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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 660M Quadro FX 3500M
Halo: Reach 70% 560%
Cyberpunk 2077 635% 2754%
Red Dead Redemption 2 435% 1978%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 230% 1182%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 435% 1978%
Doom Eternal 360% 1686%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 635% 2754%
Grand Theft Auto VI 718% 3075%
FIFA 20 185% 1007%
Need For Speed Heat 435% 1978%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 660M are massively better than the Nvidia Quadro FX 3500M.

The GeForce GTX 660M was released over three years more recently than the Quadro FX 3500M, and so the GeForce GTX 660M is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the Quadro FX 3500M when running the latest games.

The GeForce GTX 660M has 1536 MB more video memory than the Quadro FX 3500M, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the GeForce GTX 660M also has superior memory performance overall.

The GeForce GTX 660M has 19.2 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the Quadro FX 3500M, which means that the memory performance of the GeForce GTX 660M is slightly better than the Quadro FX 3500M.

The GeForce GTX 660M has 384 Shader Processing Units but the Quadro FX 3500M does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

The GeForce GTX 660M requires 50 Watts to run and the Quadro FX 3500M requires 45 Watts. The GeForce GTX 660M requires 5 Watts more than the Quadro FX 3500M to run. The difference is not significant enough for the GeForce GTX 660M to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the Quadro FX 3500M.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed835 MHzvs575 MHz
Boost Clock950 MHzvs-
ArchitectureKepler GK107-N13E-GE-A2G71GLM
OC Potential Poor vs -
Driver Support Good vs -
Release Date22 Mar 2012vs01 Mar 2007
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
7.9
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1600x900
5.9
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1920x1080
4.4
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2560x1440
2.8
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3840x2160
1.8
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GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs512 MB
Memory Speed1000 MHzvs700 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth64GB/secvs44.8GB/sec
L2 Cache 256 KB green tick vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units384vs-
Actual Shader Performance18%vs-
Technology28nmvs-
Texture Mapping Units32vs-
Texture Rate26.7 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units16vs-
Pixel Rate13.4 GPixel/svs-
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs-
DVI Connections0vs-
HDMI Connections0vs-
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power50 Wattsvs45 Watts
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GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs10
Shader Model5.0vs4.0
Open GL4.5vs2.1
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUyesyes
SLI/Crossfireyesvsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-3360M 2.8GHz-
Recommended RAM8 GB-
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1600x900-

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
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.
The Quadro line of GPU cards emerged in an effort at market segmentation by NVIDIA. In introducing Quadro, NVIDIA was able to charge a premium for essentially the same graphics hardware in professional markets, and direct resources to properly serve the needs of those markets. To differentiate their offerings, NVIDIA used driver software and firmware to enable features vital to segments of the workstation market; e.g., high performance anti-aliased lines and two-sided lighting were reserved for the Quadro product. In addition, improved support through a certified driver program was put in place. These features were of little value in the gaming markets that NVIDIA's products already sold to, but prevented high end customers from using the less expensive products. This practice continues even today although some products use higher capacity faster memory.
Recommended CPU
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Possible GPU Upgrades
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GPU Variants
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