GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 780 Ti vs 660 Ti


Real world tests using the latest 3D games

crysis: warhead (2013), Crysis: Warhead (2012), Batman: Arkham City and 6 more


Synthetic tests to measure overall performance

PassMark, 3DMark Vantage Texture Fill, 3DMark 11 Graphics and 2 more

Compute Performance

General computing tests executed on the GPU

Civilization 5 Texture Decomposition (2013) and PassMark Direct Compute

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

No winner declared

Too close to call

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of GeForce GTX 780 Ti

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 Ti

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Much better 3DMark vantage graphics score 46,186 vs 27,687 More than 65% better 3DMark vantage graphics score
Significantly better 3DMark vantage texture fill score 173.1 vs 86.4 More than 2x better 3DMark vantage texture fill score
Significantly better PassMark score 8,967 vs 4,703 More than 90% better PassMark score
Much higher memory bandwidth 336 GB/s vs 144.2 GB/s More than 2.2x higher memory bandwidth
Better 3DMark 11 graphics score 15,630 vs 8,415 More than 85% better 3DMark 11 graphics score
Better floating-point performance 5,040 GFLOPS vs 2,460 GFLOPS More than 2x better floating-point performance
Much more energy-efficient idle power consumption 80W vs 111W Around 30% more energy-efficient idle power consumption
Significantly higher texture rate 210 GTexel/s vs 102.5 GTexel/s More than 2x higher texture rate
Much higher bioshock infinite framerate 116.4 vs 62.9 More than 85% higher bioshock infinite framerate
Higher pixel rate 52.5 GPixel/s vs 25.6 GPixel/s More than 2x higher pixel rate
Higher effective memory clock speed 7,000 MHz vs 6,008 MHz More than 15% higher effective memory clock speed
Much higher hitman: absolution framerate 74 vs 27.8 Around 2.8x higher hitman: absolution framerate
Significantly more texture mapping units 240 vs 112 128 more texture mapping units
More memory 3,072 MB vs 2,048 MB 50% more memory
Much higher crysis 3 framerate 60.3 fps vs 30.3 fps Around 2x higher crysis 3 framerate
Much higher BioShock infinite framerate 116.4 fps vs 62.9 fps More than 85% higher BioShock infinite framerate
Much higher metro: last light framerate 80.9 vs 41.1 More than 95% higher metro: last light framerate
Significantly more shading units 2,880 vs 1,344 1536 more shading units
Much higher battlefield 4 framerate 89 vs 42 More than 2x higher battlefield 4 framerate
Much higher thief framerate 76.8 vs 40.9 Around 90% higher thief framerate
Quieter idle noise level 38.6 dB vs 41.8 dB Around 10% quieter idle noise level
Better fire strike factor score 87.26 vs 59.56 More than 45% better fire strike factor score
More render output processors 48 vs 24 Twice as many render output processors
Significantly better civilization 5 texture decomposition (2013) score 396 vs 297.4 Around 35% better civilization 5 texture decomposition (2013) score
Better sky diver factor score 440.87 vs 344.92 Around 30% better sky diver factor score
Better T-Rex score 6.73 frames/s vs 3.04 frames/s Around 2.2x better T-Rex score
Significantly higher crysis 3 framerate 60.3 vs 46 More than 30% higher crysis 3 framerate
Better PassMark direct compute score 4,649 vs 2,521 Around 85% better PassMark direct compute score
Better cloud gate factor score 22.05 vs 19.97 More than 10% better cloud gate factor score
Many more SMX units 15 vs 7 8 more SMX units
Higher FarCry 3 framerate 65.6 vs 53 Around 25% higher FarCry 3 framerate
Higher memory clock speed 1,752 MHz vs 1,502 MHz More than 15% higher memory clock speed
Slightly higher turbo clock speed 1,020 MHz vs 980 MHz Around 5% higher turbo clock speed
Front view of GeForce GTX 660 Ti

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Significantly better 3DMark06 score 22,997 vs 15,619 More than 45% better 3DMark06 score
Slightly higher clock speed 915 MHz vs 875 MHz Around 5% higher clock speed
More energy-efficient load power consumption 318W vs 372W Around 15% more energy-efficient load power consumption
Quieter load noise level 47.9 dB vs 51.7 dB More than 5% quieter load noise level
Lower TDP 150W vs 250W 40% lower TDP

Benchmarks Real world tests of GeForce GTX 780 Ti vs 660 Ti

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 780 Ti
182.11 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 660 Ti
82.23 mHash/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

Cloud Gate Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Reviews Word on the street

GeForce GTX 780 Ti  vs 660 Ti 

This isn't just a game - it's a masterpiece - a very large sandbox game that rejects the quality-quantity inverse proportionality.
GeForce GTX 660 Ti


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