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NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 660 Ti 2GB Reference Video Card Overclocked (Page 1)

We overclock the upcoming GEFORCE GTX 660 Ti 2GB to see what kind of performance we can get out of it.
By Shawn Baker on Aug 2, 2012 02:22 am CDT - 2 mins, 25 secs reading time for this page
Manufacturer: NVIDIA



I woke up to a lot of messages this morning and a couple of emails and to no shock to us none of them came from NVIDIA. Everyone that contacted me, though, had heard from NVIDIA and told us that they had been accused by NVIDIA that they sent us the video card. I suppose the approach by NVIDIA is that if they blame everyone, someone will say we're sorry.

It seems to be the approach that NVIDIA took for the GTX 680 and GTX 670 which we reviewed early, and like both those times it seems that it's not working this time around again. It seems that NVIDIA made an effort to contact everyone but us. We don't really mind, all it does is help reinforce the fact that they don't want to deal with us.

In the end it doesn't bother us; if they don't want to deal with us, that's fine. The problem is I'm not sure they quite realize that we can continue to get samples of upcoming models without them. The 600 series is really a lost cause when it comes to building a relationship with NVIDIA. The presence and strength we've shown with this series, though, might be enough to get them to the table. Every model that launches, though, helps cement our presence in Taiwan.

That's enough about NVIDIA, though; let's get into what we're really here for - the overclocking of the upcoming GTX 660 Ti. There's not a whole lot we can do before we get into the overclocking side of things. If you want to know a bit more on the default specifications of the GTX 660 Ti then I recommend you look at our original article as we will move from here straight into the overclocking side of things.

Once we've had a look what we can do with the clock speeds we'll quickly look at our testbed and see the cards we'll be including in our graphs. Of course from there it's all about one thing; performance! So let's take a quick look at how we went with overclocking!


When it came to the overclocking side of things it came as no surprise that when we loaded up MSI Afterburner we didn't have the ability to adjust the voltage since we're still a few weeks away from the model officially launching. We don't doubt, though, that over the next week or two we'll see an updated version of Afterburner that will be able to bring with it the ability to adjust the core voltage.


Looking above, though, you get a good idea what we managed to do with the clock speeds as the core moved from 915Mhz to a very solid 1070MHz. That resulted in our boost clock moving from 980MHz to 1148MHz. We also bumped up the 2GB of GDDR5 memory from 6004MHz to 6320MHz QDR.

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Shawn Baker


Shawn takes care of all of our video card reviews. From 2009, Shawn is also taking care of our memory reviews, and from May 2011, Shawn also takes care of our CPU, chipset and motherboard reviews. As of December 2011, Shawn is based out of Taipei, Taiwan.

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