Many computer hardware enthusiast recall when NVIDIA unleashed their GeForce GTX 580 video card onto the gaming landscape back on November 2010, setting the bar so high the closest threat to the $500 price point was a combined pair of the competition's best graphics cards. Under two years later, NVIDIA returns with a 150W mid-range solution that beats their former flagship. Built upon the NVIDIA GK104 GPU, the GeForce GTX 660 Ti offers the same high-end features found on the top-end GTX 680, but with a much more affordable price tag. In this article Benchmark Reviews tests the ASUS GeForce GTX 660 Ti DirectCU II TOP, model TI-DC2T-2GD5.
Of the many platforms available for gamers to enjoy video games, there's no question that the highest quality graphics come from PC. While game developers might not consider PC gaming as lucrative as entertainment consoles, companies like NVIDIA use desktop graphics to set the benchmark for smaller more compact designs that make it into notebooks, tablets, and smartphone devices. NVIDIA's Kepler GPU architecture is an example of this, delivering unprecedented performance while operating cooler and consuming far less power than previous flagship discrete graphics cards.
ASUS further extends GeForce GTX 660 Ti's functionality with proprietary features available only on their brand of video cards, which for the GTX 660 Ti series include: DirectCU-II Standard (TI-DC2-2GD5), DirectCU-II OC (TI-DC2O-2GD5), and DirectCU-II TOP (TI-DC2T-2GD5). Clocked to 1137 MHz, the ASUS GeForce GTX 660 Ti TOP model features a 7% faster GPU boost speed, or 157 MHz over the reference design. Its DirectCU-II design yields 20% cooler performance, with 9dB less audible fan noise. Combined with the ASUS GPU Tweak software, GTX 660 Ti DirectCU-II TOP utilizes digital DIGI+ VRM with 6-Phase Super Alloy Power (SAP) electronic components to achieve even greater GPU clock speeds with stable overclocked performance.
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