GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 660 vs 480 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 3,800 MHz More than 45% higher effective memory clock speed
Better 3DMark vantage graphics score 25,130 vs 20,100 More than 25% better 3DMark vantage graphics score
Higher clock speed 823 MHz vs 726 MHz Around 15% higher clock speed
Better 3DMark 11 graphics score 6,850 vs 5,014 More than 35% better 3DMark 11 graphics score
Significantly better manhattan score 12,983.16 vs 3,696.63 More than 3.5x better manhattan score
Higher texture rate 79 GTexel/s vs 43.56 GTexel/s More than 80% higher texture rate
More shading units 1,152 vs 480 672 more shading units
Slightly better floating-point performance 1,896.2 GFLOPS vs 1,393 GFLOPS More than 35% better floating-point performance
Significantly higher memory clock speed 1,400 MHz vs 950 MHz More than 45% higher memory clock speed
More texture mapping units 96 vs 60 36 more texture mapping units
Better fire strike factor score 44.27 vs 31.06 Around 45% better fire strike factor score
Higher metro: last light framerate 50 vs 38 More than 30% higher metro: last light framerate
Significantly lower TDP 130W vs 250W Around 50% lower TDP
Slightly better PassMark direct compute score 1,948 vs 1,561 Around 25% better PassMark direct compute score
Front view of GeForce GTX 480

Reasons to consider the
EVGA GeForce GTX 480

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Significantly better 3DMark06 score 23,824 vs 18,060 More than 30% better 3DMark06 score
More render output processors 48 vs 32 16 more render output processors
Wider memory bus 384 bit vs 256 bit 50% wider memory bus
Slightly better bitcoin mining score 116.66 mHash/s vs 67.94 mHash/s More than 70% better bitcoin mining score

Benchmarks Real world tests of GeForce GTX 660 vs 480

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 660
67.94 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 480
116.66 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 660
30.41 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 480
34.48 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 660
706.33 frames/s
GeForce GTX 480
706.1 frames/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 660
19,695.95
GeForce GTX 480
3,359.44

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 660
12,983.16
GeForce GTX 480
3,696.63

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Metro: Last Light

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