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Asus GTX 660 Direct CU II TOP 2GB GDDR5 GPU Review

  1. Introduction
  2. Packaging and Specification
  3. Closer Look
  4. Test bench and testing methodology
  5. Futuremark Benchmarks
  6. Cinebench OpenGL Benchmarks
  7. Catzilla BETA ALLBenchmark
  8. Unigine Heavens DX11 Benchmark
  9. Battlefield 3 (Episode Operation: Swordfish) Benchmark
  10. Dirt 3 DX 11 Benchmark
  11. Passion Leads Army (Unreal 3 Engine) Benchmark
  12. Resident Evil 5 DX10 Benchmark
  13. Sniper Elite V2 DX11 Benchmark
  14. Sleeping Dogs DX 11 Benchmark
  15. Overclocked Performance Comparison
  16. Conclusion

Direct CUII TOP versions usually have a similar illustration on the box. They could work on putting 1-2 add-ons though.

IMG_1382IMG_1391

The sample came with (I think) pretty much everything compared to a retail pack- except the card was gift wrapped using bubble wraps. I wouldn’t be surprised if you get the anti static bag by default. You get a DVI-to-VGA converter so it should be used if anyone requires them for any reason.

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It would be nice if non-reference versions were bundled with a game just like in the old days. Also, unlike GTX 650 Ti Direct CU II that I’ve reviewed before, the packaging of this GTX 660 variant doesn’t use Polyethylene Foam protection, rather cardboard box is used to the card in place. But you are getting the driver utility with GPU Tweak software.

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The non-reference GTX 660 comes with the GPU core clocked at 1072 MHz and 1527 MHz respectively.

GeForce GTX 660 (Reference)ASUS GTX 660-DC2T-2GD5
Shader Units960960
ROPs2424
Graphics ProcessorGK106GK106
Transistors2540M2540M
Memory Size2048 MB2048 MB
Memory Bus Width192 bit192 bit
Core Clock980 MHz1072 MHz
Memory Clock1502 MHz1527 MHz

The key difference in specs is the core clock and memory clock. Rest of it on paper is the same.

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