GeForce GTX 660
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GeForce GTX 660 Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 660 is a Performance Graphics Card based on the Kepler Architecture.


Architecture
The Kepler Architecture was NVIDIA's big step to power efficiency. Each Stream Multiprocessor (SMX) now hosts 192 Shader Processing Units - against the 48 of older Fermi Architecture, and has been redesigned being now clocked at the same speed of the Central Unit. This means they are more energy efficient and will consequently lead to cooler operating temperatures. However, it also means they are weaker. It can be said that one Fermi SMX is as fast as 2 Kepler SMXs.
Additionally, and not available in all GPUs, Kepler also introduced the Boost Clock Feature. The Boost Clock is an even higher Clock Speed activated when in gaming mode and becomes the effective speed of the GPU.
GPU
It equips a GPU GK106-400-A1 which has 5 Stream Multiprocessors activated and thus offers 960 Shader Processing Units, 80 TMUs and 24 ROPs. The Central Unit is initially clocked at 980MHz and goes up to 1033MHz, in Turbo Mode.


Memory
The GPU accesses a 2GB frame buffer of fast GDDR5, through a 192-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is adequate. The Memory Clock Operates at 1502MHz.


Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 140W, it requires at least a 450W PSU with one available 6-pin connector.


Performance
GeForce GTX 660 competes with Radeon HD 7850.
At 1920x1080, the best suited resolution for GeForce GTX 660, benchmarks indicate its performance is a little over the older GeForce GTX 570 and quite superior to Radeon HD 7850.


System Suggestions
GeForce GTX 660 is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1920x1080. We recommend a Strong Processor and 8GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.


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GeForce GTX 660 Performance Specification
Core Speed
Boost Clock
Architecture
Memory
Memory Speed
Memory Bus
Memory Type
Memory Bandwidth
L2 Cache
Technology
TMUs
Texture Rate
ROPs
Pixel Rate
Shader
Processing Units
Direct X
Shader
Open GL
Resolution (WxH)
Max Power
PSU
Power Connector
GPU Details
980 MHz
1033 MHz
Kepler GK106-400-A1
2048 MB
1502 MHz
192 Bit
GDDR5
144.2GB/sec
384KB
28nm
80
83 GTexel/s
24
25 GPixel/s
960
DX 12.0
5.0
4.5
4096x2160
140 Watts
450 Watt & 33 Amps
1x 6-pin
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will battlefield 1 run on my pc?

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i am thinking to take one 660 with a custom cooling design, but i don't know how many i can overclock it, is possible to reach 1130MHz Core (1183-1200Mhz Boost?) and 1750MHz memory even with voltage and power limit increased?

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It wouldn't be much of an upgrade compared to your current graphics card. It's better to wait and perform upgrade that will have more impact on performance.


This is only my opinion :)

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its the fact…its not worth really from hd 7850 you will se about 5fps max more if not even less

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Tanks for the repls, i took an GTX 660 Ti from gigabyte for testing in my PC, and it performed a bit slower (15% avg)than My 7850 in all games releases after 2014 i have, and a bit faster in older games(before 2013), so i went back to 7850.

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My guess is your CPU bottlenecked with the 660 TI, since newer games tend to take more advantage of CPU….. before you seen an advantage from any graphics card upgrade…. you're probably gonna need to upgrade that CPU.

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Will it work with my cpu

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Yeah..

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will my cpu bottleneck this gpu

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Your fine you have a descent cpu :D

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And will my cpu bottleneck my gpu ? :D

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thanks man

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You have 960?And you want 660? OR?.There wont be any bottleneck anyway.

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Will C2Q Q9550 bottleneck this GPU?

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Probably not

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Uh, why isn't there any information about the 3D Vision? According to the NVidia website, this card supports it.

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Any bottleneck? If so any recommendations?

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Yeah, but not a big bottleneck. I'd recommend to buy a new GPU like R7 265 or GTX 750 TI (at least with 2GB of video ram)

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Can this fit into my pc with a xr1 motherboard?

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Will this bottleneck

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yes but not big …

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eight ?
i think this still 9

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