NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q vs NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Super (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 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-QNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Super (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) 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) 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 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) 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
CodenameN18E-G0Turing TU116
ArchitectureTuringTuring
Pipelines1536 - unified1408 - unified
Core Speed1140 - 1335 (Boost) MHz1530 - 1785 (Boost) MHz
Memory Speed12000 MHz14000 MHz
Memory Bus Width192 Bit192 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR6GDDR6
Max. Amount of Memory6144 MB6144 MB
Shared Memorynono
DirectXDirectX 12_1DirectX 12_1, Shader 6.4
technology12 nm12 nm
Notebook Sizemedium sized
Date of Announcement23.04.2019 29.10.2019
Link to Manufacturer Pagehttps://www.nvidia.com/en-gb/geforce/gam...
Transistors6600 Million

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 1660 Super (Desktop)
48.2 pt (50%)
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Score
min: 4547     avg: 5197     median: 5072 (29%)     max: 6395 Points
min: 6421     avg: 6465     median: 6464.5 (36%)     max: 6508 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Graphics
min: 4867     avg: 5089     median: 5084.5 (26%)     max: 5440 Points
min: 5958     avg: 5990     median: 5989.5 (31%)     max: 6021 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics
min: 220799     avg: 314100     median: 306910 (48%)     max: 414592 Points
min: 471219     avg: 474128     median: 474128 (75%)     max: 477037 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Graphics
min: 76153     avg: 110626     median: 110626 (15%)     max: 145099 Points
min: 281104     avg: 284173     median: 284172 (39%)     max: 287241 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Score
min: 16807     avg: 29350     median: 33027 (44%)     max: 39942 Points
min: 48162     avg: 50246     median: 50246 (67%)     max: 52330 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Graphics
min: 38321     avg: 63736     median: 63086 (31%)     max: 89505 Points
min: 88797     avg: 89616     median: 89616 (44%)     max: 90435 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Score
min: 10103     avg: 11548     median: 11615 (30%)     max: 12739 Points
min: 14656     avg: 14738     median: 14737.5 (38%)     max: 14819 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Graphics
min: 12903     avg: 13356     median: 13355 (27%)     max: 13870 Points
min: 15498     avg: 15531     median: 15530.5 (31%)     max: 15563 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Graphics
min: 59373     avg: 104094     median: 86295 (12%)     max: 166615 Points
min: 337164     avg: 346537     median: 346537 (46%)     max: 355910 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Score
min: 12279     avg: 15364     median: 15913 (41%)     max: 17377 Points
20610 Points (53%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance GPU
min: 17010     avg: 17711     median: 17439 (30%)     max: 18653 Points
21347 Points (36%)
3DMark Vantage
3DM Vant. Perf. total + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q
3DM Vant. Perf. total + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Super (Desktop)
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Super (Desktop)
3DMark 05 - 3DMark 05 - Standard
53106 Points (77%)
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Super (Desktop)
Unigine Valley 1.0 - Unigine Valley 1.0 DX
77.6 fps (40%)
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
2141 Samples/s (22%)
2286 Samples/s (23%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Sala GPU
4254 Samples/s (15%)
4490 Samples/s (16%)
ComputeMark v2.1 - ComputeMark v2.1 Result
10027 (22%)
11098 (24%)
Power Consumption - Furmark Stress Test Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 77.6     avg: 86.3     median: 86.3 (16%)     max: 95 Watt
248 Watt (45%)
Power Consumption - The Witcher 3 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 92     avg: 96.6     median: 96.6 (16%)     max: 101.2 Watt
260 Watt (44%)
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%)
1590 MHz (81%)

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q → 100% n=18

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Super (Desktop) → 158% n=18

- 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 1660 Super (Desktop):
104 fps  fps
med. 1920x1080
GeForce GTX 1660 Super (Desktop):
56.1 fps  fps
high 1920x1080
GeForce GTX 1660 Super (Desktop):
46.2 fps  fps
ultra 1920x1080
GeForce GTX 1660 Super (Desktop):
39.2 fps  fps
QHD 2560x1440
GeForce GTX 1660 Super (Desktop):
24.5 fps  fps
4K 3840x2160
GeForce GTX 1660 Super (Desktop):
10.9 fps  fps
low 1280x720
GeForce GTX 1660 Super (Desktop):
99  fps
med. 1920x1080
GeForce GTX 1660 Super (Desktop):
67  fps
high 1920x1080
GeForce GTX 1660 Super (Desktop):
54  fps
ultra 1920x1080
GeForce GTX 1660 Super (Desktop):
51  fps
QHD 2560x1440
GeForce GTX 1660 Super (Desktop):
41  fps
4K 3840x2160
GeForce GTX 1660 Super (Desktop):
25  fps
low 1280x720
GeForce GTX 1660 Super (Desktop):
111 fps  fps
med. 1920x1080
GeForce GTX 1660 Super (Desktop):
77.2 fps  fps
high 1920x1080
GeForce GTX 1660 Super (Desktop):
74.9 fps  fps
ultra 1920x1080
GeForce GTX 1660 Super (Desktop):
64.7 fps  fps
QHD 2560x1440
GeForce GTX 1660 Super (Desktop):
43.1 fps  fps
4K 3840x2160
GeForce GTX 1660 Super (Desktop):
21.5 fps  fps
low 1280x720
GeForce GTX 1660 Super (Desktop):
162 fps  fps
med. 1920x1080
GeForce GTX 1660 Super (Desktop):
93.7 fps  fps
high 1920x1080
GeForce GTX 1660 Super (Desktop):
75.3 fps  fps
ultra 1920x1080
GeForce GTX 1660 Super (Desktop):
57.2 fps  fps
QHD 2560x1440
GeForce GTX 1660 Super (Desktop):
39.5 fps  fps
4K 3840x2160
GeForce GTX 1660 Super (Desktop):
18.2 fps  fps
low 1280x720
GeForce GTX 1660 Super (Desktop):
99  fps
med. 1920x1080
GeForce GTX 1660 Super (Desktop):
66  fps
high 1920x1080
GeForce GTX 1660 Super (Desktop):
48  fps
ultra 1920x1080
GeForce GTX 1660 Super (Desktop):
44  fps
QHD 2560x1440
GeForce GTX 1660 Super (Desktop):
34  fps
4K 3840x2160
GeForce GTX 1660 Super (Desktop):
18  fps
low 1280x720
GeForce GTX 1660 Super (Desktop):
115 fps  fps
med. 1920x1080
GeForce GTX 1660 Super (Desktop):
82.5 fps