NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M vs Quadro 3000M
Comparison of GeForce GTX 660M and Quadro 3000M architecture, market type and release date.
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.
Core clock speed
Manufacturing process technology
Power consumption (TDP)
Texture fill rate
30.4 billion / sec
18 GTexel / s
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.
PCI Express 2.0, PCI Express 3.0
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.
Maximum RAM amount
Memory bus width
Memory clock speed
64.0 GB / s
80.0 GB / s
Video outputs and ports
Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 660M and Quadro 3000M.
Maximum VGA resolution
Up to 2048x1536
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 / 3DTV Play
APIs supported by GeForce GTX 660M and Quadro 3000M, sometimes including their particular versions.
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
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
GTX 660M 2369 +53.9%
3DMark Vantage Performance
GTX 660M 10971 +38.2%
GTX 660M 1444
3000M 1461 +1.2%
Octane Render OctaneBench
GTX 660M 13
Rendering quality tests
GFXBench render quality
GFXBench high precision render quality
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%
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)
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)
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)
3D Vision / 3DTV Play
Advantages of NVIDIA Quadro 3000M
Wider memory bus (256 vs 128 bit)
Higher memory bandwidth (80 vs 64 GB/s)
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.