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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660: specs and benchmarks
NVIDIA started GeForce GTX 660 sales 6 September 2012 at a recommended price of $229 . This is a desktop graphics card based on a Kepler architecture and made with 28 nm manufacturing process. It is primarily aimed at gamer market. 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 dual-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 poor gaming and benchmark performance at 10.26% of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090.
Some basic facts about GeForce GTX 660: architecture, market segment, release date etc.
|Place in performance ranking||372|
|Place by popularity||41|
|Value for money||2.15|
|GPU code name||GK106|
|Release date||6 September 2012 (11 years old)|
|Launch price (MSRP)||$229|
|Current price||$172 (0.8x MSRP)||of 168889 (A100 PCIe 80 GB)|
GeForce GTX 660's specs such as number of shaders, GPU base 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 / CUDA cores||960||of 20480 (Data Center GPU Max NEXT)|
|Core clock speed||980 MHz||of 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)|
|Boost clock speed||1033 MHz||of 3599 (Radeon RX 7990 XTX)|
|Number of transistors||2,540 million||of 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)|
|Manufacturing process technology||28 nm||of 4 (GeForce RTX 4080)|
|Power consumption (TDP)||140 Watt||of 2400 (Data Center GPU Max Subsystem)|
|Texture fill rate||78.4 billion/sec||of 969.9 (H100 SXM5 96 GB)|
|Floating-point performance||1,981 gflops||of 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)|
Size and compatibility
This section provides details about the physical dimensions of GeForce GTX 660 and its compatibility with other computer components. This information is useful when selecting a computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop graphics cards, it includes details about the interface and bus (for motherboard compatibility) and additional power connectors (for 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)|
|Supplementary power connectors||One 6-pin|
Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX 660: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM instead.
|Maximum RAM amount||2 GB||of 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)|
|Memory bus width||192-bit GDDR5||of 19000 (GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB)|
|Memory clock speed||6.0 GB/s||of 22400 (GeForce RTX 4080)|
|Memory bandwidth||144.2 GB/s||of 3276 (Aldebaran)|
Video outputs and ports
Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 660. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference graphics cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model, while non-reference desktop models can (though not necessarily will) bear a different set of video ports.
|Display Connectors||One Dual Link DVI-I, One Dual Link DVI-D, One HDMI, One DisplayPort|
|Multi monitor support||4 displays|
|Maximum VGA resolution||2048x1536|
|Audio input for HDMI||Internal|
Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce GTX 660. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
APIs supported by GeForce GTX 660, sometimes including their particular versions.
|OpenGL||4.3||of 4.6 (GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile)|
Synthetic benchmark performance of GeForce GTX 660. The combined score is measured on a 0-100 point scale.
Combined synthetic benchmark score
This is our combined benchmark performance score. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.
This is probably the most ubiquitous benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various load, providing four separate benchmarks for Direct3D versions 9, 10, 11 and 12 (the last being done in 4K resolution if possible), and few more tests engaging DirectCompute capabilities.
Benchmark coverage: 25%
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
Fire Strike is a DirectX 11 benchmark for gaming PCs. It features two separate tests displaying a fight between a humanoid and a fiery creature seemingly made of lava. Using 1920x1080 resolution, Fire Strike shows off some realistic graphics and is quite taxing on hardware.
Benchmark coverage: 14%
GeekBench 5 OpenCL
Geekbench 5 is a widespread graphics card benchmark combined from 11 different test scenarios. All these scenarios rely on direct usage of GPU's processing power, no 3D rendering is involved. This variation uses OpenCL API by Khronos Group.
Benchmark coverage: 9%
GeekBench 5 Vulkan
Geekbench 5 is a widespread graphics card benchmark combined from 11 different test scenarios. All these scenarios rely on direct usage of GPU's processing power, no 3D rendering is involved. This variation uses Vulkan API by AMD & Khronos Group.
Benchmark coverage: 5%
GeekBench 5 CUDA
Geekbench 5 is a widespread graphics card benchmark combined from 11 different test scenarios. All these scenarios rely on direct usage of GPU's processing power, no 3D rendering is involved. This variation uses CUDA API by NVIDIA.
Benchmark coverage: 4%
Octane Render OctaneBench
This is a special benchmark measuring graphics card performance in OctaneRender, which is a realistic GPU rendering engine by OTOY Inc., available either as a standalone program, or as a plugin for 3DS Max, Cinema 4D and many other apps. It renders four different static scenes, then compares render times with a reference GPU which is currently GeForce GTX 980. This benchmark has nothing to do with gaming and is aimed at professional 3D graphics artists.
Benchmark coverage: 4%
Send your test results of GeForce GTX 660.
Cryptocurrency mining performance of GeForce GTX 660. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
|Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)||66 Mh/s|
Let's see how good GeForce GTX 660 is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in frames per second. Comparisons with game system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect reality inaccurately.
Average FPS across all PC games
Here are the average frames per second in a large set of popular modern games across different resolutions:
GeForce GTX 660's performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop video cards.
According to our data, the closest AMD alternative to GeForce GTX 660 is Radeon R7 265, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 1 position in our ranking.
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These processors are most commonly used with GeForce GTX 660 according to our statistics.
User ratings: view and submit
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