GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 660 vs 470 among Desktop 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

Value

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more

Noise and Power

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

7.1

Overall Score

Winner
Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 

GPUBoss recommends the Nvidia GeForce GTX 660  based on its 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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Significantly higher effective memory clock speed 5,600 MHz vs 3,348 MHz More than 65% higher effective memory clock speed
Better 3DMark vantage graphics score 25,130 vs 15,350 Around 65% better 3DMark vantage graphics score
Higher memory bandwidth 179.2 GB/s vs 133.9 GB/s Around 35% higher memory bandwidth
Higher clock speed 823 MHz vs 700 MHz Around 20% higher clock speed
Better 3DMark 11 graphics score 6,850 vs 4,342 Around 60% better 3DMark 11 graphics score
Higher texture rate 79 GTexel/s vs 39.2 GTexel/s More than 2x higher texture rate
Significantly better manhattan score 12,983.16 vs 3,706.15 More than 3.5x better manhattan score
Slightly more memory 2,048 MB vs 1,280 MB 60% more memory
Better floating-point performance 1,896.2 GFLOPS vs 1,254 GFLOPS More than 50% better floating-point performance
Much higher FarCry 3 framerate 80 vs 35 More than 2.2x higher FarCry 3 framerate
Significantly higher memory clock speed 1,400 MHz vs 837 MHz More than 65% higher memory clock speed
More shading units 1,152 vs 448 704 more shading units
Better fire strike factor score 44.27 vs 24.71 Around 80% better fire strike factor score
More texture mapping units 96 vs 56 40 more texture mapping units
Better PassMark direct compute score 1,948 vs 1,340 More than 45% better PassMark direct compute score
Significantly lower TDP 130W vs 215W Around 40% lower TDP
Front view of GeForce GTX 470

Reasons to consider the
GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 470

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Better 3DMark06 score 22,622 vs 18,060 More than 25% better 3DMark06 score
More render output processors 40 vs 32 8 more render output processors
Wider memory bus 320 bit vs 256 bit 25% wider memory bus

Benchmarks Real world tests of GeForce GTX 660 vs 470

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 660
67.94 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 470
96.66 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 660
30.41 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 470
27.93 mPixels/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 660
19,695.95
GeForce GTX 470
3,353.44

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 660
12,983.16
GeForce GTX 470
3,706.15

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Bioshock Infinite

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