titleYesterday I had the chance to publish my reviews and testing results from two different GTX 660’s one a reference designed card with and overclock from EVGA and the second another overclocked card with a unique thermal solution from MSI. Assuming you took a look at both reviews I’m sure you are very curious if I paired them up and did testing.. Of course I did! I put them through the same collection of tests that I tested the individual cards with.  Today we are going to take a quick look at the results and see what just under $460 in GTX 660’s will get you.

Review Samples Provided by: MSI and EVGA

Written by: Wes

Pictures by: Wes


Specifications

EVGA GTX 660 Superclocked

Base Clock

1046 MHz

Boost Clock

1111 MHz

Memory Clock

6008 MHz Effective

CUDA Cores

960

Bus Type

PCI-E 3.0

Memory Detail

2048MB GDDR5

Memory Bit Width

192 Bit

Memory Speed

0.33ns

Memory Bandwidth

144.19 GB/s

Texture Fill Rate

83.68 GT/s

Dimensions

Height: 4.376in
Length: 9.5in
Weight: 3lbs

Accessories

EVGA Driver/Software Disc
DVI to VGA Adapter (for DVI-I)
6 pin PCI-E Power Adapter
EVGA Accessory Pack
User Guide

MSI GTX 660 Twin Frozr 2Gb OC

GPU

Nvidia GeForce GTX 660

CUDA Core

960 Units

Core Base Clock

1033 MHz

Core Boost Clock

1098 MHz

Memory Clock

6008 MHz

Memory size

2048MB GDDR5

Memory Bus

192 bits

Output

Displayport

HDMI

DL-DVI-I

DL-DVI-D

TDP

150 Watts

Card Dimensions

135x125.2x35.8 mm

DirectX

11

SLI

2 way

HDCP

Yes

Accessories

Driver CD

Manual

Installation Guied

6 Pin Power Cable

DVI to VGA Dongle



3DMark

Running the two cards in SLI gave us amazingly consistent results when compared to the other cards near the top of our charts. The cards paired up gave us a noticeable boost over the two GTX 580’s that we have been using in our motherboard reviews. If you give this some thought, less than a year ago it would cost you almost $1000 for two GTX 580’s and now two cards that cost less than half of that are pulling considerably better numbers.

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In Game Benchmarks

In game results are much of the same with the pair of GTX 660’s outperforming the GTX 580’s. As far as actual numbers go, our Battlefield 3 results show a whopping 108.267. Considering we saw 57 FPS for each card previously, we actually are seeing 94% of the performance. They scale in SLI near perfectly meaning there is very little lost performance for going with a second card.

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Final Thoughts

Although we just briefly covered all of the results, it’s clear right away that the GTX 660’s when paired up can dominate. When compared to the GTX 680, you are going to see a major boost in performance over the single card. This is made very impressive when you consider that two GTX 660’s will cost you $460 and one GTX 680 is running at the same price after rebate. I’m not suggesting that the GTX 660’s is a better option for everyone. Personally I would prefer to have the option to be able to add a second card later, but it is an interesting option if you are looking for even more performance than the GTX 680 without spending any more money.  I have a feeling we will see a few GTX 660’s at our next LAN with most of those people planning on picking up a second card in the future. 

 

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Author Bio
garfi3ld
Author: garfi3ldWebsite: https://lanoc.org
Editor-in-chief
You might call him obsessed or just a hardcore geek. Wes's obsession with gaming hardware and gadgets isn't anything new, he could be found taking things apart even as a child. When not poking around in PC's he can be found playing League of Legends, Awesomenauts, or Civilization 5 or watching a wide variety of TV shows and Movies. A car guy at heart, the same things that draw him into tweaking cars apply when building good looking fast computers. If you are interested in writing for Wes here at LanOC you can reach out to him directly using our contact form.

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garfi3ld replied the topic: #27975 14 Sep 2012 21:17
GTX 660 SLI numbers for you guys :)
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Myndmelt replied the topic: #27977 15 Sep 2012 03:32
I'd run a pair of these, the performance looks pretty sweet without breaking the bank too hard.
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renegade replied the topic: #27978 15 Sep 2012 04:37
Love to see GTX660 Ti SLI benchmarks!
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garfi3ld replied the topic: #27979 15 Sep 2012 04:40
As soon as I can get my hands on another one I will post some up Renegade :)
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renegade replied the topic: #27981 15 Sep 2012 18:15
Cool deal, if I was closer I would bring mine over hehe.

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