The OEM GeForce GTX 660 ekes out a lead over the retail model. Both variants trail the GeForce GTX 660 Ti and 570 by a wide margin, though.
This time around, the tables turn and clock rate trumps compute resources. At the same time, Nvidia’s current generation doesn’t seem to improve performance compared to the Fermi-based cards.
The Radeon HD 7870 is the biggest surprise among AMD's cards, finishing ahead of the newly-boosted Radeon HD 7950. Overall, the field is grouped much tighter than in previous benchmarks.
Again, clock rate is king, and the GK106-based card beats out the OEM version of Nvidia's GeForce GTX 660, tying with the GTX 660 Ti.
While Julia rendering embarrassed Nvidia's hardware, the Mandelbulb test (a three-dimensional version of the Mandelbrot set) is far favorable to the Fermi- and Kepler-based cards. This is another test that rewards frequency over compute resources, and the GeForce GTX 660 comfortably holds its own against the GTX 580 and 570.
- GeForce GTX 650: Filling In The Gaps
- GeForce GTX 660: Introducing GK106
- Gigabyte's GeForce GTX 660 (GV-N660OC-2GD)
- Zotac's GeForce GTX 660 (ZT-60901-10M)
- Test Setup And Benchmarks
- Benchmark Results: Batman: Arkham City
- Benchmark Results: Battlefield 3
- Benchmark Results: Crysis 2
- Benchmark Results: DiRT Showdown
- Benchmark Results: Max Payne 3
- Benchmark Results: Metro 2033
- Benchmark Results: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
- Benchmark Results: World Of Warcraft: Mists Of Pandaria
- SLI And CrossFire, Compared
- Overclocking GeForce GTX 660
- GeForce GTX 660: OEM And Retail Cards With Different GPUs?
- Memory Bandwidth: Testing The Limits
- Memory Bandwidth: Analysis And Summary
- OpenCL: GPGPU Benchmarks
- OpenCL: GPGPU Benchmarks (Basemark CL)
- OpenCL: Image Processing (Basemark CL)
- OpenCL: Video Processing (Basemark CL)
- Temperature And Noise
- GeForce GTX 650 And 660: Nvidia Fights Back