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Today's Newegg Video Card Deals

Five deals on AMD cards and four deals on Nvidia. Make sure to take note of the two $30 Mail-in-Rebate offers on the MSI GTX 560 and the XFX HD 6870.  

HIS HD 7750 1GB for $94.99 after $10 MIR card & FREE shipping, exp. 9/30

Galaxy GTX 550 Ti 1GB for $96.97 after $20 MIR card & $6.98 shipping, exp. 9/30

Evga GTX 550 Ti 1GB w/Adobe PS elements 10 for $99.99 after $15 MIR card & FREE shipping, exp. 9/30

HIS HD 7770 1GB for $104.99 after $15 MIR card & FREE shipping, exp. 9/30

MSI GTX 560 1GB for $134.99 after $30 MIR card & FREE shipping, exp. 9/30

XFX HD 6870 1GB for $149.99 after $30 MIR card & FREE shipping, exp. 9/30

Sapphire HD 7850 2GB for $189.99 after $10 MIR card & FREE shipping, exp. 9/15

Sapphire HD 6950 2GB for $192.55 after $10 MIR card & $7.56 shipping, exp. 9/15

MSI GTX 570 1280MB for $229.99 after $20 MIR card & FREE shipping, exp. 9/30

 

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[H]ard|OCP breaks the GTX 660 NDA, is very naughty.

Nvidia changed the launch date of the GTX 660 from today to a later date in an email that was sent on September 7th. I guess that the [H] didn't see that email, or they forgot. It's okay [H]ard|OCP, I forgive you. I just hope Nvidia will forgive you as well.

According to the [H] the Asus GTX 660 DirectCU II fits between the an overclocked HD 7850 and a HD 7870 in terms of power usage, but performs as well as an overclocked HD 7870.

You might be wondering if we will be reviewing the GTX 660, but you will have to keep on wondering, for now...

UPDATE:
According to Kyle Bennet Editor in Chief of [H]ard|OCP, he was informed "last week that the date was today at 8am CST." He has that in writing. I guess we will have to wait and see if other outlets are posting their reviews today.

UPDATE 2:
Kyle was "just informed that the embargo date on this (the GTX 660) has changed" so he removed his review article. At least 7 of his reader's (not including me) read the review as evidenced by the thread for the review. I told Kyle about the change at 9:30AM, he did not believe me, and then right after 11:00AM he took the review down. I could totally rub this in Kyle's face (even more than I already am) by gloating to him in a PM or posting in that thread, but I won't. I acutally saved several of the review's pages to my desktop just in case this happened, but I really don't want to piss off Nvidia or Kyle by posting them.

 Asus GTX 660

Nvidia launches the GTX 660 and GTX 650.

Now is the time when we can talk about the GTX 660 and the GTX 650. The GTX 660 is similar to the GTX 660 Ti, but it is lacking 384 CUDA cores, 22 texture units and it requires 10 Watts less. At a MSRP of $229 it is also $70 cheaper than the GTX 660 Ti.

The GTX 650 is a faster clocked GT 640 with GDDR5 RAM instead of GDDR3. The GTX 650 also has a 6-pin power connector that allows the card to overclock very well according to Nvidia.

 

Nvidia's Reference GTX 660

About our GTX 660 Review:
Now you may be asking yourself if GPUReview will be posting a review of the GTX 660 and I am happy to say that we will! The review won't be posted today however, due to a shipping snafu that was actually my fault. While I was on vacation at the end of last week I was not checking my GPUReview email and I did not see the messages from Evga telling me that they were shipping me a Superclocked GTX 660 to my old address. I noticed the emails on Monday and sent a message to Evga to let them know that my address had changed and that I was going to try to recover the package from my old address. Luckily I live only 3 minutes away from old place, so after work I went to see if I could find my package. Due to my incredible luck, the package was still sitting there and I was able to claim it and take it home with me.

Since then, I've been working on the review each night and I expect to get most of it done this weekend. Right now I am considering delaying the review to next Wednesday so that I can include some Borderlands 2 benchmarks (Borderlands 2 comes out next Tuesday). No matter what I end up doing, you can expect some GTX 660 benchmarks from us sometime next week.

GPUReview's GTX 660 overclocking roundup!

It is a brand new card and a brand new roundup. I have tossed out the core and memory offset columns in favor of adding a column for the maximum core boost speed. The second column (OC Core) is the core speed that the overclocker raises the GPU to and the OC Core Boost speed is the highest speed that the graphics card reached while running a game. The percentage in the %Core (Boost) increase column is the percent increase of the OC Core Boost above the default GPU speed of the GTX 660 (980).

Here is a taste of the chart. You can find the full chart on the next page.

 

GTX 660 Overclocking Roundup
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Our Evga GTX 660 Superclocked review is being delayed.

I received some news on Saturday afternoon that has turned my personal life upside down. The news is pretty bad, but not horrible. I don't want to share too much, but I will say that no one has been harmed and there has been no damage to my domicile or vehicle. At this point I don't know when I will be able to continue the process of reviewing this video card.

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