TweakTown
Tech content trusted by users in North America and around the world
5,928 Reviews & Articles | 38,194 News Posts

MSI GEFORCE GTX 660 Twin Frozr 2GB OC Video Card Review - The Card and Specifications

NVIDIA's GEFORCE GTX 660 has officially launched. We take the Twin Frozr option from MSI for a spin and see how it goes.

| NVIDIA GeForce GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Sep 13, 2012 1:00 pm
TweakTown Rating: 90%      Manufacturer: MSI

The Card

 

TweakTown image content/4/9/4935_08_msi_geforce_gtx_660_twin_frozr_2gb_oc_video_card_review.jpg

 

Looking at the card we don't have any real surprises as it carries the impressive Twin Frozr III cooler that we're quite used to seeing nowadays. Across the top we can see the heatpipe and the typical dual fan setup with a massive heatsink that sits behind that really does cover majority of the video card.

 

TweakTown image content/4/9/4935_09_msi_geforce_gtx_660_twin_frozr_2gb_oc_video_card_review.jpg

 

TweakTown image content/4/9/4935_10_msi_geforce_gtx_660_twin_frozr_2gb_oc_video_card_review.jpg

 

Taking the time to move around you can see power comes from just a single 6-pin PCIe power connector which should bring with it fairly low power draw. Closer to the front you can see we've got a single SLI connector which gives us the ability to run up to two of these video cards together.

 

TweakTown image content/4/9/4935_11_msi_geforce_gtx_660_twin_frozr_2gb_oc_video_card_review.jpg

 

On the connectivity side of things you can see we've got Dual-Link DVI connectors along with a single HDMI and DisplayPort connector to round off that side of things. You can also see we've got a bunch of vents to help let some of the hot air escape the chassis.

 

 

Specifications

 

Being part of the Twin Frozr series it comes as no surprise that out of the box the GTX 660 from MSI comes overclocked.

 

A reference clocked GTX 660 comes with a 980MHz core which via boost gets pushed up to 1033MHz. The memory sees a default clock of 6008MHz QDR.

 

TweakTown image content/4/9/4935_01_msi_geforce_gtx_660_twin_frozr_2gb_oc_video_card_review.png

 

Looking above you can see that while MSI have decided to leave the 2GB of GDDR5 at 6008MHz QDR, they have bumped the core up to 1033MHz which via boost pushes the GPU up to 1098MHz. Overall it's not a huge overclock, but something nonetheless.

Related Tags

Further Reading: Read and find more Video Cards content at our Video Cards reviews, guides and articles index page.

Do you get our RSS feed? Get It!

Post a Comment about this content

Latest Tech News Posts

View More News Posts

TweakTown Web Poll

Question: Facebook's acquisition of Oculus VR will...

Improve Oculus Rift Development

Hamper Oculus Rift Development

Completely destroy Oculus Rift Development

Let's wait and see, I'm not sure

or View the Results

View More Polls

Forum Activity

View More Forum Posts

Press Releases

View More Press Releases