GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 660 vs 650 Ti Boost


Real world tests using the latest 3D games

crysis: warhead (2013), Crysis: Warhead (2012), Batman: Arkham City and 3 more


Synthetic tests to measure overall performance

PassMark and 3DMark Vantage Texture Fill

Compute Performance

General computing tests executed on the GPU

SmallLuxGPU 2.0d4, Civilization 5 Texture Decomposition (2013) and 2 more

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 and compute performance.

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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 PassMark score 4,121 vs 2,672 Around 55% better PassMark score
Higher texture rate 78.4 GTexel/s vs 64.4 GTexel/s More than 20% higher texture rate
Better civilization 5 texture decomposition (2013) score 288.9 vs 250.1 More than 15% better civilization 5 texture decomposition (2013) score
Higher batman: arkham city framerate 75 fps vs 48 fps More than 55% higher batman: arkham city framerate
Better civilization 5 texture decomposition (2012) score 186.3 vs 137.1 More than 35% better civilization 5 texture decomposition (2012) score
Higher civilization 5 framerate 72.2 fps vs 54.1 fps Around 35% higher civilization 5 framerate
Slightly better PassMark direct compute score 1,897 vs 1,357 Around 40% better PassMark direct compute score
More SMX units 5 vs 4 1 more SMX units
Front view of GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost

Reasons to consider the
Generic GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost

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Slightly higher turbo clock speed 1,072 MHz vs 1,032 MHz Around 5% higher turbo clock speed

Benchmarks Real world tests of GeForce GTX 660 vs 650 Ti Boost

PassMark Industry standard benchmark for overall graphics card performanceData courtesy Passmark

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

Crysis: Warhead (2013) 1920x1080 - Enthusiast Quality + 4xAA

Batman: Arkham City 1920x1200 - Extreme quality + FXAA-HIGH

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

PassMark Direct Compute Measures performance of general-purpose computing using Microsoft DirectCompute

Reviews Word on the street

GeForce GTX 660  vs 650 Ti Boost 

Gaming noise is much improved too, which should result in a really quiet gaming experience.
GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost


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Actually I own to of the evga 650ti boost superclocked editions and run them in sli, and they are absolutely a great performance per price gpu. I built a new intel rig, it being the first pc I have put together in a long time, and I did a nice higher quality build 4670k with 256ssd, 16 gb of ddr3 ram, etc. I originally had this graphics card from my father in laws pc he gave me. It ran everything I played at high settings like a champ never getting to loud and or hot. I upgraded further and then got an ultra wide resolution IPS monitor. I upgraded to sli but before I did I played games on one card at the native res, being to lazy to adjust to normal hd. This card does surprisingly well with hitting high frequency speeds, around 1200 with just the normal fan in the card cooling. I have been very satisfied with this sli set up so far( knock on wood) and it has played everything I have at high to max with no real noticeable micro stuttering except when trying to play max on Battlefield 4 which is just more of the fact that it cannot handle reasonable fps on the setting. I would recommend this card to the budget builder seeing as this has gone down in price since the arrival of the 760, but for anyone wanting more future proof and whom plays more demanding titles...sadly this card will not be enough for that unless in sli. I would recommend something more than a 660 for that just because of how demanding the games that are and will becoming out are.
The 650 Ti Boost is listed as 2GB, yet the linked product is 2GB and discontinued.
I think that the ratio price / performance is better for the GTX 650 Ti Boost:
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