GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 7970 vs 660 among Desktop GPUs


Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 21 more


T-Rex, Manhattan, Cloud Gate Factor, Sky Diver Factor and 1 more


Face Detection, Ocean Surface Simulation and 3 more

Performance per Watt

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more


Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more

Noise and Power

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


Overall Score

Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 

GPUBoss recommends the Nvidia GeForce GTX 660  based on its noise and power.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon HD 7970

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AMD Radeon HD 7970

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Higher clock speed 925 MHz vs 823 MHz More than 10% higher clock speed
Higher memory bandwidth 264 GB/s vs 179.2 GB/s More than 45% higher memory bandwidth
Better floating-point performance 3,789 GFLOPS vs 1,896 GFLOPS Around 2x better floating-point performance
Significantly better T-Rex score 8.62 frames/s vs 2.4 frames/s More than 3.5x better T-Rex score
More memory 3,072 MB vs 2,048 MB 50% more memory
Higher texture rate 118.4 GTexel/s vs 79 GTexel/s Around 50% higher texture rate
More shading units 2,048 vs 1,152 896 more shading units
Higher pixel rate 29.6 GPixel/s vs 19.8 GPixel/s Around 50% higher pixel rate
Better sky diver factor score 385.6 vs 313.85 Around 25% better sky diver factor score
More texture mapping units 128 vs 96 32 more texture mapping units
Higher bioshock infinite framerate 78 vs 57 More than 35% higher bioshock infinite framerate
Front view of GeForce GTX 660

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Significantly lower TDP 130W vs 250W Around 50% lower TDP

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon HD 7970 vs GeForce GTX 660

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7970
447.28 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 660
60.24 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7970
49.05 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 660
27.14 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7970
262.19 frames/s
GeForce GTX 660
897.31 frames/s

Particle simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7970
107.29 mInteraction/s
GeForce GTX 660
322 mInteraction/s

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Cloud Gate Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Bioshock Infinite

Reviews Word on the street

Radeon HD 7970  vs GeForce GTX 660 

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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