GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of R7 250 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

6.9

Overall Score

Winner
Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 

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

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon R7 250

Reasons to consider the
Generic Radeon R7 250

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Higher clock speed 1,000 MHz vs 823 MHz More than 20% higher clock speed
Higher turbo clock speed 1,050 MHz vs 888 MHz Around 20% higher turbo clock speed
Lower TDP 65W vs 130W 2x lower TDP
Front view of GeForce GTX 660

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 660

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Much better 3DMark vantage graphics score 25,130 vs 10,708 More than 2.2x better 3DMark vantage graphics score
Better PassMark score 4,118 vs 1,402 Around 3x better PassMark score
Significantly higher memory bandwidth 179.2 GB/s vs 73.6 GB/s Around 2.5x higher memory bandwidth
Better 3DMark 11 graphics score 6,850 vs 2,775 Around 2.5x better 3DMark 11 graphics score
Better 3DMark06 score 18,060 vs 16,215 More than 10% better 3DMark06 score
Higher effective memory clock speed 5,600 MHz vs 4,600 MHz More than 20% higher effective memory clock speed
Much higher FarCry 3 framerate 80 vs 52.5 More than 50% higher FarCry 3 framerate
More memory 2,048 MB vs 1,024 MB 2x more memory
Higher texture rate 79 GTexel/s vs 25.2 GTexel/s Around 3.2x higher texture rate
Better floating-point performance 1,896.2 GFLOPS vs 806.4 GFLOPS More than 2.2x better floating-point performance
Significantly more texture mapping units 96 vs 24 72 more texture mapping units
Significantly better fire strike factor score 44.31 vs 15.61 More than 2.8x better fire strike factor score
More shading units 1,152 vs 384 Three times as many shading units
Higher pixel rate 19.75 GPixel/s vs 8.4 GPixel/s More than 2.2x higher pixel rate
More render output processors 32 vs 16 Twice as many render output processors
Higher memory clock speed 1,400 MHz vs 1,150 MHz More than 20% higher memory clock speed
Better PassMark direct compute score 1,918 vs 863 Around 2.2x better PassMark direct compute score

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon R7 250 vs GeForce GTX 660

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R7 250
117.37 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 660
60.55 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R7 250
24.16 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 660
27.99 mPixels/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R7 250
3,347.68
GeForce GTX 660
3,359.77

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R7 250
3,703.63
GeForce GTX 660
3,718.88

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Bioshock Infinite

Metro: Last Light

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