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EVGA GeForce GTX 660 SuperClocked Video Card Review
Author: Gabriel Torres 54,073 views
Type: Reviews Last Updated: September 18, 2012
Page: 1 of 14
Introduction
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The new GeForce GTX 660 is the latest GPU from NVIDIA, and EVGA is providing six different video card models based on this new GPU. Let’s see how the SuperClocked model fared on our tests.



In the table below, you can see the six models that EVGA is releasing and how they compare to the standard GeForce GTX 660. The “Signature 2” models feature a custom cooling solution with two fans. All models use the same clock rate for the memory (6,008 MHz).

Model

Base Clock

Memory Configuration

MSRP

Standard GeForce GTX 660

980 MHz

2 GB

USD 230

SuperClocked 2 GB

1,046 MHz

2 GB

USD 230

SuperClocked 3 GB

1,046 MHz

3 GB

USD 270

SuperClocked 2 GB Signature 2

1,046 MHz

2 GB

USD 230

SuperClocked 3 GB Signature 2

1,046 MHz

3 GB

USD 270

FTW 2 GB

1,072 MHz

2 GB

NA

FTW 3 GB

1,072 MHz

3 GB

NA

FTW 2 GB Signature 2

1,072 MHz

2 GB

USD 240

FTW 3 GB Signature 2

1,072 MHz

3 GB

USD 280

At USD 230, the new GeForce GTX 660 is the quintessential mid-range video card, targeted to users who want to buy a powerful video card but don’t want to spend the money on an expensive high-end model. It comes to replace the GeForce GTX 560 Ti, and its main competitor is the Radeon HD 7850.

The new GeForce GTX 660 uses the PCI Express 3.0 interface, similarly to its main competitor, while the GeForce 560 Ti, which we also included in our comparisons, uses the PCI Express 2.0 interface. This new GPU has an automatic overclocking feature that increases the core clock from 980 MHz to 1,033 MHz when more performance is needed (1,046 MHz to 1,111 MHz on the EVGA’s SuperClocked model).

In the table below, we compare the main specifications for the video cards included in our review. The prices listed below were researched at Newegg.com and do not include rebates.

Video Card

Core Clock

Shader Clock

Memory Clock (Effective)

Memory Interface

Memory Transfer Rate

Memory

Shaders

DirectX

Price

GeForce GTX 560 Ti

822 MHz

1,644 MHz

4,008 MHz

256-bit

128.3 GB/s

1 GB GDDR5

384

11

USD 190 - 230

GeForce GTX 660

980 MHz

980 MHz

6,008 MHz

192-bit

144.2 GB/s

2 GB GDDR5

960

11

USD 230

EVGA GeForce GTX 660 SC

1,046 MHz

1,046 MHz

6,008 MHz

192-bit

144.2 GB/s

2 GB GDDR5

960

11

USD 230

Radeon HD 7850

860 MHz

860 MHz

4.8 GHz

256-bit

153.6 GB/s

2 GB GDDR5

1,024

11.1

USD 200 - 230

You can compare the specs of these video cards with other video cards by taking a look at our “AMD ATI Chips Comparison Table” and “NVIDIA Chips Comparison Table” tutorials.

Now let’s take an in-depth look at the EVGA GeForce GTX 660 SuperClocked.

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