GeForce GTX 660 vs Radeon R9 270

GeForce GTX 660
Memory: 2048Mb GDDR5DESKTOP
Release date: 6 Sep 2012
GeForce GTX 660
Radeon R9 270
Memory: 2048Mb GDDR5DESKTOP
Release date: 13 Nov 2013
Radeon R9 270

Summary

Synthetic performance index

  • GeForce GTX 660
    100%
  • Radeon R9 270
    115%

Relative performance

Gaming performance index

  • GeForce GTX 660
    100%
  • Radeon R9 270
    112%

Relative performance

Reasons to consider GeForce GTX 660

Supports PhysX.
Supports G-Sync.
Supports ShadowPlay (allows game streaming/recording with minimum performance penalty).
Based on an outdated architecture (Nvidia Kepler), there are less performance optimizations for current games and applications.

Reasons to consider Radeon R9 270

12% higher gaming performance.
This is a much newer product, it might have better long term support.
Supports Direct3D 12 Async Compute.
Supports ReLive (allows game streaming/recording with minimum performance penalty).
Supports Mantle.

Radeon R9 270

HWBench recommends Radeon R9 270

The Radeon R9 270 is the better performing card based on the game benchmark suite used (8 combinations of games and resolutions).


Specifications

Core Configuration

GeForce GTX 660Radeon R9 270
GPU NameGK106 (GK106-400-A1)vsCuracao (Curacao PRO)
Fab Process28 nmvs28 nm
Die Size221 mm²vs212 mm²
Transistors2,540 millionvs2,800 million
Shaders960vs1280
Compute Units5vs20
Core clock980 MHzvs900 MHz
ROPs24vs32
TMUs80vs80

Memory Configuration

GeForce GTX 660Radeon R9 270
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Bus Width192 bitvs256 bit
Memory Speed1502 MHz
6008 MHz effective
vs1400 MHz
5600 MHz effective
Memory Size2048 Mbvs2048 Mb

Additional details

GeForce GTX 660Radeon R9 270
TDP140 wattsvs150 watts
Release Date6 Sep 2012vs13 Nov 2013

Raw Performance comparison

Pixel Rate

  • GeForce GTX 660
    19.60 GP/s
  • Radeon R9 270
    28.80 GP/s

GigaPixels - higher is better

Texel Rate

  • GeForce GTX 660
    78.40 GT/s
  • Radeon R9 270
    72.00 GT/s

GigaTexels - higher is better

Memory bandwidth

  • GeForce GTX 660
    144.00 GB/s
  • Radeon R9 270
    179.00 GB/s

GB/s - higher is better

Single precision performance

  • GeForce GTX 660
    1882.00 GFLOPs
  • Radeon R9 270
    2304.00 GFLOPs

GFLOPs - higher is better

Synthetic benchmarks

3DMark 11

  • GeForce GTX 660
    6800
  • Radeon R9 270
    7820

Points (higher is better)

Game benchmarks

Battlefield 4

DX11, Ultra Quality,2x MSAA,16x AF, HBAO

  • GeForce GTX 660
    43
  • Radeon R9 270
    49

FPS (higher is better)

Bioshock Infinite

DX11, Ultra Quality,DDOD, FX AA

  • GeForce GTX 660
    50
  • Radeon R9 270
    51

FPS (higher is better)

Crysis 3

DX11,Very High Quality, FXAA

  • GeForce GTX 660
    30
  • Radeon R9 270
    31

FPS (higher is better)

Hitman Absolution

DX11, High Quality, 2x MSAA, 16x AF

  • GeForce GTX 660
    42
  • Radeon R9 270
    51

FPS (higher is better)

Medal Of Honor Warfighter

DX11, Ultra Quality, 4xMSAA

  • GeForce GTX 660
    39
  • Radeon R9 270
    43

FPS (higher is better)

Metro Last Light

DX11, AAA standard, 16xAF, Motion Blur normal, Tesselation normal

  • GeForce GTX 660
    32
  • Radeon R9 270
    36

FPS (higher is better)

Bioshock Infinite

DX11, Ultra, DDOD, FXAA

  • GeForce GTX 660
    31
  • Radeon R9 270
    32

FPS (higher is better)

Hitman Absolution

DX11, High Quality, 2x MSAA, 16x AF

  • GeForce GTX 660
    27
  • Radeon R9 270
    37

FPS (higher is better)