GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 9600 vs 660 among Desktop GPUs


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T-Rex, Manhattan, Cloud Gate Factor, Sky Diver Factor and 1 more


Face Detection, Ocean Surface Simulation and 3 more

Performance per Watt

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Noise and Power

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Overall Score

Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 

GPUBoss recommends the Nvidia GeForce GTX 660  based on its benchmarks.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of GeForce GT 9600

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ZOTAC GeForce GT 9600

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Lower TDP 95W vs 130W More than 25% lower TDP
Front view of GeForce GTX 660

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Better PassMark score 4,121 vs 748 More than 5.5x better PassMark score
Significantly higher effective memory clock speed 5,600 MHz vs 2,000 MHz More than 2.8x higher effective memory clock speed
Significantly higher memory bandwidth 179.2 GB/s vs 64 GB/s More than 2.8x higher memory bandwidth
More memory 2,048 MB vs 512 MB 4x more memory
Better floating-point performance 1,896.2 GFLOPS vs 224 GFLOPS Around 8.5x better floating-point performance
Higher clock speed 823 MHz vs 725 MHz Around 15% higher clock speed
Much better cloud gate factor score 19.22 vs 9.81 More than 95% better cloud gate factor score
Higher texture rate 79 GTexel/s vs 23.2 GTexel/s Around 3.5x higher texture rate
More shading units 1,152 vs 64 1088 more shading units
More texture mapping units 96 vs 32 Three times as many texture mapping units
More render output processors 32 vs 16 Twice as many render output processors
Higher memory clock speed 1,400 MHz vs 1,000 MHz 40% higher memory clock speed
Slightly higher pixel rate 19.75 GPixel/s vs 11.6 GPixel/s More than 70% higher pixel rate
Better face detection score 27.57 mPixels/s vs 0.47 mPixels/s Around 59.2x better face detection score

Benchmarks Real world tests of GeForce GT 9600 vs GeForce GTX 660

PassMark Industry standard benchmark for overall graphics card performanceData courtesy Passmark

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GT 9600
0.47 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 660
27.57 mPixels/s

Cloud Gate Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Reviews Word on the street

GeForce GT 9600  vs GeForce GTX 660 

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GeForce GT 9600

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