EVGA GeForce GTX 660 Ti Superclocked 2GB (02G-P4-3662-KR)
The EVGA GeForce GTX 660 Ti Superclocked is packed into a small cardboard box designed in EVGA’s unmistakable style.
The plastic window lets you check out the serial numbers on the packaging and on the graphics card's PCB.
The EVGA comes with more accessories than the ASUS. They include everything necessary to install and use the card as well as a couple of extras (stickers and a huge poster).
The EVGA GeForce GTX 660 Ti Superclocked is manufactured in China and costs $309. Its warranty period is 3 years.
It’s easy to see that the card is a copy of the reference sample:
The words on the plastic casing are the only indication that this is an EVGA product. The video outputs are standard but have plastic caps. The vent grid in the mounting bracket is as large as possible:
The short reference PCB may be known to you from our earlier reviews.
The tall aluminum heatsink covers 4+2+1 power phases (GPU+memory+PLL) managed by an ON Semiconductor NCP5392P controller.
The GPU die is protected by a steel frame. Manufactured on the 19th week of 2012, it is one week younger than the GPU of the ASUS card.
The GPU revision, marking and configuration are the same. The base clock rate in 3D mode is 980 MHz. The boost clock rate is 1059 MHz. This is the lowest frequency among the products in this review but, while we were doing our tests, EVGA replaced this GeForce GTX 660 Ti Superclocked model with a faster FTW version with clock rates of 1046/1124 MHz. That's almost as fast as the ASUS version. Hopefully, we'll have a chance to test it, too.
The memory chips and the total memory amount are the same as those of the rest of graphics cards in this review.
The memory clock rate is 6008 MHz in 3D mode, just like on the reference card, so the EVGA GeForce GTX 660 Ti Superclocked has the following specs:
We can find a copy of the reference cooler under the plastic casing:
It is an aluminum heatsink with copper base and thick fins. A centrifugal fan is driving a stream of air through the fins, cooling the GPU and the heatsink on the power components.
The cooler is simple, inexpensive and exhausts all of the hot air out of the system case. But how efficient is it?
Automatic fan mode
Maximum fan speed
The reference cooler couldn’t be expected to match the efficiency of the ASUS DirectCU II, yet it copes well enough, anyway. The GPU is 75°C hot in the automatic fan regulation mode at 1770 RPM and 54°C at the maximum 3780 RPM.
Our GPU overclocking only added 60 MHz to the base GPU frequency but the memory chips did much better, speeding up by 1220 RPM.
The resulting frequencies of the EVGA GeForce GTX 660 Ti Superclocked were 1040/1119/7328 MHz:
The GPU clock rate reached 1197 MHz at high loads. Its peak temperature was 78°C.
Thus, the EVGA GeForce GTX 660 Ti Superclocked is a copy of the reference card with slightly increased frequencies. Can Gigabyte offer something more exciting?