GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 660 vs 9600 among Desktop GPUs

Gaming

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 21 more

Graphics

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

Computing

Face Detection, Ocean Surface Simulation and 3 more

Performance per Watt

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more

Value

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more

Noise and Power

TDP, Idle Power Consumption, Load Power Consumption and 2 more

6.9

Overall Score

Winner
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 GTX 660

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 660

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Much higher effective memory clock speed 5,600 MHz vs 800 MHz 7x higher effective memory clock speed
Much higher memory bandwidth 179.2 GB/s vs 25.6 GB/s Around 7x higher memory bandwidth
Better PassMark score 4,117 vs 744 More than 5.5x better PassMark score
Higher clock speed 823 MHz vs 600 MHz More than 35% higher clock speed
More memory 2,048 MB vs 512 MB 4x more memory
Better floating-point performance 1,896.2 GFLOPS vs 192 GFLOPS Around 10x better floating-point performance
Much better cloud gate factor score 19.24 vs 9.79 More than 95% better cloud gate factor score
Higher texture rate 79 GTexel/s vs 19.2 GTexel/s More than 4x higher texture rate
Much higher memory clock speed 1,400 MHz vs 400 MHz 3.5x higher memory clock speed
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 pixel rate 19.75 GPixel/s vs 9.6 GPixel/s More than 2x higher pixel rate
Better face detection score 30.72 mPixels/s vs 0.47 mPixels/s More than 66x better face detection score
Front view of GeForce GT 9600

Reasons to consider the
ASUS GeForce GT 9600

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Lower TDP 95W vs 130W More than 25% lower TDP

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

PassMark Industry standard benchmark for overall graphics card performanceData courtesy Passmark

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

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

Cloud Gate Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Reviews Word on the street

GeForce GTX 660  vs GeForce GT 9600 

9.0
9.6
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GeForce GT 9600

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