GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 660 vs 740 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

6.9

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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Better PassMark score 4,117 vs 1,577 More than 2.5x better PassMark score
Significantly higher memory bandwidth 179.2 GB/s vs 80 GB/s Around 2.2x higher memory bandwidth
More memory 2,048 MB vs 1,024 MB 2x more memory
Better floating-point performance 1,896.2 GFLOPS vs 762.6 GFLOPS Around 2.5x better floating-point performance
Higher texture rate 79 GTexel/s vs 31.8 GTexel/s Around 2.5x higher texture rate
Significantly better fire strike factor score 44.33 vs 15.28 Around 3x better fire strike factor score
More texture mapping units 96 vs 32 Three times as many texture mapping units
Higher effective memory clock speed 5,600 MHz vs 5,000 MHz More than 10% higher effective memory clock speed
More shading units 1,152 vs 384 Three times as many shading units
Higher pixel rate 19.75 GPixel/s vs 7.94 GPixel/s Around 2.5x higher pixel rate
More render output processors 32 vs 16 Twice as many render output processors
Better T-Rex score 3.07 frames/s vs 0.75 frames/s More than 4x better T-Rex score
Many more SMX units 6 vs 3 Twice as many SMX units
Better PassMark direct compute score 1,925 vs 763 More than 2.5x better PassMark direct compute score
Higher memory clock speed 1,400 MHz vs 1,250 MHz More than 10% higher memory clock speed
Front view of GeForce GT 740

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GT 740

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Higher clock speed 993 MHz vs 823 MHz More than 20% higher clock speed
Lower TDP 64W vs 130W 2x lower TDP

Benchmarks Real world tests of GeForce GTX 660 vs GT 740

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 660
66.48 mHash/s
GeForce GT 740
13.37 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 660
30.85 mPixels/s
GeForce GT 740
10.14 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 660
1,039.41 frames/s
GeForce GT 740
214.58 frames/s

Particle simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 660
372.43 mInteraction/s
GeForce GT 740
123.31 mInteraction/s

T-Rex (Compubench 1.5) Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 660
3.07 frames/s
GeForce GT 740
0.75 frames/s

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Cloud Gate Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

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