GeForce GTX 660 Ti to launch in August
NVidia are rumored to have the GeForce GTX 660 Ti ready for launch around the middle of August. So far, only the high-end Kepler GPUs and a number of entry level 600-series GPUs have been launched, competing against AMD full line-up of Radeon HD 7000 series GPUs. This means anyone wanting to buy a mainstream graphics card has recently been limited to either a current generation AMD card, or a previous generation NVidia card.
GTX 660 Ti will be the first mainstream product to use a Kepler GPU core, replacing the GTX 560 Ti. Although unconfirmed for now, it is likely that they will also launch the GeForce GTX 660 around the same time, to plug the gap between the GTX 670 and GTX 640 cards. Whether or not they launch both cards at the same time, this will be good news for many students, who will be looking for an affordable system (or upgrade), with reasonable performance, before the new academic year starts.
Rumors suggest that the GTX 660 Ti will use a cut down GK 104 die, with 1344 cores enabled, the same as GTX 670. It is believed that it will have 1536 MB GDDR5 memory.
The price is expected to be around $299, with the launch date being during the week commencing August 13.
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