GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 660 vs 260

Gaming

Real world tests using the latest 3D games

Crysis: Warhead (2012)

Benchmarks

Synthetic tests to measure overall performance

Passmark and 3DMark Vantage Texture Fill

Compute Performance

General computing tests executed on the GPU

SmallLuxGPU 2.0d4

Noise and Power

How loud and hot does the card run idle and under load

TDP, Idle Noise Level, Load Noise Level, Idle Power Consumption and 1 more

GPUBoss Score

Gaming, Benchmarks, Compute Performance and Noise and Power

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Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 

GPUBoss recommends the Nvidia GeForce GTX 660  based on its .

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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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Much higher clock speed 980 MHz vs 576 MHz More than 70% higher clock speed
Much higher effective memory clock speed 6,008 MHz vs 1,998 MHz More than 3x higher effective memory clock speed
Better passmark score 4,117 vs 1,115 Around 3.8x better passmark score
Better 3DMark vantage texture fill score 65.3 vs 19.2 Around 3.5x better 3DMark vantage texture fill score
More memory 2,048 MB vs 896 MB More than 2.2x more memory
Better floating-point performance 1,882 GFLOPS vs 476.9 GFLOPS Around 4x better floating-point performance
Significantly more energy-efficient idle power consumption 110W vs 139W More than 20% more energy-efficient idle power consumption
Much quieter idle noise level 40.8 dB vs 45 dB Around 10% quieter idle noise level
Higher texture rate 78.4 GTexel/s vs 36.9 GTexel/s More than 2x higher texture rate
Significantly higher memory clock speed 1,502 MHz vs 999 MHz More than 50% higher memory clock speed
Slightly higher memory bandwidth 144.2 GB/s vs 111.9 GB/s Around 30% higher memory bandwidth
More shading units 960 vs 192 768 more shading units
Higher crysis: warhead framerate 39.6 fps vs 17.2 fps More than 2.2x higher crysis: warhead framerate
Quieter load noise level 47.4 dB vs 49.1 dB Around 5% quieter load noise level
Lower TDP 140W vs 182W Around 25% lower TDP
Front view of GeForce GTX 260

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Nvidia GeForce GTX 260

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Significantly wider memory bus 448 bit vs 192 bit More than 2.2x wider memory bus

Benchmarks Real world tests of GeForce GTX 660 vs 260

Passmark Industry standard benchmark for overall graphics card performance

3DMark 11, as the name might probably suggest, makes use of the Microsoft DirectX 11 API and puts every feature of it at its disposal to use, creating astonishingly realistic visuals.
GeForce GTX 660 | by techPowerUp! (Sep, 2012)

3DMark Vantage (Texture Fill) Industry standard benchmark that tests DirectX performance

Crysis: Warhead (2012) 1920x1200 - Frost Bench - Enthusiast Quality + 4xAA

GeForce GTX 660
37.1 fps
GeForce GTX 260
17.2 fps
The game was by far the most hyped and anticipated game in 2007, and forums were full of "Can my system run Crysis?
GeForce GTX 660 | by techPowerUp! (Sep, 2012)

SmallLux GPU 2.0d4 Measures compute performance using OpenCL to do 3D rendering

Reviews Word on the street

GeForce GTX 660  vs 260 

9.0
9.2
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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