GeForce RTX 3050 8 GB vs GTX 1660 Super

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Aggregated performance score

GTX 1660 Super
2019
6 GB GDDR6
32.98
+1.3%

GTX 1660 Super outperforms RTX 3050 8 GB by 1% based on our aggregated benchmark results.

General info

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

Place in performance ranking153158
Place by popularity312
Value for money28.5524.18
ArchitectureTuring (2018−2021)Ampere (2020−2022)
GPU code nameTuring TU116GA106
Market segmentDesktopDesktop
Release date29 October 2019 (4 years old)4 January 2022 (2 years old)
Launch price (MSRP)$229 $249
Current price$277 (1.2x MSRP)$385 (1.5x MSRP)
Value for money

Performance to price ratio. The higher, the better.

GTX 1660 Super has 18% better value for money than RTX 3050 8 GB.

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 cores14082560
Core clock speed1530 MHzno data
Boost clock speed1785 MHz1777 MHz
Number of transistors6,600 million12,000 million
Manufacturing process technology12 nm8 nm
Power consumption (TDP)125 Watt130 Watt
Texture fill rate157.1142.2

Size and compatibility

Information on compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop graphics cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility).

InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16PCIe 4.0 x8
Length229 mm242 mm
Width2-slot2-slot
Supplementary power connectors1x 8-pin1x 8-pin

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 typeGDDR6GDDR6
Maximum RAM amount6 GB8 GB
Memory bus width192 Bit128 Bit
Memory clock speed14000 MHz14 GB/s
Memory bandwidth336.0 GB/s224.0 GB/s
Shared memory-no data

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 DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort1x HDMI 2.1, 3x DisplayPort 1.4a
HDMI++
HDCP+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.

NVENC+no data
Ansel+no data

API support

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

DirectX12 (12_1)12 Ultimate (12_2)
Shader Model6.56.6
OpenGL4.64.6
OpenCL1.23.0
Vulkan1.2.1311.3
CUDA7.58.6

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 1660 Super 32.98
+1.3%
RTX 3050 8 GB 32.56

GTX 1660 Super outperforms RTX 3050 8 GB by 1% based on our aggregated 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 1660 Super 12775
+1.3%
RTX 3050 8 GB 12612

GTX 1660 Super outperforms RTX 3050 8 GB by 1% in Passmark.

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 HD94
+4.4%
90−95
−4.4%
1440p54
+8%
50−55
−8%
4K31
+3.3%
30−35
−3.3%

Performance in popular games

Full HD
Low Preset

Cyberpunk 2077 76
+1.3%
75−80
−1.3%

Full HD
Medium Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 88
+3.5%
85−90
−3.5%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 66
+1.5%
65−70
−1.5%
Battlefield 5 97
+2.1%
95−100
−2.1%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 117
+6.4%
110−120
−6.4%
Cyberpunk 2077 63
+5%
60−65
−5%
Far Cry 5 112
+1.8%
110−120
−1.8%
Far Cry New Dawn 108
+8%
100−105
−8%
Forza Horizon 4 144
+2.9%
140−150
−2.9%
Hitman 3 117
+6.4%
110−120
−6.4%
Horizon Zero Dawn 88
+3.5%
85−90
−3.5%
Red Dead Redemption 2 77
+2.7%
75−80
−2.7%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 102
+2%
100−105
−2%
Watch Dogs: Legion 83
+3.8%
80−85
−3.8%

Full HD
High Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 73
+4.3%
70−75
−4.3%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 48
+6.7%
45−50
−6.7%
Battlefield 5 83
+3.8%
80−85
−3.8%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 90
+5.9%
85−90
−5.9%
Cyberpunk 2077 52
+4%
50−55
−4%
Far Cry 5 103
+3%
100−105
−3%
Far Cry New Dawn 101
+6.3%
95−100
−6.3%
Forza Horizon 4 135
+3.8%
130−140
−3.8%
Hitman 3 97
+2.1%
95−100
−2.1%
Horizon Zero Dawn 65
+8.3%
60−65
−8.3%
Metro Exodus 56
+1.8%
55−60
−1.8%
Red Dead Redemption 2 43
+7.5%
40−45
−7.5%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 86
+7.5%
80−85
−7.5%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 113
+2.7%
110−120
−2.7%
Watch Dogs: Legion 71
+1.4%
70−75
−1.4%

Full HD
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 51
+2%
50−55
−2%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 44
+10%
40−45
−10%
Battlefield 5 77
+2.7%
75−80
−2.7%
Cyberpunk 2077 49
+8.9%
45−50
−8.9%
Far Cry 5 95
+5.6%
90−95
−5.6%
Far Cry New Dawn 93
+3.3%
90−95
−3.3%
Forza Horizon 4 107
+7%
100−105
−7%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 61
+1.7%
60−65
−1.7%
Watch Dogs: Legion 31
+3.3%
30−33
−3.3%

1440p
High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 59
+7.3%
55−60
−7.3%
Hitman 3 61
+1.7%
60−65
−1.7%
Horizon Zero Dawn 44
+10%
40−45
−10%
Metro Exodus 36
+2.9%
35−40
−2.9%
Red Dead Redemption 2 27
+12.5%
24−27
−12.5%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 53
+6%
50−55
−6%

1440p
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 40
+14.3%
35−40
−14.3%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 34
+13.3%
30−33
−13.3%
Battlefield 5 60
+9.1%
55−60
−9.1%
Cyberpunk 2077 26
+8.3%
24−27
−8.3%
Far Cry 5 65
+8.3%
60−65
−8.3%
Far Cry New Dawn 67
+3.1%
65−70
−3.1%
Forza Horizon 4 84
+5%
80−85
−5%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 40−45
+10%
40−45
−10%
Watch Dogs: Legion 24
+14.3%
21−24
−14.3%

4K
High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 32
+6.7%
30−33
−6.7%
Hitman 3 32
+6.7%
30−33
−6.7%
Horizon Zero Dawn 12
+20%
10−11
−20%
Metro Exodus 22
+4.8%
21−24
−4.8%
Red Dead Redemption 2 16−18
+6.3%
16−18
−6.3%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 27
+12.5%
24−27
−12.5%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 40
+14.3%
35−40
−14.3%

4K
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 24
+14.3%
21−24
−14.3%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 18
+12.5%
16−18
−12.5%
Battlefield 5 36
+2.9%
35−40
−2.9%
Cyberpunk 2077 11
+10%
10−11
−10%
Far Cry 5 33
+10%
30−33
−10%
Far Cry New Dawn 35
+16.7%
30−33
−16.7%
Forza Horizon 4 54
+8%
50−55
−8%
Watch Dogs: Legion 12
+20%
10−11
−20%

This is how GTX 1660 Super and RTX 3050 8 GB compete in popular games:

1080p resolution:

  • GTX 1660 Super is 4.4% faster than RTX 3050 8 GB

1440p resolution:

  • GTX 1660 Super is 8% faster than RTX 3050 8 GB

4K resolution:

  • GTX 1660 Super is 3.3% faster than RTX 3050 8 GB

Advantages and disadvantages


Performance score 32.98 32.56
Recency 29 October 2019 4 January 2022
Cost $229 $249
Maximum RAM amount 6 GB 8 GB
Chip lithography 12 nm 8 nm
Power consumption (TDP) 125 Watt 130 Watt

Given the minimal performance differences, no clear winner can be declared between GeForce GTX 1660 Super and GeForce RTX 3050 8 GB.


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