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GeForce GTX 1660 Ti vs GeForce GTX 980 Ti

Intro

The GeForce GTX 1660 Ti comes with a GPU core speed of 1500 MHz, and the 6144 MB of GDDR6 RAM is set to run at 12000 MHz through a 192-bit bus. It also is comprised of 1536 Stream Processors, 96 TAUs, and 48 ROPs.

Compare all that to the GeForce GTX 980 Ti, which has a clock frequency of 1000 MHz and a GDDR5 memory frequency of 1750 MHz. It also uses a 384-bit memory bus, and uses a 28 nm design. It is comprised of 2816 SPUs, 176 TAUs, and 96 ROPs.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 120 Watts
GeForce GTX 980 Ti 250 Watts
Difference: 130 Watts (108%)

Memory Bandwidth

Theoretically speaking, the GeForce GTX 980 Ti should be 14% quicker than the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti overall, because of its greater data rate. (explain)

GeForce GTX 980 Ti 336000 MB/sec
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 294912 MB/sec
Difference: 41088 (14%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce GTX 980 Ti should be much (approximately 22%) more effective at anisotropic filtering than the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti. (explain)

GeForce GTX 980 Ti 176000 Mtexels/sec
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 144000 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 32000 (22%)

Pixel Rate

If using a high screen resolution is important to you, then the GeForce GTX 980 Ti is superior to the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti, and very much so. (explain)

GeForce GTX 980 Ti 96000 Mpixels/sec
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 72000 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 24000 (33%)

Please note that the above 'benchmarks' are all just theoretical - the results were calculated based on the card's specifications, and real-world performance may (and probably will) vary at least a bit.

Price Comparison

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Specifications

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Model GeForce GTX 1660 Ti GeForce GTX 980 Ti
Manufacturer nVidia nVidia
Year February 2019 June 2015
Code Name TU116-400-A1 GM200
Memory 6144 MB 6144 MB
Core Speed 1500 MHz 1000 MHz
Memory Speed 12000 GB/s 7000 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 120 watts 250 watts
Bandwidth 294912 MB/sec 336000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 144000 Mtexels/sec 176000 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 72000 Mpixels/sec 96000 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 1536 2816
Texture Mapping Units 96 176
Render Output Units 48 96
Bus Type GDDR6 GDDR5
Bus Width 192-bit 384-bit
Fab Process 12 nm 28 nm
Transistors 6600 million 8000 million
Bus PCIe 3.0 x16 PCIe 3.0 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 12.0 DirectX 12.0
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.6 OpenGL 4.5

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the max amount of data (in units of megabytes per second) that can be moved past the external memory interface within a second. It is worked out by multiplying the card's interface width by its memory clock speed. In the case of DDR RAM, the result should be multiplied by 2 again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The higher the bandwidth is, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, High Dynamic Range and high resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum texture map elements (texels) that can be processed per second. This number is worked out by multiplying the total number of texture units by the core speed of the chip. The higher the texel rate, the better the card will be at handling texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels applied in one second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum number of pixels that the graphics card can possibly record to its local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is worked out by multiplying the number of ROPs by the the core speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also called Render Output Units) are responsible for drawing the pixels (image) on the screen. The actual pixel fill rate also depends on many other factors, especially the memory bandwidth - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the ability to get to the maximum fill rate.

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GeForce GTX 1660 Ti

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Please note that the price comparisons are based on search keywords - sometimes it might show cards with very similar names that are not exactly the same as the one chosen in the comparison. We do try to filter out the wrong results as best we can, though.

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