PNY GTX 660 Ti Spotted for $299, Some Hope for Gamers After All?

Subject: Graphics Cards | August 5, 2012 - 09:56 PM |
Tagged: pny, nvidia, kepler, gtx 660 Ti, geforce

I reported earlier today that a Swedish retailer had listed a GTX 660 Ti for pre-order at 2,604 SEK (~$387). Assuming that figure was legitimate, it puts a serious hurt on the dreams of a $300 gaming card that performs very closely to the more expensive GTX 670 Kepler-based NVIDIA GPU. Bringing some of that hope back is graphics card news and reviews website Videocardz that claims to have found US-retailer based figures for the upcoming NVIDIA graphics card. In two screenshots, the site captured a page from what appears to be Cost Central that lists the MSRP of the GTX 660 Ti at $349.99. Even better is the second screenshot. It shows a–likely reference design–PNY Technologies GTX 660 Ti for $299.99 USD. The model number listed on both sites is VCGGTX660TXPB, which seems to indicate that it is being sold for less than MSRP over at MacMall.com.

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The MSRP does further suggest that most graphics cards should be closer to $400 than $300, however. Especially for a new product, the MSRP is usually a good indication of where prices are centered around. With an MSRP of $349.99 for what is likely a reference card, custom designs should be more expensive and may even push that $400 mark.

On the other hand, it may yet be possible to snag a small number of designs for closer to $300 from some retailers with some shopping around and instant rebates, but it is difficult to say with 100% certainty either way until the cards are official and they are actually purchasable on major retailers’ websites.

In this case, I’m hoping to be proven wrong, as I do want to see a $300 GPU with hardware specifications that are very close to the GTX 670! Now that we have US pricing, it appears that the launch is imminent; therefore, it should be possible to get your hands on one–and see the final prices–very soon.

Source: Videocardz
August 5, 2012 | 10:17 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

I hope this is true. If it isn't, then I will just have to succumb and buy the 670.

August 7, 2012 | 01:00 AM - Posted by . (not verified)

Why would a gtx 660ti cost more than the gtx 670

August 7, 2012 | 11:36 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Nvidia want to bump the sell of 670's?

August 7, 2012 | 07:41 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

It looks like the card can be purchased (pre-ordered) on macmall.com for 299.99 now. That's a good sign.

August 10, 2012 | 02:45 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

I just saw 2 nvidia gtx 660ti's in a Best Buy and asked for a price check. $300.

See the picture I took. http://t.co/JMoRcKXH

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