NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050

Compare NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER 6 GB vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 8 GB, specs and GPU benchmark score. Which is the better graphics card for the money?

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Price

The cheapest price from our partner retailers

$ 214
$ 106.40 significantly less expensive
$ 320

Benchmark Score

Overall Score

General gaming and workstation score

58 %
59 %
1% slightly better overall score

Flux Core frame rate

Volumetric ray casting test, a computationally expensive method of rendering high-quality scenes

78 FPS
1 FPS slightly higher Flux Core frame rate
76 FPS

Electron frame rate

Randomly generated noise sphere test

47 FPS
6 FPS slightly higher Electron frame rate
41 FPS

City frame rate

Procedurally generated city scene with voxel rendering

57 FPS
58 FPS
1 FPS slightly higher City frame rate

Clouds frame rate

Real-time noise calculation and ray marching test

35 FPS
3 FPS slightly higher Clouds frame rate
32 FPS

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (CUDA) score

CUDA compute benchmark

65,154
72,998
12% slightly higher Geekbench (CUDA) score

Geekbench (OpenCL) score

OpenCL compute benchmark

60,772
71,667
17% slightly higher Geekbench (OpenCL) score

Geekbench (Vulkan) score

Vulkan compute benchmark

55,624
56,109
0% slightly higher Geekbench (Vulkan) score

3DMark Graphics score

High-end graphics benchmark

6,047
6,224
2% slightly higher 3DMark Graphics score

Specifications

Core Clock Speed

Nominal chip frequency

1,530 MHz
1,552 MHz
1% slightly higher core clock speed

Boost Clock Speed

Higher turbo frequency when power conditions are met

1,785 MHz
0% slightly higher boost clock speed
1,777 MHz

Memory

Onboard memory size for textures and vertices

6 GiB
8 GiB
33% slightly more memory

Memory Bus Width

Number of parallel lines to the memory chips

192 Bit
49% significantly larger memory bus width
128 Bit

Memory Bandwidth

Data transfer speed between GPU core and memory

336 GB/s
49% significantly higher memory bandwidth
224 GB/s

TDP

Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the GPU

125 W
4% slightly lower TDP
130 W

Pixel Rate

Number of pixels that can be rendered per second

86 Gigapixels/s
50% significantly higher pixel rate
57 Gigapixels/s

Texture Rate

Number of textured pixels that can be rendered per second

157 Gigatexels/s
10% slightly higher texture rate
142 Gigatexels/s

Floating Point Performance

Raw number of floating point operations per second

5 TFLOPS
9 TFLOPS
80% significantly better floating point performance

Shading Units

Number of processors dedicated to shader processing

1,408
2,560
81% significantly more shading units

Texture Mapping Units

Number of processors dedicated to applying textures

88
10% slightly more texture mapping units
80

Render Output Processors

Number of processors dedicated to final pixel rendering

48
49% significantly more render output processors
32

Other details

Rank

Ranking in the hardwareDB database

63rd of 526
62nd of 526

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

October 2019
January 2022

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip

GDDR6
GDDR6

DirectX Support

Maximum version of DirectX supported

12.0
12.0

OpenGL Support

Maximum version of OpenGL supported

4.6
4.6

GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER vs GeForce RTX 3050 specs and performance

According to the hardwareDB Benchmark, the GeForce RTX 3050 GPU is faster than the GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER in gaming.

Our database shows that the GeForce RTX 3050 has a slightly higher core clock speed. The core clock speed (or base speed) is the frequency at which the GPU core runs. This metric makes sense when comparing GPUs of a similar architecture or generation. Despite this, the GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER has a slightly higher boost clock speed: the maximum frequency the chip can reach if power delivery and thermals allow.

As stated by the manufacturer, the GeForce RTX 3050 has slightly more memory with 8 GiB of memory compared to 6 GiB. Memory size doesn't directly affect performance, but too little memory will certainly degrade gaming performance.

In addition, the GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER has a slightly lower TDP at 125 W when compared to the GeForce RTX 3050 at 130 W. Heat output doesn't match power consumption directly but, it's a good estimate.

In conclusion, all specs and GPU benchmarks considered, will recommend the GeForce RTX 3050 over the GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER.

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