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Asus vs Zotac when buying GTX 660?

By ViperCDX
Jan 14, 2013
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  1. Which one will be better, Asus gtx 660 or zotac gtx 660??
    Considering the prices are equal
     
  2. Blkfx1

    Blkfx1 TS Evangelist Posts: 851   +201

    Does both offer the same cooling options as well? What about speed?
    Sometimes manufactures will slightly overclock their cards. While some will offer better cooling. If all is the exact same for each card. Then, I would say neither is better then the other.
     
  3. TechGamer

    TechGamer TS Addict Posts: 365   +38

    Preferences in Style of graphics card Brand or price + Cooling personally for Nvidia graphics cards my preferable Pick is evga they personally deliver the best graphics cards and warranty + rma
     
  4. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,477   +965

    Zotacs are very good. ASUS is more of the Lexus of graphics cards, it isnt Mercedes, but tries to be. Zotac is the Nissan of graphics cards, a very consistent card. It is personal preference. Cooling and OCing is a factor also.
     
  5. Raggydoll

    Raggydoll TS Rookie

    I'd say Zotac based on the 5 year warrantey and also the awesome bundle they have with Assasins Creed now too. I have a Zotac one and it's apparently the shortest PCB available out of all the 660's available
     
  6. Zeutrinox

    Zeutrinox TS Rookie Posts: 32

    I personally recommend Asus more than Zotac since it got 2 fans which will do less work than one which make your PC quieter and very similar core clock. Both quality is good and reliable.
     
  7. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,551   +2,894

    Well, I'm not hearing anyone say don't get one or the other. They both seem to be nice cards and would definitely be a difficult choice, unless you are big name brand fan of one over the other.
     
  8. combatantdrip

    combatantdrip TS Rookie Posts: 51

    Thanks guys :)
    @Raggydoll- unfortunately in india neither provides AC 3 bundled with GTX 660 :(
    @Zeutrinox- the zotac also has 2 fans !!
     
  9. Zeutrinox

    Zeutrinox TS Rookie Posts: 32

    Yeah, but I still prefer the Asus one. DirectCU II!
     
  10. Blkfx1

    Blkfx1 TS Evangelist Posts: 851   +201

    Lol, I think OP has made his decision and neglected us by keeping it to himself.
     
  11. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,477   +965

    shorter PCB is actually not good. It makes OCing harder
     
  12. GeforcerFX

    GeforcerFX TS Evangelist Posts: 494   +126

    I have had better luck with Asus over Zotac as far as quality goes, and I have heard worse things about Zotac's warranty for when things do go bad. But as mentioned above if you can get EVGA I would say brand wise there the best on the nvidia camp.
     
  13. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,485   +2,038

    It's six of one and a half dozen of the other. All the graphics chips come from one manufacturer and memory modules likewise. The only things the AIB's do differently is board layout, power circuitry & cooling. I'd say go with whatever brand tickles your fancy. Read reviews and make your decision and hope it lasts throughout the warranty period. Having said that, I'd personally go with Asus.
     

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