GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 660 vs 525M 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

6.6

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 799 More than 22.5x better 3DMark06 score
Significantly better 3DMark vantage graphics score 25,130 vs 3,230 More than 7.8x better 3DMark vantage graphics score
Better PassMark score 4,121 vs 599 Around 7x better PassMark score
Significantly higher effective memory clock speed 5,600 MHz vs 1,800 MHz More than 3x higher effective memory clock speed
Much better CLBenchmark raytrace score 95,174 vs 27,128 More than 3.5x better CLBenchmark raytrace score
Higher clock speed 823 MHz vs 600 MHz More than 35% higher clock speed
Significantly higher memory bandwidth 179.2 GB/s vs 28.8 GB/s Around 6.2x higher memory bandwidth
Better floating-point performance 1,896.2 GFLOPS vs 230.4 GFLOPS Around 8.2x better floating-point performance
Much better manhattan score 3,703.39 vs 2,026.58 Around 85% better manhattan score
Higher texture rate 79 GTexel/s vs 9.6 GTexel/s Around 8.2x higher texture rate
Significantly better fire strike factor score 44.27 vs 7.28 More than 6x better fire strike factor score
Significantly more render output processors 32 vs 4 28 more render output processors
Significantly more texture mapping units 96 vs 16 80 more texture mapping units
Higher pixel rate 19.75 GPixel/s vs 2.4 GPixel/s Around 8.2x higher pixel rate
Slightly more memory 2,048 MB vs 1,024 MB 2x more memory
More shading units 1,152 vs 96 1056 more shading units
Significantly higher memory clock speed 1,400 MHz vs 900 MHz More than 55% higher memory clock speed
Better PassMark direct compute score 1,948 vs 280 Around 7x better PassMark direct compute score
Slightly wider memory bus 256 bit vs 128 bit 2x wider memory bus
Front view of GeForce GT 525M

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Nvidia GeForce GT 525M

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Significantly lower TDP 23W vs 130W 5.7x lower TDP

Benchmarks Real world tests of GeForce GTX 660 vs GT 525M

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 660
67.94 mHash/s
GeForce GT 525M
8.02 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 660
30.41 mPixels/s
GeForce GT 525M
5.1 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 660
706.33 frames/s
GeForce GT 525M
131.33 frames/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 660
3,347.27
GeForce GT 525M
2,776.06

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 660
3,703.39
GeForce GT 525M
2,026.58

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Cloud Gate Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

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