NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti

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

$ 285
$ 160.20 significantly less expensive
$ 445

Benchmark Score

Overall Score

General gaming and workstation score

58 %
106 %
82% significantly better overall score

Flux Core frame rate

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

78 FPS
149 FPS
71 FPS significantly higher Flux Core frame rate

Electron frame rate

Randomly generated noise sphere test

47 FPS
78 FPS
30 FPS significantly higher Electron frame rate

City frame rate

Procedurally generated city scene with voxel rendering

57 FPS
112 FPS
55 FPS significantly higher City frame rate

Clouds frame rate

Real-time noise calculation and ray marching test

35 FPS
60 FPS
25 FPS significantly higher Clouds frame rate

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (CUDA) score

CUDA compute benchmark

65,154
128,321
96% significantly higher Geekbench (CUDA) score

Geekbench (OpenCL) score

OpenCL compute benchmark

60,772
120,183
97% significantly higher Geekbench (OpenCL) score

Geekbench (Vulkan) score

Vulkan compute benchmark

55,624
95,490
71% significantly higher Geekbench (Vulkan) score

3DMark Graphics score

High-end graphics benchmark

6,047
11,700
93% significantly higher 3DMark Graphics score

Specifications

Core Clock Speed

Nominal chip frequency

1,530 MHz
8% slightly higher core clock speed
1,410 MHz

Boost Clock Speed

Higher turbo frequency when power conditions are met

1,785 MHz
7% slightly higher boost clock speed
1,665 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
256 Bit
33% slightly larger memory bus width

Memory Bandwidth

Data transfer speed between GPU core and memory

336 GB/s
448 GB/s
33% slightly higher memory bandwidth

TDP

Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the GPU

125 W
60% significantly lower TDP
200 W

Pixel Rate

Number of pixels that can be rendered per second

86 Gigapixels/s
133 Gigapixels/s
55% significantly higher pixel rate

Texture Rate

Number of textured pixels that can be rendered per second

157 Gigatexels/s
253 Gigatexels/s
61% significantly higher texture rate

Floating Point Performance

Raw number of floating point operations per second

5 TFLOPS
16 TFLOPS
222% significantly better floating point performance

Shading Units

Number of processors dedicated to shader processing

1,408
4,864
245% significantly more shading units

Texture Mapping Units

Number of processors dedicated to applying textures

88
152
72% significantly more texture mapping units

Render Output Processors

Number of processors dedicated to final pixel rendering

48
80
66% significantly more render output processors

Other details

Rank

Ranking in the hardwareDB database

62nd of 526
20th of 526

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

October 2019
December 2020

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 Ti benchmarks

According to the hardwareDB Benchmark, the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti GPU is faster than the GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER in gaming.

In our comparison the GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER 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 SUPER also has a slightly higher boost clock speed: the maximum frequency the chip can reach if power delivery an thermals allow.

As stated by the manufacturer, the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti 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 significantly lower TDP at 125 W when compared to the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti at 200 W. TDP (Thermal Design Power) measures total heat output from the chip.

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

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GPU rating

Our overall benchmark score measures CPU performance in gaming and compute scenarios.

Graphics card specifications

Core Clock speed and Boost clock speed directly influence gaming performance, typically the higher, the better. When thermals and power delivery allow, the GPU will raise its core clock to the boost clock for even more performance. A higher core clock speed may cause a higher TDP, however.

Memory is important for high resolutions and high resolution textures in games, if you're gaming at 4K or even 8K lots of memory is required. Too little memory may result in stuttering as the GPU tries to swap and fit everything in memory.

Memory bandwidth relates to the speed at which the GPU memory can be accessed. Higher speed is better as the graphics card won't need to wait for memory access before rendering a frame to the screen.

The memory bus width doesn't directly impact performance but, it the memory bandwidth. It measures how much data can be sent at one to and from the memory.

TDP (Thermal Design Power) is a measurement of how much energy is lost as heat when a GPU is running. This has an impact on system temperatures. If temperatures get too high (typically around 100 °C or 200 °F), the GPU will lower its performance in order to prevent damage to the chip. Adequate cooling is essential for good performance. If you're comparing two laptop GPUs, you may take this into account when choosing between the two, since a cooler laptop generally runs faster for longer.

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