Submit Benchmarks!

Submit SSD Benchmark
Submit GPU Benchmark

Compare any two graphics cards:
VS

GeForce GTX 280 vs GeForce GTX 660 Ti

Intro

The GeForce GTX 280 has core clock speeds of 602 MHz on the GPU, and 1107 MHz on the 1024 MB of GDDR3 memory. It features 240 SPUs along with 80 Texture Address Units and 32 Rasterization Operator Units.

Compare those specs to the GeForce GTX 660 Ti, which comes with GPU core speed of 915 MHz, and 2048 MB of GDDR5 memory set to run at 1500 MHz through a 192-bit bus. It also is made up of 1344 SPUs, 112 TAUs, and 24 ROPs.

Display Graphs

Hide Graphs

Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce GTX 660 Ti 150 Watts
GeForce GTX 280 236 Watts
Difference: 86 Watts (57%)

Memory Bandwidth

In theory, the GeForce GTX 660 Ti should be just a bit faster than the GeForce GTX 280 in general. (explain)

GeForce GTX 660 Ti 144000 MB/sec
GeForce GTX 280 141696 MB/sec
Difference: 2304 (2%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce GTX 660 Ti should be a lot (approximately 113%) faster with regards to AF than the GeForce GTX 280. (explain)

GeForce GTX 660 Ti 102480 Mtexels/sec
GeForce GTX 280 48160 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 54320 (113%)

Pixel Rate

If using high levels of AA is important to you, then the GeForce GTX 660 Ti is a better choice, though only just barely. (explain)

GeForce GTX 660 Ti 21960 Mpixels/sec
GeForce GTX 280 19264 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 2696 (14%)

Please note that the above 'benchmarks' are all just theoretical - the results were calculated based on the card's specifications, and real-world performance may (and probably will) vary at least a bit.

Price Comparison

Display Prices

Hide Prices

GeForce GTX 280

Amazon.com

Check prices at:

GeForce GTX 660 Ti

Amazon.com

Check prices at:

Please note that the price comparisons are based on search keywords - sometimes it might show cards with very similar names that are not exactly the same as the one chosen in the comparison. We do try to filter out the wrong results as best we can, though.

Specifications

Display Specifications

Hide Specifications

Model GeForce GTX 280 GeForce GTX 660 Ti
Manufacturer nVidia nVidia
Year June 17, 2008 August 2012
Code Name G200 GK104
Memory 1024 MB 2048 MB
Core Speed 602 MHz 915 MHz
Memory Speed 2214 MHz 6000 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 236 watts 150 watts
Bandwidth 141696 MB/sec 144000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 48160 Mtexels/sec 102480 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 19264 Mpixels/sec 21960 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 240 1344
Texture Mapping Units 80 112
Render Output Units 32 24
Bus Type GDDR3 GDDR5
Bus Width 512-bit 192-bit
Fab Process 65 nm 28 nm
Transistors 1400 million 3540 million
Bus PCIe x16 2.0 PCIe 3.0 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 10 DirectX 11.0
OpenGL Version OpenGL 3.1 OpenGL 4.3

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the maximum amount of data (in units of megabytes per second) that can be moved past the external memory interface in a second. The number is calculated by multiplying the interface width by its memory speed. If it uses DDR RAM, it should be multiplied by 2 once again. If DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The better the card's memory bandwidth, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, HDR and higher screen resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum amount of texture map elements (texels) that are processed in one second. This number is calculated by multiplying the total amount of texture units by the core clock speed of the chip. The higher this number, the better the video card will be at handling texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels processed in one second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the most pixels that the graphics card can possibly record to its local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is calculated by multiplying the number of ROPs by the clock speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - sometimes also referred to as Render Output Units) are responsible for outputting the pixels (image) to the screen. The actual pixel rate is also dependant on lots of other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the potential to reach the maximum fill rate.

Display Prices

Hide Prices

GeForce GTX 280

Amazon.com

Check prices at:

GeForce GTX 660 Ti

Amazon.com

Check prices at:

Please note that the price comparisons are based on search keywords - sometimes it might show cards with very similar names that are not exactly the same as the one chosen in the comparison. We do try to filter out the wrong results as best we can, though.

Comments

One Response to “GeForce GTX 280 vs GeForce GTX 660 Ti”
Mike'm says:

Looks like a decent upgrade.

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


*

WordPress Anti-Spam by WP-SpamShield