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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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samblue
12:05 Nov-07-2014
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Guys, How GTX 660 is better than R7 265?

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Miha99
09:49 Nov-09-2014
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They are about the same

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Zilincan
17:39 Nov-13-2014

Almost same

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samblue
18:16 Nov-20-2014
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Ok . Thanks

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BROS3F
18:09 Oct-23-2014
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will this bottleneck

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anmolsajwan
04:49 Oct-26-2014

Man, i5-2500 will not bottleneck a gtx 660.

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BEJR2000
17:26 Sep-30-2014
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Why did this drop rating?

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oskidani
20:23 Oct-10-2014
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Don't know. It can handle every games with a little tweak, so i think it is still 10/10 :/

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BEJR2000
09:43 Oct-13-2014
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Agreed

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BEJR2000
09:25 Oct-20-2014
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Great, it just dropped to a rating of 8.

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anmolsajwan
09:30 Oct-20-2014

Man,@BEJR2000, I think there is drop in rating as Nvidia 900 series got released[gtx 970 and gtx 980].

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BEJR2000
09:34 Oct-20-2014
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It was at a ratting of 8 when the Nvidia 900 series got released

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anmolsajwan
09:54 Oct-20-2014

Man,That's what i am saying. Its rating dropped from 9 to 8 because Nvidia's 900 series arrived.

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BEJR2000
08:57 Oct-22-2014
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No, I meant 9 not 8

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anmolsajwan
11:43 Oct-23-2014

Man@BEJR2000 What do you mean by saying no? Do you mean to say Gtx 660's dropped rating has nothing to do with arrival and release of Nvidia's 900 series?

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GalibTheGamer
04:18 Sep-16-2014
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Will it support Dx 12?

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slavius
01:40 Sep-29-2014
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i think no just direct x 11.1 for windows 8

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BEJR2000
17:42 Sep-30-2014
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Nvidia will support the DirectX 12 API on all the DX11-class GPUs it has shipped; these belong to the Fermi, Kepler and Maxwell architectural families.

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slavius
19:10 Sep-30-2014
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ok

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damhnait
07:08 Aug-26-2014
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I have a question. I have only 350 W power supply, my computer uses max 140 W while playing so can I upgrade my GPU to gtx 660+, 760+ ? (I'd prefer that card, SLI is not option either I guess)

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damhnait
14:39 Aug-29-2014
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Sorry guys, I updated my PSU (Chieftec GPA-350S8), maybe now someone will help me, but as I said computer uses max 140W now

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Jurr360
08:15 Sep-15-2014
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It needs at least a 6 pin power connector. Also 350 watt is not enough, even if your computer uses only 140 watt

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Unknown3100
13:44 Aug-18-2014
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Should i get this or 750ti ? ( Buying Near Oct )
and will my psu be able to handle this or i need to upgrade ?
Would i be able to play games like NFS RIVALS , CSGO , Crysis 3 on the rig with my current res. ?

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ZeroHour060
17:06 Aug-18-2014
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Stick with this card, as it offers much better performance. Your current PSU will be enough. Yes to all those games.

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Unknown3100
17:20 Aug-18-2014
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Thanks for quick reply.!! I had been thinking that my current psu would not support this card as it was of poor brand, and i would have to spend extra money . BUT NOW NO MONEY WASTE ON PSU !:D :D :D :D
Thumbs up!

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Jurr360
18:29 Aug-18-2014
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Sorry to say but you need at least one 6 pin cable for the 660, the 750 ti does not need a power connector. So if you do not want to change the psu take the 750 ti. If you want to upgrade it for better performance (the 660 is better but takes more power) i would say that you take somthing like a corsair cx500.

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ZeroHour060
19:23 Aug-18-2014
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You're right. Sorry Unknown3100, didn't see that. :(
You will need to get a PSU that has at least one 6-pin connector, but you can still stick with a 450w PSU. Since I feel like I wronged you, I did a little research for you, and found this PSU. My apologies.

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Unknown3100
09:56 Aug-19-2014
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Thanks!
Guys , So if i bought 750 ti , would i still have to upgrade the psu or keep this one?

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ZeroHour060
09:58 Aug-19-2014
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You won't have to upgrade your PSU for sure! Keep your current one!

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Unknown3100
10:03 Aug-19-2014
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Thanks broh! I would think of an upgrade near future.
Just a few things i want to know to ensure that is it compatible with my mother board ? (Asus P8H61-m LX3 R2.0 ) and would there would be any bottleneck in the rig ?

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Jurr360
17:38 Aug-19-2014
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No bottleneck for sure xD
A motherboard will always be compatible if it has a 16 pci-e slot

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ZeroHour060
17:46 Aug-19-2014
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I second what Jurr says.

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Unknown3100
10:18 Aug-20-2014
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Thanks :V


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coolchaser
01:43 Aug-20-2014
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Next year or maybe this one, I am planning to sli two of these video cards, and I was wondering would an intel i5 4570 3.2ghz not bottleneck the cards, or would I need a more powerful processor?

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ZeroHour060
04:56 Aug-20-2014
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Shouldn't be an issue.

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coolchaser
05:43 Aug-31-2014
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Alright Thanks.

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ZeroHour060
07:05 Aug-31-2014
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No problem! :)

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gamercfc
20:30 Aug-17-2014
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Would I be able to upgrade to this?

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ZeroHour060
22:44 Aug-17-2014
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You better believe it! Might want to overclock your CPU a bit to help reduce possible bottlenecking. 10% should be more than enough, and easily done!

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bors22
15:42 Aug-17-2014
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would my cpu botleneck this gpu and if it would would i see a significant bootleneck?

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ZeroHour060
17:33 Aug-17-2014
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It will bottleneck some, but overclocking your CPU will help to alleviate the bottleneck. Maybe 10-15% overclock. Not much.

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bors22
17:42 Aug-17-2014
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ty im planing to buy this gpu in 2-3 months so ty, and whats the priceo of it roufghly?

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ZeroHour060
22:43 Aug-17-2014
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The cheapest I found was for $180 USD on newegg. Plan on that price possibly dropping. Also, if you can wait a little longer, I am sure you will find discounts around Christmas time!

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Would my CPU bottleneck this GPU?

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ZeroHour060
07:00 Aug-15-2014
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No it wouldn't. Don't waste your money upgrading to this from your GTX 650. It wouldn't be worth it.

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