Graphics Cards Guide

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Ti Shootout - Clash of the Titans

Test Setup & Custom Card Comparison

Test Setup

As usual, the following are the specs of our trusty graphics card test bed system:

  • Intel Core i7-975 (3.33GHz)
  • Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD4P motherboard
  • 3 x 1GB DDR3-1333 G.Skill memory in triple channel mode
  • Seagate 7200.10 200GB SATA hard drive
  • Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

The list of benchmarks used:

  • Futuremark 3DMark 11
  • Unigine v2.1 "Heaven"
  • Battlefield: Bad Company 2
  • Far Cry 2
  • Crysis Warhead
  • Crysis 2
  • Batman: Arkham City
  • Dirt 3
  • S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat

Unfortunately, the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Ti reference card was not available for this review, but we were able to obtain the reference card's core and memory clock speeds. As such, we have downclocked one of our custom cards to reference spec, which should give you an idea for how it would perform if you were to get a more regular GeForce GTX 660 Ti graphics card.

The list of cards tested and drivers used:

  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB GDDR5 (ForceWare 305.37)
  • ASUS GeForce GTX 660 Ti DirectCU II TOP 2GB GDDR5 (ForceWare 305.37)
  • Gigabyte GeForce GTX 660 Ti Windforce OC 2GB GDDR5 (ForceWare 305.37)
  • Palit GeForce GTX 660 Ti JetStream 2GB GDDR5 (ForceWare 305.37)
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 2GB GDDR5 (ForceWare 301.33)
  • AMD Radeon HD 7870 2GB GDDR5 (AMD Catalyst 12.3)
  • AMD Radeon HD 7950 2GB GDDR5 (AMD Catalyst 12.2 Preview Version)
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 2GB GDDR5 (ForceWare 280.26)
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti 1GB GDDR5 (ForceWare 305.37)

For summary, here's a comparison of the GTX 660 Ti cards tested, showing core and memory clock speeds, as well as current pricing.
Updated (as of 16/08/2012, 11pm): ASUS headquarters informed us of the updated retail price which is now set at S$549 and the table reflects this:-

Graphics Card Core Clock Speed Memory Clock Speed Price
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB GDDR5 915MHz 6008MHz DDR US$299
ASUS GeForce GTX 660 Ti DirectCU II TOP 2GB GDDR5 1059MHz 6008MHz DDR S$549
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 660 Ti Windforce OC 2GB GDDR5 1033MHz 6008MHz DDR S$509
Palit GeForce GTX 660 Ti JetStream 2GB GDDR5 1006MHz 6108MHz DDR S$469