NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660: specs and benchmarks

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660

Summary

NVIDIA started GeForce GTX 660 sales 6 September 2012 at a recommended price of $229 . This is Kepler architecture desktop card based on 28 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 2 GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 6.0 GB/s are supplied, and together with 192-bit GDDR5 memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 144.2 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is 2-slot card attached via PCIe 3.0 x16 interface. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 9.5" (24.1 cm). one 6-pin power connector is required, and power consumption is at 140 Watt.

It provides good gaming and benchmark performance at 28.91 percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon R9 390 X2.

General info

Of GeForce GTX 660's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Perfomance to price
24.45
 
Architecture
Kepler
 
Code name
GK106
 
Type
Desktop
 
Release date
6 September 2012
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$229
 
of 14999 (Quadro Plex 7000)
Price
$349.99
 
of 4762.99 (Quadro P6000)

Technical specs

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 GeForce GTX 660's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
960
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
CUDA cores
960
 
Core clock speed
980 MHz
 
Boost Clock
1033 MHz
 
Transistor count
2,540 million
 
of 21100
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
of 12
Power consumption (TDP)
140 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
78.4 billion/sec
 
of 512 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Floating-point performance
1,981 gflops
 
of 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GTX 660's 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
PCI Express 3.0
 
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
Length
9.5" (24.1 cm)
 
Height
4.376" (11.1 cm)
 
Width
2-slot
 
Supplementary power connectors
One 6-pin
 

Memory specs

Parameters of memory installed on 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
 
Maximum RAM amount
2 GB
 
of 32
Memory bus width
192-bit GDDR5
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Memory clock speed
6.0 GB/s
 
of 11408 (TITAN Xp)
Memory bandwidth
144.2 GB/s
 
of 1024 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 660.
Display Connectors
2x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort
 
Display Connectors
One Dual Link DVI-I, One Dual Link DVI-D, One HDMI, One DisplayPort
 
Multi monitor support
4 displays
 
HDMI
+
 
HDCP
+
 
Maximum VGA resolution
2048x1536
 
G-SYNC support
+
 
Audio input for HDMI
Internal
 

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by 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
+
 
CUDA
+
 
SLI
+
 
FXAA
+
 
TXAA
+
 
Adaptive VSync
+
 

API support

APIs supported by GeForce GTX 660, sometimes including their particular versions.
OpenGL
4.3
 

Video card benchmarks performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce GTX 660. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
28.45
 
 
3DMark Ice Storm GPU
230731.00
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
6624.00
 
 
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
11028.00
 
 
3DMark Vantage Performance
44495.00
 
 
Unigine Heaven 3.0
6206.26
 
 
Passmark
4127
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics Score
5040
 
 
Octane Render OctaneBench
33
 
 

Mining hashrate

Cryptocurrency mining performance of GeForce GTX 660. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
66 Mh/s
 
 

Game benchmarks (in FPS)

Let's see how good GeForce GTX 660 is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS, while overall gaming performance is a number in 0-100 range, and the older the game, the less impact it has on the overall grade.
Overall gaming performance
0.14
 
 
Games can run, %
At minimum settings
98.71
At recommended settings
86.45
New games support
79
Games benchmarked by notebookcheck.net
Fallout 4 (2015)
high / 1080p
55.00
 
ultra / 1080p
27.00
 
Sims 4 (2014)
ultra / 1080p
60.00
 

Relative perfomance

Overall GeForce GTX 660 performance compared to its nearest competitors. All GPU types participate.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce GTX 660 from AMD is Radeon R9 370, which is slower by 1% and lower by 1 position in our rating.

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