Much to the horror of NVIDIA and a number of their partners, we had the opportunity to look at the new GTX 660 Ti GPU in both stock form and overclocked form well ahead of the official launch today. Today we look at our first retail sample based on the new GPU and that comes from MSI in the form of the GTX 660 Ti 2GB Power Edition.
Being a Power Edition video card our approach would be to overclock this bad boy, but because it's the first retail GTX 660 Ti that we've received, we want to see just how this model compares out of the box compared to the reference clocked version we looked at the other week. Once we've done that we'll revisit the card in another article that will be published soon and see just what the Power Edition name brings to the table when it comes to achieving an overclock and how it differs to the overclock we got out of the reference card.
As always, though, we've got a number of things to do before we get into the performance side of things at stock speeds and the first piece of information we'll be looking at is the package which will also give us a chance to cover some of the main features that are on offer. Once we've done that we'll move onto the card itself to see what is going on with the cooling side of things before we look at the specifications of the model to see just what kind of clocks this model comes with when compared to the reference NVIDIA clocks.
Then it will be time to get into the testbed, cover the cards that we'll be using in our graphs today and then get into the performance of the new model. As mentioned, though, let's first take the time to look at what's going on with the package here today on the MSI GTX 660 Ti 2GB Power Edition.
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