We've covered the release of NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 660 Ti graphics adapter, as well as the launch of about two dozen OEM-made versions, but we aren't done with the latter type of adapters.
What we are going to write about here is the Point of View / TGT GeForce GTX 660 Ti UltraCharged “LOW LEAKAGE SELECTION.”
This board, named for the low-leakage GPU, stands out, in our opinion, among the rest through its less than ordinary cooler and performance combination.
And by that we don't mean to say that POV used any sort of intricate fansink. It actually kept the reference design intact.
The reason we find the board intriguing is the fact that, even with this limitation in place (lack of better heat dispersion provided by special cooling modules), the company still succeeded in factory overclocking it considerably.
Granted, it's not really in the same league as the ASUS GeForce GTX 660Ti DirectCU II TOP that we have reviewed here
, but still quite a bit beyond the reference numbers (980 MHz for the GPU, 1,032 MHz GPU Boost).
More precisely, the normal performance is rated at 1,033 MHz, while the GPU boost setting is said to be of 1,111 MHz or above.
And by above, the company (or companies, since POV and TGT teamed up for this), says that the auto-overclocking feature should be capable of 1,200 MHz if it really becomes necessary.
That said, POV/TGT GeForce GTX 660 Ti UltraCharged “LOW LEAKAGE SELECTION” features 2 GB of GDDR5 VRAM. The press release doesn't specify its speed, so we'll assume this number, at least, has not been changed (6,008 MHz).
European retailers and online stores should list the device soon, if they haven't already, for € 329 / $330 (including VAT). That's mostly in line with the $300 / 300 Euro price point that NVIDIA envisioned for its newest creation. The final cost is higher due to taxes, not just the extra edge in performance.