GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 660 vs 740M 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

7.4

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 3DMark vantage graphics score 25,130 vs 5,459 More than 4.5x better 3DMark vantage graphics score
Better PassMark score 4,117 vs 766 More than 5.2x better PassMark score
Much higher effective memory clock speed 5,600 MHz vs 1,802 MHz More than 3x higher effective memory clock speed
Significantly better 3DMark06 score 18,060 vs 10,161 Around 80% better 3DMark06 score
Significantly higher memory bandwidth 179.2 GB/s vs 28.8 GB/s Around 6.2x higher memory bandwidth
Better 3DMark 11 graphics score 6,850 vs 1,873 Around 3.8x better 3DMark 11 graphics score
Much better cloud gate factor score 19.34 vs 8.77 Around 2.2x better cloud gate factor score
Much better manhattan score 3,718.88 vs 1,841.6 More than 2x better manhattan score
Much higher FarCry 3 framerate 80 vs 6.4 Around 12.5x higher FarCry 3 framerate
Better floating-point performance 1,896 GFLOPS vs 622.1 GFLOPS More than 3x better floating-point performance
Higher texture rate 79 GTexel/s vs 25.9 GTexel/s More than 3x higher texture rate
Significantly better sky diver factor score 313.85 vs 101.19 More than 3x better sky diver factor score
Much higher battlefield 3 framerate 50 vs 9 More than 5.5x higher battlefield 3 framerate
Significantly better fire strike factor score 52.6 vs 11.77 Around 4.5x better fire strike factor score
Much higher metro: last light framerate 50 vs 6.1 Around 8.2x higher metro: last light framerate
Much higher thief framerate 55 vs 6.6 More than 8.2x higher thief framerate
Higher pixel rate 19.8 GPixel/s vs 6.48 GPixel/s More than 3x higher pixel rate
More texture mapping units 96 vs 32 Three times as many texture mapping units
Significantly higher memory clock speed 1,400 MHz vs 901 MHz More than 55% higher memory clock speed
More shading units 1,152 vs 384 Three times as many shading units
Higher bioshock infinite framerate 57 vs 9.2 Around 6.2x higher bioshock infinite framerate
More render output processors 32 vs 16 Twice as many render output processors
Better CLBenchmark raytrace score 95,174 vs 29,377 Around 3.2x better CLBenchmark raytrace score
Better PassMark direct compute score 1,923 vs 734 More than 2.5x better PassMark direct compute score
Better T-Rex score 3,359.77 vs 2,936.03 Around 15% better T-Rex score
Better face detection score 31.15 mPixels/s vs 9.33 mPixels/s More than 3.2x better face detection score
Front view of GeForce GT 740M

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Lower TDP 45W vs 130W 2.9x lower TDP

Benchmarks Real world tests of GeForce GTX 660 vs GT 740M

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 660
60.24 mHash/s
GeForce GT 740M
44.05 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 660
31.15 mPixels/s
GeForce GT 740M
9.33 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 660
1,054.26 frames/s
GeForce GT 740M
155.66 frames/s

Particle simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 660
331.14 mInteraction/s
GeForce GT 740M
158.34 mInteraction/s

T-Rex (Compubench 1.5) Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 660
2.4 frames/s
GeForce GT 740M
0.88 frames/s

Video composition Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 660
40.05 frames/s
GeForce GT 740M
15.78 frames/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 660
3,359.77
GeForce GT 740M
2,936.03

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 660
3,718.88
GeForce GT 740M
1,841.6

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