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Written by David Ramsey   
Thursday, 16 August 2012
Table of Contents: Page Index
MSI GTX 660-Ti Power Edition Video Card
Closer Look: MSI N660Ti Power Edition
N660Ti PE Detailed Features
Features and Specifications
Video Card Testing Methodology
DX11: 3DMark11
DX11: F1 2010
DX11: Batman: Arkham City
DX11: Aliens vs Predator
DX11: Lost Planet 2
DX11: Metro 2033
DX11: Unigine Heaven 3.0
DX11: Battlefield 3
Temperature and Power Consumption
MSI N660Ti PE Overclocking
GTX 660 Ti Final Thoughts
MSI N660Ti PE Conclusion

MSI N660Ti Power Edition Features

  • Unlocked digital power
    • Digital PWM controller and enhanced power design. 2X power output for maximum overclocking
    • 5-phase GPU power and 2-phase memory power
  • Extreme Thermal
    • Dust Removal Technology on Twin Frozr cooler keeps dust out for the best thermal condition
    • Form-in-one Heatsink cools GPU, memory, and power components and strengthens the structure
  • Military Class III Components
    • Meet MIL-STD-810G standard to ensure the best stability and quality
    • Adopt CopperMOS, Hi-c CAP, Super Ferrite chokes, and solid aluminum-core capacitors
  • Video Output: Dual-link DVI-D x 1, dual-link DVI-D x 1, DisplayPort x 1, HDMI x 1
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MSI N660Ti Power Edition Specifications

  • Model Number: V284
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660Ti
  • CUDA Cores: 1344
  • Bus Standard: PCI-E 3.0 x16
  • Core Clock: 915 MHz (OC: 1019 MHz)
  • Boost Clock: 980 MHz (OC: 1097 MHz)
  • Memory Size: 2GB
  • Memory Type: GDDR5
  • Memory Bus: 192 bits
  • Memory clock: 6008Mhz (1502 x 4 )
  • Maximum resolution: 2560x1600
  • Dimensions: 265x113x38 mm
  • Video output: DVI-I x 1, DVI-D x 1, HDMI x 1, DisplayPort x 1

Interestingly, the raw specifications-- the number of CUDA cores, the base and boost clocks, and the amount of speed of the memory-- are all identical to the GTX 670. The only difference I see is the reduction in memory bus width from the 670's 256 bits to 192 bits. How much of a difference will this actually make? Let's find out...



 

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# Good To See,...RealNeil 2012-08-16 07:08
Usually when something comes out that waxes the competition's offerings, we see prices come down. I wonder it this 660Ti series of cards is going to influence prices on the Radeon side?
Good read, and now it's official, I want one (or two) of them.
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# RE: Good To See,...David Ramsey 2012-08-16 07:37
Well, that's what we saw when the GTX 670/680 were introduced: immediate AMD price drops.
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# RE: MSI GTX 660-Ti Power Edition Video CardJohn Lauro 2012-08-16 19:12
As those are dual link dvi, could you support 6 monitors (assuming only 1920x1200 or less and not 2560x1600 on the dvi ports)?
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# RE: MSI GTX 660-Ti Power Edition Video CardDavid Ramsey 2012-08-16 19:37
A dual-link DVI port has the bandwidth to support resolutions higher than 1920x1200. You can't run two monitors off a dual-link port, so the answer to your question is "No."
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# RE: RE: MSI GTX 660-Ti Power Edition Video Cardhcforde 2012-08-17 19:51
There are splitters that can be used to expand to 2 monitors for DVI and another type of splitter for Display Ports. The Display Port ones are a bit pricy because it is a bit more sophisticated. One I saw went to 2 dp monitors and the other went to 2 DVI monitors. Max res was 1920*1200 for both
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# RE: RE: RE: MSI GTX 660-Ti Power Edition Video CardDavid Ramsey 2012-08-17 21:21
You know that DVI splitters will only provide the same image to two different monitors, right?
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# RE: RE: RE: RE: MSI GTX 660-Ti Power Edition Video CardJohn Lauro 2012-08-17 21:44
A cheap splitter that is true, but if you use something like the matrox TripleHead2Go ##matrox.com/graphics/en/products/gxm/th2go/digital/ you will get the hir-res image spread over multiple monitors where each lower-res monitor displays a different portion.
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# RE: RE: RE: RE: RE: MSI GTX 660-Ti Power Edition Video CardDavid Ramsey 2012-08-17 21:48
Interesting. I was unfamiliar with that product.
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# RE: RE: RE: RE: RE: RE: MSI GTX 660-Ti Power Edition Video Cardhcforde 2012-08-18 03:47
On the cheap ones you can extend the desktop over the 2 monitors and also have 2 distinct displays.
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# RE: MSI GTX 660-Ti Power Edition Video CardDoug Dallam 2012-08-16 20:39
Only thing to say here: 22nm kicks the lama's ass. Getting close to a disruption in Moore's Law, unless we can find a way to get over silicon.
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# RE: MSI GTX 660-Ti Power Edition Video CardJohn Lauro 2012-08-18 06:03
Are you sure you are not thinking of a DMS-59 connector to dual DVI or VGA? It looks similar to a dual link DVI connector but is a little wider and doesn't have the cross on the side, just dense pins.
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# RE: RE: MSI GTX 660-Ti Power Edition Video Cardhcforde 2012-08-18 19:38
I have used both. The Nvidia NVS series of cards uses the DMS-59.
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# RE: MSI GTX 660-Ti Power Edition Video Cardjhs 2013-02-17 06:59
msi n660 twin frozr and msi n660 ti power edition. Which between this 2 is better? and how much is the different?
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