Joined on 05/01/07
Great card, VERY efficient. Better than my old MSI 1660 Ti
Pros: - VERY efficient (half the power to run my games vs 1660 Ti) - Very quiet
Cons: Ray Tracing performance is minimal
Overall Review: Recommended as alternative to GTX 1660 TI (or Super, etc...). I had a VERY similar MSI version of the GTX 1660 Ti and this was faster, quieter, and more efficient. The Ray Tracing capability is minimal but if you compare it to a GTX 1660 series I like it a lot better (and I liked my MSI 1660 Ti a LOT). I also tried it against an MSI RTX 3060 Ventus 2X 12G but that was noisy (70% fans) and power hungry enough (150+Watts) even in non-RTX simple games like Civ 6 that I'm glad I have this card instead, even if the Ray Tracing isn't quite equivalent.
Sped up my already NVME workstation laptop!
Pros: - Faster than the NVME drive my workstation came with - Low cost - Power efficient
Cons: - None so far
Overall Review: I am really impressed with this drive. My Xeon equipped Dell Precision 5510 laptop came with an MLC 512GB NVME SSD, but the 660p noticeably sped the machine up, and was completely worth the cost to do the upgrade. Intel has worked some magic with this - it is hard to believe this new QLC drive can outperform a 2 year old MLC NVMe drive. Note I did go with the 1TB to get the larger "SLC" cache to have a better chance of it staying fast, but the cost is low enough that I can't complain at all. Note I also don't do a ton of writes, so the low write endurance rating is no issue for me.
Pros: Nice quiet power supply, plenty of room
Cons: Supports a lot of drives, but they are spread out everywhere
Overall Review: Overall a great case. One star off for having the drives mounts all spread out, but at least it supports quite a few (I have two 2.5 + one 3.5 + one 5.25 Optical, and it all fits fine)