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Gaming PC build GeForce GTX 660 Zotac Edition, Core i5-3470 3.2GHz, 8GB performance review

According to the top 1000 recommended requirements for PC games a PC with a Core i5-3470 3.2GHz processor, a GeForce GTX 660 Zotac Edition graphics card and 8GB RAM is better performing than 0 games from that list. The main hardware in this PC puts the GeForce GTX 660 Zotac Edition as a bottleneck component. If this was upgraded then the system could increase the number of games it could run to 160 at recommended requirement.

Lets compare todays most popular game, Red Dead Redemption 2 with this PC. To summarise, the GeForce GTX 660 Zotac Edition fails to meet the very basic performance needs of the Red Dead Redemption 2

2nd most popular game: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare - To summarise, the GeForce GTX 660 Zotac Edition fails to meet the very basic performance needs of the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare

3rd most popular game: Halo: Reach - In summary, 1440p resolution shows itself to be the optimum performance vs visuals for the GeForce GTX 660 Zotac Edition. While it can certainly get a strong 1080p Ultra of 64 FPS, if you want to move up to 1440p on Halo: Reach then we can see 1440p Low setting getting 128 FPS or the Medium returning 101 FPS. Change graphics settings up to High for 68 FPS and then Ultra gets 48 FPS.

Reported FPS for
GeForce GTX 660 Zotac Edition
CPU: FX-6100
RAM: 6 GB
medium
@1680x1050
RAM: 8 GB
high
@1600x900
RAM: 8 GB
high
@1600x900
high
@1920x1080
RAM: 6 GB
high
@1280x720
RAM: 6 GB
ultra
@1280x720
Zombi
60 FPS
RAM: 6 GB
@1280x720
RAM: 12 GB
ultra
@1920x1080
RAM: 6 GB
ultra
@1280x720
RAM: 6 GB
ultra
@1280x720
RAM: 6 GB
ultra
@1280x720
Gauntlet
60 FPS
RAM: 6 GB
ultra
@1280x720
RAM: 12 GB
ultra
@1920x1080
RAM: 8 GB
ultra
@1366x768
RAM: 8 GB
ultra
@1024x768
RAM: 8 GB
high
@1366x768
Crysis 2
119 FPS
RAM: 8 GB
ultra
@1366x768
ultra
@1920x1080

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