GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 660 vs 560 Ti 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

6.9

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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Better 3DMark vantage graphics score 25,130 vs 17,648 More than 40% better 3DMark vantage graphics score
Higher effective memory clock speed 5,600 MHz vs 4,200 MHz Around 35% higher effective memory clock speed
Higher memory bandwidth 179.2 GB/s vs 134.4 GB/s Around 35% higher memory bandwidth
Better 3DMark 11 graphics score 6,850 vs 4,013 More than 70% better 3DMark 11 graphics score
Slightly better PassMark score 4,121 vs 3,538 More than 15% better PassMark score
More memory 2,048 MB vs 1,024 MB 2x more memory
Better 3DMark06 score 18,060 vs 16,518 Around 10% better 3DMark06 score
More shading units 1,152 vs 384 Three times as many shading units
Significantly higher FarCry 3 framerate 80 vs 37.5 Around 2.2x higher FarCry 3 framerate
More texture mapping units 96 vs 64 32 more texture mapping units
Higher texture rate 79 GTexel/s vs 60.8 GTexel/s Around 30% higher texture rate
Significantly higher memory clock speed 1,400 MHz vs 1,050 MHz Around 35% higher memory clock speed
Better fire strike factor score 44.27 vs 32.93 Around 35% better fire strike factor score
Better PassMark direct compute score 1,948 vs 1,437 More than 35% better PassMark direct compute score
Lower TDP 130W vs 170W Around 25% lower TDP
Front view of GeForce GTX 560 Ti

Reasons to consider the
MSI GeForce GTX 560 Ti

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Higher clock speed 950 MHz vs 823 MHz More than 15% higher clock speed
Significantly better manhattan score 3,720.86 vs 3,282.26 Around 15% better manhattan score

Benchmarks Real world tests of GeForce GTX 660 vs 560 Ti

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 660
62.66 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 560 Ti
86.59 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 660
30.41 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 560 Ti
31.94 mPixels/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Bioshock Infinite

Reviews Word on the street

GeForce GTX 660  vs 560 Ti 

9.0
9.2
I like the big "900 MHz Overclocked" on the front, which quickly lets you identify the card as an overclocked SKU.
GeForce GTX 560 Ti

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