GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 660 vs 730 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

6.8

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 better PassMark score 4,121 vs 922 Around 4.5x better PassMark score
Much higher memory bandwidth 179.2 GB/s vs 40.1 GB/s Around 4.5x higher memory bandwidth
Much better manhattan score 3,282.26 vs 1,594.02 More than 2x better manhattan score
Higher texture rate 79 GTexel/s vs 14.43 GTexel/s Around 5.5x higher texture rate
Better floating-point performance 1,896.2 GFLOPS vs 692.7 GFLOPS Around 2.8x better floating-point performance
Significantly more texture mapping units 96 vs 16 80 more texture mapping units
Much better fire strike factor score 44.27 vs 11.11 Around 4x better fire strike factor score
More memory 2,048 MB vs 1,024 MB 2x more memory
Higher effective memory clock speed 5,600 MHz vs 5,012 MHz More than 10% higher effective memory clock speed
Significantly more render output processors 32 vs 8 24 more render output processors
More shading units 1,152 vs 384 Three times as many shading units
Higher pixel rate 19.75 GPixel/s vs 7.22 GPixel/s Around 2.8x higher pixel rate
Significantly wider memory bus 256 bit vs 64 bit 4x wider memory bus
Better PassMark direct compute score 1,948 vs 640 More than 3x better PassMark direct compute score
Higher memory clock speed 1,400 MHz vs 1,253 MHz More than 10% higher memory clock speed
Front view of GeForce GT 730

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GT 730

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Higher clock speed 902 MHz vs 823 MHz Around 10% higher clock speed
Higher metro: last light framerate 72 vs 50 Around 45% higher metro: last light framerate
Significantly lower TDP 38W vs 130W 3.4x lower TDP

Benchmarks Real world tests of GeForce GTX 660 vs GT 730

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 660
67.94 mHash/s
GeForce GT 730
36.92 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 660
30.41 mPixels/s
GeForce GT 730
10.87 mPixels/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 660
3,352.64
GeForce GT 730
3,350.04

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 660
3,282.26
GeForce GT 730
1,594.02

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Bioshock Infinite

Metro: Last Light

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