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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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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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Mancevski
22:47 Aug-08-2014
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Would my CPU bottleneck this GPU?

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ZeroHour060
07:00 Aug-15-2014

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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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
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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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Jurr360
21:57 Aug-13-2014
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It should work perfectly together. Bottlenecking does not happen that often.

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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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