TweakTown did it again, this time the site offers world's first review of NVIDIA's upcoming GeForce GTX 660 2GB graphics card. This new GK106 based model offers 960 CUDA cores, a 192-bit memory bus, 980MHz core, 1033MHz turbo and 2GB GDDR5 clocked at 6008MHz. You can start reading over here to discover how well NVIDIA's latest mid-$200 performs. The reviewer concludes the GeForce GTX 660 seems to hit at a price point near identical to AMD's Radeon HD 7870, with nearly identical performance.
NVIDIA's GEFORCE GTX 660 isn't the dominant force that we feel the other GTX 600 series based video cards have hit us at during launch. Performance overall is extremely strong, but when we refer to the "dominance" that we've seen from the other models, the GTX 660 looks like it will hit at a price point near identical to the AMD Radeon HD 7870 and ultimately offers performance that is near identical to it.
The GTX 660 isn't going to cause the headaches for AMD like the other models we've seen. If the price point was in the lower $200 range or performance was overall maybe 10% faster than it would cause problems, but the price it's going to hit at that level and the performance it offers, it's ultimately sits perfectly against the HD 7870.