GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 660 vs 240


Real world tests using the latest 3D games

crysis: warhead (2013), Crysis: Warhead (2012), Batman: Arkham City and 6 more


Synthetic tests to measure overall performance

Passmark and 3DMark Vantage Texture Fill

Compute Performance

General computing tests executed on the GPU

SmallLuxGPU 2.0d4

Noise and Power

How loud and hot does the card run idle and under load

TDP, Idle Noise Level, Load Noise Level and Load Power Consumption

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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 clock speed 980 MHz vs 550 MHz Around 80% higher clock speed
Significantly better passmark score 4,119 vs 649 More than 6.2x better passmark score
Better 3DMark vantage texture fill score 65.3 vs 8.2 Around 8x better 3DMark vantage texture fill score
Significantly higher effective memory clock speed 6,008 MHz vs 3,400 MHz More than 75% higher effective memory clock speed
Better floating-point performance 1,882 GFLOPS vs 257.3 GFLOPS More than 7.2x better floating-point performance
Higher memory bandwidth 144.2 GB/s vs 54.4 GB/s Around 2.8x higher memory bandwidth
More memory 2,048 MB vs 1,024 MB 2x more memory
Higher texture rate 78.4 GTexel/s vs 17.6 GTexel/s Around 4.5x higher texture rate
Higher pixel rate 19.6 GPixel/s vs 4.4 GPixel/s Around 4.5x higher pixel rate
Much higher memory clock speed 1,502 MHz vs 850 MHz More than 75% higher memory clock speed
More shading units 960 vs 96 864 more shading units
More render output processors 24 vs 8 Three times as many render output processors
More texture mapping units 80 vs 32 48 more texture mapping units
Better SmallLuxGPU 2.0d4 score 5,000 vs 1,900 Around 2.8x better SmallLuxGPU 2.0d4 score
Wider memory bus 192 bit vs 128 bit 50% wider memory bus
Front view of GeForce GT 240

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Nvidia GeForce GT 240

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Significantly quieter load noise level 39.9 dB vs 47.4 dB More than 15% quieter load noise level
More energy-efficient load power consumption 215W vs 296W More than 25% more energy-efficient load power consumption
Quieter idle noise level 39.9 dB vs 40.8 dB Almost the same
Lower TDP 69W vs 140W 2x lower TDP

Benchmarks Real world tests of GeForce GTX 660 vs GT 240

Passmark Industry standard benchmark for overall graphics card performance

3DMark Vantage (Texture Fill) Industry standard benchmark that tests DirectX performance

SmallLux GPU 2.0d4 Measures compute performance using OpenCL to do 3D rendering

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