GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 660 vs 1030 among all 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

Noise and Power

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

7.5

Overall Score

Winner
Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 

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

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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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Significantly higher memory bandwidth 179.2 GB/s vs 48.06 GB/s Around 3.8x higher memory bandwidth
Better PassMark score 4,121 vs 2,256 Around 85% better PassMark score
Significantly more render output processors 32 vs 8 24 more render output processors
More texture mapping units 96 vs 24 72 more texture mapping units
Higher texture rate 79 GTexel/s vs 35.23 GTexel/s Around 2.2x higher texture rate
Better floating-point performance 1,896.2 GFLOPS vs 1,127 GFLOPS Around 70% better floating-point performance
More shading units 1,152 vs 384 Three times as many shading units
Better fire strike factor score 44.27 vs 27.03 Around 65% better fire strike factor score
Slightly higher pixel rate 19.75 GPixel/s vs 11.74 GPixel/s Around 70% higher pixel rate
Better T-Rex score 3.07 frames/s vs 2.13 frames/s Around 45% better T-Rex score
Wider memory bus 256 bit vs 64 bit 4x wider memory bus
Front view of GeForce GT 1030

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GT 1030

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Significantly higher clock speed 1,227 MHz vs 823 MHz Around 50% higher clock speed
Much better T-Rex score 30,013.39 vs 3,354.98 Around 9x better T-Rex score
Significantly higher turbo clock speed 1,468 MHz vs 888 MHz More than 65% higher turbo clock speed
Significantly lower TDP 30W vs 130W 4.3x lower TDP
Slightly higher memory clock speed 1,502 MHz vs 1,400 MHz More than 5% higher memory clock speed

Benchmarks Real world tests of GeForce GTX 660 vs GT 1030

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 660
62.66 mHash/s
GeForce GT 1030
139.49 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 660
31.08 mPixels/s
GeForce GT 1030
48 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 660
1,039.11 frames/s
GeForce GT 1030
417.91 frames/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 660
3,354.98
GeForce GT 1030
30,013.39

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 660
3,714.32
GeForce GT 1030
23,378.49

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Cloud Gate Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

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