IMG 2879 Palit GeForce GTX 660 Ti Jetstream 2GB Review

Palit's GTX 660 Ti Jetstream offering is nearly identical to their custom GTX 670 that we've featured here not too long ago, equipped with an oversized but effective cooler, slight factory overclock and a competitive price tag. Can you really ask for more?

Introduction

Two months ago we reviewed the mid-high end Palit GTX 670 Jetstream Edition, and it was a card we really liked thanks to its factory overclock and aggressive pricing relative to the competition. Not to be confused with the GK106 based GTX 660, the GTX 660 Ti Jetstream from Palit offers the same bells and whistles albeit at a lower, more mainstream price point.

IMG 2879 Palit GeForce GTX 660 Ti Jetstream 2GB Review

Since the GTX 660 Ti uses an identical PCB design and heatpipe cooler (takes up slightly more than two slots) as its more illustrious sibling, we will skip over the usual hardware walkthrough and focus on the merits of the final iteration of the Kepler GK104 family.

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From left to right – the different GK104 cores (28nm TSMC, 3.54 million transistors) that powers the GTX 660Ti, GTX 670 and GTX 680 and a table detailing their differences.

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GTX660Ti

GTX 670

GTX 680

Shaders

1344

1536

ROPs

24

32

Texture Units

112

128

Memory Bandwidth

192-bit

256-bit

256-bit

Memory Size / Type

2GB GDDR5

Core Clock

915 MHz

1006 MHz

Boost Clock

980 MHz

1058 MHz

Memory Clock

1502 MHz

TDP

150W

170W

195W

 

Like the earlier GTX 670, the GTX 660 Ti uses a cut down die with one disabled SMX unit. One of its four memory controllers have also been disabled, giving it an effective 192-bit GDDR5 bus for transfers.

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