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
 
12.05
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
 
$199.95

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
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
 
625 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
 
11
OpenGL
4.5
 
4.6
OpenCL
1.1
 
n/d

Video card benchmark performance comparison

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 6.73
3000M 6.83 +1.5%

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

GTX 660M 2369 +53.9%
3000M 1539

3DMark Vantage Performance

GTX 660M 10971 +38.2%
3000M 7941

Passmark

GTX 660M 1438
3000M 1460 +1.5%

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%

Game benchmarks comparison

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

Fortnite

2018
Fortnite

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 660M and Quadro 3000M performance compared to Fortnite official system requirements.

GTX 660M
minimum HD Graphics 4000
3000M
recommended GeForce GTX 660
Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

2017
Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 660M and Quadro 3000M performance compared to Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) official system requirements.

GTX 660M
minimum GeForce GTX 960
3000M
recommended GeForce GTX 1060
Overwatch

Overwatch

2016
Overwatch

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 660M and Quadro 3000M performance compared to Overwatch official system requirements.

GTX 660M
minimum Radeon HD 4850
3000M
recommended Radeon HD 7950
GTA V

GTA V

2015
GTA V

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 660M and Quadro 3000M performance compared to GTA V official system requirements.

GTX 660M
minimum GeForce 9800 GT
3000M
recommended GeForce GTX 660
Rainbow Six Siege

Rainbow Six Siege

2015
Rainbow Six Siege

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 660M and Quadro 3000M performance compared to Rainbow Six Siege official system requirements.

GTX 660M
minimum GeForce GTX 460
3000M
recommended Radeon HD 7970
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

2014
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 660M and Quadro 3000M performance compared to Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft official system requirements.

GTX 660M
minimum GeForce 6800
3000M
recommended GeForce 8800 GT
Dota 2

Dota 2

2013
Dota 2

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 660M and Quadro 3000M performance compared to Dota 2 official system requirements.

GTX 660M
minimum GeForce 8600 GT
3000M

FPS tests

Real world test results of Dota 2 on GeForce GTX 660M and Quadro 3000M.

low / 768p
108
 
n/d
medium / 768p
76
 
n/d
ultra / 1080p
35
 
n/d
Counter-Strike: GO

Counter-Strike: GO

2012
Counter-Strike: GO

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 660M and Quadro 3000M performance compared to Counter-Strike: GO official system requirements.

GTX 660M
3000M
recommended GeForce 6600

FPS tests

Real world test results of Counter-Strike: GO on GeForce GTX 660M and Quadro 3000M.

low / 768p
227
 
n/d
medium / 768p
190
 
n/d
high / 768p
142
 
n/d
ultra / 1080p
89
 
n/d
League of Legends

League of Legends

2009
League of Legends

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 660M and Quadro 3000M performance compared to League of Legends official system requirements.

GTX 660M
3000M
recommended GeForce 8800 GT
Minecraft

Minecraft

2009
Minecraft

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 660M and Quadro 3000M performance compared to Minecraft official system requirements.

GTX 660M
minimum Radeon HD 2400
3000M
recommended Radeon HD 5870

Battlefield 4

2013

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 660M and Quadro 3000M performance compared to Battlefield 4 official system requirements.

GTX 660M
minimum GeForce 8800 GT
3000M
recommended GeForce GTX 660

FPS tests

Real world test results of Battlefield 4 on GeForce GTX 660M and Quadro 3000M.

low / 768p
78
 
n/d
medium / 768p
53
 
n/d
high / 768p
35
 
n/d
ultra / 1080p
15
 
n/d

Crysis 3

2013

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 660M and Quadro 3000M performance compared to Crysis 3 official system requirements.

GTX 660M
minimum GeForce GTS 450
3000M
recommended Radeon HD 5870

FPS tests

Real world test results of Crysis 3 on GeForce GTX 660M and Quadro 3000M.

low / 768p
75
 
n/d
medium / 768p
40
 
n/d
high / 768p
26
 
n/d
ultra / 1080p
10
 
n/d

Tomb Raider

2013

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 660M and Quadro 3000M performance compared to Tomb Raider official system requirements.

GTX 660M
minimum GeForce 8800 GT
3000M
recommended Radeon HD 5870

FPS tests

Real world test results of Tomb Raider on GeForce GTX 660M and Quadro 3000M.

low / 768p
132
 
n/d
medium / 768p
73
 
n/d
high / 768p
49
 
n/d
ultra / 1080p
14
 
n/d

Diablo III

2012

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 660M and Quadro 3000M performance compared to Diablo III official system requirements.

GTX 660M
minimum GeForce 7800 GT
3000M
recommended Radeon HD 4870

FPS tests

Real world test results of Diablo III on GeForce GTX 660M and Quadro 3000M.

low / 768p
180
 
n/d
medium / 768p
100
 
n/d
high / 768p
110
 
n/d
ultra / 1080p
67
 
n/d

Dishonored

2012

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 660M and Quadro 3000M performance compared to Dishonored official system requirements.

GTX 660M
minimum Radeon HD 5850
3000M
recommended Radeon HD 5850

FPS tests

Real world test results of Dishonored on GeForce GTX 660M and Quadro 3000M.

low / 768p
123
 
n/d
medium / 768p
102
 
n/d
high / 768p
95
 
n/d
ultra / 1080p
67
 
n/d

Mass Effect 3

2012

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 660M and Quadro 3000M performance compared to Mass Effect 3 official system requirements.

GTX 660M
minimum GeForce 7900 GT
3000M
recommended GeForce 9800 GT

FPS tests

Real world test results of Mass Effect 3 on GeForce GTX 660M and Quadro 3000M.

low / 720p
60
 
n/d
high / 768p
60
 
n/d
ultra / 1080p
53
 
n/d

World of Tanks v8

2012

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 660M and Quadro 3000M performance compared to World of Tanks v8 official system requirements.

GTX 660M
minimum GeForce 6800
3000M
recommended Radeon HD 7850

FPS tests

Real world test results of World of Tanks v8 on GeForce GTX 660M and Quadro 3000M.

low / 768p
58
 
n/d
medium / 768p
40
 
n/d
high / 768p
33
 
n/d
ultra / 1080p
20
 
n/d

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

2011

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 660M and Quadro 3000M performance compared to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim official system requirements.

GTX 660M
3000M
recommended GeForce GTX 260

FPS tests

Real world test results of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim on GeForce GTX 660M and Quadro 3000M.

low / 720p
75
 
n/d
medium / 768p
61
 
n/d
high / 768p
49
 
n/d
ultra / 1080p
28
 
n/d

StarCraft 2

2010

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 660M and Quadro 3000M performance compared to StarCraft 2 official system requirements.

GTX 660M
minimum GeForce 7600 GT
3000M
recommended GeForce GTX 650

FPS tests

Real world test results of StarCraft 2 on GeForce GTX 660M and Quadro 3000M.

low / 768p
256
 
n/d
medium / 768p
89
 
n/d
high / 768p
74
 
n/d
ultra / 1080p
42
 
n/d

World of Warcraft

2005

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 660M and Quadro 3000M performance compared to World of Warcraft official system requirements.

GTX 660M
minimum HD Graphics 530
3000M
recommended GeForce GTX 960

FPS tests

Real world test results of World of Warcraft on GeForce GTX 660M and Quadro 3000M.

low / 600p
214
 
n/d
medium / 768p
210
 
n/d
high / 1024p
117
 
n/d

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

1.5% faster in synthetic tests
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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