NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile vs 980M SLI

General info

Comparison of GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile and GeForce GTX 980M SLI architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
60.70
 
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Architecture
Turing
 
Maxwell
Code name
TU116
 
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Type
Laptop
 
Laptop
Release date
23 April 2019
 
7 October 2014
Launch price (MSRP)
$229
 
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Price now
$218
 
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Technical specs

GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile and GeForce GTX 980M SLI's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile and GeForce GTX 980M SLI's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
1536
 
3072
Core clock speed
1455 MHz
 
1038 MHz
Boost Clock
1590 MHz
 
1127 MHz
Transistor count
6,600 million
 
2x 5200 Million
Manufacturing process technology
12 nm
 
28 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
no data
 
200 Watt
Texture fill rate
152.6
 
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Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile and GeForce GTX 980M SLI 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 size
medium sized
 
large
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
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SLI options
-
 
+

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile and GeForce GTX 980M SLI: 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 type
GDDR6
 
GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount
6 GB
 
2x 8 GB
Memory bus width
192 Bit
 
2x 256 Bit
Memory clock speed
12000 MHz
 
5000 MHz
Memory bandwidth
288.0 GB/s
 
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Shared memory
-
 
-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile and GeForce GTX 980M SLI. 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 Connectors
No outputs
 
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Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile and GeForce GTX 980M SLI. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
GeForce ShadowPlay
-
 
+
GPU Boost
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Optimus
-
 
+
BatteryBoost
-
 
+
CUDA
-
 
+
GeForce Experience
no data
 
+

API support

APIs supported by GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile and GeForce GTX 980M SLI, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12 (12_1)
 
DirectX 12_1, Shader 5.0
OpenGL
4.6
 
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Vulkan
-
 
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Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile and GeForce GTX 980M SLI. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

GTX 1660 Ti Mobile 39.71
GTX 980M SLI 44.30 +11.6%

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

GTX 1660 Ti Mobile 97189
GTX 980M SLI 124076 +27.7%

3DMark Fire Strike Score

GTX 1660 Ti Mobile 13016
GTX 980M SLI 13467 +3.5%

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

GTX 1660 Ti Mobile 14750
GTX 980M SLI 18632 +26.3%

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

GTX 1660 Ti Mobile 20181
GTX 980M SLI 22006 +9%

3DMark Vantage Performance

GTX 1660 Ti Mobile 49309 +3.1%
GTX 980M SLI 47841

SPECviewperf 12 - Showcase

GTX 1660 Ti Mobile 74 +64.4%
GTX 980M SLI 45

Gaming performance

Let's see how good GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile and GeForce GTX 980M SLI are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile

Much newer (23 April 2019 vs 7 October 2014)
Finer manufacturing process technology (12 vs 28 nm)

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M SLI

11.6% faster in synthetic tests
Wider memory bus (256 vs 192 bit)
More pipelines (3072 vs 1536)
Battery Boost (saves energy while gaming by lowering FPS to a still acceptable level. Can make a laptop working on battery twice as long, depending on the particular game)
NVIDIA GameStream
ShadowPlay (allows recording and streaming video during gaming on NVIDIA GPUs)
GPU Boost 2.0 (increases NVIDIA GPU voltage and frequency when there's a temperature headroom. Similar to AMD PowerTune)
Optimus (lowers energy usage by automatically switching between integrated and discrete NVIDIA GPU. Similar to AMD Enduro)
PhysX (hardware acceleration of physical simulation engine named PhysX)
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)
SLIOptions
GeForce Experience (software suite built to manage NVIDIA GPU parameters, and to record and stream game video)
Vulkan (a contemporary API for graphics acceleration, based on now-discontinued Mantle)
NVIDIA BatteryBoost

So, GTX 1660 Ti Mobile or 980M SLI?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M SLI.
Should you still have questions on choice between GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile and GeForce GTX 980M SLI, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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