|Recommended System Requirements|
|Game||GeForce GTX 760||GeForce GTX 660|
|Total War: Warhammer Fantasy||87%||129%|
|Dark Souls 3||18%||0%|
|Need For Speed||53%||88%|
|No Mans Sky||7%||31%|
|Far Cry: Primal||22%||49%|
In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 760 are noticeably better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 660.
The GeForce GTX 760 and the GeForce GTX 660 have the same core clock speed of 980 MHz, but the GeForce GTX 760 has 16 more Texture Mapping Units than the GeForce GTX 660. As a result, the GeForce GTX 760 exhibits a 15.7 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the GeForce GTX 660. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.
The GeForce GTX 760 and the GeForce GTX 660 have the same core clock speed of 980 MHz, but the GeForce GTX 760 has 8 more Render Output Units than the GeForce GTX 660. As a result, the GeForce GTX 760 exhibits a 7.9 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the GeForce GTX 660. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.
The GeForce GTX 760 was released less than a year after the GeForce GTX 660, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.
The GeForce GTX 760 and the GeForce GTX 660 have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.
The GeForce GTX 760 has 48.1 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GeForce GTX 660, which means that the memory performance of the GeForce GTX 760 is noticeably better than the GeForce GTX 660.
The GeForce GTX 760 has 1152 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 660 has 960. However, the actual shader performance of the GeForce GTX 760 is 1189 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce GTX 660 is 992. The GeForce GTX 760 having 197 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GeForce GTX 760 delivers a significantly smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GeForce GTX 660.
The GeForce GTX 760 requires 170 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 660 requires 140 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the GeForce GTX 760 and a PSU with at least 450 Watts for the GeForce GTX 660. The GeForce GTX 760 requires 30 Watts more than the GeForce GTX 660 to run. The difference is not significant enough for the GeForce GTX 760 to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the GeForce GTX 660.
Can I Run It
|Core Speed||980 MHz||vs||980 MHz|
|Boost Clock||1032 MHz||vs||1033 MHz|
|Architecture||Kepler GK104-225-A2||Kepler GK106-400-A1|
|Release Date||25 Jun 2013||vs||13 Sep 2012|
|GPU Link||GD Link||GD Link|
|Memory||2048 MB||vs||2048 MB|
|Memory Speed||1502 MHz||vs||1502 MHz|
|Memory Bus||256 Bit||vs||192 Bit|
|L2 Cache||512 KB||vs||384 KB|
|Delta Color Compression||no||vs||no|
|Shader Processing Units||1152||vs||960|
|Actual Shader Performance||57%||vs||48%|
|Texture Mapping Units||96||vs||80|
|Texture Rate||94.1 GTexel/s||vs||78.4 GTexel/s|
|Render Output Units||32||vs||24|
|Pixel Rate||31.4 GPixel/s||vs||23.5 GPixel/s|
|Max Digital Resolution (WxH)||4096x2160||vs||4096x2160|
|Max Power||170 Watts||vs||140 Watts|
|Recommended PSU||500 Watts & 37 Amps||vs||450 Watts & 33 Amps|
|Recommended Processor||Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz||vs||Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz|
|Recommended RAM||8 GB||vs||8 GB|
|Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution||1920x1080||vs||1920x1080|
|Battlefield 4||vs||Performance Value|
|Mini Review||GeForce GTX 760 is a mainstream Graphics Card based on the 28nm, Kepler architecture. |
It packs a Kepler GK104 Core and therefore offer 1152 Shader Processing Units, 96 TMUs and 32 ROPs on a 256-bit memory interface of fast GDDR5. While its central unit runs at 980MHz and goes up to 1032MHz, in Turbo Mode, the memory clock operates at 1502MHz. It draws up to 170W.
Benchmarks indicate its performance is superior to GeForce GTX 660 Ti and just a little beneath GeForce GTX 670.
Suited for a 1080p resolution, most modern games will run at the highest settings while extremely demanding games, such as Crysis 3 & Metro Last Light will require a more modest preset to be played optimally.
GeForce GTX 660 is a Performance Graphics Card based on the Kepler Architecture.
The Kepler Architecture was NVIDIA's big step to power efficiency. Each Stream Multiprocessor (SMX) now hosts 192 Shader Processing Units - against the 48 of older Fermi Architecture, and has been redesigned being now clocked at the same speed of the Central Unit. This means they are more energy efficient and will consequently lead to cooler operating temperatures. However, it also means they are weaker. It can be said that one Fermi SMX is as fast as 2 Kepler SMXs.
Additionally, and not available in all GPUs, Kepler also introduced the Boost Clock Feature. The Boost Clock is an even higher Clock Speed activated when in gaming mode and becomes the effective speed of the GPU. GPU
It equips a GPU GK106-400-A1 which has 5 Stream Multiprocessors activated and thus offers 960 Shader Processing Units, 80 TMUs and 24 ROPs. The Central Unit is initially clocked at 980MHz and goes up to 1033MHz, in Turbo Mode.
The GPU accesses a 2GB frame buffer of fast GDDR5, through a 192-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is adequate. The Memory Clock Operates at 1502MHz.
With a rated board TDP of 140W, it requires at least a 450W PSU with one available 6-pin connector.
GeForce GTX 660 competes with Radeon HD 7850.
At 1920x1080, the best suited resolution for GeForce GTX 660, benchmarks indicate its performance is a little over the older GeForce GTX 570 and quite superior to Radeon HD 7850.
GeForce GTX 660 is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1920x1080. We recommend a Strong Processor and 8GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.
|Recommended CPU||Intel Core i3-4160 3.6GHz|
Intel Core i3-4330 3.5GHz
Intel Core i5-3470T 2.8GHz
AMD Phenom II X4 965
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition
|Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz|
Intel Core i5-4570S 2.9GHz
Intel Xeon E3-1220 v2
Intel Xeon Processor X5675
Intel Core i5-4690T 2.5GHz
|Possible GPU Upgrades||-||GeForce GTX 660 Twin Frozr OC Edition SLI|
GeForce GTX 780
GeForce GTX 950 2GB SLI
GeForce GTX 770 Asus ROG Poseidon 2GB Edition
|GPU Variants||GeForce GTX 760 EVGA 4GB Edition|
GeForce GTX 760 Gainward 2GB Edition
GeForce GTX 760 Gainward Phantom 4GB Edition
GeForce GTX 760 Zotac 4GB Edition
GeForce GTX 760 Zotac 2GB Edition
GeForce GTX 760 Inno3D OC 2GB Edition
GeForce GTX 760 KFA2 EX OC 2GB Edition
GeForce GTX 760 KFA2 EX OC 4GB Edition
GeForce GTX 760 MSI Gaming ITX 2GB Edition
GeForce GTX 760 Galaxy GC 2GB Edition
GeForce GTX 760 MSI TwinFrozr OC 2GB Edition
GeForce GTX 760 EVGA SC W/ ACX 4GB Edition
|GeForce GTX 660 Direct CU II Edition|
GeForce GTX 660 Twin Frozr Edition
GeForce GTX 660 Inno3D Edition
GeForce GTX 660 Gainward 2GB Edition
GeForce GTX 660 Palit 2GB Edition
GeForce GTX 660 Zotac Edition
GeForce GTX 660 EVGA OC 2GB Edition
GeForce GTX 660 Zotac Synergy Edition
GeForce GTX 660 Galaxy GC Edition
GeForce GTX 660 DA OC 2GB Edition
GeForce GTX 660 Golden Sample Edition
GeForce GTX 660 Direct CU II OC Edition
GeForce GTX 660 Twin Frozr OC Edition
GeForce GTX 660 Gigabyte OC Edition
GeForce GTX 660 MSI OC 2GB Edition
GeForce GTX 660 Palit OC 2GB Edition
GeForce GTX 660 Gigabyte OC 3GB Edition
GeForce GTX 660 Zotac AMP Edition
GeForce GTX 660 WindForce 2X OC Edition
GeForce GTX 660 MSI Gaming 2GB Edition
GeForce GTX 660 EVGA Superclocked Edition
GeForce GTX 660 EVGA SC Signature 2 Edition
GeForce GTX 660 Direct CU II Top Edition
GeForce GTX 660 MSI Hawk 2GB Edition
GeForce GTX 660 EVGA FTW Signature 2 Edition
GeForce GTX 660 EVGA FTW Signature 2 3GB Edition
GeForce GTX 660 Twin Frozr OC Edition SLI