NVIDIA’s cheapest card to include Kepler technology to date, the £249 card lands on 21 September, with some impressive specs for the price.
Outperforming last generation’s comparable GTX 560 Ti by 41%, it runs at a base speed of 915 MHz, boosting to 980 MHz, backed up by 2GB of GDDR5 RAM.
The card is also one of the first to make use of TXAA (Temporal Approximate Anti-Aliasing) technology, which reduces jagged edges in games by examining in-game visuals and then predicting what will come next. It’s a technique that’s said to be far less resource-intensive than regular anti-aliasing.
Capable of powering three displays at once, the reasonably priced cards can also run in SLI mode which Nvidia claims delivers “performance that outpaces the competition by up to 21 percent.” AMD, we believe that’s the mid-range SLI gauntlet being thrown down.
To sweeten the deal further, those who grab the GTX 660 Ti will also bag themselves a copy of Borderlands 2, one of this year’s most hotly anticipated shooters, itself worth £24.97 and making full use of the card’s PhysX abilities.
By Gerald Lynch | August 16th, 2012