Best Graphics Card for Rs 13000

Review Nvidia GTX 660 – the Best Graphics Card for Rs 13000 India June 14 – with drop in price from Rs.16,000 few months back to 13,000 makes it an attractive card till stock lasts…

Current Price Rs. 13000

Card Segment Mid-level

Suitable for resolution 720p for high/ultra settings & 1080p with medium to high settings

Brand: Zotac & Galaxy are offering this card at very competitive rates, Asus is bit expensive.

Zotac geforce gtx 660

GTX 660

Design:  The card requires a single 6-pin PCI-Express power cable for operation. This power configuration is good for up to 150 W of power draw. Power supply required for this is 450W and for SLI 600Watt will be more than enough.

Best Graphics Card for Rs 13000

GTX-660-Zotac-3_4 Zotac geforce gtx 660 zotac-geforce-gtx660-2gb-400x400-3

Zotac geforce gtx 660

Zotac geforce gtx 660

Zotac geforce gtx 660


 

Specifications (Best Graphics Card for Rs 13000 )

Zotac geforce gtx 660

Competition: AMD R9 270, AMD R9 270X, AMD 7850, AMD 7870, AMD R9 265X

Gaming Performance Benchmarks

Geforce gtx 660 BF3

Geforce gtx 660 BF3

Nvidia GTX 660 offers just 2 fps less compared to R9270X which is very good performance considering it is cheaper by at least Rs. 2000

Geforce gtx 660 Crysis3

Geforce gtx 660 Crysis3

Nvidia GTX 660 offers just 2 fps less compared to R9270X which is very good.

 

Geforce gtx 660 Grid2

Geforce gtx 660 Grid2

R9 270X and R9 270 pulls ahead in the grid 2 performance significantly better than GTX 660


 

Conclusion Best Graphics Card for Rs 13000 : The card is almost 1.5 years old as was launched in Sept 2012 though it has ruled the mid level segment along with the GTX 660Ti offering great performance. It was retailing around 16,000 in September 2013 and price drop after launch of GTX 760 was launched. This has made it real value for money for gamers who want to get maximum output out of there hardware while paying less money. The card is direct x 11 compatible and there is no reason not to buy this if you plan to make a gaming rig for mid range 35-45k. If budget permits my recommendation will be to go ahead with R9 270X if budget for graphics card is 15000 and use AMD processor with this card like AMD FX8350 or AMD FX 6300 a core i5 3570k is best but will be expensive with this built. Suggested Ram 6GB is more than enough for a gaming rig using the above card.

The card has good potential to overclock as well and can reach almost to stock R9 270X performance.

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