GALAXY GeForce GTX 660 Ti GC 3GB Video Card Review

NVIDIA is launching its third Kepler GPU for 2012, the GeForce GTX 660 Ti. We have a retail GTX 660 Ti video card on tap from GALAXY to evaluate along with reference clocked GTX 660 Ti. We've got a lot of comparisons that show how the GTX 660 Ti will upgrade you from not just one, but two GPU generations past.

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Evaluation Method

We evaluate what each video card configuration can supply us in terms of a playable gaming experience while supplying the best culmination of resolution and "eye candy" graphical settings. We focus on quality and immersion of the gameplay experience rather than how many frames per second the card can get in a canned benchmark or prerecorded timedemo situation that often do not represent real gameplay like you would experience at home. Then we will follow with apples-to-apples testing in with minimum, maximum, and average framerates.

Test System Setup

We will be using an ASUS P8Z77 WS motherboard. This motherboard supports PCIe 3.0 spec. For the CPU we used an Intel i7 3770K at 4.8GHz. The RAM is 8GB at 1600MHz.

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Cards and Drivers

We will be evaluating the GALAXY GTX 660 Ti GC 3GB out of the box at its default frequencies.

We will also be taking another GTX 660 Ti based video card and downclocking it to reference clock speeds and it has 2GB of video RAM to represent a reference stock GTX 660 Ti.

For all NVIDIA GPU based video cards we are using the exact same driver which is a Beta driver released by NVIDIA for use with the GTX 660 Ti and also works with every other GeForce card, they are version 305.37.

For the Radeon HD 7950 in this evaluation we are using Catalyst 12.8 WHQL and the latest CAP.

All games are updated to the latest version at the time of testing.

Here is GPUz for the GALAXY GTX 660 Ti GC 3GB video card.

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