Today, we’re going to focus on EVGA’s GeForce GTX 660 Ti SuperClocked. The card has costs slightly more than the standard reference card, coming to $309. This is for those of you who are looking for an overclocked card, but don’t want to spend the time tweaking settings for yourself. As you can see below, the base clock of this 2GB card is as high as a vanilla card’s boost clock, with an extra 79MHz tacked onto the boost clock.
Physically, the card is identical to the 670 SC that EVGA launched a few months back. In fact, if it weren’t for the lettering, you might think it was the same card. The dimensions are roughly the same as those on a reference card, measuring at 9.5in long and 4.4in tall. The faux carbon fiber cooler does add a nice touch, though. As for connectors, you’ll find two dual-link DVI, one HDMI and one full-size DisplayPort. In the box you’ll find a DVI-VGA adapter, along with a pair of PCI-E power adapters.
EVGA also includes their Precision X software, which will help you to easily overclock your card, if you’re not satisfied with the job they’ve already done. Here you can adjust your power target, GPU clock offset, and memory clock offset. You can also monitor the performance of your card, along with the current temperature and fan speed. Once you’ve made some tweaks to the GPU and memory clocks, you can then stress test your card using OC Scanner X. In all, EVGA provides you with some nice tools for getting the most out of your card.
The 660 Ti SC comes with EVGA’s 3-year warranty, which they stress covers the product, not the buyer. This means if you decide to sell off your card to someone, the hardware is still covered under the 3-year warranty. The original owner can also buy extended warranties, and their EAR plan. If you’re not familiar, the the program allows you to submit an RMA, and have EVGA immediately send out a new card, thus cutting your downtime significantly.
For our tests we installed driver version 305.37, which was provided by Nvidia. This should be the same driver available publicly today. We have chosen to benchmark the 660 Ti against AMD’s competing card in the same price bracket, the HD 7870. Specifically, we are using MSI’s Twin Frozr 2GB card. Here is a breakdown of our test system: