Nvidia unveils GeForce GTX 660 Ti desktop graphics card

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Nvidia unveils GeForce GTX 660 Ti desktop graphics card

Nvidia has announced the release of its new GPU, GeForce GTX 660 Ti. The device arrives at a competitive price tag of $299. Nvidia has claimed that this new version is going to be 41% faster compared to GTX 560 Ti launched in 2011 and about 58 percent faster to GTX 470 which was launched in 2010. GTX 660 Ti performs impressively well with new generation games like Borderlands 2. It is also meant to enhance the experience of gaming at 1080p.

Key Specifications

GeForce GTX 660 Ti is built using Nvidia’s 28 nanometer Keplar architecture. The ‘Keplar’ architecture brings elevated efficiency to the graphics unit. This design architecture also optimizes thermal power thus leading to less power consumption and heating while gaming for long hours. Nvidia has claimed that GTX 660 Ti performs better than Radeon’s high end product, Radeon HD 7950 which is a lot more expensive than the new product from Nvidia. The device consumers about 25 percent less power compared to products in the similar segment.

New Technologies Supported

Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 Ti extends support to Direct X tessellation, TXAA and Physx technologies. TXAA is a higher form of anti-aliasing which has the capability to smooth out screens. It banishes the shimmer which arrives when moving through different environments. The capability of TXAA can be compared to the image stabilization feature in cameras. It brings out a more enriched gaming experience with life like visuals. Physx technology brings physical calculations to the table. This enhances the gaming environment by making it behave like the way it would be like in the real world scenario.

Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 Ti comes along with an over clocking software. The card is about 9.5 inches in size and will comfortably fit in mid size card cases. The size is comparatively smaller than that of AMD Radeon 6900. Nvidia has tied up with 2k games to provide a free download code to their latest game Borderlands 2 which can be activated upon the game’s release on September 18.This game supposedly unleashes the full capabilities of the card.

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