GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 6970 vs 660 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

6.5

Overall Score

Winner
AMD Radeon HD 6970 

GPUBoss recommends the AMD Radeon HD 6970  based on its benchmarks.

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AMD Radeon HD 6970

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Front view of Radeon HD 6970

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon HD 6970

Reasons to consider the
AMD Radeon HD 6970

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Much better 3DMark 11 graphics score 24,035 vs 6,850 More than 3.5x better 3DMark 11 graphics score
Significantly better 3DMark06 score 24,035 vs 18,060 Around 35% better 3DMark06 score
Better floating-point performance 2,703 GFLOPS vs 1,896.2 GFLOPS Around 45% better floating-point performance
Slightly higher pixel rate 28.16 GPixel/s vs 19.75 GPixel/s Around 45% higher pixel rate
More shading units 1,536 vs 1,152 384 more shading units
Higher battlefield 3 framerate 57 vs 50 Around 15% higher battlefield 3 framerate
Front view of GeForce GTX 660

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Nvidia GeForce GTX 660

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Slightly better PassMark score 4,121 vs 3,493 Around 20% better PassMark score
Slightly better 3DMark vantage graphics score 25,130 vs 22,250 Around 15% better 3DMark vantage graphics score
Better fire strike factor score 44.27 vs 37.18 Around 20% better fire strike factor score
Better face detection score 30.96 mPixels/s vs 18.68 mPixels/s More than 65% better face detection score
Much lower TDP 130W vs 250W Around 50% lower TDP
Slightly better PassMark direct compute score 1,948 vs 1,399 Around 40% better PassMark direct compute score

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon HD 6970 vs GeForce GTX 660

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 6970
274.06 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 660
61.74 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 6970
18.68 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 660
30.96 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 6970
920.29 frames/s
GeForce GTX 660
727.04 frames/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 6970
4,200.27
GeForce GTX 660
3,342.27

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 6970
4,648.28
GeForce GTX 660
3,711.2

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Battlefield 3

Reviews Word on the street

Radeon HD 6970  vs GeForce GTX 660 

8.2
9.0
The game has been tuned to run well on most computer systems to let as many players as possible experience the game.
GeForce GTX 660

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