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GeForce GTX 560 Ti vs GeForce GTX 660

Intro

The GeForce GTX 560 Ti makes use of a 40 nm design. nVidia has set the core speed at 822 MHz. The GDDR5 memory runs at a frequency of 1002 MHz on this particular card. It features 384 SPUs along with 64 TAUs and 32 Rasterization Operator Units.

Compare that to the GeForce GTX 660, which uses a 28 nm design. nVidia has set the core frequency at 980 MHz. The GDDR5 memory works at a frequency of 1502 MHz on this card. It features 960 SPUs along with 80 Texture Address Units and 24 ROPs.

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Benchmarks

These are real-world performance benchmarks that were submitted by Hardware Compare users. The scores seen here are the average of all benchmarks submitted for each respective test and hardware.

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics Score

GeForce GTX 660 5063 points
GeForce GTX 560 Ti 3466 points
Difference: 1597 (46%)

Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce GTX 660 140 Watts
GeForce GTX 560 Ti 170 Watts
Difference: 30 Watts (21%)

Memory Bandwidth

The GeForce GTX 660 should in theory perform a bit faster than the GeForce GTX 560 Ti overall. (explain)

GeForce GTX 660 144192 MB/sec
GeForce GTX 560 Ti 128256 MB/sec
Difference: 15936 (12%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce GTX 660 will be a lot (approximately 49%) better at AF than the GeForce GTX 560 Ti. (explain)

GeForce GTX 660 78400 Mtexels/sec
GeForce GTX 560 Ti 52608 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 25792 (49%)

Pixel Rate

If running with high levels of AA is important to you, then the GeForce GTX 560 Ti is superior to the GeForce GTX 660, though not by far. (explain)

GeForce GTX 560 Ti 26304 Mpixels/sec
GeForce GTX 660 23520 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 2784 (12%)

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

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Specifications

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Model GeForce GTX 560 Ti GeForce GTX 660
Manufacturer nVidia nVidia
Year January 2011 September 2012
Code Name GF114 GK106
Memory 1024 MB 2048 MB
Core Speed 822 MHz 980 MHz
Memory Speed 4008 MHz 6008 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 170 watts 140 watts
Bandwidth 128256 MB/sec 144192 MB/sec
Texel Rate 52608 Mtexels/sec 78400 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 26304 Mpixels/sec 23520 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 384 960
Texture Mapping Units 64 80
Render Output Units 32 24
Bus Type GDDR5 GDDR5
Bus Width 256-bit 192-bit
Fab Process 40 nm 28 nm
Transistors 1950 million 2540 million
Bus PCIe x16 PCIe 3.0 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 11 DirectX 11.0
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.1 OpenGL 4.3

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the maximum amount of data (counted in megabytes per second) that can be transferred past the external memory interface within a second. It's worked out by multiplying the card's interface width by its memory speed. If it uses DDR memory, it should be multiplied by 2 again. If DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The better the bandwidth is, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, High Dynamic Range and higher screen resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum texture map elements (texels) that can be applied in one second. This is worked out 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 applied per second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the most pixels the video card can possibly record to the local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is calculated by multiplying the amount of Render Output Units by the the core clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also called Render Output Units) are responsible for drawing the pixels (image) on the screen. The actual pixel fill rate also depends on lots of other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the potential to get to the max fill rate.

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GeForce GTX 560 Ti

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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 560 Ti vs GeForce GTX 660”
Jack Abramoff says:

The site is missing the GTX 650 Ti Boost. It's closer to a cutdown GTX 660 than it is to the GTX 650 Ti (660 & 650 Ti Boost are 192-bit while 650 Ti is only 128-bit). It comes in a 2 GB version and a slightly downclocked 1 GB version as well.

http://www.geforce.com/whats-new/articles/introducing-the-geforce-gtx-650-ti-boost
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GeForce_600_series

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