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Nvidia GeForce GTX 660

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How well can the GeForce GTX 660 run games
15 Sep 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

A mid to low level graphics card, the GeForce GTX 660 is found in budget machines nowadays, struggling to meet AAA system requirements. All games with system requirements of DirectX 11 or lower are met by this card.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 660 graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 660 in your PC? Its upgrade time for the GeForce GTX 660, assuming you are a modern day gamer.

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 660? Upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB which is 188% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 833 games from the most demanding games today. Alternatively if you want an upgrade suggestion for the GeForce GTX 660 then a good choice would be R-500 Series Radeon RX 580 8GB as this is better than 769 of the top 1000 most demanding game requirements with 135% better performance as well.
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The GeForce GTX 660 is released on 13 Sep 2012

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Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 660
GPU
Architecture
Kepler GK106-400-A1
Process
28nm
TMUs
80
Texture Rate
83 GTexel/s
ROPs
24
Pixel Rate
25 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units (Cuda Cores)
960
Ray Tracing Cores
Tensor Cores
-
Driver Support
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Release Price
$229.00
Compatibility
Direct X
DX 12.0
Shader
5.0
Open GL
4.5
Resolution (WxH)
4096x2160
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
2048 MB
Memory Speed
1502 MHz
Memory Bus
192 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
144.2GB/sec
L2 Cache
384KB
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
DVI Connection
2
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
0
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
980 MHz
Boost Clock
1033 MHz
Power
Max Power
140 Watts
PSU
450 Watt & 33 Amps
Power Connector
1x 6-pin
Recommended Hardware
Best CPU Match
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
1920 x 1080
GPU Upgrade
Resolution Performance
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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 vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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Graphics Card
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RAM
12GB
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