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MSI GEFORCE GTX 660 Ti 2GB Power Edition Video Card Review - The Card and Specifications

We take a look at our first retail NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 660 Ti video card in the form of the Power Edition model from MSI.

By: | NVIDIA GeForce GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Aug 16, 2012 1:02 pm
TweakTown Rating: 93%Manufacturer: MSI

The Card




Taking a look at the MSI GTX 660 Ti 2GB Power Edition for the first time you're going to notice the trusty Twin Frozr IV cooler that we've seen MSI use for a while now.


As we mentioned earlier when looking at the package you can see we're dealing with two 80mm fans and behind that you can see a large heatsink that takes up majority of the card. Finally we can see across the bottom a number of heatpipes that help round off the cooling solution.






If we take a look around we don't see anything out of the ordinary when it comes to the overall design. At the back you can see that power is provided via two 6-pin PCIe power connectors while closer to the front you can see two SLI connectors which give the ability to run up to three of these together.




Finally we finish off with the I/O side of things and looking above you can see we've got two Dual-Link DVI connectors sitting above each other while the bottom left side of the card provides a DisplayPort and HDMI connector to round out that side of things. Above these two connectors you can also see we've got an exhaust point that lets some of the hot air escape.





Being a Power Edition based video card means that we're dealing with an overclock out of the box. If you're dealing with a reference clocked GTX 660 Ti, you'll be looking at a core clock of 915MHz which is boosted to 980MHz. As for the 2GB of GDDR5 that will come in at 6008MHz QDR.




Looking above you can see the clock speeds we're dealing with today on the Power Edition version of the GTX 660 Ti. Starting with the core clock, you can see that MSI has pushed that up to 1020MHz which in turn means the boost clock rate has also been pushed to 1098MHz. The memory remains the same speed as the reference model at 6008MHz QDR.

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