GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of R7 260X 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

6.8

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 260X

Reasons to consider the
AMD Radeon R7 260X

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Higher clock speed 1,100 MHz vs 823 MHz Around 35% higher clock speed
Better 3DMark 11 graphics score 11,820 vs 6,850 Around 75% better 3DMark 11 graphics score
Higher effective memory clock speed 6,500 MHz vs 5,600 MHz More than 15% higher effective memory clock speed
Higher memory clock speed 1,625 MHz vs 1,400 MHz More than 15% higher memory clock speed
Better face detection score 43.62 mPixels/s vs 30.96 mPixels/s More than 40% better face detection score
Slightly lower TDP 115W vs 130W More than 10% lower TDP
Front view of GeForce GTX 660

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 660

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Much better 3DMark06 score 18,060 vs 1,903 Around 9.5x better 3DMark06 score
Significantly better 3DMark vantage graphics score 25,130 vs 6,931 Around 3.8x better 3DMark vantage graphics score
Higher memory bandwidth 179.2 GB/s vs 104 GB/s More than 70% higher memory bandwidth
Better PassMark score 4,121 vs 3,128 More than 30% better PassMark score
Much higher FarCry 3 framerate 80 vs 37 Around 2.2x higher FarCry 3 framerate
More render output processors 32 vs 16 Twice as many render output processors
More texture mapping units 96 vs 56 40 more texture mapping units
Better fire strike factor score 44.27 vs 33.7 More than 30% better fire strike factor score
Slightly more shading units 1,152 vs 896 256 more shading units

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon R7 260X vs GeForce GTX 660

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R7 260X
225.27 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 660
61.74 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R7 260X
43.62 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 660
30.96 mPixels/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R7 260X
3,359.04
GeForce GTX 660
3,342.27

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R7 260X
3,690.84
GeForce GTX 660
3,711.2

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Bioshock Infinite

Reviews Word on the street

Radeon R7 260X  vs GeForce GTX 660 

7.8
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

Comments

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From alaska nigga, even my r9 390 devil can do..
Dude my Asus GTX660 is running at 1150Mhz gpu clock speedand 6500Mhz Memory clock never running higher then 60C and running atm 28C when i'm doing nothing :)
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