RTX 2060 vs GTX 1660 Ti

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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060
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  • Interface PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 1320
  • Max video memory 6144
  • Memory type GDDR6
  • Memory clock speed 14000
  • Maximum resolution
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
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  • Interface PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 1500
  • Max video memory 6144 MB
  • Memory type GDDR6
  • Memory clock speed 12000
  • Maximum resolution
Price now 886$
Games supported 98%
Graphics card Graphics card NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 vs NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti

General info

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

Place in performance rating72105
Value for money22.5421.43
ArchitectureTuringTuring
GPU code nameTuring TU106Turing TU116
Market segmentDesktopDesktop
Release date6 January 2019 (2 years ago)22 February 2019 (2 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$349 $279
Price now$968 (2.8x MSRP)$886 (3.2x MSRP)
Value for money

To get the index we compare the characteristics of video cards and their relative prices.

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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 cores19201536
Core clock speed1320 MHz1500 MHz
Boost clock speed1620 MHz1770 MHz
Number of transistors10,800 million6,600 million
Manufacturing process technology12 nm12 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)160 Watt120 Watt
Texture fill rate201.6169.9

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).

InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16PCIe 3.0 x16
Length229 mm229 mm
Supplementary power connectors1x 8-pin1x 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 typeGDDR6GDDR6
Maximum RAM amount6 GB6 GB
Memory bus width192 Bit192 Bit
Memory clock speed14000 MHz12000 MHz
Memory bandwidth336.0 GB/s288.0 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 Connectors1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 2x DisplayPort, 1x USB Type-C1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort
HDMI++
G-SYNC support+no data

Technologies

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

VR Ready+no data

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX1212 (12_1)
Shader Model6.56.5
OpenGL4.64.6
OpenCL1.21.2
Vulkan1.2.1311.2.131
CUDA7.57.5

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.

RTX 2060 52.06
+17.9%
GTX 1660 Ti 44.17
  • 3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Score
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
  • 3DMark 11 Performance GPU
  • 3DMark Vantage Performance
  • 3DMark Ice Storm GPU
  • SPECviewperf 12 - Maya
  • SPECviewperf 12 - 3ds Max
  • Passmark

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.

RTX 2060 107083
+16.2%
GTX 1660 Ti 92145
RTX 2060 16267
+11%
GTX 1660 Ti 14655

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.

RTX 2060 19338
+20.9%
GTX 1660 Ti 15999

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.

RTX 2060 27163
+22.8%
GTX 1660 Ti 22128

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.

RTX 2060 60454
+15.8%
GTX 1660 Ti 52203

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.

RTX 2060 424149
GTX 1660 Ti 445170
+5%

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.

RTX 2060 127
+3.4%
GTX 1660 Ti 123

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.

RTX 2060 184
+15.5%
GTX 1660 Ti 159

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.

RTX 2060 13881
+17.9%
GTX 1660 Ti 11778

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:

1080p120
+11.1%
108
−11.1%
1440p76
+16.9%
65
−16.9%
4K50
+25%
40
−25%

1920x1080
Medium Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 92
+7%
86
−7%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 79 no data
Battlefield 5 145
+12.4%
129
−12.4%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 135
+12.5%
120
−12.5%
Far Cry 5 103
−1%
104
+1%
Far Cry New Dawn 101
+3.1%
98
−3.1%
Forza Horizon 4 140
+6.9%
131
−6.9%
Horizon Zero Dawn 101 no data
Red Dead Redemption 2 102
+24.4%
82
−24.4%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 107
+13.8%
94
−13.8%
Watch Dogs: Legion 101 no data

1920x1080
High Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 78
+8.3%
72
−8.3%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 64 no data
Battlefield 5 129
+15.2%
112
−15.2%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 118
+32.6%
89
−32.6%
Far Cry 5 99
+4.2%
95
−4.2%
Far Cry New Dawn 97
+4.3%
93
−4.3%
Forza Horizon 4 131
+7.4%
122
−7.4%
Horizon Zero Dawn 78 no data
Metro Exodus 67
+21.8%
55
−21.8%
Red Dead Redemption 2 56
+24.4%
45
−24.4%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 96
+17.1%
82
−17.1%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 136
+17.2%
116
−17.2%
Watch Dogs: Legion 87 no data

1920x1080
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 56
+5.7%
53
−5.7%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 55 no data
Battlefield 5 119
+16.7%
102
−16.7%
Far Cry 5 94
+3.3%
91
−3.3%
Far Cry New Dawn 88
+4.8%
84
−4.8%
Forza Horizon 4 105
+8.2%
97
−8.2%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 73
+17.7%
62
−17.7%
Watch Dogs: Legion 45 no data

2560x1440
High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 76
+33.3%
57
−33.3%
Horizon Zero Dawn 52 no data
Metro Exodus 42
+27.3%
33
−27.3%
Red Dead Redemption 2 35
+25%
28
−25%

2560x1440
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Valhalla 42 no data
Far Cry New Dawn 76
+16.9%
65
−16.9%
Watch Dogs: Legion 30 no data

3840x2160
High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 43
+38.7%
31
−38.7%
Horizon Zero Dawn 30 no data
Metro Exodus 26
+23.8%
21
−23.8%
Red Dead Redemption 2 24
+26.3%
19
−26.3%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 32
+23.1%
26
−23.1%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 51
+18.6%
43
−18.6%

3840x2160
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 28
+12%
25
−12%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 24 no data
Battlefield 5 53
+23.3%
43
−23.3%
Far Cry 5 41
+24.2%
33
−24.2%
Far Cry New Dawn 42
+20%
35
−20%
Forza Horizon 4 59
+15.7%
51
−15.7%
Watch Dogs: Legion 17 no data

Advantages and disadvantages


Performance rating 52.06 44.17
Novelty 6 January 2019 22 February 2019
Cost $349 $279
Pipelines / CUDA cores 1920 1536
Memory bandwidth 336 288
Thermal design power (TDP) 160 120

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060

since it shows better performance.


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Competitors of GeForce RTX 2060 by AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce RTX 2060 from AMD is Radeon Vega Frontier Edition, which is nearly equal in speed and is lower by 3 positions in our rating.

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Competitors of GeForce GTX 1660 Ti by AMD

The nearest GeForce GTX 1660 Ti's AMD equivalent is Radeon RX 6600, which is faster by 12% and higher by 21 positions in our rating.

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