NVIDIA GeForce 830M vs GTX 1660

NVIDIA GeForce 830M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660

General info

Comparison of GeForce 830M and GeForce GTX 1660 architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
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66.75
Architecture
Maxwell
 
Turing
Code name
GM108
 
TU116
Type
Laptop
 
Desktop
Release date
12 March 2014
 
14 March 2019
Launch price (MSRP)
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$219
Price now
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$215

Technical specs

GeForce 830M and GeForce GTX 1660's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of GeForce 830M and GeForce GTX 1660's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
256
 
1408
Core clock speed
1029 MHz
 
1530 MHz
Boost Clock
1150 MHz
 
1785 MHz
Transistor count
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6,600 million
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
12 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
33 Watt
 
120 Watt
Texture fill rate
18.40
 
157.1
Floating-point performance
588.8 gflops
 
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Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce 830M and GeForce GTX 1660 compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility). For notebook video cards it's notebook size, connection slot and bus, if the video card is inserted into a slot instead of being soldered to the notebook motherboard.
Bus support
PCI Express 2.0, PCI Express 3.0
 
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Interface
PCIe 3.0 x8
 
PCIe 3.0 x16
Length
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229 mm
Supplementary power connectors
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1x 8-pin

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce 830M and GeForce GTX 1660: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.
Memory type
DDR3
 
GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount
2 GB
 
6 GB
Memory bus width
64 Bit
 
192 Bit
Memory clock speed
1800 MHz
 
8004 MHz
Memory bandwidth
14.4 GB/s
 
192.1 GB/s
Shared memory
-
 
-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce 830M and GeForce GTX 1660.
Display Connectors
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1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce 830M and GeForce GTX 1660. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
GPU Boost
+
 
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Optimus
+
 
-
GameWorks
+
 
-
CUDA
+
 
-
GeForce Experience
+
 
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API support

APIs supported by GeForce 830M and GeForce GTX 1660, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12 (11_0)
 
12 (12_1)
OpenGL
4.5
 
4.6

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce 830M and GeForce GTX 1660. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

GeForce 830M 1.41
GTX 1660 52.71 +3638.3%

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

GeForce 830M 8105
GTX 1660 79435 +880.1%

3DMark Fire Strike Score

GeForce 830M 1215
GTX 1660 12629 +939.4%

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

GeForce 830M 1387
GTX 1660 13847 +898.3%

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

GeForce 830M 1961
GTX 1660 20696 +955.4%

3DMark Vantage Performance

GeForce 830M 6163
GTX 1660 57895 +839.4%

Passmark

GeForce 830M 976
GTX 1660 11362 +1064.1%

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of GeForce 830M and GeForce GTX 1660. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
67 Mh/s
 
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Gaming performance

Let's see how good GeForce 830M and GeForce GTX 1660 are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce 830M

Less power hungry (33 vs 120 watts)
GPU Boost 2.0 (increases NVIDIA GPU voltage and frequency when there's a temperature headroom. Similar to AMD PowerTune)
Optimus (lowers energy usage by automatically switching between integrated and discrete NVIDIA GPU. Similar to AMD Enduro)
PhysX (hardware acceleration of physical simulation engine named PhysX)
CUDA (Compute Unified Device Architecture - an API for video card computing power usage in tasks different from 3D graphics processing. Can be used for physics simulation for instance)
GeForce Experience (software suite built to manage NVIDIA GPU parameters, and to record and stream game video)
Optimus Support
NVIDIAGameWorksSupport

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660

3638.3% faster (about 37.5 times) in synthetic tests
Much newer (14 March 2019 vs 12 March 2014)
Wider memory bus (192 vs 64 bit)
More pipelines (1408 vs 256)
Higher memory bandwidth (192.1 vs 14.4 GB/s)
Finer manufacturing process technology (12 vs 28 nm)

So, 830M or GTX 1660?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660.
Be aware that GeForce 830M is a notebook card while GeForce GTX 1660 is a desktop one.
Should you still have questions on choice between GeForce 830M and GeForce GTX 1660, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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