Face-Off: GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2 GB vs GeForce GTX 670 2 GB vs Radeon HD 7870 2 GB vs Radeon HD 6870 1 GB vs GeForce GTX 690 4 GB vs Radeon HD 7970 3 GB vs Radeon HD7750 1 GB

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Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2 GB
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Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2 GB
Nvidia GeForce GTX 670 2 GB
AMD Radeon HD 7870 2 GB
AMD Radeon HD 6870 1 GB
Nvidia GeForce GTX 690 4 GB
AMD Radeon HD 7970 3 GB
AMD Radeon HD7750 1 GB
Score
3/5
3/5
3/5
3/5
4/5
3/5
2/5
Size & Noise
2/5 3/5 4/5 4/5 4/5 3/5 3/5
Power Use
4/5 4/5 5/5 5/5 2/5 3/5 5/5
Performance in Games
2/5 3/5 2/5 3/5 5/5 3/5 1/5
User Score
5/5 (1)
4/5 (4)
4/5 (1)
Specifications
Specifications
ChipGK104
GPU frequency915 MHz
Memory quantity2 GB
Memory typeGDDR5
Memory frequency1502 MHz
CoolerDual
Connectors2 x DVI, 1 x HDMI 1.4, 1 x DisplayPort 1.2
Driver testedForceWare 305.37
Specifications
ChipGK104
GPU frequency915 MHz
Memory quantity2 GB
Memory typeGDDR5
Memory frequency1502 MHz
Coolerdual-layer
Connectors2x DVI - 1x HDMI - 1x DisplayPort
Driver testedForceWare 301.34
Specifications
Chip
GPU frequency
Memory quantity
Memory type
Memory frequency
Cooler
Connectors
Driver tested
Specifications
ChipBarts
GPU frequency900 MHz
Memory quantity1 GB
Memory typeGDDR5
Memory frequency1050 MHz
CoolerDouble-decker
Connectors2x DVI + 1x HDMI + 2x mini-DP
Driver testedCatalyst 11.4
Specifications
Chip2x GK104
GPU frequency915 MHz
Memory quantity2 GB
Memory typeGDDR5
Memory frequency1502 MHz
Coolerdouble decker
Connectors3x DVI + 1x mini-DP
Driver testedForceWare 301.33
Specifications
ChipTahiti
GPU frequency925 MHz
Memory quantity3 GB
Memory typeGDDR5
Memory frequency1375 MHz
Coolerdouble decker
Connectors1x DVI + 1x HDMI 1.4 + 2x mini Display Port 1.2
Driver testedCatalyst 11.12 Beta
Specifications
ChipCape Verde
GPU frequency800 MHz
Memory quantity1 GB
Memory typeGDDR5
Memory frequency1125 MHz
CoolerSingle decker
Connectors1x DVI + 1x HDMI 1.4 + 1x DP 1.2
Driver testedCatalyst 12.1 Beta
Conclusion
Nvidia has continued to intelligently expand its Kepler graphics card series with this high-performance card. However, you'll want to avoid the regular models, which make a lot of noise, and go with a branded version.
This graphics card handles video games very well and uses a reasonable amount of power. It just may up the ante for the competition... All good things for the consumer!
A card that manages to give high performance at the same time as limiting energy consumption, showing that it's possible to increase performance from one generation to the next without upping the energy cost too much.
This is a very good mid-range card that's at ease with all video games. Note, however, that it has a misleading name: it is not a substitute for the brand's old high-end.
This is an exceptional graphics card, boasting ultra-high performances, excellent build quality, a top-end finish and ... an eye-watering price tag! It's clearly not the kind of graphics card that's within everyone's reach, but for a handful of lucky users it'll be a real boon for multi-display or 3D gaming.
AMD has managed to engineer a card with a significant improvement in performance in comparison to the previous generation at the same time as including some innovations that reduce energy consumption significantly. It is nevertheless advisable to wait for the Nvidia response before splashing out.
Power consumption is well controlled on this card and is lower than the old generation. Nevertheless performance in gaming isn’t as good as expected and it only just merits a three-star rating.
Pros

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Gaming performance

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Power consumption on par with the competition

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Additional features: frame rate limit, advanced vertical sync, etc.

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Gameplay performance

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Power usage similar to the competition

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Handy extra features: frame rate limiter, adaptive vertical sync, etc.

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37% faster than the previous generation

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ZeroCore Power

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Low power consumption

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DirectX 11 compatibility

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Good gaming performance

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Silent in 2D load

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Low power consumption

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Eyefinity, HDMI 1.4, HD audio bitstreaming

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Performances

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Noise is kept under control

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High-quality materials and build

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Jump in performance on old generation

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Improved standby energy consumption with ZeroCore Power

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Quiet in idle

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DirectX 11.1 compatible

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Compact card

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ZeroCore Power

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Low power consumption

Cons

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Very noisy fan, even when at rest

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GPU Boost: there's a risk of slight differences in performance between different models

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Fan noise? (possible issue with our review model)

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GPU Boost: slight variations in performance may exist in different cards

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Reference model fan is audible at idle

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Noisy in 3D

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3D gaming is difficult to set up

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Inappropriate naming

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Price

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Power use when idle (both GPUs are powered)

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Noisy during gaming

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3D energy consumption is relatively high

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Small gain in performance on old generation

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Fan makes high pitched noise on reference model (though the models in stores should have different cooling systems)