GeForce GTX 1660 Ti: specs and benchmarks

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Aggregate performance score

GeForce GTX 1660 Ti provides good gaming and benchmark performance at 33.41% of a leader's which is GeForce RTX 4090.

Summary

NVIDIA started GeForce GTX 1660 Ti sales 22 February 2019 at a recommended price of $279 . This is a desktop graphics card based on a Turing architecture and made with 12 nm manufacturing process. It is primarily aimed at gamer market. 6 GB of GDDR6 memory clocked at 12 GHz are supplied, and together with 192 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 288.0 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is dual-slot card attached via PCIe 3.0 x16 interface. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 229 mm. 1x 8-pin power connector is required, and power consumption is at 120 Watt.

Primary details

Some basic facts about GeForce GTX 1660 Ti: architecture, market segment, release date etc.

Place in performance ranking147
Place by popularity34
Cost-effectiveness evaluation25.85
ArchitectureTuring (2018−2021)
GPU code nameTuring TU116
Market segmentDesktop
Release date22 February 2019 (5 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$279
Current price$284 (1x MSRP)of 168889 (A100 PCIe 80 GB)

Cost-effectiveness evaluation

Performance to price ratio. The higher, the better.

Detailed specifications

GeForce GTX 1660 Ti's specs such as number of shaders, GPU base clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of GeForce GTX 1660 Ti's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores1536of 20480 (Data Center GPU Max NEXT)
Core clock speed1500 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Boost clock speed1770 MHzof 3599 (Radeon RX 7990 XTX)
Number of transistors6,600 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1070 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology12 nmof 4 (Radeon 780M)
Power consumption (TDP)120 Wattof 2400 (Data Center GPU Max Subsystem)
Texture fill rate169.9of 969.9 (H100 SXM5 96 GB)

Form factor & compatibility

This section provides details about the physical dimensions of GeForce GTX 1660 Ti and its compatibility with other computer components. This information is useful when selecting a computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop graphics cards, it includes details about the interface and bus (for motherboard compatibility) and additional power connectors (for power supply compatibility).

InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16
Length229 mm
Width2-slot
Supplementary power connectors1x 8-pin

VRAM capacity and type

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX 1660 Ti: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM instead.

Memory typeGDDR6
Maximum RAM amount6 GBof 192 (Radeon Instinct MI300X)
Memory bus width192 Bitof 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory clock speed12000 MHzof 23000 (GeForce RTX 4080 SUPER)
Memory bandwidth288.0 GB/sof 3276 (Aldebaran)
Shared memory-

Connectivity and outputs

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 1660 Ti. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference graphics cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model, while non-reference desktop models can (though not necessarily will) bear a different set of video ports.

Display Connectors1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort
HDMI+

API compatibility

APIs supported by GeForce GTX 1660 Ti, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectX12 (12_1)
Shader Model6.5
OpenGL4.6
OpenCL1.2
Vulkan1.2.131
CUDA7.5

Benchmark performance

Synthetic benchmark performance of GeForce GTX 1660 Ti. 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 Ti 33.41

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 Ti 12927

3DMark Vantage Performance

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 1660 Ti 61217

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 1660 Ti 22892

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 1660 Ti 16024

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 1660 Ti 93095

GeekBench 5 OpenCL

Geekbench 5 is a widespread graphics card benchmark combined from 11 different test scenarios. All these scenarios rely on direct usage of GPU's processing power, no 3D rendering is involved. This variation uses OpenCL API by Khronos Group.

Benchmark coverage: 9%

GTX 1660 Ti 61607

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 1660 Ti 483604

GeekBench 5 Vulkan

Geekbench 5 is a widespread graphics card benchmark combined from 11 different test scenarios. All these scenarios rely on direct usage of GPU's processing power, no 3D rendering is involved. This variation uses Vulkan API by AMD & Khronos Group.

Benchmark coverage: 5%

GTX 1660 Ti 59707

GeekBench 5 CUDA

Geekbench 5 is a widespread graphics card benchmark combined from 11 different test scenarios. All these scenarios rely on direct usage of GPU's processing power, no 3D rendering is involved. This variation uses CUDA API by NVIDIA.

Benchmark coverage: 4%

GTX 1660 Ti 65308

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 maya-04

Benchmark coverage: 3%

GTX 1660 Ti 90

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 sw-03

Benchmark coverage: 3%

GTX 1660 Ti 52

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 snx-02

Benchmark coverage: 3%

GTX 1660 Ti 8

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 catia-04

Benchmark coverage: 3%

GTX 1660 Ti 51

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 creo-01

Benchmark coverage: 3%

GTX 1660 Ti 40

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 medical-01

Benchmark coverage: 3%

GTX 1660 Ti 27

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 energy-01

Benchmark coverage: 3%

GTX 1660 Ti 7

SPECviewperf 12 - Maya

This part of SPECviewperf 12 workstation benchmark uses Autodesk Maya 13 engine to render a superhero energy plant static scene consisting of more than 700 thousand polygons, in six different modes.

Benchmark coverage: 2%

GTX 1660 Ti 123

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 3dsmax-05

Benchmark coverage: 2%

GTX 1660 Ti 163

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 1660 Ti 159

Gaming performance

Let's see how good GeForce GTX 1660 Ti is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in frames per second. Comparisons with game system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect reality inaccurately.

Average FPS across all PC games

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

Full HD105
1440p59
4K38

FPS performance in popular games

Full HD
Low Preset

Cyberpunk 2077 78

Full HD
Medium Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 86
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 74
Battlefield 5 129
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 120
Cyberpunk 2077 71
Far Cry 5 109
Far Cry New Dawn 98
Forza Horizon 4 131
Hitman 3 100−110
Horizon Zero Dawn 70−75
Red Dead Redemption 2 82
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 94
Watch Dogs: Legion 60−65

Full HD
High Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 72
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 55
Battlefield 5 112
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 89
Cyberpunk 2077 57
Far Cry 5 99
Far Cry New Dawn 93
Forza Horizon 4 122
Hitman 3 100−110
Horizon Zero Dawn 70−75
Metro Exodus 55
Red Dead Redemption 2 45
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 82
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 116
Watch Dogs: Legion 60−65

Full HD
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 53
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 50
Battlefield 5 102
Cyberpunk 2077 46
Far Cry 5 94
Far Cry New Dawn 84
Forza Horizon 4 97
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 62
Watch Dogs: Legion 60−65

1440p
High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 57
Hitman 3 60−65
Horizon Zero Dawn 45−50
Metro Exodus 33
Red Dead Redemption 2 28
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 51

1440p
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 41
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 36
Battlefield 5 76
Cyberpunk 2077 27
Far Cry 5 67
Far Cry New Dawn 65
Forza Horizon 4 77
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 45−50
Watch Dogs: Legion 27−30

4K
High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 31
Hitman 3 30−35
Horizon Zero Dawn 24−27
Metro Exodus 21
Red Dead Redemption 2 19
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 26
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 43

4K
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 25
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 19
Battlefield 5 43
Cyberpunk 2077 11
Far Cry 5 35
Far Cry New Dawn 35
Forza Horizon 4 51
Watch Dogs: Legion 16−18

Closest competitors

GeForce GTX 1660 Ti's performance relative to its closest rivals among desktop graphics cards.


AMD equivalent

According to our data, the closest AMD alternative to GeForce GTX 1660 Ti is Radeon RX Vega 56, which is faster by 3% and higher by 5 positions in our ranking.

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

GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 100
Fiji 84.79

Similar GPUs

Here is our recommendation of several graphics cards that are more or less close in performance to the one reviewed.

Recommended processors

These processors are most commonly used with GeForce GTX 1660 Ti according to our statistics.

Community ratings

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