MSI GeForce GTX 660 

Released September, 2012
  • 1 GHz
  • 2 GB GDDR5
7.6 Out of 10

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

Gaming

GeForce GTX 660
6.9
Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 21 more

Graphics

GeForce GTX 660
7.6
T-Rex, Manhattan, Cloud Gate Factor, Sky Diver Factor and 1 more

Computing

GeForce GTX 660
n.d.
Face Detection, Ocean Surface Simulation and 3 more

Performance per Watt

GeForce GTX 660
8.1
Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more

Value

GeForce GTX 660
n.d.
Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more

Noise and Power

GeForce GTX 660
8.9
TDP, Idle Power Consumption, Load Power Consumption and 2 more

7.6

Overall Score

GeForce GTX 660
7.6

Benchmarks Real world tests of the GeForce GTX 660

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

GeForce GTX 660
44.27

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

GeForce GTX 660
306.05

Cloud Gate Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

GeForce GTX 660
19.42

Thief

GeForce GTX 660
55

Bioshock Infinite

GeForce GTX 660
57

Metro: Last Light

GeForce GTX 660
50

FarCry 3

GeForce GTX 660
80

Battlefield 3

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.

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight

Performance

In terms of performance, we see an 8% performance improvement compared to the reference GTX 660.
by techPowerUp! (Oct, 2012)
This little increase helps the card gain a 1% performance increase, nothing relevant in real life, over the NVIDIA GTX 660 reference design.
by techPowerUp! (Sep, 2012)
We have seen the same behavior in our GTX 660 Ti reviews and suspect that MSI found a way to get more performance than other board partners out of their cards.
by techPowerUp! (Sep, 2012)

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)

Applications

This isn't just a game - it's a masterpiece - a very large sandbox game that rejects the quality-quantity inverse proportionality.
by techPowerUp! (Aug, 2012)
A new game bundle with top notch titles is also available.
by techPowerUp! (Oct, 2012)
The game's unique combat system gives you significant freedom over your movement, actions you take, and counter-attacks - individual body parts can also be targeted.
by techPowerUp! (Oct, 2012)

Gaming

StarCraft II does not support multi-monitor gaming, because it would provide an unfair advantage in competitive multiplayer as a larger portion of the map would be visible.
by techPowerUp! (Sep, 2012)
The game uses the studio's in-house Road Hog Engine, which isn't particularly heavy on new-generation DirectX features, but can still be taxing for some GPUs.
by techPowerUp! (Sep, 2012)
We tested the game with details set to the maximum possible.
by techPowerUp! (Sep, 2012)

Overclocking

GPU overclocking yielded a typical average overclock for GTX 660.
by techPowerUp!
MSI is asking $259 for their overclocked DC II TOP, which is the same as any other overclocked card tested today.
by techPowerUp! (Sep, 2012)
Gigabyte is asking $259 for their overclocked GTX 660, which is the same as any other overclocked card tested today.
by techPowerUp! (Sep, 2012)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

gpu

GPU brand Nvidia
GPU name GK106
Market Desktop
Clock speed 1,032 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,098 MHz
Is dual GPU No
Reference card Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 980 MHz 2 GB

raw performance

Shading units 960
Texture mapping units 80
Render output processors 24
SMX units 5
Pixel rate 20.64 GPixel/s
Texture rate 82.6 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 1,981.4 GFLOPS

memory

Memory clock speed 1,502 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 6,008 MHz
Memory bus 192 bit
Memory 2,048 MB
Memory type GDDR5
Memory bandwidth 144.2 GB/s

noise and power

TDP 140W
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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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