GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of R7 250 vs 660

Gaming

Real world tests using the latest 3D games

crysis: warhead (2013), Crysis: Warhead (2012), Batman: Arkham City and 6 more

Benchmarks

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

Noise and Power

How loud and hot does the card run idle and under load

TDP

GPUBoss Score

Gaming, Benchmarks, Compute Performance and Noise and Power

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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Significantly higher clock speed 1,000 MHz vs 823 MHz More than 20% higher clock speed
Significantly 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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Significantly better 3DMark vantage graphics score 25,130 vs 10,708 More than 2.2x better 3DMark vantage graphics score
Better PassMark score 4,117 vs 1,406 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
Higher effective memory clock speed 5,600 MHz vs 4,600 MHz More than 20% higher effective memory clock speed
Much better cloud gate factor score 19.34 vs 11.68 More than 65% better cloud gate factor score
Better 3DMark06 score 18,060 vs 16,215 More than 10% better 3DMark06 score
Higher texture rate 79 GTexel/s vs 24 GTexel/s More than 3.2x higher texture rate
More memory 2,048 MB vs 1,024 MB 2x more memory
Better floating-point performance 1,896 GFLOPS vs 768 GFLOPS Around 2.5x better floating-point performance
Significantly better sky diver factor score 313.85 vs 147.91 More than 2x better sky diver factor score
Much higher metro: last light framerate 50 vs 14.3 Around 3.5x higher metro: last light framerate
Significantly better fire strike factor score 52.6 vs 18.37 More than 2.8x better fire strike factor score
More texture mapping units 96 vs 24 72 more texture mapping units
Significantly higher FarCry 3 framerate 80 vs 52.5 More than 50% higher FarCry 3 framerate
Higher pixel rate 19.8 GPixel/s vs 8 GPixel/s Around 2.5x higher pixel rate
More shading units 1,152 vs 384 Three times as many shading units
More render output processors 32 vs 16 Twice as many render output processors
Higher bioshock infinite framerate 57 vs 20.3 More than 2.8x higher bioshock infinite framerate
Higher memory clock speed 1,400 MHz vs 1,150 MHz More than 20% higher memory clock speed
Better PassMark direct compute score 1,923 vs 824 More than 2.2x better PassMark direct compute score

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

PassMark Industry standard benchmark for overall graphics card performanceData courtesy Passmark

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

Cloud Gate Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

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