GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 5870 vs 660M


Real world tests using the latest 3D games

BioShock Infinite, Crysis 3 and Diablo III


Synthetic tests to measure overall performance

PassMark, 3DMark 11 Graphics, 3DMark Vantage Graphics and 3DMark06

Compute Performance

General computing tests executed on the GPU

PassMark Direct Compute and CLBenchmark Raytrace

GPUBoss Score

Gaming, Benchmarks and Compute Performance

Nvidia GeForce GTX 660M 

GPUBoss recommends the Nvidia GeForce GTX 660M  based on its compute performance.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Mobility Radeon HD 5870

Reasons to consider the
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870

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Better 3DMark 11 graphics score 12,830.5 vs 2,369 Around 5.5x better 3DMark 11 graphics score
Better floating-point performance 1,120 GFLOPS vs 641.3 GFLOPS Around 75% better floating-point performance
More shading units 800 vs 384 416 more shading units
Higher pixel rate 11.2 GPixel/s vs 6.68 GPixel/s Around 70% higher pixel rate
Better bitcoin mining score 90.98 mHash/s vs 36.65 mHash/s Around 2.5x better bitcoin mining score
Slightly more texture mapping units 40 vs 32 8 more texture mapping units
Front view of GeForce GTX 660M

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 660M

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Higher clock speed 835 MHz vs 700 MHz Around 20% higher clock speed
More memory 2,048 MB vs 1,024 MB 2x more memory
Better 3DMark06 score 14,704 vs 12,830.5 Around 15% better 3DMark06 score
Significantly better CLBenchmark raytrace score 43,913 vs 30,649 Around 45% better CLBenchmark raytrace score

Benchmarks Real world tests of Mobility Radeon HD 5870 vs GeForce GTX 660M

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Mobility Radeon HD 5870
90.98 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 660M
36.65 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Mobility Radeon HD 5870
8.17 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 660M
10.82 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Mobility Radeon HD 5870
584.1 frames/s
GeForce GTX 660M
405.77 frames/s

Particle simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Mobility Radeon HD 5870
158.64 mInteraction/s
GeForce GTX 660M
141.43 mInteraction/s

T-Rex (Compubench 1.5) Data courtesy CompuBench

Mobility Radeon HD 5870
0.85 frames/s
GeForce GTX 660M
1.09 frames/s

Video composition Data courtesy CompuBench

Mobility Radeon HD 5870
19.66 frames/s
GeForce GTX 660M
21.8 frames/s


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