When we reviewed the ASUS GeForce GTX 660Ti DirectCU II TOP graphics card, the adapter was already the best Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 Ti, but that doesn't mean that it is going to stagnate.
In fact, ASUS has just released an update to the adapter's BIOS, one that increases the GPU boost clock speed even further (not clear by how much). In addition to this, the overclocking limit is lifted a couple of notches, through an extended power limit.
But that's not all. It turns out that the DirectCU II TOP is not the only board benefiting from the new BIOS.
As shown by the download page, located here
, ASUS has launched a version for every existing GeForce GTX 660 Ti DirectCU model out there.
Be sure to check the box for the precise name before downloading the appropriate package. Also, don't worry about the process being overly mind-numbing.
While overclockers usually know everything about flashing a BIOS, that doesn't mean that the process needs to be complicated.
That said, ASUS packaged the files in download installers possible to run from within Windows, rather than a basic boot program.
For those interested in what made the GeForce GTX 660 Ti DirectCU II TOP the best in its class, here are the specifications (without the new BIOS version applied).
The adapter has 1,344 CUDA cores, 2 GB of GDDR5 VRAM, a memory interface of 192 bits, 112 TMUs, 24 ROPs, PCI Express 3.0 support and, of course, DirectX 11.1. The clock speeds are of 1,059 MHz (GPU base), 1,137 MHz (GPU boost) and 6,008 MHz (memory).
Users should take care not to mistake the GeForce GTX 660 Ti for the GeForce GTX 660. The latter has not yet been launched and will be accompanied by a GTX 650, as well as, possibly, the GTX 655 and GTX 650 Ti (the release will take place on September 12, from what we can gather).