MSI GTX 660 Twin Frozr
OverviewHardware: Video Cards
WHAT WE LIKED:Impressively low temperatures, Low noise, Sleek aesthetics, Good mid-range performance, GPU Boost, Great value
WHAT WE DISLIKED:Heavier cooler design
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We saw the launch of Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 660 Ti not long ago, and it’s proven to be a rather impressive little juggernaut, competing very well against AMD’s offerings, while generally having a lower price tag and bringing some impressive new Kepler-based features such as Adaptive V-Sync, a new antialiasing mode, and the ground-breaking GPU Boost.
Today marks the launch of the GTX 660, the latest in the Kepler family, designed to target the mid-range of the gaming GPU market, with sights set squarely on the Radeon 7850 and 7870. The nomenclature of the card is a bit different from the Ti, and the specs are also slightly different, still bringing a similar lineage but less knockout horsepower under the hood. The price is also lower as well, with cards running in the $230-$240 price range for the most part.
One of the cards we’re looking at today is the MSI GTX 660 Twin Frozr, a mid-range gaming workhorse that sports the sleek cooler of the same name. We’ve seen this cooler on other cards models by MSI, and we came away suitably impressed at the low temperatures and noise levels.
Can MSI continue the winning ways with the GTX 660 Twin Frozr? Can it beat the mid-range Radeon cards? Is it worth the money? Let’s dive in and answer those questions and more.