GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q vs GeForce GTX 1660 benchmarks
According to the hardwareDB Benchmark, the GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q GPU is faster than the GeForce GTX 1660 in gaming.
In our comparison, the GeForce GTX 1660 has a slightly higher core clock speed. This is the frequency at which the graphics core is running at. While not necessarily an indicator of overall performance, this metric can be useful when comparing two GPUs based on the same architecture. In addition, the GeForce GTX 1660 also has a slightly higher boost clock speed. This is a frequency that can be reached if the GPU is cooled sufficiently and has enough power.
Furthermore, the spec sheet for both these GPUs show that the GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q has slightly more memory with 8 GiB of memory compared to 6 GiB. Lots of memory is good when playing at high resolutions or with many monitors.
In addition, the GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q has a slightly lower TDP at 110 W when compared to the GeForce GTX 1660 at 120 W. TDP (Thermal Design Power) measures total heat output from the chip.
In conclusion, all specs and GPU benchmarks considered, will recommend the GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q over the GeForce GTX 1660.