1660 Ti vs 1660 Super

General info

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

Place in our rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
1.26
 
1.21
Architecture
Turing
 
Turing
GPU code name
Turing TU116
 
Turing TU116
Market segment
Desktop
 
Desktop
Launch date
22 February 2019 (2 years ago)
 
29 October 2019 (1 year ago)
Launch price (MSRP)
$279
 
$229
Price now
$1158 (4.2x MSRP)
 
$1284 (5.6x MSRP)

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 cores
1536
 
1408
Core clock speed
1500 MHz
 
1530 MHz
Boost clock speed
1770 MHz
 
1785 MHz
Number of transistors
6,600 million
 
6,600 million
Manufacturing process technology
12 nm
 
12 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)
120 Watt
 
125 Watt
Texture fill rate
169.9
 
157.1

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on 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).

Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
PCIe 3.0 x16
Length
229 mm
 
229 mm
Supplementary power connectors
1x 8-pin
 
1x 8-pin

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 type
GDDR6
 
GDDR6
Maximum RAM amount
6 GB
 
6 GB
Memory bus width
192 Bit
 
192 Bit
Memory clock speed
12000 MHz
 
14000 MHz
Memory bandwidth
288.0 GB/s
 
336.0 GB/s
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 Connectors
1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort
 
1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort
HDMI
+
 
+
HDCP
-
 
+
G-SYNC support
-
 
+

Technologies

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

NVENC
no data
 
+
Ansel
no data
 
+

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX
12 (12_1)
 
12 (12_1)
Shader Model
6.5
 
6.5
OpenGL
4.6
 
4.6
OpenCL
1.2
 
1.2
Vulkan
1.2.131
 
1.2.131
CUDA
7.5
 
7.5

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 45.12
GTX 1660 Super 48.00 +6.4%

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 445170
GTX 1660 Super 474128 +6.5%

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 92145 +2.8%
GTX 1660 Super 89616

3DMark Fire Strike Score

GTX 1660 Ti 14655
GTX 1660 Super 14738 +0.6%

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 15999 +3%
GTX 1660 Super 15531

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 22128 +3.7%
GTX 1660 Super 21347

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 52203
GTX 1660 Super 60318 +15.5%

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.

GTX 1660 Ti 123
GTX 1660 Super 128 +4.1%

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.

GTX 1660 Ti 159 +3.2%
GTX 1660 Super 154

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 11917
GTX 1660 Super 12678 +6.4%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good the compared graphics cards are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Both graphics cards satisfy the 100% minimum and 98% recommended requirements of all games known to us.

Minimum
100%
Recommended
98%
Minimum
100%
Recommended
98%

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

 
GTX 1660 Ti
GTX 1660 Super
1080p
 
no data
101
1440p
 
no data
63
4K
 
no data
38

Competitors of GeForce GTX 1660 Ti from AMD

The nearest GeForce GTX 1660 Ti's AMD equivalent is Radeon RX Vega 56, which is faster by 14% and higher by 14 positions in our rating.

Here are some closest AMD rivals to GeForce GTX 1660 Ti:

Competitors of GeForce GTX 1660 Super from AMD

The nearest GeForce GTX 1660 Super's AMD equivalent is Radeon RX Vega 56, which is faster by 7% and higher by 8 positions in our rating.

Here are some closest AMD rivals to GeForce GTX 1660 Super:

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti

Cheaper ($1158 vs $1284)

More pipelines (1536 vs 1408)

Lower power consumption (120W vs 125W), meaning that the rival with higher TDP might require a better cooler or other thermal solution.

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Super

6.4% better performance in benchmarks

Somewhat newer (29 October 2019 vs 22 February 2019)

Higher memory bandwidth (336 vs 288 GB/s)

G-SYNC (removes screen tearing by telling the display when to renew the image. Only works with G-SYNC compatible displays)

NVENC

Ansel

HDCP

So, which one is the better GPU?

Technical City couldn't decide between NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Super. 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.

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