1080 Ti vs 1660 Ti Mobile

General info

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

Place in our rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
2.22
 
2.14
Architecture
Pascal
 
Turing
GPU code name
GP102
 
N18E-G0
Market segment
Desktop
 
Laptop
Launch date
28 February 2017 (4 years ago)
 
23 April 2019 (2 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)
$699
 
$229
Price now
$1163 (1.7x MSRP)
 
$682 (3x MSRP)

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 cores
3584
 
1536
Core clock speed
1481 MHz
 
1455 MHz
Boost clock speed
1600 MHz
 
1590 MHz
Number of transistors
11,800 million
 
6,600 million
Manufacturing process technology
16 nm
 
12 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)
250 Watt
 
no data
Maximum GPU temperature
91 °C
 
no data
Texture fill rate
354.4
 
152.6
Floating-point performance
11,340 gflops
 
no data

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

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 size
no data
 
medium sized
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
PCIe 3.0 x16
Length
10.5" (26.7 cm)
 
no data
Recommended system power (PSU)
600 Watt
 
no data
Supplementary power connectors
1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin
 
no data
SLI options
+
 
-

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 type
GDDR5X
 
GDDR6
Maximum RAM amount
11 GB
 
6 GB
Memory bus width
352 Bit
 
192 Bit
Memory clock speed
11000 MHz
 
12000 MHz
Memory bandwidth
484.4 GB/s
 
288.0 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 Connectors
1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort
 
No outputs
Multi monitor support
+
 
no data
HDMI
+
 
-
G-SYNC support
+
 
-

Technologies

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

GPU Boost
3.0
 
no data
Ansel
+
 
no data

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX
12 (12_1)
 
12 (12_1)
Shader Model
6.4
 
6.5
OpenGL
4.5
 
4.6
OpenCL
1.2
 
1.2
Vulkan
1.2.131
 
1.2.131
CUDA
+
 
7.5

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 Ti 68.60 +77%
GTX 1660 Ti Mobile 38.75

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.

GTX 1080 Ti 142490 +46.1%
GTX 1660 Ti Mobile 97517

3DMark Fire Strike Score

GTX 1080 Ti 19616 +49.3%
GTX 1660 Ti Mobile 13140

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

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

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.

GTX 1080 Ti 37672 +87.2%
GTX 1660 Ti Mobile 20119

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.

GTX 1080 Ti 394694
GTX 1660 Ti Mobile 419800 +6.4%

SPECviewperf 12 - Showcase

GTX 1080 Ti 149 +101.4%
GTX 1660 Ti Mobile 74

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.

GTX 1080 Ti 148 +0.7%
GTX 1660 Ti Mobile 147

Passmark

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.

GTX 1080 Ti 18013 +77%
GTX 1660 Ti Mobile 10176

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of GeForce GTX 1080 Ti and GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile. Usually measured in megahashes per second.

Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
1427 Mh/s
 
no data
Decred / DCR (Decred)
4.6 Gh/s
 
no data
Ethereum / ETH (DaggerHashimoto)
35 Mh/s
 
no data
Siacoin / SC (Sia)
2.96 Gh/s
 
no data
Monero / XMR (CryptoNight)
0.76 kh/s
 
no data
Zcash / ZEC (Equihash)
630 Sol/s
 
no data

Gaming performance

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

GTX 1080 Ti satisfies 100% minimum and 100% recommended requirements of all games known to us.

Minimum
100%
Recommended
100%
Minimum
100%
Recommended
100%

GTX 1660 Ti Mobile satisfies 100% minimum and 97% recommended requirements of all games known to us.

Minimum
100%
Recommended
97%
Minimum
100%
Recommended
97%

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

 
GTX 1080 Ti
GTX 1660 Ti Mobile
1080p
 
131 +31%
100 −31%
1440p
 
89 +50.8%
59 −50.8%
4K
 
68 +88.9%
36 −88.9%

Competitors of GeForce GTX 1080 Ti from AMD

The nearest GeForce GTX 1080 Ti's AMD equivalent is Radeon RX 6700 XT, which is faster by 3% and higher by 3 positions in our rating.

Here are some closest AMD rivals to GeForce GTX 1080 Ti:

Competitors of GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile from AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile from AMD is Radeon RX 580 Mobile, which is slower by 11% and lower by 22 positions in our rating.

Here are some closest AMD rivals to GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile:

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti

77% faster (about 2 times) in synthetic tests

Wider memory bus (352 vs 192 bit)

More pipelines (3584 vs 1536)

Higher memory bandwidth (484.4 vs 288 GB/s)

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)

G-SYNC (removes screen tearing by telling the display when to renew the image. Only works with G-SYNC compatible displays)

Vulkan (a contemporary API for graphics acceleration, based on now-discontinued Mantle)

PhysX (hardware acceleration of physical simulation engine named PhysX)

Ansel

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile

Much newer (23 April 2019 vs 28 February 2017)

Cheaper ($682 vs $1163)

Finer manufacturing process technology (12 vs 16 nm)

So, which one is the better GPU?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, since it shows better performance.

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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