NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M vs Quadro 3000M

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M
NVIDIA Quadro 3000M

General info

Comparison of GeForce GTX 660M and Quadro 3000M architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
n/d
 
10.16
Architecture
Kepler
 
Fermi
Code name
GK107
 
GF104
Type
Laptop
 
Mobile workstation
Release date
22 March 2012
 
22 February 2011
Launch price (MSRP)
n/d
 
$398.96
Price now
n/d
 
$249

Technical specs

GeForce GTX 660M and Quadro 3000M'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 660M and Quadro 3000M's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
384
 
240
CUDA cores
384
 
n/d
Core clock speed
835 MHz
 
450 MHz
Boost Clock
950 MHz
 
n/d
Transistor count
1,270 million
 
1,950 million
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
40 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
50 Watt
 
75 Watt
Texture fill rate
30.4 billion / sec
 
18 GTexel / s
Floating-point performance
729.6 gflops
 
432.0 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GTX 660M and Quadro 3000M 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 size
large
 
large
Bus support
PCI Express 2.0, PCI Express 3.0
 
n/d
Interface
MXM-B (3.0)
 
MXM-B (3.0)
SLI options
2-way
 
-

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX 660M and Quadro 3000M: 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
 
GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount
1 GB
 
2 GB
Memory bus width
128bit
 
256 Bit
Memory clock speed
2000 MHz
 
2500 MHz
Memory bandwidth
64.0 GB / s
 
80.0 GB / s
Shared memory
-
 
-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 660M and Quadro 3000M.
Display Connectors
No outputs
 
No outputs
HDMI
+
 
-
HDCP
+
 
-
Maximum VGA resolution
Up to 2048x1536
 
n/d

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce GTX 660M and Quadro 3000M. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
3D Vision
+
 
-
3D Vision / 3DTV Play
+
 
-
CUDA
+
 
-
SLI
+
 
n/d
DirectX 11
DirectX 11
 
n/d
FXAA
+
 
n/d
TXAA
+
 
n/d
Adaptive VSync
+
 
n/d

API support

APIs supported by GeForce GTX 660M and Quadro 3000M, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12 API
 
12.0 (11_0)
OpenGL
4.5
 
4.6
OpenCL
1.1
 
n/d

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce GTX 660M and Quadro 3000M. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

GTX 660M 7.28
3000M 7.28

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

GTX 660M 2369 +53.9%
3000M 1539

3DMark Vantage Performance

GTX 660M 10971 +38.2%
3000M 7941

Passmark

GTX 660M 1444
3000M 1461 +1.2%

Octane Render OctaneBench

GTX 660M 13
3000M 13

Rendering quality tests

GFXBench render quality
4541 +0%
 
4541 +0%
GFXBench high precision render quality
4541 +0%
 
4541 +0%

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of GeForce GTX 660M and Quadro 3000M. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
36 Mh/s +28.6%
 
28 Mh/s −28.6%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good GeForce GTX 660M and Quadro 3000M are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M

Much newer (22 March 2012 vs 22 February 2011)
More pipelines (384 vs 240)
Finer manufacturing process technology (28 vs 40 nm)
Less power hungry (50 vs 75 watts)
3D Vision
3DTV Play
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)
DirectX 11
PhysX (hardware acceleration of physical simulation engine named PhysX)
SLI (Scalable Link Interface - a technology for uniting several NVIDIA GPUs processing power in one PC)
TXAA
FXAA
Adaptive VSync
HDMI
HDCP
3D Vision / 3DTV Play

Advantages of NVIDIA Quadro 3000M

Wider memory bus (256 vs 128 bit)
Higher memory bandwidth (80 vs 64 GB/s)
OpenGl 4.1
FP32

So, GTX 660M or Quadro 3000M?

Technical City couldn't decide between NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M and NVIDIA Quadro 3000M. The differences in performance seem too small.
Be aware that GeForce GTX 660M is a notebook card while Quadro 3000M is a mobile workstation one.
Should you still have questions on choice between GeForce GTX 660M and Quadro 3000M, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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