NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti vs NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB

Compare NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB vs NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6 GB, specs and GPU benchmark score. Which is the better graphics card for the money?

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Benchmark Score

Overall Score

General gaming and workstation score

62 %
47% significantly better overall score
42 %

Flux Core frame rate

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

78 FPS
33 FPS significantly higher Flux Core frame rate
45 FPS

Electron frame rate

Randomly generated noise sphere test

50 FPS
9 FPS slightly higher Electron frame rate
41 FPS

City frame rate

Procedurally generated city scene with voxel rendering

58 FPS
27 FPS significantly higher City frame rate
31 FPS

Clouds frame rate

Real-time noise calculation and ray marching test

37 FPS
4 FPS slightly higher Clouds frame rate
33 FPS

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (CUDA) score

CUDA compute benchmark

66,368
95% significantly higher Geekbench (CUDA) score
34,034

Geekbench (OpenCL) score

OpenCL compute benchmark

61,373
68% significantly higher Geekbench (OpenCL) score
36,416

Geekbench (Vulkan) score

Vulkan compute benchmark

53,550
43% significantly higher Geekbench (Vulkan) score
37,241

Specifications

Core Clock Speed

Nominal chip frequency

1,500 MHz
1,506 MHz
0% slightly higher core clock speed

Boost Clock Speed

Higher turbo frequency when power conditions are met

1,770 MHz
3% slightly higher boost clock speed
1,709 MHz

Memory

Onboard memory size for textures and vertices

6 GiB
Identical
6 GiB

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

288 GB/s
49% significantly higher memory bandwidth
192 GB/s

TDP

Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the GPU

120 W
Identical
120 W

Pixel Rate

Number of pixels that can be rendered per second

85 Gigapixels/s
3% slightly higher pixel rate
82 Gigapixels/s

Texture Rate

Number of textured pixels that can be rendered per second

170 Gigatexels/s
24% slightly higher texture rate
137 Gigatexels/s

Floating Point Performance

Raw number of floating point operations per second

5 TFLOPS
34% slightly better floating point performance
4 TFLOPS

Shading Units

Number of processors dedicated to shader processing

1,536
20% slightly more shading units
1,280

Texture Mapping Units

Number of processors dedicated to applying textures

96
20% slightly more texture mapping units
80

Render Output Processors

Number of processors dedicated to final pixel rendering

48
Identical
48

Other details

Rank

Ranking in the hardwareDB database

56th of 526
89th of 526

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

February 2019
July 2016

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip

GDDR6
GDDR5

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 Ti vs GeForce GTX 1060 6GB benchmarks

For gaming, the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti graphics card is better than the GeForce GTX 1060 6GB in our tests.

Our database shows that the GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 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 Ti 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, they both have the same amount of memory at 6 GiB. Lots of memory is good when playing at high resolutions or with many monitors.

In addition, both the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti and the GeForce GTX 1060 6GB have an identical TDP. Heat output doesn't match power consumption directly but, it's a good estimate.

According to the results of the hardwareDB benchmark utility, the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti is faster than the GeForce GTX 1060 6GB.

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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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