GeForce GTX 1660 Ti vs GeForce GTX 980

GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
Memory: 6144Mb GDDR6DESKTOP
Release date: 22 Feb 2019
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
GeForce GTX 980
Memory: 4096Mb GDDR5DESKTOP
Release date: 19 Sep 2014
GeForce GTX 980

Summary

Gaming performance index

  • GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
    138%
  • GeForce GTX 980
    100%

Relative performance

Reasons to consider GeForce GTX 1660 Ti

38% higher gaming performance.
45 watts lower power draw. This might be a strong point if your current power supply is not enough to handle the GeForce GTX 980 .
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 980

Supports PhysX
Supports G-Sync
Supports ShadowPlay (allows game streaming/recording with minimum performance penalty)
Based on an outdated architecture (Nvidia Maxwell), there may be no performance optimizations for current games and applications

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 980
GPU NameTU116 (TU116-400-A1)vsGM204 (GM204-400-A1)
Fab Process12 nmvs28 nm
Die Size284 mm²vs398 mm²
Transistors6,600 millionvs5,200 million
Shaders1536vs2048
Compute Units24vs16
Core clock1500 MHzvs1127 MHz
ROPs48vs64
TMUs96vs128

Memory Configuration

GeForce GTX 1660 TiGeForce GTX 980
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 980
TDP120 wattsvs165 watts
Release Date22 Feb 2019vs19 Sep 2014

Raw Performance comparison

Pixel Rate

  • GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
    84.96 GP/s
  • GeForce GTX 980
    72.10 GP/s

GigaPixels - higher is better

Texel Rate

  • GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
    169.90 GT/s
  • GeForce GTX 980
    144.30 GT/s

GigaTexels - higher is better

Memory bandwidth

  • GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
    288.00 GB/s
  • GeForce GTX 980
    224.40 GB/s

GB/s - higher is better

Single precision performance

  • GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
    5437.00 GFLOPs
  • GeForce GTX 980
    4616.00 GFLOPs

GFLOPs - higher is better

Game benchmarks

Destiny 2

Highest quality DirectX11 Windows10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
    108
  • GeForce GTX 980
    80

FPS (higher is better)

Far Cry New Dawn

Ultra Quality, DirectX11, Windows 10x64

  • GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
    97
  • GeForce GTX 980
    72

FPS (higher is better)

Grand Theft Auto V

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

  • GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
    124
  • GeForce GTX 980
    88

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 980
    52

FPS (higher is better)

Strange Brigade

Ultra Quality, DirectX12, Async Compute ,Windows 10x64

  • GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
    102
  • GeForce GTX 980
    76

FPS (higher is better)

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

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

  • GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
    91
  • GeForce GTX 980
    60

FPS (higher is better)

Destiny 2

Highest quality DirectX11 Windows10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
    78
  • GeForce GTX 980
    59

FPS (higher is better)

Far Cry New Dawn

Ultra Quality, DirectX11, Windows 10x64

  • GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
    70
  • GeForce GTX 980
    53

FPS (higher is better)

Grand Theft Auto V

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

  • GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
    94
  • GeForce GTX 980
    61

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 980
    34

FPS (higher is better)

Strange Brigade

Ultra Quality, DirectX12, Async Compute ,Windows 10x64

  • GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
    73
  • GeForce GTX 980
    54

FPS (higher is better)

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

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

  • GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
    64
  • GeForce GTX 980
    48

FPS (higher is better)

Destiny 2

Highest quality DirectX11 Windows10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
    43
  • GeForce GTX 980
    34

FPS (higher is better)

Far Cry New Dawn

Ultra Quality, DirectX11, Windows 10x64

  • GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
    37
  • GeForce GTX 980
    28

FPS (higher is better)

Grand Theft Auto V

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

  • GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
    47
  • GeForce GTX 980
    31

FPS (higher is better)

Strange Brigade

Ultra Quality, DirectX12, Async Compute ,Windows 10x64

  • GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
    41
  • GeForce GTX 980
    31

FPS (higher is better)

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

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

  • GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
    34
  • GeForce GTX 980
    28

FPS (higher is better)