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Pros Good performance for the money (at time of purchase) Relatively quiet
Cons Could use more accessories such as display adapters Styling will probably be beat by other brands
Summary This is not the nicest looking card out of all the other brands that make a 660 card. However, it does have great performance for the money. The fans are actually quite quiet. It would have been nice to have more adapters such as a display port to hdmi/dvi.
Summary My 660OC keep on crashing since the 5th month I bought it (I bought it a bit before x-mas times Dec/2012), now it's just getting worse at crashing..(black screen w/ sound, freeze, crash crash crash) went to tomshardware to speak of the problem and get a solution. Saw another Gigabyte graphics card user having the same problem. I tried many many ways to fix it..even switching it to my x8 PCI-E instead of the PCI-E 3.0 x16. Now I'm using the on-board graphics to just surf the web, can't play anything. No crashes so far with this GPU out of the system... But if this crash thing didn't happen, it's good strong card for the price... I can't get a 2 star (It works, but would NOT Purchase Again), because I have lost my order number and all that), but I would never touch a gigabyte card again..
Pros Very good price/performance. Very good cooler Only requires one power connector
Cons None so far.
Summary Was gonna get the Ti version, but went with this. Upgraded to 970 chipset with socket AM3 and a phenom 965, 8 gig of kingston and this card. Runs 25man LFR in wow super smooth with graphics on high on a 27" monitor. Old system with 460 msi card and am2 socket would chop like mad at that high rez on low settings. Very pleased with the card.
Summary I play 95% of newer games games at max settings with this card. I always use 1920X1080. I Had to dial back Farcry 3 slightly to get full FPS. That's at base speeds, haven't tried to overclock yet. running an intel i7 950, 12 gig ram.
Pros Market leading price to performance ratio. Can easily run any game. Considerably faster than a gtx 560ti. Overclocked.
Reasonably quiet fans. The coolest running version of the GTX 660 that I know of. Runs at 65C at full load!
Good energy efficiency features. Runs much more efficiently than an equivalent AMD card for playing videos and such.
Adaptive V-sync is an excellent feature which balances performance and image quality. Good drivers.
Fits into my Lian-Li PC-V351 without modding.
Cons It's too bad you can't tune the fans to run even quieter, because the cooler is very efficient.
Summary An excellent card. Virtually the same as a radeon 7870, although with less overclocking room and slightly worse at 2560 by 1600 resolution. If you think you need something faster, then you're probably wrong. Games are struggling to keep up with videocard technology. If you want to "future-proof" yourself, then the best thing you can do is buy a card like this and save your money for when you actually need an upgrade (and when better videocards will be a much better deal). You'll spend less money in the long run.
AMD cards are also very good. For gamers, I'd recommend a radeon 7850 or 7870 or an Nvidia 650ti or 660. For more casual gamers a radeon 7770 or Nvidia 650 (no ti) are also a good value.
an Nvidia 660ti would be worth it for someone more hardcore maybe.
A detailed and very positive review. They think its fan tuning is a bit overly aggressive at load speeds, causing higher noise levels but also providing for an excellent 60C, or 62C after additional overclock.
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