When we had heard that a new midrange 560 Ti replacement would be on the scene soon, we were excited. We love overclocking and playing with cards. We were eager to see how well a performance-level Kepler card would do, and once we got our hands on a few of these cards we can definitely say that these cards handle and even clock like their big brothers and with the ability to triple SLI they really don’t feel anywhere near the performance segment at all.
The GIGABYTE variant is a simple card, it just works. It adorns its oversized custom cooler proudly and it performs right there neck and neck with the best 660 Ti has to offer. The custom cooler is silent and performs really well as even our overclocked and overvolted testing netted temps not exceeding 72C.
The memory overclock was the highest in the group at a strong 7020 QDR a 1GHz clock over the default clock.
All in all the GIGABYTE GTX 660 Ti is a great board and pending price point could definitely be a value contender for an excellent gaming card to carry you for another few years until the next significant upgrade.
|OUR VERDICT: GIGABYTE GTX 660 Ti Windforce OC|
|Summary: The GTX 660 Ti is a strong card out of the box and the GIGABYTE variant is excellent with memory clocking that is tough to beat along with an amazing cooler. For this it receives the Bjorn3D Silver Bear Award.|