The GeForce GTX 660 graphics card will not be launched until September 13, 2012, or three days from now, but photos of custom boards are already showing up, and not only.
The Zotac GeForce GTX 660 AMP! Edition will have better clocks than the reference ones. Unfortunately, we do not, in fact, know exactly what those frequencies are. Fortunately, that doesn't mean we've come empty-handed.
Though the folks at WCCFtech
could not discover the precise performance parameters, they did get a photo of the product, though an admittedly blurry one. We've also read enough rumors to know most of the relevant card components.
In the image up on the left, the AMP! cooler can be seen well enough, with its two fans, large aluminum fin array and two copper heatpipes, plus the obligatory shroud.
The picture also shows that the PCB (printed circuit board) of the adapter is the same length, more or less, as that of the GTX 660 Ti AMP! Edition.
Notable is the existence of a single SLI connector though, as well as the sole 6-pin power port, suggesting that the clock tweaks aren't large enough for too much extra power to be needed.
Other specs include dual-DVI, HDMI and DisplayPort connectivity and everything else that comes with the territory of being a GK106-based card.
For those that need a reminder, the GPU has 960 cores (CUDA cores / stream processors), 80 TMUs and 24 ROPs.
As for memory, Zotac chose to stick to the so-called standard of 2 GB GDDR5 VRAM (the interface is of 192 bits).
The Zotac GeForce GTX 660 AMP! Edition graphics card should begin shipping in a few days, when NVIDIA releases the reference 660 (Wednesday/Thursday 13, 2012). The price will be of $229 - $249, or 229-250 Euro, no matter what exchange rates say.