GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 660 vs 260


Real world tests using the latest 3D games

Crysis: Warhead (2012)


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

Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 

GPUBoss recommends the Nvidia GeForce GTX 660  based on its gaming, benchmarks, compute performance and 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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Much higher clock speed 993 MHz vs 576 MHz More than 70% higher clock speed
Much better manhattan score 3,718.88 vs -1 Around 372000% better manhattan score
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 1,119 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
Much more energy-efficient idle power consumption 110W vs 139W More than 20% more energy-efficient idle power consumption
Higher memory bandwidth 179.2 GB/s vs 111.9 GB/s More than 60% higher memory bandwidth
Better floating-point performance 1,907 GFLOPS vs 476.9 GFLOPS Around 4x better floating-point performance
More memory 2,048 MB vs 896 MB More than 2.2x more memory
Significantly quieter idle noise level 40.8 dB vs 45 dB Around 10% quieter idle noise level
Higher texture rate 79.4 GTexel/s vs 36.9 GTexel/s Around 2.2x higher texture rate
Significantly higher memory clock speed 1,502 MHz vs 999 MHz More than 50% higher memory clock speed
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
Better face detection score 31.15 mPixels/s vs 8.66 mPixels/s More than 3.5x better face detection score
Slightly 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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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 performanceData courtesy Passmark

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

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining)

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

GFXBench 3.0 (T-Rex)

GeForce GTX 660
GeForce GTX 260

GFXBench 3.0 (Manhattan)

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

Reviews Word on the street

GeForce GTX 660  vs 260 

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GeForce GTX 260


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