Gamers have been eagerly awaiting the release of the midrange NVIDIA graphics card thanks to some rather enticing rumors and leaks. Due to launch sometime soon, the GTX 660 Ti is packing some quality hardware and may be the next 8800GT as far as popularity levels with gamers craving the best price/performance. However, that is dependent on pricing–which has been up in the air for a while. Rumored prices have included an MSRP of $349 and retail pre-orders for $299 and just under $400 (and guesses everywhere in between).
US-based computer retailer CompUSA has provided us with further information that suggests the price will, in fact, be the ever-desired $299 price point rather than previous rumors that suggested it would be priced closer to the GTX 670. Gamers rejoice!
Specifically, a reference version of the PNY-manufactured NVIDIA GTX 660 Ti recently appears on CompUSA’s website where customers could purchase it. This card is listed as being model number “VCGGTX660TXPB-C Bundle.” While it is unclear what the “-C” designator means, it is more proof that it is the same (or a very similar) model as the card leaked by MacMall (when it showed up for pre-order ahead of the release date). Speaking of bundles, the CompUSA card gets even better as it is the PNY GTX 660 Ti and a game coupon for Borderlands 2 for the $299 price–not bad at all.
While I have not personally ordered one (so I can’t confirm if CompUSA will actually sell it to me ahead of the official release or if it was just a mistake on its part for making the store page live early), you can try to get your hands on the 660 Ti now for $299 USD.
I’m extremely happy to see the $299 price, and I look forward to see the cards from other manufacturers. Custom and factory overclocked cards should also be interesting as far as pricing and where they fit compared to saving up a bit more money and simply going with a GTX 670. What do you think, will you be picking one of these graphics cards up?
Waiting for the Twin Frozer
Waiting for the Twin Frozer version under $300. I only play one or two games a year and with teenage daughters the dollars are scarce.
Now that would be a cool card
Now that would be a cool card :). I hear ya on that, I'm tempted at $300 bucks but I don't see myself buying another GPU until my unlocked 6950 bites the dust 😉
Psh! You can always use more
Psh! You can always use more GPU. Look at her. All lonely in there by herself. I bet she could use a friend to keep her company. Tell you what. I know this great matching making service called Newegg. Let me get get the number for you. I’m positive you’ll be able to find a perfect mate XD
hehe, where’s the like button
hehe, where's the like button around here? 🙂
I’m just glad it’s not more
I’m just glad it’s not more than $300 and has 2 gigs of ram. Me wants one!
This very well may be my next
This very well may be my next upgrade. The old 8800GTS isnt holding up anymore. Looking forward to reviews to see if this card earns my cold hard cash.
Stay tuned to PC Per 🙂
Stay tuned to PC Per 🙂
You Guys are lucky in South
You Guys are lucky in South Africa they add another $150 to the price it’s insane here.