GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 850M vs 660M among Laptop GPUs over 35W TDP

Gaming

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 21 more

Graphics

T-Rex, Manhattan, Sky Diver Factor and Fire Strike Factor

Computing

Face Detection, Ocean Surface Simulation and 3 more

Performance per Watt

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 31 more

Value

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 31 more

Noise and Power

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

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Overall Score

Winner
Nvidia GeForce GTX 850M 

GPUBoss recommends the Nvidia GeForce GTX 850M  based on its gaming, benchmarks and compute performance.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of GeForce GTX 850M

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 850M

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Much better 3DMark 11 graphics score 16,135 vs 2,369 More than 6.8x better 3DMark 11 graphics score
Better 3DMark vantage graphics score 14,358.5 vs 9,803 More than 45% better 3DMark vantage graphics score
Higher clock speed 902 MHz vs 835 MHz Around 10% higher clock speed
Slightly better floating-point performance 1,154.6 GFLOPS vs 641.3 GFLOPS More than 80% better floating-point performance
Higher pixel rate 14.43 GPixel/s vs 6.68 GPixel/s Around 2.2x higher pixel rate
Higher crysis 3 framerate 14 fps vs 10 fps 40% higher crysis 3 framerate
Better T-Rex score 2.43 frames/s vs 1.1 frames/s Around 2.2x better T-Rex score
More shading units 640 vs 384 256 more shading units
Better PassMark direct compute score 1,215 vs 739 Around 65% better PassMark direct compute score
Higher bioshock infinite framerate 28.4 vs 22.9 Around 25% higher bioshock infinite framerate
Higher BioShock infinite framerate 28.4 fps vs 22.9 fps Around 25% higher BioShock infinite framerate
Front view of GeForce GTX 660M

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 660M

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Much better 3DMark06 score 14,704 vs 4,385.5 More than 3.2x better 3DMark06 score
Higher effective memory clock speed 4,000 MHz vs 2,002 MHz Around 2x higher effective memory clock speed
Much better manhattan score 3,709.34 vs 1,764.49 More than 2x better manhattan score
Higher memory bandwidth 64 GB/s vs 32 GB/s 2x higher memory bandwidth
Higher diablo III framerate 67 fps vs 61 fps Around 10% higher diablo III framerate

Benchmarks Real world tests of GeForce GTX 850M vs 660M

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 850M
150.96 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 660M
33.75 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 850M
37.72 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 660M
10.84 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

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