As was leaked earlier this week, NVIDIA picked today to release its new Kepler-based mid-range GeForce GTX 660 and GeForce GTX 650 graphics cards. The GeForce GTX 660 has a MSRP of $229, it's based on the new GK106 GPU and features 960 CUDA cores, a 980MHz base clock, 1033MHz boost clock, and 2GB GDDR5 clocked at 6000MHz. The card uses a single 6-pin power connector, the TDP is 150W and display outputs include DL-DVI-I, DL-DVI-D, HDMI and Mini-DisplayPort.
The $109 GeForce GTX 650 on the other hand is based on the same GK107 chip as the GT 640. The new model has 384 CUDA cores, a 1058MHz core (with no turbo), and 1GB GDDR5 clocked at 5000MHz. It uses a single 6-pin power connector, has a 64W TDP and has DL-DVI-I, DL-DVI-D and HDMI outputs.
NVIDIA today introduced two new high-performance GPUs, the NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 660 and GeForce GTX 650. These new gaming GPUs deliver the exceptional performance and power efficiency of the award-winning NVIDIA® Kepler™ architecture at price points that will allow more gamers to experience the richness of next-generation PC gaming.
The GeForce GTX 660 and GeForce GTX 650 GPUs set a new benchmark for high-performance, remarkably-priced gaming when paired with the incredible line-up of top DirectX 11 games, including Call of Duty: Black Ops II, Assassin's Creed III and World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria.
The GeForce GTX 660 represents a phenomenal upgrade opportunity for gamers still playing games on last-generation graphics technology. For the millions of gamers still gaming on the GeForce 9800 GT, the 4X performance improvementi delivered by the GTX 660 will be an upgrade temptation not easily resisted. Similarly, the GTX 650 delivers an 8X performance improvement over the 9500 GTii, allowing gamers to step up to the GTX family with a low-cost solution that delivers a significant boost in performance.
Packed with cutting-edge technologies integrated into the NVIDIA Kepler™ architecture -- including DirectX 11 Tessellation, NVIDIA PhysX®, NVIDIA Adaptive VSync, and Temporal Anti-Aliasing (TXAA) -- only GeForce GTX GPUs, such as the new GTX 660 and GTX 650, will ensure gamers have the most immersive gaming experience possible.
The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 and 650 GPUs are available now from the world's leading add-in card suppliers, including ASL, ASUS, Colorful, ECS, EVGA, Gainward, Galaxy, Gigabyte, Innovision 3D, Jetway, Leadtek, MSI, Palit, Point of View, PNY, Sparkle and Zotac.
According to NVIDIA, the GeForce GTX 650 can run most of today's games at medium quality or higher at 1920 x 1080, while the GeForce GTX 660 runs almost all games using high-quality DirectX 11 settings at 1920 x 1080 pixels.
NVIDIA also created the following performance slide, so you can see where exactly these new parts fit into the lineup: