happens before the release of the 660ti. Nvidia should really have predicted that the 7950 prices should come down even more so it makes almost no sense that they release the 660ti at $300.
The 7870 performs just slightly slower compared to the 660ti but beats it once you crank up the AA really high and it costs $50 less. On the other hand the 7950 is overall faster than the 660ti and even surpass the the $60+ 670 once you crank the AA really high as well. For the 660ti to sell, Nvidia should really lower it to $260 imo.....or they could just rely on fanboys
AMD cuts HD 7000 series price even furtherTuesday, 21 August 2012 08:57 (after the 660ti release)
If you check the price of the 7950s before this news at most online retailer (Newegg, NCIX), you'll know that the price drop happens already although the official news from AMD was a couple of weeks later
Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card
now how much sense does it make to drop prices and not tell anyone?