NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070

Compare NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER 6 GB vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 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
$ 572.09 significantly less expensive
$ 857

Benchmark Score

Overall Score

General gaming and workstation score

58 %
116 %
100% significantly better overall score

Flux Core frame rate

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

78 FPS
160 FPS
82 FPS significantly higher Flux Core frame rate

Electron frame rate

Randomly generated noise sphere test

47 FPS
85 FPS
38 FPS significantly higher Electron frame rate

City frame rate

Procedurally generated city scene with voxel rendering

57 FPS
120 FPS
63 FPS significantly higher City frame rate

Clouds frame rate

Real-time noise calculation and ray marching test

35 FPS
68 FPS
33 FPS significantly higher Clouds frame rate

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (CUDA) score

CUDA compute benchmark

65,154
149,734
129% significantly higher Geekbench (CUDA) score

Geekbench (OpenCL) score

OpenCL compute benchmark

60,772
135,064
122% significantly higher Geekbench (OpenCL) score

Geekbench (Vulkan) score

Vulkan compute benchmark

55,624
99,979
79% significantly higher Geekbench (Vulkan) score

3DMark Graphics score

High-end graphics benchmark

6,047
13,651
125% significantly higher 3DMark Graphics score

Specifications

Core Clock Speed

Nominal chip frequency

1,530 MHz
2% slightly higher core clock speed
1,500 MHz

Boost Clock Speed

Higher turbo frequency when power conditions are met

1,785 MHz
3% slightly higher boost clock speed
1,725 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
75% significantly lower TDP
220 W

Pixel Rate

Number of pixels that can be rendered per second

86 Gigapixels/s
166 Gigapixels/s
93% significantly higher pixel rate

Texture Rate

Number of textured pixels that can be rendered per second

157 Gigatexels/s
317 Gigatexels/s
102% significantly higher texture rate

Floating Point Performance

Raw number of floating point operations per second

5 TFLOPS
20 TFLOPS
304% significantly better floating point performance

Shading Units

Number of processors dedicated to shader processing

1,408
5,888
318% significantly more shading units

Texture Mapping Units

Number of processors dedicated to applying textures

88
184
109% significantly more texture mapping units

Render Output Processors

Number of processors dedicated to final pixel rendering

48
96
100% significantly more render output processors

Other details

Rank

Ranking in the hardwareDB database

62nd of 526
17th of 526

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

October 2019
September 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 3070 comparison

In our benchmarks, the GeForce RTX 3070 beats the GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER in gaming performance.

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 boost clock speed is the frequency that the GPU core can reach if the temperature is low enough. The allows for higher performance in certain scenarios.

Next up, in terms of GPU memory, the GeForce RTX 3070 has slightly more memory with 8 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 significantly lower TDP at 125 W when compared to the GeForce RTX 3070 at 220 W. This is not a measure of performance, but rather the amount of heat generated by the chip when running at its highest speed.

In terms of raw gaming performance in our GPU benchmark, the GeForce RTX 3070 is better than the GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER.

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