Nvidia has announced the newest GPU in its 600 series of video-processing hardware: the GeForce GTX 660 Ti. It’s designed primarily for gamers and enthusiasts, and occupies the new lowest stratum of the company’s currently available desktop video offerings. .
Like other current-generation video cards, the GTX 660 Ti will support DirectX 11 rendering, which lets games take advantage of visual features such as tessellation. As is true with all of Nvidia’s cards, it will also utilise PhysX onboard physics processing. Kepler-specific features, such as temporal anti-aliasing (TXAA), a combination of hardware-based Morphological Anti-Aliasing (or MSAA) and Fast Approximate Anti-Aliasing (FXAA), and GPU Boost, which dynamically increases the card’s clock speed if the thermal and electrical headroom exist, are supported as well.
Representatives from Nvidia said that they expect their board partners to release their own versions of GTX 660 Ti with very high overclocks. This could result in a slightly different set of outputs and higher power requirements, depending on the specific model.
GeForce GTX 660 Ti cards should be on sale effective today, with versions available from companies such as Asus, Colorful, EVGA, Galaxy, Gigabyte, MSI, and Zotac. Nvidia estimates that standard-clocked cards will cost approximately $299 (£190), with overclocked versions costing slightly more.
The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Ti GPU is available now from the leading add-in card suppliers, including ASUS, MSI, Palit and Zotac in India. The GTX 660 Ti will be available with Zotac for INR 23,999, inclusive of taxes.
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The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Ti GPU: The New Weapon of Choice for GamersGPU Powered by World’s Fastest, Most Efficient Graphics Architecture Now Available to GamersMUMBAI – India, 16th August, 2012 — The NVIDIA® Kepler™ architecture, which has revolutionized how PC games are played since its introduction in March, powers the launch of the new NVIDIA GeForce® GTX 660 Ti GPU, which is available today world over .Delivering truly game-changing performance for the most demanding PC games played at the gamer’s preferred resolution of 1080p, the GTX 660 Ti is a dramatic upgrade for anyone playing on previous-generation graphics technology. The GTX 660 Ti is 41 percent faster on average than the GTX 560 Ti from 2011, and 58 percent faster on average than the GTX 470 from 2010.[i]In addition to providing impressive performance, the GTX 660 Ti is filled with features, such as full support for DirectX 11 tessellation, TXAA, and PhysX® technologies and the ability to drive a 3+1 display configuration from a single card.Factor in the Kepler architecture’s great efficiency and low thermal design power and the GTX 660 Ti assures gamers of having the most stable, quiet and power-efficient gaming experience possible in its price class. The GTX 660 Ti even keeps pace in performance with competing products that cost up to $50 more, but consumes up to 25% less power[ii], a testament to the efficiency of the streaming multiprocessor built inside each Kepler chip.These power savings come into sharp relief when two GTX 660 Ti cards are paired together in SLI mode, delivering performance that outpaces the competition by up to 21%.For a limited time, gamers who purchase a GTX 660 Ti GPU from a participating retailer or e-tailer will receive a voucher for a free copy of Gearbox Software’s Borderlands 2, which is launching next month. Borderlands 2 is on track to be one of this year’s most popular PC titles and includes support for PhysX technology for a totally immersive gaming experience.The GTX 660 Ti is built using NVIDIA’s 28-nanometer Kepler architecture, as are the GTX 680, GTX 670 and dual-GPU GTX 690, all of which were introduced earlier this year.India AvailabilityThe NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Ti GPU is available now from the leading add-in card suppliers, including ASUS, MSI, Palit and Zotac in India. The GTX 660 Ti will be available with Zotac for INR 23,999, inclusive of taxes.More information about the GeForce GTX 660 Ti is available from www.GeForce.com. For more NVIDIA news, company and product information, videos, images and other information, please visit the NVIDIA newsroom. The NVIDIA Flickr page [add HTML] hosts GTX 660 Ti product photos.About NVIDIA
NVIDIA (NASDAQ: NVDA) awakened the world to computer graphics when it invented the GPU in 1999. Today, its processors power a broad range of products from smartphones to supercompu
ters. NVIDIA’s mobile processors are used in cell phones, tablets and auto infotainment systems. PC gamersrely on GPUs to enjoy spectacularly immersive worlds. Professionals use them to create 3D graphics and visual effects in movies and to design everything from golf clubs to jumbo jets. And researchers utilize GPUs to advance the frontiers of science with high performance computing. The company has more than 5,000 patents issued, allowed or filed, including ones covering ideas essential to modern computing. For more information, seewww.nvidia.com.