NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060

Compare NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER 6 GB vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 12 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

$ 200.09
$ 399.90 significantly less expensive
$ 599.99

Benchmark Score

Overall Score

General gaming and workstation score

35 %
51 %
45% significantly better overall score

Flux Core frame rate

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

79 FPS
122 FPS
43 FPS significantly higher Flux Core frame rate

Electron frame rate

Randomly generated noise sphere test

48 FPS
60 FPS
12 FPS slightly higher Electron frame rate

City frame rate

Procedurally generated city scene with voxel rendering

58 FPS
86 FPS
28 FPS significantly higher City frame rate

Clouds frame rate

Real-time noise calculation and ray marching test

36 FPS
47 FPS
12 FPS significantly higher Clouds frame rate

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (CUDA) score

Geekbench (CUDA) score

CUDA compute benchmark

65154
99213
52% significantly higher Geekbench (CUDA) score
Geekbench (OpenCL) score

Geekbench (OpenCL) score

OpenCL compute benchmark

60772
96416
58% significantly higher Geekbench (OpenCL) score
Geekbench (Vulkan) score

Geekbench (Vulkan) score

Vulkan compute benchmark

55624
74845
34% slightly higher Geekbench (Vulkan) score
3DMark Graphics score

3DMark Graphics score

High-end graphics benchmark

6017
8714
44% significantly higher 3DMark Graphics score

Specifications

Core Clock Speed

Nominal chip frequency

1530 MHz
15% slightly higher core clock speed
1320 MHz

Boost Clock Speed

Higher turbo frequency when power conditions are met

1785 MHz
0.45% slightly higher boost clock speed
1777 MHz

Memory

Onboard memory size for textures and vertices

6 GiB
12 GiB
100% significantly more memory

Memory Bus Width

Number of parallel lines to the memory chips

192 Bit
Identical
192 Bit

Memory Bandwidth

Data transfer speed between GPU core and memory

336 GB/s
360 GB/s
7% slightly higher memory bandwidth

TDP

Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the GPU

125 W
36% slightly lower TDP
170 W

Pixel Rate

Number of pixels that can be rendered per second

85.68 Gigapixels/s
0.45% slightly higher pixel rate
85.3 Gigapixels/s

Texture Rate

Number of textured pixels that can be rendered per second

157.1 Gigatexels/s
199 Gigatexels/s
26% slightly higher texture rate

Floating Point Performance

Raw number of floating point operations per second

5.03 TFLOPS
12.74 TFLOPS
153% significantly better floating point performance

Shading Units

Number of processors dedicated to shader processing

1408
3584
154% significantly more shading units

Texture Mapping Units

Number of processors dedicated to applying textures

88
112
27% slightly more texture mapping units

Render Output Processors

Number of processors dedicated to final pixel rendering

48
Identical
48

Other details

Rank

Ranking in the hardwareDB database

70th of 531
39th of 531

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

October 2019
January 2021

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 3060 comparison

For gaming, the GeForce RTX 3060 graphics card is better than the GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER in our tests.

The GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER 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. In addition, the GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER 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.

As stated by the manufacturer, the GeForce RTX 3060 has significantly more memory with 12 GiB of memory compared to 6 GiB. If you're planning at playing games at high resolutions with high-quality textures, you will need a lot of memory.

In addition, the GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER has a slightly lower TDP at 125 W when compared to the GeForce RTX 3060 at 170 W. This is not a measure of performance, but rather the amount of heat generated by the chip when running at its highest speed.

According to the results of the hardwareDB benchmark utility, the GeForce RTX 3060 is faster than the GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER.

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