We’ve already reported about the Nvidia GK106 GPU here, but it seems like we were somewhat right and, if the GPU has 1152 CUDA cores on the semiconductor die, the retail cards will not come with all the processing units enabled.
There is the unlikely possibility that the GK106 really has only 960 CUDA cores inside, like depicted in MSI
’s marketing material on its GTX 660 Power Edition card.
The most likely scenario is that Nvidia will eventually stop using the GK106 for the GTX 660 Ti
cards and go for the cheaper and cooler GK106.
We will not have to wait too much to receive official confirmation from Nvidia
as the GK106 and the GTX 660 video card will be officially launched next week.