GeForce GTX 660
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GeForce GTX 660 Review
GeForce GTX 660 is a fast-middle-class to low-high-end GFX part of the GeForce 600 Series released by NVIDIA.
It's based on the Kepler GK106 Core with only 960 Shader Processing Units. Its central clock is clocked at 980MHz and goes up to 1033MHz on Turbo Mode. The memory clock, just like the Kepler GK104 based GPUs, is of 1502MHz (operating). Fast GDDR5 was obviously used and paired with a 192-bit bus.
Benchmarks indicate its performance is around 17% worse than GTX 660 Ti but still on level with previous generation and acclaimed GeForce GTX 570.
This GPU needs to be equipped with a relatively strong Quad Core CPU, such as 3570K or equivalent and upgrading this GPU to anything weaker than a dual-graphics solution, such as GeForce GTX 690, is worthless.
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moepoe1212
05:14 Jul-22-2014
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Would my CPU bottleneck this GPU?

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dorian19101
21:28 Jul-22-2014
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Yes , even if you OC your CPU

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moepoe1212
04:56 Jul-23-2014
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Then what GPU would be a good match with my CPU?

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dorian19101
13:26 Jul-24-2014
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R7 265 , GTX 750Ti , GTX 650 Ti Boost, R7 260X 2GB, GTX 560(Ti). You should do a little OC : 2.7-3.0 Ghz

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moepoe1212
19:44 Jul-24-2014
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Okay thanks :)

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aditrex
20:33 Jul-24-2014
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mostlikely agreed with dorian but oc is necessary for cards like r7 265 or 750ti… if you dont planing to oc cpu then i wouldnt go higher then gtx 650 or 750 non ti version

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dorian19101
20:12 Jul-24-2014
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You're welcome :)

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shaq666
17:28 Jul-19-2014
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hello what should i do in order to play the new games like watchdogs or farcry 3? upgrade my cpu to phenom ii x6 1090 t or upgrade my gpu to this one?

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dorian19101
13:29 Jul-24-2014
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Upgrade your GPU , most games are optimised for 2 cores so you don't need Phenom II X6. But if you can , do upgrade to an i5 or i7.

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Incredidom
11:18 Jul-13-2014
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Would there be any noticeable bottleneck with an i3-4360? I mean it's the highest end i3 Intel has ever released, and has a very high clock speed, but would this card benefit more from two extra cores?

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Foster
19:07 Jul-02-2014
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Could i upgrade it on my pc? motherboard is msi 760GMA-P34 FX

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JawlessPython04
11:41 Jul-05-2014
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yes you can. it will not deliver all the performance as you have PCI 2.0 and this card is 3.0. don't be confused it will connect to the motherboard it is backwards compatible

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Incredidom
10:57 Jul-13-2014
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PCI 2.0 and 3.0 actually perform near enough the same. Mid end cards like this don't have a high enough bandwidth for 3.0 to make full use of it. However you would see a larger difference with extreme cards like dual graphics solutions.

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SLH888
09:16 Jun-29-2014
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is it a good idea getting it for next gen gaming ??

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aditrex
10:00 Jun-29-2014
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its great price value you will be able to play at high settings and ultra to depends on the game ofcourse on 1080p look araund for a gtx 760 its abaut 50-60eur more but if you have luck you can find some for only 20-30eur more

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SLH888
17:55 Jun-29-2014
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thanks for the reply :)

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Abstract
07:46 Jun-26-2014
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I'm running my rig on a 350w PSU; I'd have thought that'd be too small but it runs perfectly! Could a 430w PSU my friend has run a 770 (or even a 780) for me?

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JawlessPython04
11:43 Jul-05-2014
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you cant run a 780 as for your friend he also will struggle and you running GTX 660 on a 350w PSU is because yours is very good quality. let me know about your friends PSU name and i will see

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iamSyleBaxter
19:29 Jun-17-2014
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why is this card too powerful than the Radeon Hd 6970 buh in terms of specs the AMD is superior?

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KillenNinjas
19:57 Jul-26-2014
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i smell an AMD fanboy

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DarkstarRipklaw
02:48 Jun-11-2014
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What would be the best upgrade from this, taking in consideration performance X price?

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SSaulius
16:07 May-29-2014
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can my cpu handle this card and ould this be a good upgrade from my current GPU?

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AntonSchoeman
16:13 May-29-2014

You might experience a little bit of a bottleneck but it shouldn't be so bad. I'd definitely recommend the 660. I have one and I love it!

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nougatnapalm
16:02 May-15-2014
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I'm really not sure but, would this a be a good upgrade?

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PrivateNiu
12:11 May-21-2014
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sure it would, but for a little more you could get a GTX 760.

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