Face-Off: GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2 GB vs Radeon HD 5970 2 GB

Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2 GB
Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2 GB

AMD Radeon HD 5970 2 GB
AMD Radeon HD 5970 2 GB
 
Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2 GB AMD Radeon HD 5970 2 GB
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Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2 GB
Overview - Full review
AMD Radeon HD 5970 2 GB
Overview - Full review
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Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2 GB
AMD Radeon HD 5970 2 GB
Score
3/5
4/5
Size & Noise
2/5 3/5
Power Use
4/5 1/5
Performance in Games
2/5 5/5
User Score
5/5 (2)
Specifications
Specifications
Chip GK104
GPU frequency 915
Memory quantity 2
Memory type GDDR5
Memory frequency 1502
Cooler Dual
Connectors 2 x DVI, 1 x HDMI 1.4, 1 x DisplayPort 1.2
Driver tested ForceWare 305.37
Specifications
Chip Hemlock
GPU frequency 725
Memory quantity 2 x 1
Memory type GDDR5
Memory frequency 1000
Cooler Double-decker
Connectors 2x DVI + 1x mini DP
Driver tested Catalyst 11.4
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 is a monster graphics card that still offers high-power performance after a few years on the market. You will, however, have to put up with a certain amount of noise, not to mention a huge power consumption.
Pros

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Gaming performance

+

Power consumption on par with the competition

+

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

+

Very good performance

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Low power consumption when idle

+

DirectX 11 compatibility

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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Bulky

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Noisy