NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060

Compare NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 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

$ 510
$ 90.00 slightly less expensive
$ 600

Benchmark Score

Overall Score

General gaming and workstation score

63 %
79 %
25% slightly better overall score

Flux Core frame rate

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

79 FPS
109 FPS
29 FPS significantly higher Flux Core frame rate

Electron frame rate

Randomly generated noise sphere test

50 FPS
57 FPS
7 FPS slightly higher Electron frame rate

City frame rate

Procedurally generated city scene with voxel rendering

58 FPS
80 FPS
22 FPS significantly higher City frame rate

Clouds frame rate

Real-time noise calculation and ray marching test

38 FPS
44 FPS
7 FPS slightly higher Clouds frame rate

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (CUDA) score

CUDA compute benchmark

66,368
99,213
49% significantly higher Geekbench (CUDA) score

Geekbench (OpenCL) score

OpenCL compute benchmark

61,373
96,416
57% significantly higher Geekbench (OpenCL) score

Geekbench (Vulkan) score

Vulkan compute benchmark

53,550
74,845
39% slightly higher Geekbench (Vulkan) score

3DMark Graphics score

High-end graphics benchmark

6,332
8,766
38% slightly higher 3DMark Graphics score

Specifications

Core Clock Speed

Nominal chip frequency

1,500 MHz
13% slightly higher core clock speed
1,320 MHz

Boost Clock Speed

Higher turbo frequency when power conditions are met

1,770 MHz
1,777 MHz
0% slightly higher boost clock speed

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

288 GB/s
360 GB/s
25% slightly higher memory bandwidth

TDP

Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the GPU

120 W
41% slightly lower TDP
170 W

Pixel Rate

Number of pixels that can be rendered per second

85 Gigapixels/s
85 Gigapixels/s
0% slightly higher pixel rate

Texture Rate

Number of textured pixels that can be rendered per second

170 Gigatexels/s
199 Gigatexels/s
17% slightly higher texture rate

Floating Point Performance

Raw number of floating point operations per second

5 TFLOPS
13 TFLOPS
134% significantly better floating point performance

Shading Units

Number of processors dedicated to shader processing

1,536
3,584
133% significantly more shading units

Texture Mapping Units

Number of processors dedicated to applying textures

96
112
16% 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

56th of 526
39th of 526

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

February 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 Ti vs GeForce RTX 3060 benchmarks

In our benchmarks, the GeForce RTX 3060 beats the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti in gaming performance.

Our database shows that the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 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 RTX 3060 has a slightly higher boost clock speed: the maximum frequency the chip can reach if power delivery and thermals allow.

As stated by the manufacturer, the GeForce RTX 3060 has significantly more memory with 12 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 Ti has a slightly lower TDP at 120 W when compared to the GeForce RTX 3060 at 170 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 is faster than the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti.

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