1080 Max-Q vs 1660 Ti Mobile

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q
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  • Interface PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 1101 - 1290
  • Max video memory 8 GB
  • Memory type GDDR5X
  • Memory clock speed 10000
  • Maximum resolution
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile
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  • Interface PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 1455
  • Max video memory 6 GB
  • Memory type GDDR6
  • Memory clock speed 12000
  • Maximum resolution
Price now 682$
Games supported 93%

General info

Comparison of graphics card architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters.

Place in performance rating138140
Value for money13.1725.81
ArchitecturePascal (2016−2021)Turing (2018−2021)
GPU code nameN17E-G3 Max-QN18E-G0
Market segmentLaptopLaptop
Release date30 May 2017 (5 years ago)23 April 2019 (3 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)no data$229
Current price$1008 $682 (3x MSRP)
Value for money

To calculate the index we compare the characteristics of graphics cards against their prices.

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Technical specs

General performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core base clock and boost clock speeds, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their benchmark and gaming test results. Note that power consumption of some graphics cards can well exceed their nominal TDP, especially when overclocked.

Pipelines / CUDA cores25601536
Core clock speed1101 - 1290 MHz1455 MHz
Boost clock speed1278 - 1468 MHz1590 MHz
Number of transistors7,200 million6,600 million
Manufacturing process technology16 nm12 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)90 - 110 Watt80 Watt
Texture fill rate234.9152.6
Floating-point performance7,516 gflopsno data

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q and GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. 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.

Laptop sizelargemedium sized
InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16PCIe 3.0 x16
Supplementary power connectorsNoneno data

Memory

Parameters of memory installed: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated VRAM and use a shared part of system RAM.

Memory typeGDDR5XGDDR6
Maximum RAM amount8 GB6 GB
Memory bus width256 Bit192 Bit
Memory clock speed10000 MHz12000 MHz
Memory bandwidth320.3 GB/s288.0 GB/s
Shared memory--

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on the reviewed GPUs. As a rule, data in this section is precise only for desktop reference ones (so-called Founders Edition for NVIDIA chips). OEM manufacturers may change the number and type of output ports, while for notebook cards availability of certain video outputs ports depends on the laptop model rather than on the card itself.

Display ConnectorsNo outputsNo outputs
G-SYNC support+no data

Technologies

Supported technological solutions. This information will prove useful if you need some particular technology for your purposes.

VR Ready+no data

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX12 (12_1)12 (12_1)
Shader Model6.46.5
OpenGL4.64.6
OpenCL1.21.2
Vulkan1.2.1311.2.131
CUDA6.17.5

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance comparison. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.


Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

GTX 1080 Max-Q 26.14
+0.3%
GTX 1660 Ti Mobile 26.06
  • Passmark
  • 3DMark Vantage Performance
  • 3DMark 11 Performance GPU
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Score
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
  • 3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
  • 3DMark Ice Storm GPU
  • SPECviewperf 12 - Showcase

This is probably the most ubiquitous benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various load, providing four separate benchmarks for Direct3D versions 9, 10, 11 and 12 (the last being done in 4K resolution if possible), and few more tests engaging DirectCompute capabilities.

Benchmark coverage: 26%

GTX 1080 Max-Q 10207
+0.3%
GTX 1660 Ti Mobile 10176

3DMark Vantage is an outdated DirectX 10 benchmark using 1280x1024 screen resolution. It taxes the graphics card with two scenes, one depicting a girl escaping some militarized base located within a sea cave, the other displaying a space fleet attack on a defenseless planet. It was discontinued in April 2017, and Time Spy benchmark is now recommended to be used instead.

Benchmark coverage: 17%

GTX 1080 Max-Q 39562
GTX 1660 Ti Mobile 49309
+24.6%

3DMark 11 is an obsolete DirectX 11 benchmark by Futuremark. It used four tests based on two scenes, one being few submarines exploring the submerged wreck of a sunken ship, the other is an abandoned temple deep in the jungle. All the tests are heavy with volumetric lighting and tessellation, and despite being done in 1280x720 resolution, are relatively taxing. Discontinued in January 2020, 3DMark 11 is now superseded by Time Spy.

Benchmark coverage: 17%

GTX 1080 Max-Q 23540
+17%
GTX 1660 Ti Mobile 20119

Benchmark coverage: 14%

GTX 1080 Max-Q 14274
+8.6%
GTX 1660 Ti Mobile 13140

Fire Strike is a DirectX 11 benchmark for gaming PCs. It features two separate tests displaying a fight between a humanoid and a fiery creature seemingly made of lava. Using 1920x1080 resolution, Fire Strike shows off some realistic enough graphics and is quite taxing on hardware.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

GTX 1080 Max-Q 18192
+22.8%
GTX 1660 Ti Mobile 14818

Cloud Gate is an outdated DirectX 11 feature level 10 benchmark that was used for home PCs and basic notebooks. It displays a few scenes of some weird space teleportation device launching spaceships into unknown, using fixed resolution of 1280x720. Just like Ice Storm benchmark, it has been discontinued in January 2020 and replaced by 3DMark Night Raid.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

GTX 1080 Max-Q 114542
+17.5%
GTX 1660 Ti Mobile 97517

Ice Storm Graphics is an obsolete benchmark, part of 3DMark suite. Ice Storm was used to measure entry level laptops and Windows-based tablets performance. It utilizes DirectX 11 feature level 9 to display a battle between two space fleets near a frozen planet in 1280x720 resolution. Discontinued in January 2020, it is now superseded by 3DMark Night Raid.

Benchmark coverage: 8%

GTX 1080 Max-Q 387951
GTX 1660 Ti Mobile 419800
+8.2%

Benchmark coverage: 2%

GTX 1080 Max-Q 97
+30.5%
GTX 1660 Ti Mobile 74

Gaming performance

Let's see how good the compared graphics cards are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Average FPS

Here are the average frames per second in a large set of popular games across different resolutions:

Full HD102
+5.2%
97
−5.2%
1440p66
+13.8%
58
−13.8%
4K50
+42.9%
35
−42.9%

Popular games

  • Full HD
    Low Preset
  • Full HD
    Medium Preset
  • Full HD
    High Preset
  • Full HD
    Ultra Preset
  • 1440p
    High Preset
  • 1440p
    Ultra Preset
  • 4K
    High Preset
  • 4K
    Ultra Preset
Cyberpunk 2077 45−50
−91.1%
86
+91.1%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 78
−2.6%
80
+2.6%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 45−50
−46.7%
66
+46.7%
Battlefield 5 133
+19.8%
111
−19.8%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 65−70
−52.9%
104
+52.9%
Cyberpunk 2077 45−50
−51.1%
68
+51.1%
Far Cry 5 91
−2.2%
93
+2.2%
Far Cry New Dawn 84
−4.8%
88
+4.8%
Forza Horizon 4 124
−8.1%
134
+8.1%
Hitman 3 80−85
−45%
116
+45%
Horizon Zero Dawn 55−60
−50.9%
83
+50.9%
Red Dead Redemption 2 40−45
−83.3%
77
+83.3%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 93
+12%
83
−12%
Watch Dogs: Legion 66
−24.2%
82
+24.2%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 71
+2.9%
69
−2.9%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 45−50
−8.9%
49
+8.9%
Battlefield 5 121
+17.5%
103
−17.5%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 65−70
−27.9%
87
+27.9%
Cyberpunk 2077 45−50
−20%
54
+20%
Far Cry 5 89
+0%
89
+0%
Far Cry New Dawn 81
−4.9%
85
+4.9%
Forza Horizon 4 122
−2.5%
125
+2.5%
Hitman 3 80−85
−18.8%
95
+18.8%
Horizon Zero Dawn 31
−110%
65
+110%
Metro Exodus 64
+18.5%
54
−18.5%
Red Dead Redemption 2 16
−156%
41
+156%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 83
+13.7%
73
−13.7%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 118
+14.6%
103
−14.6%
Watch Dogs: Legion 59
−20.3%
71
+20.3%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 54
+1.9%
53
−1.9%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 45−50
+7.1%
42
−7.1%
Battlefield 5 108
+14.9%
94
−14.9%
Cyberpunk 2077 45−50
−15.6%
52
+15.6%
Far Cry 5 85
+2.4%
83
−2.4%
Far Cry New Dawn 70
−8.6%
76
+8.6%
Forza Horizon 4 106
+7.1%
99
−7.1%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 64
+16.4%
55
−16.4%
Watch Dogs: Legion 48
+45.5%
33
−45.5%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 40−45
−43.9%
59
+43.9%
Hitman 3 45−50
−31.1%
59
+31.1%
Horizon Zero Dawn 35−40
−22.9%
43
+22.9%
Metro Exodus 37
+23.3%
30
−23.3%
Red Dead Redemption 2 21−24
−23.8%
26
+23.8%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 45
−2.2%
46
+2.2%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 24
+14.3%
21
−14.3%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 43
+19.4%
36
−19.4%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 24−27
−23.1%
32
+23.1%
Battlefield 5 82
+18.8%
69
−18.8%
Cyberpunk 2077 18−20
−38.9%
25
+38.9%
Far Cry 5 66
+10%
60
−10%
Far Cry New Dawn 67
+11.7%
60
−11.7%
Forza Horizon 4 84
+52.7%
55−60
−52.7%
Watch Dogs: Legion 20−22
−15%
23
+15%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 21−24
−57.1%
33
+57.1%
Hitman 3 24−27
−24%
31
+24%
Horizon Zero Dawn 18−20
−27.8%
23
+27.8%
Metro Exodus 23
+21.1%
19
−21.1%
Red Dead Redemption 2 14−16
−13.3%
17
+13.3%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 27
+12.5%
24
−12.5%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 45
+28.6%
35
−28.6%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 26
+18.2%
22
−18.2%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 14−16
+7.7%
13
−7.7%
Battlefield 5 45
+18.4%
38
−18.4%
Cyberpunk 2077 7−8
−42.9%
10
+42.9%
Far Cry 5 34
+9.7%
31
−9.7%
Far Cry New Dawn 38
+18.8%
32
−18.8%
Forza Horizon 4 55
+52.8%
35−40
−52.8%
Watch Dogs: Legion 10−12
−18.2%
13
+18.2%

Advantages and disadvantages


Performance rating 26.14 26.06
Recency 30 May 2017 23 April 2019
Memory bus width 256 192
Pipelines / CUDA cores 2560 1536
Memory bandwidth 320.3 288
Chip lithography 16 nm 12 nm
Thermal design power (TDP) 90 Watt 80 Watt

Technical City couldn't decide between

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q

and

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile

The differences in performance seem too small.


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Competitors of GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q by AMD

The nearest GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q's AMD equivalent is Radeon RX 6800M, which is faster by 13% and higher by 14 positions in our performance rating.

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Competitors of GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile by AMD

The nearest GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile's AMD equivalent is Radeon RX 6800M, which is faster by 13% and higher by 16 positions in our performance rating.

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