Today we get a good idea with what's going on with the overclocking side of things; even if we don't have the opportunity to play with the voltages. I think the performance gains we've seen today without the assistance of extra voltages is really positive as we should see even stronger performance when the ability to adjust voltages is added to the equation.
To be completely honest, though, the overclocking on the GTX 660 Ti could've been poor and we would continue to think extremely highly of it. The fact that we're seeing over 1100MHz via boost with no voltage adjustment makes us feel even more excited about the model and even more excited about what partners will offer us in the near future.
The GTX 660 Ti is going to be a real thorn in the side of AMD. Along with looking like it will hit at a strong price point, we can see the performance speaks for itself. Combining this with the fact that companies will be offering us non-reference designs from launch and it looks like NVIDIA have got a fantastic model on their hands.
While this marks an end to our GTX 660 Ti pre-launch coverage come launch day later in the month we'll check out what partners are doing while hopefully we also get the chance to look at the SLI side of things. Considering the price, overclocking ability and overall performance, SLI could be something that grabs the real attention of gamers on a budget.
If you're about to buy a new video card we'd probably recommend you take the time to hold off a few weeks to see what's going on with the GTX 660 Ti from partners. We're sure AMD don't want to hear it, but looking at what the GTX 660 Ti can do over the past few days, it's hard to tell people to go out and buy a HD 7000 series based video card right now.
In the end the ball is clearly in AMD's court now. What they choose to do with it is unknown, but word is that we'll see a GHz Edition of the HD 7950. While it's possible that this can compete from a performance stand point, we're not 100% sure it will be able to from a price stand point. Still, the coming weeks and months are going to be no doubt very interesting.
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