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Back in August NVIDIA released the GTX 660 Ti, which came in around the $300 price range. Performance on the card was great, but not everyone has $300 to spend on a video card. So NVIDIA released the GTX 660, which hits your wallet around $200-$250, but still offers great performance and lower power consumption. Today we are checking out one of ASUS's GTX 660 variants, the GeForce GTX 660 DirectCU II OC Edition. This card features ASUS's DirectCU II cooling, which ASUS says provides 20% better cooling performance than a stock cooler. This is also the Overclocked (OC) edition of the card. That means the GPU clock is set to 1020 MHz (1085 MHz boost clock) over the stock settings of 980 MHz. You also get ASUS's DIGI+VRM power delivery design which enhances power efficiency by 15% and minimizes power noise by 30%. Are you in the market for a GTX 660? Is this the one for you? Read on to find out! Special thanks to ASUS for providing us with the GeForce GTX 660 DirectCU II OC Edition Video Card to review.
We've been waiting for the mainstream-oriented Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 Ti to hit the shelves since we first saw the Kepler architecture way back in March this year. As is its wont Nvidia brought the top-end GeForce GTX 680 out first, aiming squarely at AMD's top GPUs, and to start with had the edge. As time has moved on though the AMD Graphics Core Next architecture, exemplified by the excellent AMD Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition, has proven to be a tough nut to crack. As the AMD driver sets have matured and more Compute-focused game engines have emerged, such as those powering DiRT Showdown and Sniper Elite, the Radeon cards have taken the ball and ran with it.Nvidia is looking to fight back now though with the GTX 660 Ti, and in the volume end of the market that's where you want your graphics cards to take the crown. That's where the bulk of the graphics card upgrade money is spent and it's the segment which can make or break a GPU generation.This Asus GTX 660 Ti DCU II Top is the Taiwanese company's heavy overclocking card, and as such has come to market with seriously tweaked clocks, a bespoke PCB and cooling solution as well as a price premium on top too.GPU genesSo what makes up this new mainstream GPU then? Well, it's the self same Kepler GPU which has made up the bulk of Nvidia's 600 series cards.