NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti
vs
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
RTX 3050 Ti GTX 1660 Ti Difference
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
Price $ 249.0 $ 279.0 30 (12%)
Year 2021 2019 2 (0%)
Maximum Recorded Temperature 72C 61C 11 (15%)
Max Fan Noise 45.6dB 45.6dB 0 (0%)
Recommended Power Supply 450W 500W 50 (11%)
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i9-10900K ($590) 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 102.3 FPS 96.3 FPS 6 (6%)
Average 1440p Performance 74.3 FPS 71.1 FPS 3.2 (4%)
(Ultrawide) Average 1440p Performance 63.5 FPS 60.8 FPS 2.7 (4%)
Average 4K Performance 44.3 FPS 42.5 FPS 1.8 (4%)
Memory 6 GB 6 GB 0 (0%)
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 2.4 $ 2.9 0.5 (21%)
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 3.4 $ 3.9 0.5 (15%)
(Ultrawide) 1440p Cost Per Frame $ 3.9 $ 4.6 0.7 (18%)
4K Cost Per Frame $ 5.6 $ 6.6 1 (18%)
Variant NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
Overall Combination Score 89/100 84/100 5 (6%)
Our Verdict: Upgrading from GTX 1660 Ti to RTX 3050 Ti 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.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti

The RTX 3060 might be the mid-range flagship of the latest Ampere set of graphics cards, but their prices keep them out of the reach of most entry-level PC gamers. On the other hand, the RTX 3050 Ti is closer to being reasonably affordable at a price tag of $ 249. NVIDIA ’s xx50 cards have always been defined by entry-level prices with performance that knocks on the door of mid-range graphics cards – especially when overclocked. After taking the time to fully test the Ampere graphics card inside the RTX 3050 Ti, we can say without a doubt that it continues the trend.

Spec for spec, this RTX 3050 Ti leapfrogs its direct predecessor, the GTX 1650, by boasting 2 % more fps. The RTX 3050 Ti has 6 GB RAM compared to the GTX 1650 's 4 GB video memory.

In our synthetic benchmarks, the RTX 3050 Ti blows past the GTX 1650 and, amazingly, even the GTX 1660 as well. Fortunately, gaming performance was quite impressive. The RTX 3050 Ti consistently delivers great frame rate increases over the GTX 1650 and it really justifies an upgrade.

For 1080p Full HD, we were able to play Borderlands 3, Anthem, Need For Speed: Heat, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, Gears of War 5 at 64 fps to 81 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 74 fps. For 1440p Quad HD, we were able to play Monster Hunter: World, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, GreedFall, Hitman 2, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 at 61 fps to 72 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 66 fps.

For 2160p 4K, we were able to play Valorant at 145 fps to 145 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 145 fps.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti

NVIDIA ’s xx60 cards have always been defined by entry-level prices with performance that knocks on the door of mid-range graphics cards – especially when overclocked. After taking the time to fully test the Turing graphics card inside the GTX 1660 Ti, we can say without a doubt that it continues the trend. In our synthetic benchmarks, the GTX 1660 Ti blows past the GTX 1060 6GB and, amazingly, even the GTX 1070 as well.

Unfortunately, gaming performance was not quite as impressive. Even if the GTX 1660 Ti consistently delivers frame rate increases over the GTX 1060 6GB, the gain is not much to justify an upgrade. For 1080p Full HD, we were able to play Borderlands 3, Anthem, Need For Speed: Heat, Just Cause 4, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War at 62 fps to 77 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 70 fps.

For 1440p Quad HD, we were able to play GreedFall, Hitman 2, Death Stranding, F1 2019, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 at 64 fps to 70 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 68 fps. For 2160p 4K, we were able to play Valorant at 139 fps to 139 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 139 fps.

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1920x1080

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
Year Game Frames Per Second
2020 Assassin's Creed Valhalla
41
46.0
40
44.5
2020 Microsoft Flight Simulator
27
30.0
26
29.1
2020 Valorant
183
204.0
175
195.1
2020 Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
72
80.0
68
76.5
2020 Death Stranding
82
92.0
79
88.4
2020 Marvel's Avengers
54
60.0
51
57.5
2020 Godfall
81
90.0
77
86.0
2020 Cyberpunk 2077
41
46.0
40
44.5
2019 Apex Legends
100
112.0
92
102.6
2019 Anthem
62
69.0
59
66.1
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
90
100.0
87
96.9
2019 Resident Evil 2
111
124.0
106
118.5
2019 Metro Exodus
49
55.0
47
52.8
2019 World War Z
97
108.0
88
98.4
2019 Gears of War 5
72
81.0
69
77.7
2019 F1 2019
91
102.0
87
97.5
2019 GreedFall
82
92.0
79
87.8
2019 Borderlands 3
57
64.0
55
61.7
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
111
124.0
106
118.6
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
43
48.0
41
45.7
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
67
75.0
64
71.8
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
113
126.0
108
120.6
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
47
53.0
45
50.3
2018 Final Fantasy XV
80
89.0
76
84.5
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
75
84.0
71
79.8
2018 Forza Horizon 4
95
106.0
89
99.8
2018 Fallout 76
124
138.0
119
133.0
2018 Hitman 2
96
107.0
93
103.6
2018 Just Cause 4
74
83.0
68
76.3
2018 Monster Hunter: World
80
89.0
73
82.2
2018 Strange Brigade
117
131.0
112
125.1
2018 Battlefield V
99
111.0
94
105.4
2017 Dawn of War III
99
110.0
90
100.5
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
75
84.0
71
79.4
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
69
77.0
65
73.1
2017 Destiny 2
132
147.0
126
140.6
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
79
88.0
72
80.8
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
96
107.0
89
99.8
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
110
123.0
94
105.5
2017 For Honor
137
153.0
126
140.8
2017 Project CARS 2
97
108.0
89
99.8
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
117
131.0
108
120.8
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
62
69.0
58
65.1
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
76
85.0
75
83.4
2016 Doom
150
167.0
144
160.6
2016 F1 2016
100
112.0
91
101.6
2016 Total War: Warhammer
93
104.0
88
98.3
2016 Battlefield 1
117
131.0
110
123.1
2016 Overwatch
149
166.0
139
154.9
2016 Dishonored 2
71
79.0
65
72.8
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
91
102.0
85
95.1
2015 Rocket League
432
480.0
369
410.6
2015 Need For Speed
119
133.0
102
113.8
2015 Project CARS
107
119.0
98
109.2
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
189
210.0
181
201.6
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
296
329.0
253
281.6
2009 League of Legends
555
617.0
475
528.0

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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
Year Game Frames Per Second
2020 Assassin's Creed Valhalla
32
40.0
30
38.5
2020 Microsoft Flight Simulator
21
27.0
20
25.5
2020 Valorant
132
166.0
127
159.5
2020 Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
50
63.0
47
59.9
2020 Death Stranding
57
72.0
54
68.6
2020 Marvel's Avengers
34
43.0
32
40.9
2020 Godfall
48
60.0
46
57.5
2020 Cyberpunk 2077
34
43.0
33
41.5
2019 Apex Legends
68
85.0
61
76.4
2019 Anthem
43
54.0
41
52.4
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
62
78.0
60
75.2
2019 Resident Evil 2
67
84.0
63
79.8
2019 Metro Exodus
34
43.0
32
41.0
2019 World War Z
63
79.0
57
71.8
2019 Gears of War 5
47
59.0
45
56.3
2019 F1 2019
57
72.0
55
69.0
2019 GreedFall
52
66.0
50
63.5
2019 Borderlands 3
36
45.0
34
43.3
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
71
89.0
68
85.4
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
31
39.0
29
37.4
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
47
59.0
45
56.3
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
57
72.0
56
70.3
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
33
42.0
31
39.9
2018 Final Fantasy XV
48
60.0
47
58.9
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
43
54.0
42
53.2
2018 Forza Horizon 4
70
88.0
67
84.5
2018 Fallout 76
72
90.0
70
88.3
2018 Hitman 2
55
69.0
54
67.5
2018 Just Cause 4
48
60.0
45
56.3
2018 Monster Hunter: World
48
61.0
46
57.5
2018 Strange Brigade
72
91.0
69
87.2
2018 Battlefield V
69
87.0
67
84.5
2017 Dawn of War III
61
77.0
60
75.6
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
48
61.0
47
59.4
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
47
59.0
46
57.9
2017 Destiny 2
98
123.0
96
120.6
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
52
65.0
49
61.7
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
54
68.0
52
65.2
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
69
87.0
61
76.3
2017 For Honor
69
87.0
65
82.2
2017 Project CARS 2
60
75.0
56
70.4
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
92
116.0
87
109.2
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
37
47.0
36
45.5
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
54
68.0
55
69.1
2016 Doom
91
114.0
91
114.3
2016 F1 2016
68
86.0
65
81.6
2016 Total War: Warhammer
60
75.0
59
73.8
2016 Battlefield 1
76
95.0
73
92.1
2016 Overwatch
89
112.0
85
107.1
2016 Dishonored 2
52
66.0
49
62.2
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
55
69.0
54
67.5
2015 Rocket League
160
200.0
140
176.0
2015 Need For Speed
80
100.0
70
88.0
2015 Project CARS
70
88.0
66
83.3
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
108
136.0
104
130.5
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
213
267.0
187
234.6
2009 League of Legends
267
334.0
234
293.3

3440x1440

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
53
71.0
49
65.3
2019 Anthem
34
45.0
32
43.3
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
48
64.0
46
61.6
2019 Resident Evil 2
50
67.0
48
63.7
2019 Metro Exodus
28
38.0
27
35.8
2019 World War Z
50
66.0
45
60.5
2019 Gears of War 5
38
51.0
37
49.2
2019 F1 2019
47
63.0
45
60.4
2019 GreedFall
38
50.0
36
47.9
2019 Borderlands 3
28
37.0
26
35.2
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
57
76.0
55
73.0
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
25
34.0
24
32.7
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
38
51.0
37
49.2
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
41
55.0
41
54.4
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
28
38.0
27
36.6
2018 Final Fantasy XV
38
51.0
37
49.8
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
33
44.0
32
43.2
2018 Forza Horizon 4
59
78.0
56
74.7
2018 Fallout 76
57
75.0
55
73.2
2018 Hitman 2
44
58.0
43
57.4
2018 Just Cause 4
37
49.0
34
45.8
2018 Monster Hunter: World
36
48.0
34
45.5
2018 Strange Brigade
57
75.0
54
72.0
2018 Battlefield V
54
72.0
52
69.6
2017 Dawn of War III
47
63.0
47
62.1
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
39
52.0
38
50.5
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
38
51.0
38
50.8
2017 Destiny 2
75
99.0
73
97.1
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
41
55.0
39
51.8
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
42
56.0
40
53.7
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
60
79.0
52
69.1
2017 For Honor
53
70.0
50
65.9
2017 Project CARS 2
55
73.0
52
69.0
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
86
114.0
81
107.3
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
28
38.0
28
37.7
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
50
66.0
50
65.9
2016 Doom
70
93.0
71
93.6
2016 F1 2016
57
76.0
54
72.1
2016 Total War: Warhammer
47
63.0
47
61.9
2016 Battlefield 1
60
79.0
57
76.3
2016 Overwatch
69
91.0
65
86.8
2016 Dishonored 2
47
63.0
45
59.7
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
41
55.0
40
53.6
2015 Rocket League
119
157.0
104
138.1
2015 Need For Speed
67
89.0
59
78.4
2015 Project CARS
60
80.0
57
75.9
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
81
107.0
77
102.2
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
205
271.0
181
238.5
2009 League of Legends
190
250.0
166
219.7

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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
Year Game Frames Per Second
2020 Assassin's Creed Valhalla
18
27.0
18
26.1
2020 Microsoft Flight Simulator
14
21.0
14
20.2
2020 Valorant
101
145.0
97
138.8
2020 Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
23
33.0
22
32.0
2020 Death Stranding
30
43.0
29
41.6
2020 Marvel's Avengers
15
22.0
15
21.5
2020 Godfall
20
29.0
19
27.4
2020 Cyberpunk 2077
19
28.0
19
27.3
2019 Apex Legends
32
47.0
31
45.6
2019 Anthem
21
30.0
19
28.5
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
28
41.0
27
39.9
2019 Resident Evil 2
28
41.0
27
39.3
2019 Metro Exodus
18
27.0
18
25.8
2019 World War Z
31
45.0
28
41.3
2019 Gears of War 5
25
37.0
24
35.6
2019 F1 2019
32
46.0
30
43.9
2019 GreedFall
18
27.0
18
26.1
2019 Borderlands 3
16
23.0
15
22.5
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
37
53.0
35
51.0
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
17
25.0
16
23.7
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
25
37.0
24
35.6
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
22
32.0
21
31.3
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
20
29.0
19
28.5
2018 Final Fantasy XV
24
35.0
23
34.2
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
19
28.0
19
27.5
2018 Forza Horizon 4
40
58.0
38
55.1
2018 Fallout 76
35
50.0
33
48.4
2018 Hitman 2
28
40.0
27
39.9
2018 Just Cause 4
21
31.0
20
29.4
2018 Monster Hunter: World
20
29.0
19
27.5
2018 Strange Brigade
34
49.0
33
47.4
2018 Battlefield V
33
48.0
31
45.6
2017 Dawn of War III
28
41.0
28
40.4
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
25
36.0
24
35.0
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
25
36.0
25
37.0
2017 Destiny 2
43
62.0
42
60.8
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
25
37.0
24
35.1
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
25
36.0
24
35.2
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
42
60.0
36
52.8
2017 For Honor
30
43.0
28
41.0
2017 Project CARS 2
43
62.0
41
58.6
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
67
97.0
64
91.5
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
17
25.0
17
25.0
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
38
55.0
37
54.1
2016 Doom
42
60.0
42
60.7
2016 F1 2016
38
55.0
37
53.2
2016 Total War: Warhammer
29
42.0
29
41.8
2016 Battlefield 1
36
52.0
35
50.6
2016 Overwatch
40
58.0
38
55.2
2016 Dishonored 2
36
52.0
34
49.3
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
23
33.0
22
32.6
2015 Rocket League
65
93.0
57
82.1
2015 Need For Speed
46
67.0
41
58.6
2015 Project CARS
43
62.0
41
58.6
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
44
63.0
42
60.5
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
168
240.0
147
211.2
2009 League of Legends
93
133.0
82
117.3
RTX 3050 Ti vs GTX 1660 Ti with Core i9-10900K vs i7-8700K at 1080p and ultra vs ultra settings
RTX 3050 Ti vs GTX 1660 Ti with Core i9-10900K vs i7-8700K at 1440p and ultra vs ultra settings
RTX 3050 Ti vs GTX 1660 Ti with Core i9-10900K vs i7-8700K at 4K and ultra vs ultra settings

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti / Core i9-10900K

It is clear that the RTX 3050 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 RTX 3050 Ti against the competition in budget mid-range cards. In terms of memory, the RTX 3050 Ti 's 6144 MB RAM is more than enough for modern games and should not cause any bottlenecks. The RTX 3050 Ti 's power requirements are reasonable and it is very efficient compared to the competition. In short the performance is exceptional, there's no question that this is one of the most powerful single GPU out there in 2021 .

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 .

RTX 3050 Ti vs GTX 1660 Ti Specifications Comparison

Board Design

RTX 3050 Ti GTX 1660 Ti
Length242 mm 9.5 inches9 inches 229 mm
Outputs1x HDMI 3x DisplayPort1x DVI1x HDMI1x DisplayPort
Power Connectors1x 12-pin1x 8-pin
Slot WidthDual-slotDual-slot
TDP90 W120 W

Clock Speeds

RTX 3050 Ti GTX 1660 Ti
Boost Clock1740 MHz1770 MHz
GPU Clock1545 MHz1500 MHz
Memory Clock1750 MHz 14 Gbps effective 1500 MHz 12000 MHz effective

Graphics Card

RTX 3050 Ti GTX 1660 Ti
Bus InterfacePCIe 4.0 x16PCIe 3.0 x16
GenerationGeForce 30GeForce 1600
ProductionActiveReleased
Release Date2021Feb 22, 2019

Graphics Features

RTX 3050 Ti GTX 1660 Ti
CUDA8.67.5
DirectX12 Ultimate (12_2)12.0 (12_1)
OpenCL2.01.2
OpenGL4.64.6
Shader Model6.56.2
Vulkan1.2.1401.1.96

Graphics Processor

RTX 3050 Ti GTX 1660 Ti
ArchitectureAmpereTuring
Die Sizeunknown284 mm²
GPU NameGA107TU116
Process Size8 nm12 nm
Transistorsunknown6,600 million

Memory

RTX 3050 Ti GTX 1660 Ti
Bandwidth224.0 GB/s 288.0 GB/s
Memory Bus128 bit 192 bit
Memory Size6192 MB6144 MB
Memory TypeGDDR6GDDR6

Render Config

RTX 3050 Ti GTX 1660 Ti
ROPs4048
SM Count1824
Shading Units23041536
TMUs7296

Theoretical Performance

RTX 3050 Ti GTX 1660 Ti
FP16 (half) performance8.018 TFLOPS (1:1)10,875 GFLOPS (2:1)
FP32 (float) performance8.018 TFLOPS 5,437 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance125.3 GFLOPS (1:64)169.9 GFLOPS (1:32)
Pixel Rate69.60 GPixel/s 84.96 GPixel/s
Texture Rate125.3 GTexel/s 169.9 GTexel/s

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