AMD FirePro W8000 vs NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660

AMD FirePro W8000
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660

General info

Comparison of FirePro W8000 and GeForce GTX 660 architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
5.49
 
39.90
Architecture
GCN 1.0
 
Kepler
Code name
Tahiti
 
GK106
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Release date
14 June 2012
 
6 September 2012
Launch price (MSRP)
$1,599
 
$229
Price now
$566
 
$125

Technical specs

FirePro W8000 and GeForce GTX 660's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of FirePro W8000 and GeForce GTX 660's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
1792
 
960
CUDA cores
no data
 
960
Core clock speed
900 MHz
 
980 MHz
Boost Clock
no data
 
1033 MHz
Transistor count
4,313 million
 
2,540 million
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
28 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
225 Watt
 
140 Watt
Texture fill rate
100.8
 
78.4 billion/sec
Floating-point performance
3,226 gflops
 
1,981 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on FirePro W8000 and GeForce GTX 660 compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility).
Bus support
PCIe 3.0
 
PCI Express 3.0
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
PCIe 3.0 x16
Length
279 mm
 
9.5" (24.1 cm)
Height
no data
 
4.376" (11.1 cm)
Form factor
full height / full length
 
no data
Supplementary power connectors
2x 6-pin
 
One 6-pin

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on FirePro W8000 and GeForce GTX 660: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.
Memory type
GDDR5
 
GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount
4 GB
 
2 GB
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
192-bit GDDR5
Memory clock speed
5500 MHz
 
6.0 GB/s
Memory bandwidth
176 GB/s
 
144.2 GB/s

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on FirePro W8000 and GeForce GTX 660. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference video cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model.
Display Connectors
4x DisplayPort, 1x SDI
 
2x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort
Display Connectors
no data
 
One Dual Link DVI-I, One Dual Link DVI-D, One HDMI, One DisplayPort
Multi monitor support
no data
 
4 displays
HDMI
-
 
+
HDCP
-
 
+
Maximum VGA resolution
no data
 
2048x1536
G-SYNC support
-
 
+
StereoOutput3D
+
 
-
DisplayPort count
4
 
no data
Dual-link DVI support
+
 
-
Audio input for HDMI
no data
 
Internal

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by FirePro W8000 and GeForce GTX 660. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
3D Blu-Ray
-
 
+
3D Gaming
-
 
+
3D Vision
-
 
+
GPU Boost
no data
 
+
CUDA
-
 
+
SLI
no data
 
+
FXAA
no data
 
+
TXAA
no data
 
+
Adaptive VSync
no data
 
+

API support

APIs supported by FirePro W8000 and GeForce GTX 660, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12 (11_1)
 
12 (11_0)
OpenGL
4.6
 
4.3

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of FirePro W8000 and GeForce GTX 660. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

FirePro W8000 11.34
GTX 660 18.21 +60.6%

Passmark

FirePro W8000 2462
GTX 660 3953 +60.6%

Rendering quality tests

GFXBench render quality
4549 +0.2%
 
4541 −0.2%
GFXBench high precision render quality
4549 +0.2%
 
4541 −0.2%

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of FirePro W8000 and GeForce GTX 660. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
391 Mh/s +492.4%
 
66 Mh/s −492.4%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good FirePro W8000 and GeForce GTX 660 are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of AMD FirePro W8000

Wider memory bus (256 vs 192 bit)
More pipelines (1792 vs 960)
Higher memory bandwidth (176 vs 144.2 GB/s)
StereoOutput3D
DualLinkDVI

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660

60.6% faster (about 1.5 times) in synthetic tests
Somewhat newer (6 September 2012 vs 14 June 2012)
Cheaper ($229 vs $1599)
Less power hungry (140 vs 225 watts)
GPU Boost
PhysX (hardware acceleration of physical simulation engine named PhysX)
TXAA
G-SYNC (removes screen tearing by telling the display when to renew the image. Only works with G-SYNC compatible displays)
3D Vision
CUDA (Compute Unified Device Architecture - an API for video card computing power usage in tasks different from 3D graphics processing. Can be used for physics simulation for instance)
Adaptive VSync
FXAA
3D Vision Surround
SLI (Scalable Link Interface - a technology for uniting several NVIDIA GPUs processing power in one PC)
HDMI
HDCP
Blu-Ray 3D
3DGaming

So, FirePro W8000 or GTX 660?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660.
Should you still have questions on choice between FirePro W8000 and GeForce GTX 660, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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