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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q

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.

ManufacturerNVIDIA
GeForce GTX 1600 Series
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Desktop) compare 1536 @ 1500 - 1770 MHz192 Bit @ 12000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1660 Super (Desktop) compare 1408 @ 1530 - 1785 MHz192 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile compare 1536 @ 1455 - 1590 MHz192 Bit @ 12000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1660 (Desktop) compare 1408 @ 1530 - 1785 MHz192 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q 1536 @ 1140 - 1335 MHz192 Bit @ 12000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1650 Ti (Desktop) compare 1024 @ 1530 - 1725 MHz128 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile compare 1024 @ 1350 MHz128 Bit @ 12000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile compare 1024 @ 1395 - 1560 MHz128 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1650 (Desktop) compare 896 @ 1485 - 1665 MHz128 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q compare 1024 @ 1035 - 1200 MHz128 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q compare 1024 @ 1020 - 1245 MHz128 Bit @ 8000 MHz
CodenameN18E-G0
ArchitectureTuring
Pipelines1536 - unified
Core Speed1140 - 1335 (Boost) MHz
Memory Speed12000 MHz
Memory Bus Width192 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR6
Max. Amount of Memory6144 MB
Shared Memoryno
DirectXDirectX 12_1
technology12 nm
Notebook Sizemedium sized
Date of Announcement23.04.2019
Link to Manufacturer Pagehttps://www.nvidia.com/en-gb/geforce/gam...

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy
29.4 pt (30%)
3DMark - Time Spy Score 2560x1440
min: 4547     avg: 5197     median: 5072 (34%)     max: 6395 Points
3DMark - Time Spy Graphics 2560x1440
min: 4867     avg: 5089     median: 5084.5 (34%)     max: 5440 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score 1280x720 offscreen
min: 220799     avg: 314100     median: 306910 (56%)     max: 414592 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Graphics 1920x1080
min: 76153     avg: 110626     median: 110626 (15%)     max: 145099 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Score 1280x720
min: 16807     avg: 29350     median: 33027 (49%)     max: 39942 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 38321     avg: 63736     median: 63086 (32%)     max: 89505 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Score 1920x1080
min: 10103     avg: 11548     median: 11615 (39%)     max: 12739 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Graphics 1920x1080
min: 12903     avg: 13356     median: 13355 (33%)     max: 13870 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 59373     avg: 104094     median: 86295 (12%)     max: 166615 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
min: 12279     avg: 15364     median: 15913 (41%)     max: 17377 points
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
min: 17010     avg: 17711     median: 17439 (34%)     max: 18653 points
3DMark Vantage
P Result 1280x1024 +
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 +
3DMark 06 Standard 1280x1024 +
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit +
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit +
Cinebench R15
OpenGL 64Bit +
Ref. Match 64Bit +
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 1920x1080 +
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 +
Power Consumption - FurMark 1.19 GPU Stress Test - Power Consumption (external Monitor) 1280x720 *
min: 77.6     avg: 86.3     median: 86.3 (20%)     max: 95 Watt
Power Consumption - The Witcher 3 Power Consumption (external Monitor) ultra 1920x1080 *
min: 92     avg: 96.6     median: 96.6 (21%)     max: 101.2 Watt
Power Consumption - Witcher 3 ultra - Power Consumption *
min: 94.2     avg: 105     median: 106.9 (24%)     max: 121 Watt
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

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.

Horizon Zero Dawn

Horizon Zero Dawn

2020
low 1280x720
119  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
78  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
65  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
51  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Death Stranding

Death Stranding

2020
low 1280x720
136.1  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
87.7  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
81.3  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
78.4  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
F1 2020

F1 2020

2020
low 1280x720
219  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
130  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
112  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
79  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Gears Tactics

Gears Tactics

2020
low 1280x720
214.7  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
130.2  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
79.9  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
56.1  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
low 1280x720
168.9  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
101.7  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
95.4  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
93.4  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
low 1280x720
176.8  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
81.2  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
63.3  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
low 1280x720
121.2  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
98.3  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
90.5  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
87.7  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
low 1280x720
115.1  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
71.7  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
47.2  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
29.4  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
med. 1920x1080
91.5  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
78.1  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
72.4  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.