NVIDIA Releases the $299 GeForce GTX 660 Ti
Late last week, NVIDIA dropped by our office to give us a sneak peek at the just-released GeForce GTX 660 Ti; a high quality GPU at an affordable price.
Priced at $299, the GTX 660 Ti is a significant upgrade from last year’s GTX 560 Ti and up to 58 percent faster than the GTX 470, released in 2010.
The GPU will make great use of DirectX 11 and PhysX, with games like Max Payne 3 being able to run at 44 fps, compared to only 29 fps with the GTX 470. In addition, EA’s The Secret World, which features not only DX11 support but also FXAA can run at a buttery smooth 61 fps, while Mech Warrior Online will also make use of the tech. NVIDIA is also offering a free copy of Borderlands 2 with the purchase of a 660 Ti and also will use NVIDIA PhysX for simulated cloth, persistent particles and dynamic fluid, which look pretty amazing, from what we saw in the demo. The game will be able to run at 78 fps!
The GPU will also support 3+1 display configurations from a single card, while also producing a quiet and power efficient performance thanks to the Kepler architecture.
We have begun testing out the GeForce GTX 660 Ti on a variety of games and will have a full review in the coming weeks.