AMD Radeon R7 360 896SP vs NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660

Price now 200$
Games supported 74%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660
  • Interface PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 980
  • Max video memory 2048 MB
  • Memory type GDDR5
  • Memory clock speed 6.0 Gbps
  • Maximum resolution
AMD Radeon R7 360 896SP
Radeon R7 360 896SP
  • Interface PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 1100 MHz
  • Max video memory 2 GB
  • Memory type GDDR5
  • Memory clock speed 6000 MHz
  • Maximum resolution
Price now no data
Games supported 40%

General info

GPU architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters compared.

Place in performance rating347not rated
Place by popularity42no data
Value for money2.93no data
ArchitectureKepler (2012−2018)GCN 2.0 (2013−2017)
GPU code nameGK106Tobago
Market segmentDesktopDesktop
Release date6 September 2012 (10 years old)18 June 2015 (7 years old)
Launch price (MSRP)$229 no data
Current price$200 (0.9x MSRP)no data
Value for money

Performance to price ratio. The higher, the better.

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Technical specs

General performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core base clock and boost clock speeds, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their benchmark and gaming test results. Note that power consumption of some graphics cards can well exceed their nominal TDP, especially when overclocked.

Pipelines / CUDA cores960896
CUDA cores960no data
Core clock speed980 MHz1100 MHz
Boost clock speed1033 MHzno data
Number of transistors2,540 million2,080 million
Manufacturing process technology28 nm28 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)140 Watt85 Watt
Texture fill rate78.4 billion/sec61.60
Floating-point performance1,981 gflops1,971 gflops

Dimensions and compatibility

Information on 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 supportPCI Express 3.0no data
InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16PCIe 3.0 x16
Length9.5" (24.1 cm)183 mm
Height4.376" (11.1 cm)no data
Supplementary power connectorsOne 6-pin1x 6-pin
SLI options+no data


Parameters of VRAM installed: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Integrated GPUs have no dedicated VRAM and use a shared part of system RAM.

Memory typeGDDR5GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount2 GB2 GB
Memory bus width192-bit GDDR5128 Bit
Memory clock speed6.0 GB/s6000 MHz
Memory bandwidth144.2 GB/s96 GB/s

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on the reviewed GPUs. As a rule, data in this section is precise only for desktop reference ones (so-called Founders Edition for NVIDIA chips). OEM manufacturers may change the number and type of output ports, while for notebook cards availability of certain video outputs ports depends on the laptop model rather than on the card itself.

Display ConnectorsOne Dual Link DVI-I, One Dual Link DVI-D, One HDMI, One DisplayPort2x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort
Multi monitor support4 displaysno data
HDCP+no data
Maximum VGA resolution2048x1536no data
Audio input for HDMIInternalno data


Supported technological solutions. This information will prove useful if you need some particular technology for your purposes.

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3D Gaming+no data
3D Vision+no data

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX12 (11_0)12 (12_0)
Shader Model5.16.3
CUDA+no data

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of GeForce GTX 660 and Radeon R7 360 896SP. Usually measured in megahashes per second.

Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256) 66 Mh/s no data

Advantages and disadvantages

Recency 6 September 2012 18 June 2015
Memory bus width 192 128
Pipelines / CUDA cores 960 896
Memory bandwidth 144.2 96
Thermal design power (TDP) 140 Watt 85 Watt

Technical City couldn't decide between

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660
GeForce GTX 660


AMD Radeon R7 360 896SP
Radeon R7 360 896SP

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Competitors of GeForce GTX 660 by AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce GTX 660 from AMD is Radeon R7 265.

AMD Radeon R7 265 Radeon R7 265

Here are some closest AMD rivals to GeForce GTX 660:

Radeon R9 270 107.93
Radeon RX 460 103.37
GeForce GTX 660 100

Competitors of Radeon R7 360 896SP by NVIDIA

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon R7 360 896SP from NVIDIA is GeForce GTX 660.

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