While talking about graphics cards we only consider the company’s flagship models. The mid-range segment, where casual and hardcore gamers meet, is often disregarded. But here’s the game-changer, NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 660 Ti. Nvidia recently launched the $299 desktop graphics card with the same Kepler architecture found in the high end GTX 680. Although you won’t get the same performance, for the price you’ll get 1,344 CUDA cores, 2GB of video memory, a 192-bit memory bus, and a base clock speed of 915MHz. These specs are for the reference card, though customized and overclocked cards from Nvidia’s manufacturing partners are available.
In terms of performance its comparable to AMD’s Radeon HD 7870 and Radeon HD 7950. Gaming PC makers have been quick to show support to Nvidia’s new progeny with most of them, including Maingear and CyberPower, providing the GTX 660 Ti as an option for their gaming desktops.