GeForce GTX 660 

Released August, 2012
  • 823 MHz
  • 2 GB GDDR5
6.7 Out of 10

Explore 1 desktop with the GeForce GTX 660
The game graphics are, even today, top notch, yet the game still runs well on most computers.
by techPowerUp! (Sep, 2012)
By genre, TES: Skyrim is a role-playing game combining some of the best elements of older titles in the franchise with some new sandbox elements to churn out an extremely engaging and addictive game.
by techPowerUp! (Sep, 2012)

GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of the GeForce GTX 660 among Desktop GPUs over $400

Gaming

GeForce GTX 660
6.1
Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 21 more

Graphics

GeForce GTX 660
7.1
T-Rex, Manhattan, Sky Diver Factor and Fire Strike Factor

Computing

GeForce GTX 660
5.7
Face Detection, Ocean Surface Simulation and 3 more

Performance per Watt

GeForce GTX 660
6.9
Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 31 more

Value

GeForce GTX 660
8.1
Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 31 more

Noise and Power

GeForce GTX 660
8.7
TDP, Idle Power Consumption, Load Power Consumption and 2 more

6.7

Overall Score

GeForce GTX 660
6.7

Benchmarks Real world tests of the GeForce GTX 660

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 660
60.27 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 770
112.1 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 560 Ti
54.73 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 660
27.57 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 770
50.08 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 560 Ti
28.45 mPixels/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 660
3,359.77
GeForce GTX 770
3,359.26

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 660
3,718.88
GeForce GTX 770
3,719.29

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

GeForce GTX 660
44.31

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

GeForce GTX 660
309.39

Thief

GeForce GTX 660
55

Bioshock Infinite

GeForce GTX 660
57

Reviews Word on the street for the GeForce GTX 660


9.0
The game has been tuned to run well on most computer systems to let as many players as possible experience the game.

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Memory

The 25% narrower memory-bus width shouldn't worry you because NVIDIA uses 6.00 GHz memory clock speed, resulting in a memory bandwidth of 144.
by techPowerUp! (Sep, 2012)
The 25% narrower memory bus width shouldn't worry you because NVIDIA uses 6.00 GHz memory clock speed, resulting in a memory bandwidth of 144 GB/s..
by techPowerUp! (Sep, 2012)
It provides cooling for memory chips and voltage regulation circuitry.
by techPowerUp! (Oct, 2012)

Memory Type

The GDDR5 memory chips was made by Samsung and carries the model number K4G20325FD-FC03.
by techPowerUp! (Sep, 2012)
The GDDR5 memory chips are made by Samsung and carry the model number K4G20325F0-FC03.
by techPowerUp! (Sep, 2012)
The GDDR5 memory chips are made by Samsung and carry the model number K4G20325FD-FC03.
by techPowerUp! (Oct, 2012)

Smx units

It's interesting to note that, if the block diagram is anything to go by, NVIDIA created a GPC with just one SMX unit.
by techPowerUp! (Sep, 2012)
It's interesting to note that NVIDIA created a GPC with just one SMX unit, if the block diagram is anything to go by.
by techPowerUp! (Sep, 2012)
The chip may really have six SMX units, but it's kept out of the block diagram to, perhaps, help harvest the chip better.
by techPowerUp! (Sep, 2012)

Memory Clock Speed

Here, the MSI card delivers the highest overclocked performance despite reaching lower clock speeds.
by techPowerUp! (Sep, 2012)
Unfortunately, memory has remained at the default speed of 1500 MHz.
by techPowerUp! (Oct, 2012)
GPU Temperature ComparisonIdleLoadMSI GTX 660 HAWK28°C63°CMSI GTX 660 TF III30°C59°CASUS GTX 660 DC II TOP31°C66°CZOTAC GTX 66034°C69°CGigabyte GTX 660 OC32°C60°CHD 787029°C69°C Important: GPU temperature will vary depending on clock speed, voltage settings, cooler design, and production variances.
by techPowerUp! (Oct, 2012)

Render output processors

The GK106 silicon packs a total of 960 CUDA cores, with 80 texture memory units (TMUs), 24 raster operations processors (ROPs), and a 192-bit wide GDDR5 memory interface.
by techPowerUp! (Sep, 2012)
It packs a total of 960 CUDA cores with 80 texture memory units (TMUs), 24 raster operations processors (ROPs), and a 192-bit wide GDDR5 memory interface.
by techPowerUp!

Specifications Full list of technical specs

gpu

GPU brand Nvidia
GPU name GK104
Market Desktop
Clock speed 823 MHz
Turbo clock speed 888 MHz
Is dual GPU No
Reference card Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 980 MHz 2 GB

raw performance

Shading units 1,152
Texture mapping units 96
Render output processors 32
SMX units 6
Pixel rate 19.75 GPixel/s
Texture rate 79 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 1,896.2 GFLOPS

memory

Memory clock speed 1,400 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 5,600 MHz
Memory bus 256 bit
Memory 2,048 MB
Memory type GDDR5
Memory bandwidth 179.2 GB/s

noise and power

TDP 130W
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Comments

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Bought this and why no work on my Nintendo?!?!
Nope, it should work just fine.
will the GTX 660 run in my PSU Corsair VS450 ??? My RIG: Intel Core i5 4570 3.2GHz GIGABYTE GA-H81M-S2PV Corsair Vengeance 1x 8GB DDR3 1600MHz HDD: Samsung 1TB & WD Green 2TB
PC Type: Desktop CPU: Intel Core i3-4130 @ 3.4GHz RAM: 8GB DDR3 GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 660 Superclocked 2GB GDDR5
The GeForce GTX 660 MSI Gaming OC-Edition is a Awesome Graphics card. With the card you can play your games with 1920 x 1080 at Ultra settings and you get 43, 60 or 85 FPS!. Best Graphics card for this Money, it cost actually only 160,00 €. Buy!.
This card is amazing! With a i7 4770, you can play the most demanding games in ultra at 40, 60 or even 80 FPS. Best GPU I can think of for the money
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