NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q vs NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Desktop)

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 1650 (Desktop)

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The Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 for desktop PCs is a graphics card that is based on the Turing architecture (TU117 chip). Compared to the faster RTX 2000 GPUs (e.g. RTX 2060), the 1650 integrates no Raytracing or Tensor cores. The performance should be slightly faster than the old GeForce GTX 1050 Ti. Although, the mobile variant of the GTX1650 uses the same name, it is a bit slower due to lower clock rates.

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.

Compared to the bigger Turing chips (like the TU116 of the GTX 1660 Ti and the RTX lineup), the TU117 does not include the new NVENC encoder but an older one similar to the one used in Pascal and Volta.

The power consumption of the 1650 is specified at 75 Watt TGP (Total Graphics Power) by Nvidia. The TU117 chip is manufactured in 12nm FFN at TSMC.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-QNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Desktop)
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) compare 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 Super (Desktop) compare 1408 @ 1.53 GHz192 Bit @ 14000 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) 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) compare 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 Super (Desktop) compare 1408 @ 1.53 GHz192 Bit @ 14000 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) 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
CodenameN18E-G0
ArchitectureTuringTuring
Pipelines1536 - unified896 - unified
Core Speed1140 - 1335 (Boost) MHz1485 - 1665 (Boost) MHz
Memory Speed12000 MHz8000 MHz
Memory Bus Width192 Bit128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR6GDDR5
Max. Amount of Memory6144 MB4096 MB
Shared Memorynono
DirectXDirectX 12_1DirectX 12_1, Shader 6.4
technology12 nm12 nm
Notebook Sizemedium sized
Date of Announcement23.04.2019 23.04.2019
Link to Manufacturer Pagehttps://www.nvidia.com/en-gb/geforce/gam...https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/geforce/gra...

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy - GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q
25.4 pt (26%)
Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy - GeForce GTX 1650 (Desktop)
30.1 pt (31%)
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Score
min: 4547     avg: 5197     median: 5072 (29%)     max: 6395 Points
min: 3839     avg: 3882     median: 3879 (22%)     max: 3927 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Graphics
min: 4867     avg: 5089     median: 5084.5 (26%)     max: 5440 Points
min: 3492     avg: 3514     median: 3512 (18%)     max: 3538 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics
min: 220799     avg: 314100     median: 306910 (48%)     max: 414592 Points
min: 356457     avg: 388636     median: 373333 (59%)     max: 436117 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Graphics
min: 76153     avg: 110626     median: 110626 (15%)     max: 145099 Points
min: 161038     avg: 174430     median: 170403 (23%)     max: 191849 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Score
min: 16807     avg: 29350     median: 33027 (44%)     max: 39942 Points
min: 33812     avg: 36095     median: 35325 (47%)     max: 39148 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Graphics
min: 38321     avg: 63736     median: 63086 (31%)     max: 89505 Points
min: 49810     avg: 52826     median: 50549 (25%)     max: 58120 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Score
min: 10103     avg: 11548     median: 11615 (30%)     max: 12739 Points
min: 8362     avg: 8789     median: 8795 (23%)     max: 9209 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Graphics
min: 12903     avg: 13356     median: 13355 (27%)     max: 13870 Points
min: 9195     avg: 9372     median: 9203 (19%)     max: 9718 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Graphics
min: 59373     avg: 104094     median: 86295 (12%)     max: 166615 Points
min: 200932     avg: 222320     median: 218255 (29%)     max: 247773 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Score
min: 12279     avg: 15364     median: 15913 (41%)     max: 17377 Points
min: 13719     avg: 13894     median: 13894 (36%)     max: 14069 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance GPU
min: 17010     avg: 17711     median: 17439 (30%)     max: 18653 Points
min: 13531     avg: 13645     median: 13645 (23%)     max: 13759 Points
3DMark Vantage
3DM Vant. Perf. total + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q
3DM Vant. Perf. total + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Desktop)
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Desktop)
3DMark 05 - 3DMark 05 - Standard
35596 Points (52%)
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Desktop)
Unigine Valley 1.0 - Unigine Valley 1.0 DX
min: 42.1     avg: 44.4     median: 44.4 (23%)     max: 46.6 fps
SPECviewperf 12
specvp12 sw-03 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Desktop)
specvp12 snx-02 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Desktop)
specvp12 showcase-01 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Desktop)
specvp12 mediacal-01 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Desktop)
specvp12 maya-04 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Desktop)
specvp12 energy-01 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Desktop)
specvp12 creo-01 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Desktop)
specvp12 catia-04 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Desktop)
specvp12 3dsmax-05 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Desktop)
SPECviewperf 13 specvp13 sw-04 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Desktop)
specvp13 snx-03 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Desktop)
specvp13 showcase-02 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Desktop)
specvp13 medical-02 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Desktop)
specvp13 maya-05 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Desktop)
specvp13 energy-02 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Desktop)
specvp13 creo-02 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Desktop)
specvp13 catia-05 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Desktop)
specvp13 3dsmax-06 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (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 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Desktop)
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Desktop)
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
2141 Samples/s (22%)
min: 1273     avg: 1321     median: 1320.5 (14%)     max: 1368 Samples/s
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Sala GPU
4254 Samples/s (15%)
min: 2577     avg: 2580     median: 2579.5 (9%)     max: 2582 Samples/s
ComputeMark v2.1 - ComputeMark v2.1 Result
10027 (22%)
min: 7011     avg: 7085     median: 7085 (15%)     max: 7159
Power Consumption - Furmark Stress Test Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 77.6     avg: 86.3     median: 86.3 (16%)     max: 95 Watt
min: 183     avg: 195     median: 200.4 (36%)     max: 202.5 Watt
Power Consumption - The Witcher 3 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 92     avg: 96.6     median: 96.6 (16%)     max: 101.2 Watt
min: 178.87     avg: 195     median: 202.9 (34%)     max: 203.9 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
1062 MHz (54%)
1457 MHz (74%)

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q → 100% n=20

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Desktop) → 110% n=20

- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
1 This benchmark is not used for the average calculation

Game Benchmarks

The following benchmarks stem from our benchmarks of review laptops. The performance depends on the used graphics memory, clock rate, processor, system settings, drivers, and operating systems. So the results don't have to be representative for all laptops with this GPU. For detailed information on the benchmark results, click on the fps number.

low 1280x720
GeForce GTX 1650 (Desktop):
66 fps  fps
med. 1920x1080
GeForce GTX 1650 (Desktop):
34.4 fps  fps
high 1920x1080
GeForce GTX 1650 (Desktop):
28.3 fps  fps
ultra 1920x1080
GeForce GTX 1650 (Desktop):
23.7 fps  fps
QHD 2560x1440
GeForce GTX 1650 (Desktop):
14.5 fps  fps
4K 3840x2160
GeForce GTX 1650 (Desktop):
fps  fps
low 1280x720
GeForce GTX 1650 (Desktop):
80  fps
med. 1920x1080
GeForce GTX 1650 (Desktop):
46  fps
high 1920x1080
GeForce GTX 1650 (Desktop):
37  fps
ultra 1920x1080
GeForce GTX 1650 (Desktop):
30  fps
QHD 2560x1440
GeForce GTX 1650 (Desktop):
24  fps
4K 3840x2160
GeForce GTX 1650 (Desktop):
13  fps
low 1280x720
GeForce GTX 1650 (Desktop):
109 fps  fps
med. 1920x1080
GeForce GTX 1650 (Desktop):
48.6 fps  fps
high 1920x1080
GeForce GTX 1650 (Desktop):
46.8 fps  fps
ultra 1920x1080
GeForce GTX 1650 (Desktop):
40.6 fps  fps
QHD 2560x1440
GeForce GTX 1650 (Desktop):
26.7 fps  fps
4K 3840x2160
GeForce GTX 1650 (Desktop):
13.1 fps  fps
low 1280x720
GeForce GTX 1650 (Desktop):
114 fps  fps
med. 1920x1080
GeForce GTX 1650 (Desktop):
63.2 fps  fps
high 1920x1080
GeForce GTX 1650 (Desktop):
47 fps  fps
ultra 1920x1080
GeForce GTX 1650 (Desktop):
35.6 fps  fps
QHD 2560x1440
GeForce GTX 1650 (Desktop):
23.2 fps  fps
4K 3840x2160
GeForce GTX 1650 (Desktop):
10.6 fps  fps
low 1280x720
GeForce GTX 1650 (Desktop):
76  fps
med. 1920x1080
GeForce GTX 1650 (Desktop):
47  fps
high 1920x1080
GeForce GTX 1650 (Desktop):
35  fps
ultra 1920x1080
GeForce GTX 1650 (Desktop):
13  fps
QHD 2560x1440
GeForce GTX 1650 (Desktop):
13  fps
4K 3840x2160
GeForce GTX 1650 (Desktop):
5  fps
Dirt 5

Dirt 5

2020
low 1280x720
GeForce GTX 1650 (Desktop):
114  fps
med. 1920x1080
GeForce GTX 1650 (Desktop):
51.4  fps
high 1920x1080
GeForce GTX 1650 (Desktop):
41.7  fps
ultra 1920x1080
GeForce GTX 1650 (Desktop):
34.2  fps
QHD 2560x1440
GeForce GTX 1650 (Desktop):
26.8  fps
4K 3840x2160
GeForce GTX 1650 (Desktop):
15.5  fps
low 1280x720
GeForce GTX 1650 (Desktop):
92.9 fps  fps
med. 1920x1080
GeForce GTX 1650 (Desktop):
56 fps  fps
high 1920x1080
GeForce GTX 1650 (Desktop):
47.6 fps