1660 Ti Mobile vs 1080 Ti

Combined performance score

GTX 1080 Ti
2017
11 GB GDDR5X
47.90
+81.9%

1080 Ti outperforms 1660 Ti Mobile by 82% in our combined benchmark results.

General info

GPU architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters compared.

Place in performance ranking62188
Place by popularity45not in top-100
Value for money27.4930.11
ArchitecturePascal (2016−2021)Turing (2018−2021)
GPU code nameGP102N18E-G0
Market segmentDesktopLaptop
Release date28 February 2017 (7 years old)23 April 2019 (4 years old)
Launch price (MSRP)$699 $229
Current price$321 (0.5x MSRP)$682 (3x MSRP)
Value for money

Performance to price ratio. The higher, the better.

GTX 1660 Ti Mobile has 10% better value for money than GTX 1080 Ti.

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 cores35841536
Core clock speed1481 MHz1455 MHz
Boost clock speed1600 MHz1590 MHz
Number of transistors11,800 million6,600 million
Manufacturing process technology16 nm12 nm
Power consumption (TDP)250 Watt80 Watt
Maximum GPU temperature91 °Cno data
Texture fill rate354.4152.6
Floating-point performance11,340 gflopsno data

Size and compatibility

Information on GeForce GTX 1080 Ti and GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile 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.

Laptop sizeno datamedium sized
InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16PCIe 3.0 x16
Length10.5" (26.7 cm)no data
Width2-slotno data
Recommended system power (PSU)600 Wattno data
Supplementary power connectors1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pinno data
SLI options+no data

Memory

Parameters of VRAM installed: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Integrated GPUs have no dedicated video RAM and use a shared part of system RAM.

Memory typeGDDR5XGDDR6
Maximum RAM amount11 GB6 GB
Memory bus width352 Bit192 Bit
Memory clock speed11000 MHz12000 MHz
Memory bandwidth484.4 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 Connectors1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPortNo outputs
Multi monitor support+no data
HDMI+no data
G-SYNC support+no data

Technologies

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

GPU Boost3.0no data
Ansel+no data

API support

List of supported graphics and general-purpose computing APIs, including their specific versions.

DirectX12 (12_1)12 (12_1)
Shader Model6.46.5
OpenGL4.54.6
OpenCL1.21.2
Vulkan+1.2.131
CUDA+7.5

Synthetic benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance comparison. The combined score is measured on a 0-100 point scale.


Combined synthetic benchmark score

This is our combined benchmark performance score. 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 Ti 47.90
+81.9%
GTX 1660 Ti Mobile 26.33

1080 Ti outperforms 1660 Ti Mobile by 82% in our combined benchmark results.


Passmark

This is the most ubiquitous GPU benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various types of 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: 25%

GTX 1080 Ti 18556
+82%
GTX 1660 Ti Mobile 10198

1080 Ti outperforms 1660 Ti Mobile by 82% in Passmark.

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

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 Ti 37672
+87.2%
GTX 1660 Ti Mobile 20119

1080 Ti outperforms 1660 Ti Mobile by 87% in 3DMark 11 Performance GPU.

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

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 made of lava. Using 1920x1080 resolution, Fire Strike shows off some realistic graphics and is quite taxing on hardware.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

GTX 1080 Ti 27564
+86%
GTX 1660 Ti Mobile 14818

1080 Ti outperforms 1660 Ti Mobile by 86% in 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics.

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

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 Ti 142490
+46.1%
GTX 1660 Ti Mobile 97517

1080 Ti outperforms 1660 Ti Mobile by 46% in 3DMark Cloud Gate GPU.

3DMark Ice Storm GPU

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 Ti 394694
GTX 1660 Ti Mobile 419800
+6.4%

1660 Ti Mobile outperforms 1080 Ti by 6% in 3DMark Ice Storm GPU.

SPECviewperf 12 - Showcase

Benchmark coverage: 2%

GTX 1080 Ti 149
+101%
GTX 1660 Ti Mobile 74

1080 Ti outperforms 1660 Ti Mobile by 101% in SPECviewperf 12 - Showcase.

SPECviewperf 12 - 3ds Max

This part of SPECviewperf 12 benchmark emulates work with 3DS Max, executing eleven tests in various use scenarios, including architectural modeling and animation for computer games.

Benchmark coverage: 1%

GTX 1080 Ti 148
+0.8%
GTX 1660 Ti Mobile 147

1080 Ti outperforms 1660 Ti Mobile by 1% in SPECviewperf 12 - 3ds Max.

Gaming performance

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

Average FPS across all PC games

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

Full HD129
+44.9%
89
−44.9%
1440p85
+46.6%
58
−46.6%
4K66
+88.6%
35
−88.6%

Performance in popular games

Full HD
Low Preset

Cyberpunk 2077 85−90
+2.3%
86
−2.3%

Full HD
Medium Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 100
+25%
80
−25%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 80−85
+25.8%
66
−25.8%
Battlefield 5 166
+49.5%
111
−49.5%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 130−140
+26%
104
−26%
Cyberpunk 2077 85−90
+29.4%
68
−29.4%
Far Cry 5 120
+29%
93
−29%
Far Cry New Dawn 104
+18.2%
88
−18.2%
Forza Horizon 4 147
+9.7%
134
−9.7%
Hitman 3 150−160
+31.9%
116
−31.9%
Horizon Zero Dawn 100−110
+25.3%
83
−25.3%
Red Dead Redemption 2 75−80
+0%
77
+0%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 120
+44.6%
83
−44.6%
Watch Dogs: Legion 85−90
+4.9%
82
−4.9%

Full HD
High Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 90
+30.4%
69
−30.4%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 80−85
+69.4%
49
−69.4%
Battlefield 5 154
+49.5%
103
−49.5%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 61
−42.6%
87
+42.6%
Cyberpunk 2077 85−90
+63%
54
−63%
Far Cry 5 117
+31.5%
89
−31.5%
Far Cry New Dawn 102
+20%
85
−20%
Forza Horizon 4 145
+16%
125
−16%
Hitman 3 150−160
+61.1%
95
−61.1%
Horizon Zero Dawn 100−110
+60%
65
−60%
Metro Exodus 90
+66.7%
54
−66.7%
Red Dead Redemption 2 65
+58.5%
41
−58.5%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 113
+54.8%
73
−54.8%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 130−140
+26.2%
103
−26.2%
Watch Dogs: Legion 85−90
+21.1%
71
−21.1%

Full HD
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 71
+34%
53
−34%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 80−85
+97.6%
42
−97.6%
Battlefield 5 149
+58.5%
94
−58.5%
Cyberpunk 2077 85−90
+69.2%
52
−69.2%
Far Cry 5 109
+31.3%
83
−31.3%
Far Cry New Dawn 94
+23.7%
76
−23.7%
Forza Horizon 4 120
+21.2%
99
−21.2%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 98
+78.2%
55
−78.2%
Watch Dogs: Legion 85−90
+161%
33
−161%

1440p
High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 91
+54.2%
59
−54.2%
Hitman 3 90−95
+59.3%
59
−59.3%
Horizon Zero Dawn 70−75
+65.1%
43
−65.1%
Metro Exodus 56
+86.7%
30
−86.7%
Red Dead Redemption 2 41
+57.7%
26
−57.7%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 73
+58.7%
46
−58.7%

1440p
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 62
+72.2%
36
−72.2%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 55−60
+71.9%
32
−71.9%
Battlefield 5 118
+71%
69
−71%
Cyberpunk 2077 40−45
+68%
25
−68%
Far Cry 5 97
+61.7%
60
−61.7%
Far Cry New Dawn 88
+46.7%
60
−46.7%
Forza Horizon 4 102
+88.9%
50−55
−88.9%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 75−80
+134%
30−35
−134%
Watch Dogs: Legion 45−50
+100%
23
−100%

4K
High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 52
+57.6%
33
−57.6%
Hitman 3 50−55
+64.5%
31
−64.5%
Horizon Zero Dawn 40−45
+250%
12
−250%
Metro Exodus 35
+84.2%
19
−84.2%
Red Dead Redemption 2 27
+58.8%
17
−58.8%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 41
+70.8%
24
−70.8%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 72
+106%
35
−106%

4K
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 40
+81.8%
22
−81.8%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 30−35
+146%
13
−146%
Battlefield 5 70
+84.2%
38
−84.2%
Cyberpunk 2077 18−20
+90%
10
−90%
Far Cry 5 55
+77.4%
31
−77.4%
Far Cry New Dawn 57
+78.1%
32
−78.1%
Forza Horizon 4 75
+103%
35−40
−103%
Watch Dogs: Legion 24−27
+100%
13
−100%

This is how GTX 1080 Ti and GTX 1660 Ti Mobile compete in popular games:

1080p resolution:

  • GTX 1080 Ti is 44.9% faster than GTX 1660 Ti Mobile

1440p resolution:

  • GTX 1080 Ti is 46.6% faster than GTX 1660 Ti Mobile

4K resolution:

  • GTX 1080 Ti is 88.6% faster than GTX 1660 Ti Mobile

Here's the range of performance differences observed across popular games:

  • in Horizon Zero Dawn, with 4K resolution and the High Preset, the GTX 1080 Ti is 250% faster than the GTX 1660 Ti Mobile.
  • in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, with 1080p resolution and the High Preset, the GTX 1660 Ti Mobile is 42.6% faster than the GTX 1080 Ti.

All in all, in popular games:

  • GTX 1080 Ti is ahead in 66 tests (97%)
  • GTX 1660 Ti Mobile is ahead in 1 test (1%)
  • there's a draw in 1 test (1%)

Advantages and disadvantages


Performance score 47.90 26.33
Recency 28 February 2017 23 April 2019
Cost $699 $229
Maximum RAM amount 11 GB 6 GB
Chip lithography 16 nm 12 nm
Power consumption (TDP) 250 Watt 80 Watt

The GeForce GTX 1080 Ti is our recommended choice as it beats the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile in performance tests.

Be aware that GeForce GTX 1080 Ti is a desktop card while GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile is a notebook one.


Should you still have questions concerning choice between the reviewed GPUs, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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