GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of RX 480 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

7.9

Overall Score

Winner
AMD Radeon RX 480 

GPUBoss recommends the AMD Radeon RX 480  based on its benchmarks and compute performance.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon RX 480

Reasons to consider the
AMD Radeon RX 480

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Much better PassMark score 8,095 vs 4,121 More than 95% better PassMark score
Much more memory 8,192 MB vs 2,048 MB 4x more memory
Much better floating-point performance 5,834 GFLOPS vs 1,896.2 GFLOPS More than 3x better floating-point performance
Much higher effective memory clock speed 8,000 MHz vs 5,600 MHz Around 45% higher effective memory clock speed
Higher clock speed 1,120 MHz vs 823 MHz More than 35% higher clock speed
Significantly higher memory bandwidth 256 GB/s vs 179.2 GB/s Around 45% higher memory bandwidth
Significantly higher texture rate 182.3 GTexel/s vs 79 GTexel/s More than 2.2x higher texture rate
Much better bitcoin mining score 613.58 mHash/s vs 62.66 mHash/s More than 9.8x better bitcoin mining score
Significantly more shading units 2,304 vs 1,152 Twice as many shading units
Higher pixel rate 40.5 GPixel/s vs 19.75 GPixel/s More than 2x higher pixel rate
Significantly higher turbo clock speed 1,266 MHz vs 888 MHz Around 45% higher turbo clock speed
Much higher memory clock speed 2,000 MHz vs 1,400 MHz Around 45% higher memory clock speed
More texture mapping units 144 vs 96 48 more texture mapping units
Much better PassMark direct compute score 4,411 vs 1,948 More than 2.2x better PassMark direct compute score
Significantly higher metro: last light framerate 80 vs 50 60% higher metro: last light framerate
Better cloud gate factor score 21.43 vs 19.42 More than 10% better cloud gate factor score
Front view of GeForce GTX 660

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 660

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Lower TDP 130W vs 150W Around 15% lower TDP

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon RX 480 vs GeForce GTX 660

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX 480
613.58 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 660
62.66 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX 480
120.44 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 660
31.08 mPixels/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX 480
3,357.02
GeForce GTX 660
3,354.98

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX 480
3,715.27
GeForce GTX 660
3,714.32

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Bioshock Infinite

Metro: Last Light

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