GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 660 vs 1050 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

7.6

Overall Score

Winner
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 

GPUBoss recommends the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050  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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Higher memory bandwidth 179.2 GB/s vs 112.1 GB/s Around 60% higher memory bandwidth
More texture mapping units 96 vs 40 56 more texture mapping units
Higher texture rate 79 GTexel/s vs 54.2 GTexel/s More than 45% higher texture rate
More shading units 1,152 vs 640 512 more shading units
Front view of GeForce GTX 1050

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050

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Significantly higher clock speed 1,354 MHz vs 823 MHz Around 65% higher clock speed
Higher effective memory clock speed 7,008 MHz vs 5,600 MHz More than 25% higher effective memory clock speed
Significantly higher turbo clock speed 1,455 MHz vs 888 MHz Around 65% higher turbo clock speed
Better PassMark score 5,174 vs 4,117 More than 25% better PassMark score
Higher pixel rate 43.3 GPixel/s vs 19.75 GPixel/s Around 2.2x higher pixel rate
Better T-Rex score 4.65 frames/s vs 2.39 frames/s Around 95% better T-Rex score
Higher memory clock speed 1,752 MHz vs 1,400 MHz More than 25% higher memory clock speed
Better PassMark direct compute score 2,882 vs 1,926 Around 50% better PassMark direct compute score
Slightly higher bioshock infinite framerate 71.6 vs 57 More than 25% higher bioshock infinite framerate
Lower TDP 75W vs 130W More than 40% lower TDP

Benchmarks Real world tests of GeForce GTX 660 vs 1050

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 660
60.55 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 1050
285.47 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 660
28.1 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 1050
80.26 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 660
890.48 frames/s
GeForce GTX 1050
1,125.58 frames/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 660
3,359.77
GeForce GTX 1050
3,343.42

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 660
3,718.88
GeForce GTX 1050
3,719.65

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Bioshock Infinite

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