GeForce GTX 1660 Ti vs GeForce GTX 970

GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
Memory: 6144Mb GDDR6DESKTOP
Release date: 22 Feb 2019
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
GeForce GTX 970
Memory: 4096Mb GDDR5DESKTOP
Release date: 19 Sep 2014
GeForce GTX 970

Summary

Gaming performance index

  • GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
    164%
  • GeForce GTX 970
    100%

Relative performance

Reasons to consider GeForce GTX 1660 Ti

64% higher gaming performance.
This is a much newer product, it might have better long term support.
Supports PhysX.
Supports G-Sync.
Supports ShadowPlay (allows game streaming/recording with minimum performance penalty).
Supports Direct3D 12 Async Compute.
Supports DirectX Raytracing (DXR)
Supports Deep Learning Super-Sampling (DLSS)

Reasons to consider GeForce GTX 970

Supports PhysX.
Supports G-Sync.
Supports ShadowPlay (allows game streaming/recording with minimum performance penalty).

GeForce GTX 1660 Ti

HWBench recommends GeForce GTX 1660 Ti

The GeForce GTX 1660 Ti is the better performing card based on the game benchmark suite used (17 combinations of games and resolutions).


Specifications

Core Configuration

GeForce GTX 1660 TiGeForce GTX 970
GPU NameTU116 (TU116-400-A1)vsGM204 (GM204-200-A1)
Fab Process12 nmvs28 nm
Die Size284 mm²vs398 mm²
Transistors6,600 millionvs5,200 million
Shaders1536vs1664
Compute Units24vs13
Core clock1500 MHzvs1050 MHz
ROPs48vs56
TMUs96vs104

Memory Configuration

GeForce GTX 1660 TiGeForce GTX 970
Memory TypeGDDR6vsGDDR5
Bus Width192 bitvs256 bit
Memory Speed1500 MHz
12000 MHz effective
vs1753 MHz
7012 MHz effective
Memory Size6144 Mbvs4096 Mb

Additional details

GeForce GTX 1660 TiGeForce GTX 970
TDP120 wattsvs148 watts
Release Date22 Feb 2019vs19 Sep 2014

Raw Performance comparison

Pixel Rate

  • GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
    84.96 GP/s
  • GeForce GTX 970
    58.80 GP/s

GigaPixels - higher is better

Texel Rate

  • GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
    169.90 GT/s
  • GeForce GTX 970
    109.20 GT/s

GigaTexels - higher is better

Memory bandwidth

  • GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
    288.00 GB/s
  • GeForce GTX 970
    224.40 GB/s

GB/s - higher is better

Single precision performance

  • GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
    5437.00 GFLOPs
  • GeForce GTX 970
    3494.00 GFLOPs

GFLOPs - higher is better

Game benchmarks

Destiny 2

Highest quality DirectX11 Windows10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
    108
  • GeForce GTX 970
    75

FPS (higher is better)

Grand Theft Auto V

DX11, Max Details, 16:1 AF, 2xMSAA

  • GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
    124
  • GeForce GTX 970
    79

FPS (higher is better)

Middle-Earth Shadow of War

Ultra Quality, HR Textures, DirectX11, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
    80
  • GeForce GTX 970
    47

FPS (higher is better)

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Highest Detail, Pure Hair On, HBAO+, DirectX 12, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
    80
  • GeForce GTX 970
    44

FPS (higher is better)

Strange Brigade

Ultra quality DirectX12 Async Compute Windows10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
    101
  • GeForce GTX 970
    66

FPS (higher is better)

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

DX11,Max Details, 16:1 HQ-AF, +AA

  • GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
    91
  • GeForce GTX 970
    53

FPS (higher is better)

Destiny 2

Highest quality DirectX11 Windows10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
    43
  • GeForce GTX 970
    29

FPS (higher is better)

Grand Theft Auto V

DX11, Max Details, 16:1 AF, 2xMSAA

  • GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
    47
  • GeForce GTX 970
    27

FPS (higher is better)

Middle-Earth Shadow of War

Ultra Quality, HR Textures, DirectX11, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
    33
  • GeForce GTX 970
    19

FPS (higher is better)

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Highest Detail, Pure Hair On, HBAO+, DirectX 12, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
    26
  • GeForce GTX 970
    14

FPS (higher is better)

Strange Brigade

Ultra quality DirectX12 Async Compute Windows10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
    39
  • GeForce GTX 970
    25

FPS (higher is better)

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

DX11,Max Details, 16:1 HQ-AF, +AA

  • GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
    34
  • GeForce GTX 970
    25

FPS (higher is better)

Grand Theft Auto V

DX11, Max Details, 16:1 AF, 2xMSAA

  • GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
    94
  • GeForce GTX 970
    55

FPS (higher is better)

Middle-Earth Shadow of War

Ultra Quality, HR Textures, DirectX11, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
    56
  • GeForce GTX 970
    31

FPS (higher is better)

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Highest Detail, Pure Hair On, HBAO+, DirectX 12, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
    53
  • GeForce GTX 970
    29

FPS (higher is better)

Strange Brigade

Ultra quality DirectX12 Async Compute Windows10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
    71
  • GeForce GTX 970
    45

FPS (higher is better)

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

DX11,Max Details, 16:1 HQ-AF, +AA

  • GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
    64
  • GeForce GTX 970
    42

FPS (higher is better)