NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Video Card Review w/ MSI and EVGA

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Test Setup

Before we look at the numbers, let’s take a brief look at the test
system that was used. All testing was done using a fresh install of Windows
7 Ultimate 64-bit and benchmarks were completed on the desktop with no
other software programs running.

Drivers used for testing:

  • Catalyst 12.8 – AMD Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition
  • GeForce 306.23 – GeForce GT 640, GTX 660 & GeForce GTX 660 Ti

Intel X79/LGA2011 Platform

Intel LGA2011 Test System
Intel LGA2011 Test System

The Intel X79 platform that we used to test the all of the video cards was running the ASUS P9X79 Deluxe motherboard with BIOS 0906 that came
out on 12/22/2011. The Corsair Vengeance 16GB 1866MHz quad channel
memory kit was set to 1866MHz with 1.5v and 9-10-9-27 1T memory timings. The OCZ Vertex 3 240GB SSD was run with  firmware version 2.15.

The Intel X79 Test Platform

Component

Brand/Model

Live Pricing

Processor

Intel Core i7-3960X

Motherboard

ASUS P9X79 Deluxe

Memory

16GB Corsair 1866MHz

Video Card

Various

Solid-State Drive

OCZ Vertex 3 240GB

Cooling

Intel RTS2011LC

Power Supply

Corsair AX1200

Operating System

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

Video Cards Tested:

  • AMD Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB – 1000MHz Core / 1200MHz Memory
  • Zotac GeForce GT 640 Zone Edition 2GB – 902MHz Core / 1782MHz Memory
  • EVGA GeForce GTX 660 2GB – 1046MHz Core / 1502MHz Memory
  • MSI GeForce GTX 660 2GB – 1033MHz Core / 1502MHz Memory
  • EVGA GeForce GTX 660 Ti SC 2GB – 980MHz Core / 1502MHz Memory

EVGA GeForce GTX 660 Super Clocked GPU-Z Information:

EVGA GeForce GTX 660 SC Edition

MSI GeForce GTX 660 OC Edition GPU-Z Information:

MSI GeForce GTX 660 OC Edition
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