NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M: specs and benchmarks

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M
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  • Interface MXM-B (3.0)
  • Core clock speed 835
  • Max video memory 2048 MB
  • Memory type GDDR5
  • Memory clock speed 4000
  • Maximum resolution
Year of release 2012
Performance 5.24
Graphics card Technical data and tests
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M
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Summary

NVIDIA started GeForce GTX 660M sales 22 March 2012. This is Kepler architecture notebook card based on 28 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 2 GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 4 GHz are supplied, and together with 128 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 64 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is card attached via MXM-B (3.0) interface. Power consumption is at 50 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at

5.24%

percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT.

General info

Of GeForce GTX 660M's architecture, market segment and release date.

Place in performance rating535
Value for money0.53
ArchitectureKepler
GPU code nameN13E-GE
Market segmentLaptop
Release date22 March 2012 (9 years ago)
Price now$276 of 12215 (Quadro GV100)
Value for money

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Technical specs

GeForce GTX 660M's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU base clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of GeForce GTX 660M's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores384of 10752 (GA102)
Core clock speed835 MHzof 2233 (Playstation 5 GPU)
Boost clock speed950 MHzof 2903 (Radeon Pro W6600)
Number of transistors1,270 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology28 nmof 5 (Apple M1 GPU)
Thermal design power (TDP)50 Wattof 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate30.40of 779.2 (Radeon RX 6900 XTX)
Floating-point performance729.6 gflopsof 2918.4 (GRID K340)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GTX 660M's compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For notebook video cards it's notebook size, connection slot and bus, if the video card is inserted into a slot instead of being soldered to the notebook motherboard.

Laptop sizelarge
InterfaceMXM-B (3.0)
SLI options+

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX 660M: 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 typeGDDR5
Maximum RAM amount2 GBof 80 (A100 SXM4 80 GB)
Memory bus width128 Bitof 6144 (GRID A100A)
Memory clock speed4000 MHzof 19500 (GeForce RTX 3090)
Memory bandwidth64 GB/sof 1024 (Radeon VII)
Shared memory-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 660M. 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 ConnectorsNo outputs

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce GTX 660M. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.

Optimus+

API support

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

DirectX12 (11_0)
Shader Model5.1
OpenGL4.6
OpenCL1.2
Vulkan1.1.126
CUDA+

Benchmark performance

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


Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. 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.

GTX 660M 5.24
  • 3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Score
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
  • 3DMark 11 Performance GPU
  • 3DMark Vantage Performance
  • Passmark
  • Octane Render OctaneBench

Cloud Gate is an outdated DirectX 11 feature level 10 benchmark that was used for home PCs and basic notebooks. It displays a few scenes of some weird space teleportation device launching spaceships into unknown, using fixed resolution of 1280x720. Just like Ice Storm benchmark, it has been discontinued in January 2020 and replaced by 3DMark Night Raid.

GTX 660M 12861
GTX 660M 1703

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 enough graphics and is quite taxing on hardware.

GTX 660M 1751

3DMark 11 is an obsolete DirectX 11 benchmark by Futuremark. It used four tests based on two scenes, one being few submarines exploring the submerged wreck of a sunken ship, the other is an abandoned temple deep in the jungle. All the tests are heavy with volumetric lighting and tessellation, and despite being done in 1280x720 resolution, are relatively taxing. Discontinued in January 2020, 3DMark 11 is now superseded by Time Spy.

GTX 660M 2369

3DMark Vantage is an outdated DirectX 10 benchmark using 1280x1024 screen resolution. It taxes the graphics card with two scenes, one depicting a girl escaping some militarized base located within a sea cave, the other displaying a space fleet attack on a defenseless planet. It was discontinued in April 2017, and Time Spy benchmark is now recommended to be used instead.

GTX 660M 10971

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.

GTX 660M 1419

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.

GTX 660M 13

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of GeForce GTX 660M. Usually measured in megahashes per second.

Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256) 36 Mh/s  

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good GeForce GTX 660M 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.

Here are the average frames per second in a large set of popular games across different resolutions:

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1080p35
1200p38

Relative perfomance

Overall GeForce GTX 660M performance compared to nearest competitors among notebook video cards.


AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce GTX 660M from AMD is Radeon R7 M370, which is nearly equal in speed and is lower by 1 position in our rating.

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Similar GPUs

Here is our recommendation of several graphics cards that are more or less close in performance to the one reviewed.

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User rating

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