1660 Ti Mobile vs 980M SLI

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile
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  • Interface PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 1455
  • Max video memory 6144 MB
  • Memory type GDDR6
  • Memory clock speed 12000
  • Maximum resolution
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M SLI
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M SLI
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  • Interface
  • Core clock speed 1038
  • Max video memory 2x 8192 MB
  • Memory type GDDR5
  • Memory clock speed 5000
  • Maximum resolution
Price now 499$
Games supported 97%
Graphics card Graphics card NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile vs NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M SLI
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M SLI NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M SLI

General info

Comparison of graphics card architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters.

Place in performance rating113110
Value for money22.2920.44
ArchitectureTuringMaxwell
GPU code nameN18E-G0no data
Market segmentLaptopLaptop
Release date23 April 2019 (2 years ago)7 October 2014 (7 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$229 no data
Price now$682 (3x MSRP)$499
Value for money

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Technical specs

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 cores15363072
Core clock speed1455 MHz1038 MHz
Boost clock speed1590 MHz1127 MHz
Number of transistors6,600 million2x 5200 Million
Manufacturing process technology12 nm28 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)80 Watt200 Watt
Texture fill rate152.6no 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 sizemedium sizedlarge
InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16no data
SLI options-+

Memory

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.

Memory typeGDDR6GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount6 GB2x 8 GB
Memory bus width192 Bit2x 256 Bit
Memory clock speed12000 MHz5000 MHz
Memory bandwidth288.0 GB/sno data
Shared memory--

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 ConnectorsNo outputsno data

Technologies

Supported technological solutions. This information will prove useful if you need some particular technology for your purposes.

Optimus-+

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX12 (12_1)DirectX 12_1, Shader 5.0
Shader Model6.5no data
OpenGL4.6no data
OpenCL1.2no data
Vulkan1.2.131+
CUDA7.5+

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance comparison. 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 Mobile 37.57
GTX 980M SLI 38.10
+1.4%
  • 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.

GTX 1660 Ti Mobile 97517
GTX 980M SLI 124076
+27.2%
GTX 1660 Ti Mobile 13140
GTX 980M SLI 13467
+2.5%

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 Mobile 14818
GTX 980M SLI 18632
+25.7%

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 Mobile 20119
GTX 980M SLI 22006
+9.4%

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 Mobile 49309
+3.1%
GTX 980M SLI 47841
GTX 1660 Ti Mobile 74
+63.9%
GTX 980M SLI 45

Gaming performance

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 MobileGTX 980M SLI
900pno data135
1080p101
−8.9%
110
+8.9%
1440p62no data
4K38no data

1920x1080
Medium Preset

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

1920x1080
High Preset

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

1920x1080
Ultra Preset

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

2560x1440
High Preset

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

2560x1440
Ultra Preset

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

3840x2160
High Preset

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

3840x2160
Ultra Preset

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


Performance rating 37.57 38.10
Novelty 23 April 2019 7 October 2014
Memory bus width 192 256
Pipelines / CUDA cores 1536 3072
Chip lithography 12 28
Thermal design power (TDP) 80 200

Technical City couldn't decide between

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile

and

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M SLI
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M SLI

The differences in performance seem too small.


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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.

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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.

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