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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). 

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 (Boost) MHz192 Bit @ 12000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Laptop) (compare) 1536 @ 1455 - 1590 (Boost) MHz192 Bit @ 12000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q 1536 @ 1140 - 1335 (Boost) MHz192 Bit @ 12000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1650 Ti (Desktop) (compare) 1024 @ 1530 - 1725 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop) (compare) 1024 @ 1395 - 1560 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1650 (Desktop) (compare) 896 @ 1485 - 1665 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q (compare) 1024 @ 1020 - 1245 (Boost) 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

3DMark - Time Spy Score 2560x1440
min: 4547     avg: 4954.7     median: 5072 (37%)     max: 5245 Points
3DMark - Time Spy Graphics 2560x1440
min: 4867     avg: 5068.8     median: 4984 (35%)     max: 5440 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 44557     avg: 74111     median: 88271 (48%)     max: 89505 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Score 1920x1080
min: 10792     avg: 11437     median: 11615 (43%)     max: 11904 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Graphics 1920x1080
min: 12903     avg: 13148.7     median: 13188 (32%)     max: 13355 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 59373     avg: 112994     median: 112994 (15%)     max: 166615 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
min: 12279     avg: 14732.3     median: 15913 (45%)     max: 16005 points
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
min: 17010     avg: 17225.2     median: 17217 (34%)     max: 17457 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 +
GFXBench - Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen 2560x1440
110.2 fps (100%)
GFXBench - Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen 1920x1080
253.8 fps (100%)
Power Consumption - Witcher 3 ultra - Power Consumption *
min: 106     avg: 111.9     median: 107 (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.

F1 2019

F1 2019

2019
low 1280x720
183  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
140  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
117  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
71  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
low 1280x720
209.4  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
93.1  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
57.1  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
41.6  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Rage 2

Rage 2

2019
low 1280x720
154.7  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
70.9  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
58.7  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
58.2  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Anno 1800

Anno 1800

2019
low 1280x720
87.9  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
83.2  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
64.1  fps    + Compare