NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti: specs and benchmarks

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
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  • Interface PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 1500
  • Max video memory 6 GB
  • Memory type GDDR6
  • Memory clock speed 12000
  • Maximum resolution
Year of release 2019
Performance 40.10

Summary

NVIDIA started GeForce GTX 1660 Ti sales 22 February 2019 at a recommended price of $279. This is Turing architecture desktop card based on 12 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 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.

It provides good gaming and benchmark performance at

40.10%

of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti.

General info

Of GeForce GTX 1660 Ti's architecture, market segment and release date.

Place in performance rating110
Place by popularity30
Value for money26.24
ArchitectureTuring (2018−2021)
GPU code nameTuring TU116
Market segmentDesktop
Release date22 February 2019 (3 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$279
Current price$319 (1.1x MSRP)of 49999 (A100 SXM4)
Value for money

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Technical specs

GeForce GTX 1660 Ti's general performance parameters 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 18432 (AD102)
Core clock speed1500 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Boost clock speed1770 MHzof 2903 (Radeon Pro W6600)
Number of transistors6,600 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology12 nmof 4 (GeForce RTX 4080 Ti)
Thermal design power (TDP)120 Wattof 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate169.9of 939.8 (H100 SXM5)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GTX 1660 Ti's 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).

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

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX 1660 Ti: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.

Memory typeGDDR6
Maximum RAM amount6 GBof 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bus width192 Bitof 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory clock speed12000 MHzof 21000 (GeForce RTX 3090 Ti)
Memory bandwidth288.0 GB/sof 14400 (Radeon R7 M260)
Shared memory-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 1660 Ti. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference video cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model.

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

API support

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

Non-gaming benchmark performance of GeForce GTX 1660 Ti. 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 1660 Ti 40.10
  • Passmark
  • 3DMark 11 Performance GPU
  • 3DMark Vantage Performance
  • 3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Score
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
  • GeekBench 5 OpenCL
  • 3DMark Ice Storm GPU
  • GeekBench 5 Vulkan
  • GeekBench 5 CUDA
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 maya-04
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 sw-03
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 snx-02
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 medical-01
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 catia-04
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 creo-01
  • SPECviewperf 12 - Maya
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 energy-01
  • SPECviewperf 12 - 3ds Max
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 3dsmax-05

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.

Benchmark coverage: 26%

GTX 1660 Ti 11849

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 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 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

3DMark Fire Strike Score

Benchmark coverage: 14%

GTX 1660 Ti 15021

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.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

GTX 1660 Ti 16024

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 60040

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 51863

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: 5%

GTX 1660 Ti 65308

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 maya-04

Benchmark coverage: 3%

GTX 1660 Ti 90

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 sw-03

Benchmark coverage: 2%

GTX 1660 Ti 52

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 snx-02

Benchmark coverage: 2%

GTX 1660 Ti 8

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 medical-01

Benchmark coverage: 2%

GTX 1660 Ti 27

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 catia-04

Benchmark coverage: 2%

GTX 1660 Ti 51

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 creo-01

Benchmark coverage: 2%

GTX 1660 Ti 40

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 energy-01

Benchmark coverage: 2%

GTX 1660 Ti 7.3

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

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 3dsmax-05

Benchmark coverage: 1%

GTX 1660 Ti 163

Game benchmarks

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

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

Full HD105
1440p60
4K38

Popular games

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Cyberpunk 2077 78
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 40−45
Horizon Zero Dawn 40−45
Red Dead Redemption 2 82
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 94
Watch Dogs: Legion 40−45
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 40−45
Horizon Zero Dawn 40−45
Metro Exodus 55
Red Dead Redemption 2 45
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 82
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 116
Watch Dogs: Legion 40−45
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 40−45
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 57
Hitman 3 40−45
Horizon Zero Dawn 40−45
Metro Exodus 33
Red Dead Redemption 2 28
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 51
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
Watch Dogs: Legion 40−45
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 31
Hitman 3 40−45
Horizon Zero Dawn 40−45
Metro Exodus 21
Red Dead Redemption 2 19
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 26
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 43
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 40−45

Relative perfomance

Overall GeForce GTX 1660 Ti performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop video cards.


AMD equivalent

The nearest GeForce GTX 1660 Ti's AMD equivalent is Radeon Vega Frontier Edition, which is faster by 14% and higher by 22 positions in our rating.

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Similar GPUs

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

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