MSI Reveal GTX 660 Gaming Graphics Card

/ 3 years ago


Despite a flurry of new video card releases from Nvidia under the GTX 760 series, the majority of the lower ends of the GTX 600 series remains. The GTX 660 Ti, GTX 670 and GTX 680 are all but discontinued while the GTX 660 and below remain current. MSI has decided to capitalise on this and give its GTX 660 GPU a bit of a revamp. That revamp consists of equipping the new TwinFrozr IV cooling solution as well as adding the MSI Gaming Series branding.

MSI is adding two new cards, both use the same cooling solution but one is an OC Edition and the other a Lite Edition. Both use a fresh PCB design for GK106 which has an 8 phase VRM using a 8pin and 6 pin for power. The Lite Edition card sticks to stock clocks of 980MHz core, 1033MHz boost and 6GHz memory while the OC edition runs at 1033MHz core, 1098MHz boost and 6GHz memory.

The Lite edition is expected to be priced very closely to reference solutions while the OC Edition may be around 5-10% more.

Image courtesy of MSI

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  • Matthew Humpherson

    Seems a little bit pointless to release a new version of this card considering the twin frozr iii cooler will easily be able to handle the low levels of heat produced by the GTX 660; the OC edition has the same max boost clock as the twin frozr iii as well…