GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 660 vs 740M

Gaming

Real world tests using the latest 3D games

BioShock Infinite

Benchmarks

Synthetic tests to measure overall performance

PassMark, 3DMark 11 Graphics, 3DMark Vantage Graphics and 3DMark06

Compute Performance

General computing tests executed on the GPU

PassMark Direct Compute and CLBenchmark Raytrace

GPUBoss Score

Gaming, Benchmarks and Compute Performance

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
Much higher effective memory clock speed 6,008 MHz vs 1,800 MHz More than 3.2x higher effective memory clock speed
Better PassMark score 4,117 vs 766 More than 5.2x better PassMark score
Significantly better 3DMark06 score 18,060 vs 10,161 Around 80% better 3DMark06 score
Significantly higher memory bandwidth 179.2 GB/s vs 14.4 GB/s Around 12.5x higher memory bandwidth
Much better manhattan score 3,718.88 vs 1,841.6 More than 2x better manhattan score
Better 3DMark 11 graphics score 6,850 vs 1,873 Around 3.8x better 3DMark 11 graphics score
Higher texture rate 79.4 GTexel/s vs 15.7 GTexel/s More than 5x higher texture rate
Better floating-point performance 1,907 GFLOPS vs 752.6 GFLOPS More than 2.5x better floating-point performance
Significantly higher memory clock speed 1,502 MHz vs 900 MHz More than 65% higher memory clock speed
Higher pixel rate 19.9 GPixel/s vs 7.84 GPixel/s More than 2.5x higher pixel rate
More texture mapping units 80 vs 16 64 more texture mapping units
More render output processors 24 vs 8 Three times as many render output processors
More shading units 960 vs 384 576 more shading units
Better CLBenchmark raytrace score 95,174 vs 29,377 Around 3.2x better CLBenchmark raytrace 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
Better PassMark direct compute score 1,923 vs 734 More than 2.5x better PassMark direct compute score
Front view of GeForce GT 740M

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Nvidia GeForce GT 740M

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Lower TDP 33W vs 140W 4.2x lower TDP

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

PassMark Industry standard benchmark for overall graphics card performanceData courtesy Passmark

3DMark 11 Graphics Industry standard benchmark that tests DirectX 11 GPU performance

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining)

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

GFXBench 3.0 (T-Rex)

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

GFXBench 3.0 (Manhattan)

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

PassMark Direct Compute Measures performance of general-purpose computing using Microsoft DirectCompute

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