The launch of the new cards – GeForce GTX 660 and GeForce GTX 650 is today, 13th September.
The GTX 660 (non-Ti) is based on the GK106 core architecture which packs 960 cores and a 2GB GDDR5 (192-bit) memory. Core clock is maintained at 980/1033MHz and 6008MHz for memory. TDP is rated at 140W and card requires a single 6-Pin connector for power.
Asus is here once again to show you one of the latest in nVidia-Based GPU…The Asus GTX 680
Compared to my previous card, the performance difference is quite OK.
In BF3 there’s a huge improvement of my FPS to around 12-20 fps additional. I was not surprised since NVidia is optimized on BF3.
My previous card, a Sapphire (single fan) 7950 scored P9119 on 3dmark11. In the EVGA GTX 680 its P10580, both overclocked. But the 680 is cooler and produces less noise.
The GeForce GTX 670 is a DirectX 11 and shader model 5.0 supporting graphics card with existing NVIDIA features such as NVIDIA 3-way SLI Technology, PhysX, PureVideo HD and CUDA.
Inside the box, the GeForce GTX 670 reference card feels a tad cheaper as compared to the GTX 680. The cooler feels very plastic and the sheer weight is so much lighter then the GTX 680. Inside the box were the card itself, a CD driver and a manual.
The GTX 670 is generally NVIDIA’s entry into the more high end yet down to earth segment, bringing together power that isn’t that far removed from the GTX 680, while packaging it in a more realistic two-slot and twin 6-pin form factor so it fits in almost any case and doesn’t put too much strain on power supplies.
Planning to build a high-end rig? Better think twice on just buying what’s most expensive or just because there’s an availability of high-end parts in your “suking tindahan” or favorite computer store, or just because money is no limitation to you. The parts you’ll be buying to assemble your rig my be too excessive and unnecessary to your needs….and also the release of latest or new versions of computers parts happen almost every waking hour, it would be impossible to really get the best, fastest, hard-core PC components.
However, we have some basic recommendations to guide you in your quest for the high-end rig that you really need.