NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Super (Desktop) vs NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Super (Desktop)

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The Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Super is a powerful, mid-tier, Turing-based, desktop GPU. The GTX 1660 Super is based on the TU116 chip with 1,408 shader units, 48 ROPs, 88 TMUs and a 192-bit-wide memory bus (GDDR6 clocked at 7 GHz, effectively 14 GHz, bandwidth: up to 336 GB/s).

The TU116 chip and other Turing-based GPUs are produced using the 12-nm manufacturing process. However, the GeForce GTX 1660 does not offer the latest features such as DLSS (Deep Learning Super Sampling) and Real Time Ray Tracing. Nevertheless, there are some architectural improvements when it comes to floating point and integer performance. These operations can now be carried out simultaneously. Other notable features include Adaptive Shading, unified cache, DisplayPort 1.4, HDMI 2.0b, HDR, Simultaneous Multi-Projection (SMP) as well as H.265 encoding and decoding (PlayReady 3.0).

At Full HD resolution, the GeForce GTX 1660 Super performance lies between a GeForce GTX 1660 / GTX 1060 and a GTX 1660 Ti / 1070. Therefore, it is most suited for demanding games of 2019 in full HD resolution and maximum detail settings, or QHD at slightly reduced settings.

The energy consumption of the GeForce GTX 1660 Super amounts to 125 watts and therefore 5 Watt higher than the GTX 1060 or GTX 1660 Ti.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q

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The Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti with Max-Q Design is a mobile graphics card for laptops that is based on the Turing architecture (TU116 chip). It is designed for thin and light laptops and about 10-15% slower than a regular GTX 1660 Ti for laptops (depending on the cooling capabilities). According to the specifications, the Max-Q variant clocks 22% slower for the base speed and 16% for the boost speed.

Compared to the faster RTX 2000 GPUs (e.g. RTX 2060), the 1660Ti integrates no Raytracing or Tensor cores. The performance is similar to the old GTX 1070 (Max-Q) but at a reduced TGP of 60 Watt (versus 80 of the laptop version 115 Watt of the desktop version). 

In April 2020 Nvidia refreshed the GTX 1660 Ti with the new codename N18E-G0-A1 with similar specs and pin compatible to the refreshed RTX chips (e.g., RTX 2070 Super Mobile).

The Turing generation did not only introduce raytracing for the RTX cards, but also optimized the architecture of the cores and caches. According to Nvidia the CUDA cores offer now a concurrent execution of floating point and integer operations for increased performance in compute-heavy workloads of modern games. Furthermore, the caches were reworked (new unified memory architecture with twice the cache compared to Pascal). This leads to 50% more instructions per clock and a 40% more power efficient usage compared to Pascal.

Nvidia specifies a power consumption of 60 Watt TGP (Total Graphics Power) and therefore 20 Watts lower than a normal (Max-P) 1660Ti for laptops. Therefore, the Max-Q variant is well suited for thin and light gaming laptops. The TU116 chip is manufactured in 12nm FFN at TSMC.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Super (Desktop)NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q
ManufacturerNVIDIANVIDIA
GeForce GTX 1600 Series
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Desktop) compare 1536 @ 1.5 - 1.77 GHz192 Bit @ 12000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1660 Super (Desktop) 1408 @ 1.53 - 1.79 GHz192 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile compare 1536 @ 1.46 - 1.59 GHz192 Bit @ 12000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1660 (Desktop) compare 1408 @ 1.53 - 1.79 GHz192 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q 1536 @ 1.14 - 1.34 GHz192 Bit @ 12000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1650 Ti (Desktop) compare 1024 @ 1.53 - 1.73 GHz128 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile compare 1024 @ 1.35 - 1.49 GHz128 Bit @ 12000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile compare 1024 @ 1.4 - 1.56 GHz128 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1650 (Desktop) compare 896 @ 1.49 - 1.67 GHz128 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q compare 1024 @ 1.04 - 1.2 GHz128 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q compare 1024 @ 1.02 - 1.25 GHz128 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Desktop) compare 1536 @ 1.5 - 1.77 GHz192 Bit @ 12000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1660 Super (Desktop) 1408 @ 1.53 - 1.79 GHz192 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile compare 1536 @ 1.46 - 1.59 GHz192 Bit @ 12000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1660 (Desktop) compare 1408 @ 1.53 - 1.79 GHz192 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q 1536 @ 1.14 - 1.34 GHz192 Bit @ 12000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1650 Ti (Desktop) compare 1024 @ 1.53 - 1.73 GHz128 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile compare 1024 @ 1.35 - 1.49 GHz128 Bit @ 12000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile compare 1024 @ 1.4 - 1.56 GHz128 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1650 (Desktop) compare 896 @ 1.49 - 1.67 GHz128 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q compare 1024 @ 1.04 - 1.2 GHz128 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q compare 1024 @ 1.02 - 1.25 GHz128 Bit @ 8000 MHz
CodenameTuring TU116N18E-G0
ArchitectureTuringTuring
Cores1408 - unified1536 - unified
Core1530 - 1785 (Boost) MHz1140 - 1335 (Boost) MHz
Memory14000 MHz12000 MHz
Bus192 Bit192 Bit
MemoryGDDR6GDDR6
Max. Memory6144 MB6144 MB
Shared Memorynono
DirectXDirectX 12_1, 6.4DirectX 12_1
Transistors6600 Million
Technology12 nm12 nm
Introduced29.10.2019 23.04.2019
Size1/3
Manufacturerhttps://www.nvidia.com/en-gb/geforce/gam...

Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy
47.5 pt (50%)
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Score
6508 Points (37%)
min: 4547     avg: 5197     median: 5072 (29%)     max: 6395 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Graphics
6021 Points (32%)
min: 4867     avg: 5089     median: 5084.5 (27%)     max: 5440 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics
471219 Points (74%)
min: 220799     avg: 314100     median: 306910 (48%)     max: 414592 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Graphics
287241 Points (39%)
min: 76153     avg: 110626     median: 110626 (15%)     max: 145099 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Score
48162 Points (64%)
min: 16807     avg: 29350     median: 33027 (44%)     max: 39942 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Graphics
90435 Points (45%)
min: 38321     avg: 63736     median: 63086 (31%)     max: 89505 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Score
14656 Points (38%)
min: 10103     avg: 11548     median: 11615 (30%)     max: 12739 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Graphics
15498 Points (31%)
min: 12903     avg: 13356     median: 13355 (27%)     max: 13870 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Graphics
355910 Points (47%)
min: 59373     avg: 104094     median: 86295 (12%)     max: 166615 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Score
20610 Points (53%)
min: 12279     avg: 15364     median: 15913 (41%)     max: 17377 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance GPU
21347 Points (36%)
min: 17010     avg: 17711     median: 17439 (30%)     max: 18653 Points
3DMark Vantage
3DM Vant. Perf. total + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Super (Desktop)
3DM Vant. Perf. total + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Super (Desktop)
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q
3DMark 05 - 3DMark 05 - Standard
53106 Points (77%)
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Super (Desktop)
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q
Unigine Valley 1.0 - Unigine Valley 1.0 DX
77.6 fps (41%)
SPECviewperf 12
specvp12 sw-03 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Super (Desktop)
specvp12 snx-02 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Super (Desktop)
specvp12 showcase-01 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Super (Desktop)
specvp12 mediacal-01 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Super (Desktop)
specvp12 maya-04 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Super (Desktop)
specvp12 energy-01 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Super (Desktop)
specvp12 creo-01 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Super (Desktop)
specvp12 catia-04 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Super (Desktop)
specvp12 3dsmax-05 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Super (Desktop)
SPECviewperf 13 specvp13 sw-04 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Super (Desktop)
specvp13 snx-03 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Super (Desktop)
specvp13 showcase-02 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Super (Desktop)
specvp13 medical-02 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Super (Desktop)
specvp13 maya-05 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Super (Desktop)
specvp13 energy-02 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Super (Desktop)
specvp13 creo-02 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Super (Desktop)
specvp13 catia-05 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Super (Desktop)
specvp13 3dsmax-06 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Super (Desktop)
Cinebench R10 Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q
Cinebench R11.5 Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q
Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q
GFXBench 3.0 - GFXBench 3.0 Manhattan Offscreen
361 fps (39%)
GFXBench 3.0 - GFXBench 3.0 Manhattan
219 fps (60%)
GFXBench - GFXBench 5.0 Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen
157 fps (100%)
GFXBench - GFXBench 5.0 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
110 fps (45%)
GFXBench - GFXBench 5.0 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen
197 fps (96%)
GFXBench - GFXBench 5.0 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen
254 fps (44%)
GFXBench - GFXBench Car Chase Offscreen
227 fps (52%)
GFXBench - GFXBench Car Chase Onscreen
170 fps (64%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Room GPU
2286 Samples/s (23%)
2141 Samples/s (22%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Sala GPU
4490 Samples/s (16%)
4254 Samples/s (15%)
ComputeMark v2.1 - ComputeMark v2.1 Result
11098 (25%)
10027 (22%)
Power Consumption - Furmark Stress Test Power Consumption - external Monitor *
248 Watt (49%)
min: 77.6     avg: 86.3     median: 86.3 (17%)     max: 95 Watt
Power Consumption - The Witcher 3 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
260 Watt (51%)
min: 92     avg: 96.6     median: 96.6 (19%)     max: 101.2 Watt
Power Consumption - Witcher 3 Power Consumption *
min: 94.2     avg: 105     median: 106.9 (24%)     max: 121 Watt
Clock Speed - GPU Clock Witcher 3 ultra
1501 MHz (78%)
Clock Speed - GPU Clock Speed Furmark
1590 MHz (81%)
1062 MHz (54%)

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Super (Desktop) → 100% n=18

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q → 70% n=18

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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
1 This benchmark is not used for the average calculation

Watch Dogs Legion

Watch Dogs Legion

2020
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce GTX 1660 Super (Desktop):
115 fps  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 1660 Super (Desktop):
82.5 fps  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 1660 Super (Desktop):
70.8 fps