It is but rarely that the subject of our tests – a CPU, cooler, mainboard, SSD or graphics card – is absolutely flawless, but today is exactly a day like that.
The ASUS GeForce GTX 660 DirectCU II OC 2GB shows what a mainstream graphics card must be like, setting an example for other manufacturers to follow. It’s got an enhanced PCB with durable components, a pre-overclocked GPU with high frequency potential, and an impressively efficient DirectCU II cooler that can ensure low temperature at a very low, virtually silent, level of noise.
Of course, we might wish there were more accessories, but, judging by our last-year reviews, the tendency towards modest accessories bundles is becoming common even with top-end products, let alone mainstream ones. We don’t buy graphics cards for their bundled cables and games, after all. As for the price factor, the ASUS GeForce GTX 660 DirectCU II OC 2GB is a mere $20 more expensive than a regular GeForce GTX 660. Coupled with the 3-year warranty, this makes it the best choice among all GTX 660s available now!
That said we are proud to award ASUS GeForce GTX 660 DirectCU II OC 2GB our highest title and gold medal – the Editor’s Choice: