To get the index we compare the characteristics of video cards and their relative prices.
1660 Ti Mobile vs 980M SLI
- Interface PCIe 3.0 x16
- Core clock speed 1455
- Max video memory 6144 MB
- Memory type GDDR6
- Memory clock speed 12000
- Maximum resolution
- Core clock speed 1038
- Max video memory 2x 8192 MB
- Memory type GDDR5
- Memory clock speed 5000
- Maximum resolution
Comparison of graphics card architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters.
|Place in performance rating||113||110|
|Value for money||22.29||20.44|
|GPU code name||N18E-G0||no data|
|Release date||23 April 2019 (2 years ago)||7 October 2014 (7 years ago)|
|Launch price (MSRP)||$229||no data|
|Price now||$682 (3x MSRP)||$499|
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 cores||1536||3072|
|Core clock speed||1455 MHz||1038 MHz|
|Boost clock speed||1590 MHz||1127 MHz|
|Number of transistors||6,600 million||2x 5200 Million|
|Manufacturing process technology||12 nm||28 nm|
|Thermal design power (TDP)||80 Watt||200 Watt|
|Texture fill rate||152.6||no data|
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||no data|
Parameters of memory installed: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated VRAM and use a shared part of system RAM.
|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||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 Connectors||No outputs||no data|
Supported technological solutions. This information will prove useful if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.
|DirectX||12 (12_1)||DirectX 12_1, Shader 5.0|
|Shader Model||6.5||no data|
Non-gaming benchmark performance comparison. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
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.
- 3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
- 3DMark Fire Strike Score
- 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
- 3DMark 11 Performance GPU
- 3DMark Vantage Performance
- SPECviewperf 12 - Showcase
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.
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.
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.
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.
Let's see how good the compared graphics cards are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.
Here are the average frames per second in a large set of popular games across different resolutions:
|GTX 1660 Ti Mobile||GTX 980M SLI|
|Assassin's Creed Odyssey||80||no data|
|Assassin's Creed Valhalla||66||no data|
|Battlefield 5||111||no data|
|Call of Duty: Modern Warfare||104||no data|
|Cyberpunk 2077||57||no data|
|Far Cry 5||93||no data|
|Far Cry New Dawn||88||no data|
|Forza Horizon 4||134||no data|
|Hitman 3||116||no data|
|Horizon Zero Dawn||83||no data|
|Red Dead Redemption 2||77||no data|
|Shadow of the Tomb Raider||83||no data|
|Watch Dogs: Legion||82||no data|
|Assassin's Creed Odyssey||69||no data|
|Assassin's Creed Valhalla||49||no data|
|Battlefield 5||103||no data|
|Call of Duty: Modern Warfare||87||no data|
|Cyberpunk 2077||47||no data|
|Far Cry 5||89||no data|
|Far Cry New Dawn||85||no data|
|Forza Horizon 4||125||no data|
|Hitman 3||95||no data|
|Horizon Zero Dawn||65||no data|
|Metro Exodus||54||no data|
|Red Dead Redemption 2||41||no data|
|Shadow of the Tomb Raider||73||no data|
|The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt||103||no data|
|Watch Dogs: Legion||71||no data|
|Assassin's Creed Odyssey||53||no data|
|Assassin's Creed Valhalla||42||no data|
|Battlefield 5||94||no data|
|Cyberpunk 2077||39||no data|
|Far Cry 5||83||no data|
|Far Cry New Dawn||76||no data|
|Forza Horizon 4||99||no data|
|The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt||55||no data|
|Watch Dogs: Legion||33||no data|
|Call of Duty: Modern Warfare||59||no data|
|Hitman 3||59||no data|
|Horizon Zero Dawn||43||no data|
|Metro Exodus||30||no data|
|Red Dead Redemption 2||26||no data|
|Shadow of the Tomb Raider||46||no data|
|Assassin's Creed Odyssey||36||no data|
|Assassin's Creed Valhalla||32||no data|
|Battlefield 5||69||no data|
|Cyberpunk 2077||24||no data|
|Far Cry 5||60||no data|
|Far Cry New Dawn||60||no data|
|Watch Dogs: Legion||23||no data|
|Call of Duty: Modern Warfare||33||no data|
|Hitman 3||31||no data|
|Horizon Zero Dawn||23||no data|
|Metro Exodus||19||no data|
|Red Dead Redemption 2||17||no data|
|Shadow of the Tomb Raider||24||no data|
|The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt||35||no data|
|Assassin's Creed Odyssey||22||no data|
|Assassin's Creed Valhalla||13||no data|
|Battlefield 5||38||no data|
|Cyberpunk 2077||10||no data|
|Far Cry 5||31||no data|
|Far Cry New Dawn||32||no data|
|Watch Dogs: Legion||13||no data|
Advantages and disadvantages
|Novelty||23 April 2019||7 October 2014|
|Memory bus width||192||256|
|Pipelines / CUDA cores||1536||3072|
|Thermal design power (TDP)||80||200|
Technical City couldn't decide between
The differences in performance seem too small.
Should you still have questions concerning choice between the reviewed GPUs, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.
Competitors of GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile by AMD
We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile from AMD is Radeon RX 580 Mobile, which is slower by 10% and lower by 19 positions in our rating.
Here are some closest AMD rivals to GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile:
Competitors of GeForce GTX 980M SLI by AMD
We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce GTX 980M SLI from AMD is Radeon RX 580 Mobile, which is slower by 11% and lower by 22 positions in our rating.
Here are some closest AMD rivals to GeForce GTX 980M SLI:
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