This card is the 7870 LE, which is tahiti le, which is basically built like a 7950/7970, but has 2gb vram and the stadard 256 7870 bus. It performs better than a 7870, and under a 7950 for the price of 250$
what, the 660 stock matches a 7870 and overclocked is a beast.
unless ur agreeing with me ;D
I actually disagree on 660 being able to overclock extremely well. On the release of the picairn family, the 7800 series were extremely well for the value due to their tremendous overclocking ability(from 15 to 40% core/mem) wheras on the 660 release, Hardocp went to go make the statement:
overclocking the new GeForce GTX 660 (GK106) is not as impressive as overclocking the GTX 660 Ti, GTX 670, or GTX 680 (GK104) video cards. In fact, it is downright miserable thanks to the low obtainable Power Target setting of +10% over the base power. It simply isn't enough to realize high overclocks of 1.2GHz or beyond. This is not ASUS' fault; ASUS has designed a very well built video card that keeps the GPU cool while overclocked.
I mean the 660 is a good card at stock, but it will not get much out of an overclock
radeon pro is an unofficial software not used or made by amd, still in beta stage, and not that great, used it and wasnt impressed, was liking the tweaks but the fake vsync sucked.
the problem is that is more of an opinion rather than a tested fact. regardless, the more flat the line is on frame time, the more fluid the gameplay is. It isnt "fake", radeon pro style vsync is called dynamic vsync. If you think that it isnt useful, then making the argument about frame time in the first place is not a plus then, as the statement is based on bias and not through testing means.
edit: i mean i have direct 1st hand experience with the 660(evga 2 fan version, the pricier one) and my 7850(not even 7870) picairns can clock much easier than 660s can.