GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 660 vs 260 among Desktop GPUs over $400

Gaming

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 21 more

Graphics

T-Rex, Manhattan, Sky Diver Factor and Fire Strike Factor

Computing

Face Detection, Ocean Surface Simulation and 3 more

Performance per Watt

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 31 more

Value

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 31 more

Noise and Power

TDP, Idle Power Consumption, Load Power Consumption and 2 more

7

Overall Score

Winner
Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 

GPUBoss recommends the Nvidia GeForce GTX 660  based on its noise and power.

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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 higher clock speed 823 MHz vs 518 MHz Around 60% higher clock speed
Much higher effective memory clock speed 5,600 MHz vs 2,016 MHz More than 2.8x higher effective memory clock speed
Higher memory bandwidth 179.2 GB/s vs 112.9 GB/s Around 60% higher memory bandwidth
Better floating-point performance 1,896.2 GFLOPS vs 414.7 GFLOPS More than 4.5x better floating-point performance
Much better cloud gate factor score 19.26 vs 13.53 More than 40% better cloud gate factor score
Higher texture rate 79 GTexel/s vs 33.2 GTexel/s Around 2.5x higher texture rate
More shading units 1,152 vs 192 960 more shading units
Better particle simulation score 374.35 mInteraction/s vs 26.34 mInteraction/s Around 14.2x better particle simulation score
Higher memory clock speed 1,400 MHz vs 1,008 MHz Around 40% higher memory clock speed
More texture mapping units 96 vs 64 32 more texture mapping units
Higher metro: last light framerate 50 vs 28 Around 80% higher metro: last light framerate
Lower TDP 130W vs 182W Around 30% lower TDP
Front view of GeForce GTX 260

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Nvidia GeForce GTX 260

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Slightly wider memory bus 448 bit vs 256 bit 75% wider memory bus

Benchmarks Real world tests of GeForce GTX 660 vs 260

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 660
67.66 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 260
29.52 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 660
30.87 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 260
8.66 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 660
1,046.64 frames/s
GeForce GTX 260
477.33 frames/s

Particle simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 660
374.35 mInteraction/s
GeForce GTX 260
26.34 mInteraction/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 660
3,359.77
GeForce GTX 260
3,350.62

Cloud Gate Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Metro: Last Light

Reviews Word on the street

GeForce GTX 660  vs 260 

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NVIDIA's HDMI Audio design requires you to feed an audio signal to the card so it can be added to the HDMI Video stream from the card.
GeForce GTX 260

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