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|
Now let’s take an in-depth look at the EVGA GeForce GTX 660 SuperClocked.
- 1. Introduction
- 2. The EVGA GeForce GTX 660 SuperClocked
- 3. The EVGA GeForce GTX 660 SuperClocked (Cont’d)
- 4. Main Specifications
- 5. How We Tested
- 6. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty
- 7. Far Cry 2
- 8. Aliens vs. Predator
- 9. DiRT3
- 10. Deus Ex: Human Revolution
- 11. Battlefield 3
- 12. 3DMark 11 Professional
- 13. Media Espresso 6.5
- 14. Conclusions