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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game FirePro W4170M GeForce GTX 660M
Cyberpunk 2077 655% 635%
Red Dead Redemption 2 450% 435%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 239% 230%
Halo: Reach 75% 70%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 655% 635%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 450% 435%
FIFA 20 193% 185%
Doom Eternal 373% 360%
Grand Theft Auto VI 740% 718%
Need For Speed Heat 450% 435%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 660M are marginally better than the AMD FirePro W4170M.

The GeForce GTX 660M has a 10 MHz higher core clock speed and 8 more Texture Mapping Units than the FirePro W4170M. This results in the GeForce GTX 660M providing 6.9 GTexel/s better texturing performance. 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 660M has a 10 MHz higher core clock speed and 8 more Render Output Units than the FirePro W4170M. This results in the GeForce GTX 660M providing 6.8 GPixel/s better pixeling performance. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The FirePro W4170M was released over a year more recently than the GeForce GTX 660M, and so the FirePro W4170M is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the GeForce GTX 660M.

The FirePro W4170M and the GeForce GTX 660M have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The FirePro W4170M has 8 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GeForce GTX 660M, which means that the memory performance of the FirePro W4170M is marginally better than the GeForce GTX 660M.

Both the FirePro W4170M and the GeForce GTX 660M have 384 Shader Processing Units. While the two GPUs have the same number of SPUs, the actual performance delivered by the GeForce GTX 660M is 365 and by the FirePro W4170M is 365. Knowing that the shader performance of the GeForce GTX 660M is superior, it is not necessary to examine the GPUs' respective Texture and Pixel Fill Rates.

The FirePro W4170M requires 50 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 660M requires 50 Watts. The two GPUs require the same amount of wattage to run. As such, there is no need to worry about which will more significantly affect your yearly electricity bills.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed825 MHzvs835 MHz
Boost Clock900 MHzvs950 MHz
ArchitectureGCN 1.1 Mars XTXKepler GK107-N13E-GE-A2
OC Potential Poor vs Poor
Driver Support Great vs Good
Release Date28 Apr 2014vs22 Mar 2012
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
Approved
Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768 - vs green tick
7.9
1600x900 - vs green tick
5.9
1920x1080 - vs green tick
4.4
2560x1440 - vs green tick
2.8
3840x2160 - vs green tick
1.8

GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed1125 MHzvs1000 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth72GB/secvs64GB/sec
L2 Cache 256 KB green tick vs green tick 256 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units384vs384
Actual Shader Performance14%vs18%
Technology28nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units24vs32
Texture Rate19.8 GTexel/svs26.7 GTexel/s
Render Output Units8vs16
Pixel Rate6.6 GPixel/svs13.4 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections0vs0
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power50 Wattsvs50 Watts
Recommended PSU--

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs12.0
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.4vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUyesyes
SLI/Crossfireyesvsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-4340M 2.9GHzvsIntel Core i5-3360M 2.8GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1600x900vs1600x900

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewFirePro W4170M is a Professional Graphics Card based on the 28nm GCN architecture.
It's based on the GCN 1.1 Mars XTX and therefore offers 384 Shader Processing Units, 24 TMUs and 8 ROPs on a 128-bit interface of fast GDDR5. The central unit is clocked 825MHz and goes up to 900MHz, in Turbo Mode, while the memory clock operates at 1125MHZ.
Its performance lies somewhere between desktop Radeon R7 240 and Radeon R7 250.
Overview
GeForce GTX 660M is a Fast-Middle-Class Mobile Graphics Card based on the first revision of the Kepler Architecture.

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 Codenamed GK107-N13E-GE-A2 which has 2 Stream Multiprocessors activated and thus offers 384 Shader Processing Units, 32 TMUs and 16 ROPs. The Central Unit is initially clocked at 835MHz and goes up to 950MHz, in Turbo Mode.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 2GB frame buffer of fast GDDR5, through a 128-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is exaggerated and no way benefits the GPU. The Memory Clock Operates at 1000MHz.

Features
DirectX 11.0 Support (11.0 Hardware Default) and support for SLI, Kepler Boost, Optimus, CUDA, OpenCL, DirectCompute, 3D Vision Surround, PhysX, Realtime Raytracing and other technologies

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 45W, it is suited for average sized laptops.

Performance
Gaming benchmarks indicate its performance is not too far from the desktop GeForce GTX 650.

System Suggestions
We recommend a decent processor (Intel Core i5 Mobile) and 8GB of RAM for a system with GeForce GTX 660M.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
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GPU Variants
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