NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q: specs and benchmarks

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q
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  • Interface PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 1140
  • Max video memory 6 GB
  • Memory type GDDR6
  • Memory clock speed 12000
  • Maximum resolution
Year of release 2019
Performance 30.06

Summary

NVIDIA started GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q sales 23 April 2019 at a recommended price of $229. This is Turing architecture notebook 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 card attached via PCIe 3.0 x16 interface. Power consumption is at 60 Watt.

It provides good gaming and benchmark performance at

30.06%

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

General info

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

Place in performance rating167
Value for money11.50
ArchitectureTuring (2018−2021)
GPU code nameN18E-G0
Market segmentLaptop
Release date23 April 2019 (3 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$229
Price now$1037 (4.5x MSRP)of 49999 (A100 SXM4)
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Technical specs

GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q'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 Max-Q's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores1536of 18432 (AD102)
Core clock speed1140 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Boost clock speed1335 MHzof 2903 (Radeon Pro W6600)
Number of transistors6,600 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology12 nmof 4 (H100 PCIe)
Thermal design power (TDP)60 Wattof 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate128.2of 939.8 (H100 SXM5)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q's compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. 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 sizemedium sized
InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16
Supplementary power connectorsNone

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q: 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 19500 (GeForce RTX 3090)
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 Max-Q. 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 ConnectorsNo outputs

API support

APIs supported by GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, 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 Max-Q. 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 Max-Q 30.06
  • 3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Score
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
  • 3DMark 11 Performance GPU
  • 3DMark Vantage Performance
  • 3DMark Ice Storm GPU
  • Passmark

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 1660 Ti Max-Q 63086

3DMark Fire Strike Score

GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q 11615

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 1660 Ti Max-Q 13355

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 1660 Ti Max-Q 17439

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.

GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q 31845

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 1660 Ti Max-Q 306910

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 1660 Ti Max-Q 8814

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q 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.

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

Full HD79
4K33

Full HD
Medium Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 56
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 30−33
Battlefield 5 83
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 88
Cyberpunk 2077 30−33
Far Cry 5 69
Far Cry New Dawn 81
Forza Horizon 4 30−33
Hitman 3 30−33
Horizon Zero Dawn 78
Red Dead Redemption 2 72
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 70
Watch Dogs: Legion 30−33

Full HD
High Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 51
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 30−33
Battlefield 5 78
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 68
Cyberpunk 2077 30−33
Far Cry 5 66
Far Cry New Dawn 78
Forza Horizon 4 30−33
Hitman 3 30−33
Horizon Zero Dawn 58
Metro Exodus 48
Red Dead Redemption 2 38
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 60
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 92
Watch Dogs: Legion 30−33

Full HD
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 42
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 30−33
Battlefield 5 73
Cyberpunk 2077 30−33
Far Cry 5 62
Far Cry New Dawn 71
Forza Horizon 4 30−33
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 51
Watch Dogs: Legion 30−33

1440p
High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 30−33
Hitman 3 30−33
Horizon Zero Dawn 30−33
Metro Exodus 30−33
Red Dead Redemption 2 30−33
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 30−33
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 30−33

1440p
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 30−33
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 30−33
Battlefield 5 30−33
Cyberpunk 2077 30−33
Far Cry 5 30−33
Far Cry New Dawn 30−33
Forza Horizon 4 30−33
Watch Dogs: Legion 30−33

4K
High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 30−33
Hitman 3 30−33
Horizon Zero Dawn 30−33
Metro Exodus 30−33
Red Dead Redemption 2 30−33
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 30−33
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 31

4K
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 30−33
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 30−33
Battlefield 5 38
Cyberpunk 2077 30−33
Far Cry 5 30
Far Cry New Dawn 30−33
Forza Horizon 4 30−33
Watch Dogs: Legion 30−33

Relative perfomance

Overall GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q performance compared to nearest competitors among notebook video cards.


AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q from AMD is Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire, which is slower by 2% and lower by 4 positions in our rating.

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Similar GPUs

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