GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 660 vs 520M 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

6.9

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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Much better 3DMark06 score 18,060 vs 502 Around 36x better 3DMark06 score
Significantly better 3DMark vantage graphics score 25,130 vs 1,825 More than 13.8x better 3DMark vantage graphics score
Significantly better PassMark score 4,121 vs 382 More than 10.8x better PassMark score
Significantly higher effective memory clock speed 5,600 MHz vs 1,600 MHz 3.5x higher effective memory clock speed
Significantly higher memory bandwidth 179.2 GB/s vs 12.8 GB/s Around 14x higher memory bandwidth
Higher clock speed 823 MHz vs 672 MHz More than 20% higher clock speed
Better floating-point performance 1,896.2 GFLOPS vs 129.02 GFLOPS Around 14.8x better floating-point performance
Much better manhattan score 12,983.16 vs 1,466.95 More than 8.8x better manhattan score
Higher texture rate 79 GTexel/s vs 5.38 GTexel/s Around 14.8x higher texture rate
Significantly better fire strike factor score 44.27 vs 11.72 More than 3.8x better fire strike factor score
Significantly more texture mapping units 96 vs 8 88 more texture mapping units
Significantly more render output processors 32 vs 4 28 more render output processors
Higher pixel rate 19.75 GPixel/s vs 1.34 GPixel/s Around 14.8x higher pixel rate
More shading units 1,152 vs 48 1104 more shading units
Slightly more memory 2,048 MB vs 1,024 MB 2x more memory
Significantly higher memory clock speed 1,400 MHz vs 800 MHz 75% higher memory clock speed
Better PassMark direct compute score 1,948 vs 214 More than 9x better PassMark direct compute score
Better face detection score 30.41 mPixels/s vs 3.24 mPixels/s Around 9.5x better face detection score
Wider memory bus 256 bit vs 64 bit 4x wider memory bus
Front view of GeForce GT 520M

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Nvidia GeForce GT 520M

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Significantly lower TDP 12W vs 130W 10.8x lower TDP

Benchmarks Real world tests of GeForce GTX 660 vs GT 520M

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 660
67.94 mHash/s
GeForce GT 520M
10.23 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 660
30.41 mPixels/s
GeForce GT 520M
3.24 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 660
706.33 frames/s
GeForce GT 520M
83.38 frames/s

Particle simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 660
299.58 mInteraction/s
GeForce GT 520M
25.04 mInteraction/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 660
19,695.95
GeForce GT 520M
1,621.67

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 660
12,983.16
GeForce GT 520M
1,466.95

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

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