Inno3D GeForce GTX 660 Ti iChill review
Posted by Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 08/23/2012 01:00 PM [ 1 comment(s) ]
As you know most GTX 660 Ti cards cartry two GB of graphics memory, which is definitely enough if you are a hardcore gamer with a monitor resolution of 1920x1200. Should you opt multiple monitors and SLI, a 3GB version might be a slightly better alternative.
And as you can see there is no room left on the PCB to a clear indication that all GDDR5 SMT solder traces are being used, so yes this is the full 3 GB model. The card is PCIe gen 3.0 compatible. Going from PCIe Gen 2 to Gen 3 doubles the bandwidth available to the add-on cards installed, from 500 MB/s per lane to 1 GB/s per lane.
You can see two SLI connectors, the 660 series is allowed to work with up to three cards in SLI mode. For proper scaling and little driver issues as possible we always recommend to stick to 2 cards in multi-GPU mode.
Inno3D gives the card two DVI connectors (dual-link), one HDMI and a DisplayPort connector (full size). This seems to be the trend for all AIC/AIB partners.
The cooler is a good chunk longer opposed to the PCB, in fact the card length now is 29 CM. But man, it's incredibly silent and the performance is great. But we'll show you the numbers later on in the review of course.
The GeForce GTX 660 Ti has a maximum power consumption of roughly 150 Watts, the typical power raw will actually be a good notch lower. You'll need to power the card with two 6-pin PCIe PEG lead from your power supply. The connectors look a little oddly placed, but that is because the cooler is longer than the actual PCB. Power supply wise we recommend a 500~550 power supply to start with. With one card that is.
You have to admit, that is one cool looking card ...
In this review we'll look at the GeForce GTX 660 Ti from Inno3D, it's their all new GeForce GTX 660 Ti iCHILL version and to date is one of the most impressive graphics cards in the 660 Ti range we have tested.
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