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GeForce GTX 1660 Ti vs GeForce RTX 2060

Intro

The GeForce GTX 1660 Ti has clock speeds of 1500 MHz on the GPU, and 1500 MHz on the 6144 MB of GDDR6 RAM. It features 1536 SPUs as well as 96 Texture Address Units and 48 ROPs.

Compare those specifications to the GeForce RTX 2060, which uses a 12 nm design. nVidia has clocked the core speed at 1365 MHz. The GDDR6 memory is set to run at a speed of 1750 MHz on this model. It features 1920 SPUs along with 120 Texture Address Units and 48 Rasterization Operator Units.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 120 Watts
GeForce RTX 2060 160 Watts
Difference: 40 Watts (33%)

Memory Bandwidth

As far as performance goes, the GeForce RTX 2060 should theoretically be a bit superior to the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti overall. (explain)

GeForce RTX 2060 344064 MB/sec
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 294912 MB/sec
Difference: 49152 (17%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce RTX 2060 is just a bit (approximately 14%) better at AF than the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti. (explain)

GeForce RTX 2060 163800 Mtexels/sec
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 144000 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 19800 (14%)

Pixel Rate

If using a high screen resolution is important to you, then the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti is a better choice, but only just. (explain)

GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 72000 Mpixels/sec
GeForce RTX 2060 65520 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 6480 (10%)

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 RTX 2060
Manufacturer nVidia nVidia
Year February 2019 January 2019
Code Name TU116-400-A1 TU106-200A-KA-A1
Memory 6144 MB 6144 MB
Core Speed 1500 MHz 1365 MHz
Memory Speed 1500 GB/s 1750 GB/s
Power (Max TDP) 120 watts 160 watts
Bandwidth 294912 MB/sec 344064 MB/sec
Texel Rate 144000 Mtexels/sec 163800 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 72000 Mpixels/sec 65520 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 1536 1920
Texture Mapping Units 96 120
Render Output Units 48 48
Bus Type GDDR6 GDDR6
Bus Width 192-bit 192-bit
Fab Process 12 nm 12 nm
Transistors 6600 million 10800 million
Bus PCIe 3.0 x16 PCIe 3.0 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 12.0 DirectX 12.0
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.6 OpenGL 4.6

Memory Bandwidth: Bandwidth is the max amount of data (counted in megabytes per second) that can be transferred over the external memory interface in a second. The number is calculated by multiplying the bus width by its memory clock speed. If the card has DDR type RAM, it should be multiplied by 2 again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The better the bandwidth is, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, High Dynamic Range and higher screen resolutions.

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

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the most pixels the graphics card can possibly record to its local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is worked out by multiplying the amount of Render Output Units by the the card's clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - aka Render Output Units) are responsible for outputting the pixels (image) to the screen. The actual pixel fill rate is also dependant on many other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the potential to get to the maximum fill rate.

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GeForce GTX 1660 Ti

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