AMD FirePro W8000 vs NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660
Comparison of FirePro W8000 and GeForce GTX 660 architecture, market type and release date.
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.
Core clock speed
Manufacturing process technology
Power consumption (TDP)
Texture fill rate
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).
PCI Express 3.0
PCIe 3.0 x16
PCIe 3.0 x16
9.5" (24.1 cm)
4.376" (11.1 cm)
full height / full length
Supplementary power connectors
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.
Maximum RAM amount
Memory bus width
Memory clock speed
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.
4x DisplayPort, 1x SDI
2x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort
One Dual Link DVI-I, One Dual Link DVI-D, One HDMI, One DisplayPort
Multi monitor support
Maximum VGA resolution
Dual-link DVI support
Audio input for HDMI
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.
APIs supported by FirePro W8000 and GeForce GTX 660, sometimes including their particular versions.
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%
FirePro W8000 2462
GTX 660 3953 +60.6%
Rendering quality tests
GFXBench render quality
GFXBench high precision render quality
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%
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)
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)
PhysX (hardware acceleration of physical simulation engine named PhysX)
G-SYNC (removes screen tearing by telling the display when to renew the image. Only works with G-SYNC compatible displays)
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)
3D Vision Surround
SLI (Scalable Link Interface - a technology for uniting several NVIDIA GPUs processing power in one PC)
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.