NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080

Compare NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER 6 GB vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 10 GB, specs and GPU benchmark score. Which is the better graphics card for the money?

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Price

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$ 285
$ 555.01 significantly less expensive
$ 840

Benchmark Score

Overall Score

General gaming and workstation score

58 %
179 %
208% significantly better overall score

Flux Core frame rate

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

78 FPS
251 FPS
174 FPS significantly higher Flux Core frame rate

Electron frame rate

Randomly generated noise sphere test

47 FPS
134 FPS
86 FPS significantly higher Electron frame rate

City frame rate

Procedurally generated city scene with voxel rendering

57 FPS
183 FPS
126 FPS significantly higher City frame rate

Clouds frame rate

Real-time noise calculation and ray marching test

35 FPS
103 FPS
68 FPS significantly higher Clouds frame rate

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (CUDA) score

CUDA compute benchmark

65,154
206,390
216% significantly higher Geekbench (CUDA) score

Geekbench (OpenCL) score

OpenCL compute benchmark

60,772
181,771
199% significantly higher Geekbench (OpenCL) score

Geekbench (Vulkan) score

Vulkan compute benchmark

55,624
126,138
126% significantly higher Geekbench (Vulkan) score

3DMark Graphics score

High-end graphics benchmark

6,047
17,631
191% significantly higher 3DMark Graphics score

Specifications

Core Clock Speed

Nominal chip frequency

1,530 MHz
6% slightly higher core clock speed
1,440 MHz

Boost Clock Speed

Higher turbo frequency when power conditions are met

1,785 MHz
4% slightly higher boost clock speed
1,710 MHz

Memory

Onboard memory size for textures and vertices

6 GiB
10 GiB
66% significantly more memory

Memory Bus Width

Number of parallel lines to the memory chips

192 Bit
320 Bit
66% significantly larger memory bus width

Memory Bandwidth

Data transfer speed between GPU core and memory

336 GB/s
760 GB/s
126% significantly higher memory bandwidth

TDP

Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the GPU

125 W
156% significantly lower TDP
320 W

Pixel Rate

Number of pixels that can be rendered per second

86 Gigapixels/s
164 Gigapixels/s
91% significantly higher pixel rate

Texture Rate

Number of textured pixels that can be rendered per second

157 Gigatexels/s
465 Gigatexels/s
196% significantly higher texture rate

Floating Point Performance

Raw number of floating point operations per second

5 TFLOPS
30 TFLOPS
492% significantly better floating point performance

Shading Units

Number of processors dedicated to shader processing

1,408
8,704
518% significantly more shading units

Texture Mapping Units

Number of processors dedicated to applying textures

88
272
209% 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
8th 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
GDDR6X

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 3080 comparison

According to the hardwareDB Benchmark, the GeForce RTX 3080 GPU is faster than the GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER in gaming.

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.

Next up, in terms of GPU memory, the GeForce RTX 3080 has significantly more memory with 10 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 1660 SUPER has a significantly lower TDP at 125 W when compared to the GeForce RTX 3080 at 320 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 conclusion, all specs and GPU benchmarks considered, will recommend the GeForce RTX 3080 over the GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER.

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