NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
vs
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080
GTX 1660 Ti RTX 2080 Difference
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080
Price $ 279.0 $ 674.0 395 (142%)
Year 2019 2018 1 (0%)
Maximum Recorded Temperature 61C 78C 17 (28%)
Max Fan Noise 45.6dB 48.5dB 2.9 (6%)
Recommended Power Supply 500W 565W 65 (13%)
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i7-8700K @ 3.70GHz ($369.89) Intel Core i7-8700K @ 3.70GHz ($369.89)
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 99.8 FPS 141.4 FPS 41.6 (42%)
Average 1440p Performance 73.6 FPS 107.1 FPS 33.5 (46%)
Average 4K Performance 43.7 FPS 64.6 FPS 20.9 (48%)
Memory 6 GB 8 GB 2 (33%)
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 2.8 $ 4.9 2.1 (75%)
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 3.8 $ 6.5 2.7 (71%)
4K Cost Per Frame $ 6.4 $ 10.8 4.4 (69%)
Overall Combination Score 84/100 66/100 18 (21%)
Our Verdict: With some tuning, the RTX 2080 makes the most sense for gamers with 4K monitors and it is better than GTX 1660 Ti by a margin. Though serious gamers hardly play at 4k. For everyone else, especially those on 1080p or even 1440p monitors, the GTX 1660 Ti could be the better value choice in the short term. The RTX 2080 is faster by 46% for 1440p gaming. However, GTX 1660 Ti is still capable of producing more than 60 frames per second. For 1080p games, upgrading from GTX 1660 Ti to RTX 2080 is not worth it if targeting 60 frames per second. In addition, taking into account the huge price difference between the two, the GTX 1660 Ti is a winner. The price/performance ratio is much better for GTX 1660 Ti .

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
102.6
153.0
2019 Anthem
66.1
98.6
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
96.9
144.5
2019 Resident Evil 2
118.5
172.1
2019 Metro Exodus
52.8
76.7
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
120.6
176.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
50.3
76.5
2018 Final Fantasy XV
84.5
118.8
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
79.8
119.0
2018 Forza Horizon 4
99.8
139.0
2018 Fallout 76
133.0
154.6
2018 Hitman 2
103.6
121.0
2018 Just Cause 4
76.3
110.8
2018 Monster Hunter: World
82.2
119.3
2018 Battlefield V
105.4
148.0
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
73.1
104.0
2017 Destiny 2
140.6
200.0
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
80.8
113.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
99.8
139.3
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
105.5
153.4
2017 For Honor
140.8
204.5
2017 Project CARS 2
99.8
144.8
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
120.8
175.5
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
83.4
106.6
2016 Battlefield 1
123.1
161.7
2016 Overwatch
154.9
215.6
2016 Dishonored 2
72.8
105.6
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
95.1
132.6
2015 Rocket League
410.6
596.4
2015 Need For Speed
113.8
165.3
2015 Project CARS
109.2
158.5
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
281.6
409.0
2009 League of Legends
528.0
766.8

2560x1440

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
76.4
113.9
2019 Anthem
52.4
78.2
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
75.2
112.2
2019 Resident Evil 2
79.8
115.9
2019 Metro Exodus
41.0
59.6
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
70.3
122.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
39.9
57.0
2018 Final Fantasy XV
58.9
85.3
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
53.2
84.0
2018 Forza Horizon 4
84.5
117.0
2018 Fallout 76
88.3
131.0
2018 Hitman 2
67.5
79.0
2018 Just Cause 4
56.3
81.8
2018 Monster Hunter: World
57.5
83.5
2018 Battlefield V
84.5
114.0
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
57.9
83.0
2017 Destiny 2
120.6
172.0
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
61.7
86.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
65.2
90.3
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
76.3
110.8
2017 For Honor
82.2
119.3
2017 Project CARS 2
70.4
102.2
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
109.2
158.5
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
69.1
92.5
2016 Battlefield 1
92.1
136.0
2016 Overwatch
107.1
149.1
2016 Dishonored 2
62.2
90.3
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
67.5
100.1
2015 Rocket League
176.0
255.6
2015 Need For Speed
88.0
127.8
2015 Project CARS
83.3
121.0
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
234.6
340.8
2009 League of Legends
293.3
426.0

3840x2160

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
45.6
68.0
2019 Anthem
28.5
42.5
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
39.9
59.5
2019 Resident Evil 2
39.3
57.1
2019 Metro Exodus
25.8
37.5
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
31.3
65.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
28.5
40.0
2018 Final Fantasy XV
34.2
47.6
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
27.5
46.0
2018 Forza Horizon 4
55.1
77.0
2018 Fallout 76
48.4
72.0
2018 Hitman 2
39.9
46.0
2018 Just Cause 4
29.4
42.6
2018 Monster Hunter: World
27.5
40.0
2018 Battlefield V
45.6
67.0
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
37.0
53.0
2017 Destiny 2
60.8
86.0
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
35.1
49.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
35.2
49.0
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
52.8
76.7
2017 For Honor
41.0
59.6
2017 Project CARS 2
58.6
85.2
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
91.5
132.9
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
54.1
74.3
2016 Battlefield 1
50.6
78.9
2016 Overwatch
55.2
76.3
2016 Dishonored 2
49.3
71.6
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
32.6
47.7
2015 Rocket League
82.1
119.3
2015 Need For Speed
58.6
85.2
2015 Project CARS
58.6
85.2
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
211.2
306.7
2009 League of Legends
117.3
170.4
GTX 1660 Ti vs RTX 2080 with i7-8700K vs i7-8700K at 1920x1080 and ultra vs ultra settings
GTX 1660 Ti vs RTX 2080 with i7-8700K vs i7-8700K at 2560x1440 and ultra vs ultra settings
GTX 1660 Ti vs RTX 2080 with i7-8700K vs i7-8700K 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 RTX 2080 / i7-8700K

It is worth noting that the RTX 2080 is a very power hungry card and requires a decent power supply unit. In terms of memory, the RTX 2080 's 8192 MB RAM is more than enough for modern games and should not cause any bottlenecks. Deciding whether to invest so much money in a high-end GPU like RTX 2080 requires careful thought. 4K gaming is joyous on this RTX 2080 , and with a little tweaking to your AA settings, it'd be hard to imagine a title not capable of 60 fps on average.

GTX 1660 Ti vs RTX 2080 Specifications Comparison

Board Design

GTX 1660 Ti RTX 2080
Length9 inches 229 mm10.5 inches 267 mm
Outputs1x DVI1x HDMI1x DisplayPort1x HDMI3x DisplayPort1x USB Type-C
Power Connectors1x 8-pin1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin
Slot WidthDual-slotDual-slot
TDP120 W215 W

Clock Speeds

GTX 1660 Ti RTX 2080
Boost Clock1770 MHz1710 MHz
GPU Clock1500 MHz1515 MHz
Memory Clock1500 MHz 12000 MHz effective1750 MHz 14000 MHz effective

Graphics Card

GTX 1660 Ti RTX 2080
Bus InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16PCIe 3.0 x16
GenerationGeForce 1600GeForce 2000
ProductionReleasedActive
Release DateFeb 22, 2019Sep 20th, 2018

Graphics Features

GTX 1660 Ti RTX 2080
CUDA7.57.5
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 RTX 2080
ArchitectureTuringTuring
Die Size284 mm²545 mm²
GPU NameTU116TU104
Process Size12 nm12 nm
Transistors6,600 million13,600 million

Memory

GTX 1660 Ti RTX 2080
Bandwidth288.0 GB/s448.0 GB/s
Memory Bus192 bit256 bit
Memory Size6144 MB8192 MB
Memory TypeGDDR6GDDR6

Render Config

GTX 1660 Ti RTX 2080
ROPs4864
SM Count2446
Shading Units15362944
TMUs96184

Theoretical Performance

GTX 1660 Ti RTX 2080
FP16 (half) performance10,875 GFLOPS (2:1)20,137 GFLOPS (2:1)
FP32 (float) performance5,437 GFLOPS10,068 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance169.9 GFLOPS (1:32)314.6 GFLOPS (1:32)
Pixel Rate84.96 GPixel/s109.4 GPixel/s
Texture Rate169.9 GTexel/s314.6 GTexel/s

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