Gigabyte's Windforce cooler has become popular thanks to its efficient performance and low noise, which makes it perfect for a card like the GTX 660 which you would expect to find in a small enclosure. Gigabyte gave a little more power to this non-Ti GTX 660 however, with a base clock of 1033MHz, boosting to 1098MHz and GDDR5 at 6GHz which Guru of 3D managed to increase when they tried overclocking the card and ended up with many benchmarks equalling or surpassing a GTX 660 Ti. At $230 the Gigabyte GeForce GTX 660 Windforce OC is not a bad choice for a system that needs to be quiet and won't be used to play the newest games at high settings,
"We review one more Gigabyte GeForce GTX 660 it is the Windforce OC model The Gigabyte GeForce GTX 660 Windforce OC comes with a dual-slot Windforce cooler that is incredibly silent yet manages to keep the card at very cool temps, and it's even factory overclocked for you. Have a peek as this card should be somewhere at the top of you list. Combined with Ulra Durable component selection you may expect something long-lasting and well performing."
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Gigabyte gave a little more
Gigabyte gave a little more power to this non-Ti GTX 660 however, with a base clock of 1033MHz, boosting to 1098MHz and GDDR5 at 6GHz which Guru of 3D managed to increase when they tried overclocking the card and ended up with many benchmarks equalling or surpassing a GTX 660 Ti. At $230 the Gigabyte GeForce GTX 660 Windforce OC is not a bad choice for a system that needs to be quiet and won’t be used to play the newest games at high settings…
So the GTX 660 Ti can’t do HIGH settings either? Funny, because I had an MSI TF3 GTX 660 at 1033MHz base clock playing BF3 on HIGH, at a SOLID 60fps. If that’s not playing a new game at high settings, i don’t know what is.
BTW, two GTX 660’s are ~10% cheaper than a GTX 680, but ~25% faster. 😉
Good point on the SLI, I
Good point on the SLI, I should mention that more often.
When I refer to high settings, assume all options high, including AA (in whatever flavour) AF, extra bells and whistles like PhysX for example and a resolution of at least 1920 x 1080. That might not be the same high you mean.
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