NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
vs
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080
GTX 1660 Ti GTX 1080 Difference
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080
Price $ 279.0 $ 522.0 243 (87%)
Year 2019 2016 3 (0%)
Maximum Recorded Temperature 61C 83C 22 (36%)
Max Fan Noise 45.6dB 51.6dB 6 (13%)
Recommended Power Supply 500W 530W 30 (6%)
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i7-8700K @ 3.70GHz ($369.89) Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.00GHz ($334.99)
CPU Impact on FPS +0.0 FPS +0.0 FPS 0 (0%)
CPU Impact on FPS % 0.0% 0.0% 0 (0%)
Benchmark Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings
Average 1080p Performance 102.4 FPS 115.8 FPS 13.4 (13%)
Average 1440p Performance 75.0 FPS 84.8 FPS 9.8 (13%)
Average 4K Performance 44.1 FPS 50.0 FPS 5.9 (13%)
Memory 6 GB 8 GB 2 (33%)
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 2.7 $ 4.3 1.6 (59%)
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 3.7 $ 5.9 2.2 (59%)
4K Cost Per Frame $ 6.3 $ 10.0 3.7 (59%)
Overall Combination Score 84/100 80/100 4 (5%)
Our Verdict: Upgrading from GTX 1660 Ti to GTX 1080 is not recommended as it is less than 30% of improvement in performance. In general, a reasonable upgrade is between 30% and 50% or more to justify the purchase of new hardware. The price/performance ratio is much better for GTX 1660 Ti .

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
92
102.6
105
117.0
2019 Anthem
59
66.1
67
75.4
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
87
96.9
99
110.5
2019 Resident Evil 2
106
118.5
118
131.6
2019 Metro Exodus
47
52.8
52
58.6
2019 World War Z
88
98.4
102
114.0
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
108
120.6
123
137.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
45
50.3
53
59.8
2018 Final Fantasy XV
76
84.5
77
86.2
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
71
79.8
81
91.0
2018 Forza Horizon 4
89
99.8
105
117.0
2018 Fallout 76
119
133.0
130
145.0
2018 Hitman 2
93
103.6
101
113.0
2018 Just Cause 4
68
76.3
76
84.7
2018 Monster Hunter: World
73
82.2
82
91.2
2018 Battlefield V
94
105.4
108
121.0
2017 Dawn of War III
90
100.5
97
108.2
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
71
79.4
81
90.0
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
65
73.1
72
81.0
2017 Destiny 2
126
140.6
139
155.0
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
72
80.8
85
95.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
89
99.8
105
116.9
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
94
105.5
105
117.3
2017 For Honor
126
140.8
140
156.4
2017 Project CARS 2
89
99.8
99
110.8
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
108
120.8
120
134.2
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
58
65.1
67
75.0
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
75
83.4
80
89.4
2016 Doom
144
160.6
160
178.7
2016 F1 2016
91
101.6
111
123.6
2016 Total War: Warhammer
88
98.3
98
109.3
2016 Battlefield 1
110
123.1
128
142.4
2016 Overwatch
139
154.9
163
181.3
2016 Dishonored 2
65
72.8
72
80.8
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
85
95.1
100
111.4
2015 Rocket League
369
410.6
410
456.0
2015 Need For Speed
102
113.8
113
126.4
2015 Project CARS
98
109.2
109
121.2
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
181
201.6
199
221.5
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
253
281.6
281
312.7
2009 League of Legends
475
528.0
527
586.3

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
61
76.4
69
87.1
2019 Anthem
41
52.4
47
59.8
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
60
75.2
68
85.8
2019 Resident Evil 2
63
79.8
70
88.6
2019 Metro Exodus
32
41.0
36
45.6
2019 World War Z
57
71.8
66
83.2
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
56
70.3
63
79.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
31
39.9
35
44.0
2018 Final Fantasy XV
47
58.9
50
62.7
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
42
53.2
49
62.0
2018 Forza Horizon 4
67
84.5
78
98.0
2018 Fallout 76
70
88.3
80
101.0
2018 Hitman 2
54
67.5
59
74.0
2018 Just Cause 4
45
56.3
50
62.5
2018 Monster Hunter: World
46
57.5
51
63.8
2018 Battlefield V
67
84.5
77
97.0
2017 Dawn of War III
60
75.6
68
86.0
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
47
59.4
53
67.1
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
46
57.9
51
64.0
2017 Destiny 2
96
120.6
106
133.0
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
49
61.7
57
72.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
52
65.2
61
76.3
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
61
76.3
67
84.7
2017 For Honor
65
82.2
72
91.2
2017 Project CARS 2
56
70.4
62
78.2
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
87
109.2
96
121.2
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
36
45.5
41
52.2
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
55
69.1
59
74.5
2016 Doom
91
114.3
99
124.7
2016 F1 2016
65
81.6
77
97.2
2016 Total War: Warhammer
59
73.8
66
83.7
2016 Battlefield 1
73
92.1
82
102.9
2016 Overwatch
85
107.1
100
125.3
2016 Dishonored 2
49
62.2
55
69.1
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
54
67.5
61
77.4
2015 Rocket League
140
176.0
156
195.5
2015 Need For Speed
70
88.0
78
97.7
2015 Project CARS
66
83.3
74
92.5
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
104
130.5
114
143.3
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
187
234.6
208
260.6
2009 League of Legends
234
293.3
260
325.8

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
31
45.6
36
52.0
2019 Anthem
19
28.5
22
32.5
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
27
39.9
31
45.5
2019 Resident Evil 2
27
39.3
30
43.7
2019 Metro Exodus
18
25.8
20
28.7
2019 World War Z
28
41.3
33
47.9
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
21
31.3
24
35.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
19
28.5
21
31.0
2018 Final Fantasy XV
23
34.2
24
34.6
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
19
27.5
23
33.0
2018 Forza Horizon 4
38
55.1
45
65.0
2018 Fallout 76
33
48.4
39
56.0
2018 Hitman 2
27
39.9
30
44.0
2018 Just Cause 4
20
29.4
22
32.6
2018 Monster Hunter: World
19
27.5
21
30.6
2018 Battlefield V
31
45.6
36
52.0
2017 Dawn of War III
28
40.4
31
45.1
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
24
35.0
27
39.9
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
25
37.0
28
41.0
2017 Destiny 2
42
60.8
46
67.0
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
24
35.1
28
41.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
24
35.2
28
40.6
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
36
52.8
41
58.6
2017 For Honor
28
41.0
31
45.6
2017 Project CARS 2
41
58.6
45
65.1
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
64
91.5
71
101.6
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
17
25.0
19
28.2
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
37
54.1
42
61.1
2016 Doom
42
60.7
46
66.0
2016 F1 2016
37
53.2
43
62.1
2016 Total War: Warhammer
29
41.8
33
47.8
2016 Battlefield 1
35
50.6
39
56.4
2016 Overwatch
38
55.2
45
64.4
2016 Dishonored 2
34
49.3
38
54.7
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
22
32.6
26
37.6
2015 Rocket League
57
82.1
63
91.2
2015 Need For Speed
41
58.6
45
65.1
2015 Project CARS
41
58.6
45
65.1
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
42
60.5
46
66.5
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
147
211.2
164
234.5
2009 League of Legends
82
117.3
91
130.3
GTX 1660 Ti vs GTX 1080 with i7-8700K vs i7-6700K at 1080p and ultra vs ultra settings
GTX 1660 Ti vs GTX 1080 with i7-8700K vs i7-6700K at 1440p and ultra vs ultra settings
GTX 1660 Ti vs GTX 1080 with i7-8700K vs i7-6700K at 4K and ultra vs ultra settings

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti / i7-8700K

It is clear that the GTX 1660 Ti is a significantly more capable high-end card that can play AAA titles at 1080p/1440p with 50-60 frames per second. The price/performance ratio is excellent for GTX 1660 Ti against the competition in budget mid-range cards. In terms of memory, the GTX 1660 Ti 's 6144 MB RAM is more than enough for modern games and should not cause any bottlenecks. With regards to max load temperature, the GTX 1660 Ti 's cooling is excellent at keeping it cool and under control. In short the performance is exceptional, there's no question that this is one of the most powerful single GPU out there in 2019 .

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 / i7-6700K

With some tuning, the GTX 1080 makes the most sense for gamers with 4K monitors. Though serious gamers hardly play at 4k. In terms of memory, the GTX 1080 's 8192 MB RAM is more than enough for modern games and should not cause any bottlenecks. In short the performance is exceptional, there's no question that this is one of the most powerful single GPU out there in 2016 .

GTX 1660 Ti vs GTX 1080 Specifications Comparison

Board Design

GTX 1660 Ti GTX 1080
Length9 inches 229 mm10.5 inches 267 mm
Outputs1x DVI1x HDMI1x DisplayPort1x DVI1x HDMI3x DisplayPort
Power Connectors1x 8-pin1x 8-pin
Slot WidthDual-slotDual-slot
TDP120 W180 W

Clock Speeds

GTX 1660 Ti GTX 1080
Boost Clock1770 MHz1733 MHz
GPU Clock1500 MHz1607 MHz
Memory Clock1500 MHz 12000 MHz effective1251 MHz 10008 MHz effective

Graphics Card

GTX 1660 Ti GTX 1080
Bus InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16PCIe 3.0 x16
GenerationGeForce 1600GeForce 1000
ProductionReleasedActive
Release DateFeb 22, 2019May 27th, 2016

Graphics Features

GTX 1660 Ti GTX 1080
CUDA7.56.1
DirectX12.0 (12_1)12.0 (12_1)
OpenCL1.21.2
OpenGL4.64.6
Shader Model6.26.1
Vulkan1.1.961.1.82

Graphics Processor

GTX 1660 Ti GTX 1080
ArchitectureTuringPascal
Die Size284 mm²314 mm²
GPU NameTU116GP104
Process Size12 nm16 nm
Transistors6,600 million7,200 million

Memory

GTX 1660 Ti GTX 1080
Bandwidth288.0 GB/s320.3 GB/s
Memory Bus192 bit256 bit
Memory Size6144 MB8192 MB
Memory TypeGDDR6GDDR5X

Render Config

GTX 1660 Ti GTX 1080
ROPs4864
SM Count2420
Shading Units15362560
TMUs96160

Theoretical Performance

GTX 1660 Ti GTX 1080
FP16 (half) performance10,875 GFLOPS (2:1)138.6 GFLOPS (1:64)
FP32 (float) performance5,437 GFLOPS8,873 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance169.9 GFLOPS (1:32)277.3 GFLOPS (1:32)
Pixel Rate84.96 GPixel/s110.9 GPixel/s
Texture Rate169.9 GTexel/s277.3 GTexel/s

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