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Posted by Chris Scott Barr on Sep 13, 2012

Review – EVGA GTX 660 SuperClocked

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Closer Look

On our test bench we have the EVGA GeForce GTX 660 SuperClocked card. If you saw our review of the EVGA’s 660 Ti SC, then you’re going to find this card to be very familiar. In fact, other than the letters “Ti” there are only two real physical differences when you look at the card. First, there is only one power connector, and second, there is only room for a single SLI adapter. That’s right, you’ll only be able to run two 660’s together at once.

EVGA also includes their Precision X software, which will help you to easily overclock your card, if you’re not satisfied with the job they’ve already done. Here you can adjust your power target, GPU clock offset, and memory clock offset. You can also monitor the performance of your card, along with the current temperature and fan speed. Once you’ve made some tweaks to the GPU and memory clocks, you can then stress test your card using OC Scanner X. In all, EVGA provides you with some nice tools for getting the most out of your card.
The 660 SC comes with EVGA’s 3-year warranty, which they stress covers the product, not the buyer. This means if you decide to sell off your card to someone, the hardware is still covered under the 3-year warranty. The original owner can also buy extended warranties, and their EAR plan. If you’re not familiar, the the program allows you to submit an RMA, and have EVGA immediately send out a new card, thus cutting your downtime significantly.

Test Setup

For our tests we used driver version 306.23, which was provided by Nvidia. They will be releasing a similar version to the public today. We’re using the same two cards as our last test, and have added a couple of new ones. Since Nvidia is targeting the 7850 in terms of price, we have included one from Diamond, along with the 660’s predecessor, the 550.

 

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