GeForce GTX 1660 Ti vs GeForce GTX 980 Ti

GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
Memory: 6144Mb GDDR6DESKTOP
Release date: 22 Feb 2019
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
GeForce GTX 980 Ti
Memory: 6144Mb GDDR5DESKTOP
Release date: 2 Jun 2015
GeForce GTX 980 Ti

Summary

Gaming performance index

  • GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
    113%
  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    100%

Relative performance

Reasons to consider GeForce GTX 1660 Ti

13% higher gaming performance.
130 watts lower power draw. This might be a strong point if your current power supply is not enough to handle the GeForce GTX 980 Ti .
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 Ti

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 (30 combinations of games and resolutions).


Specifications

Core Configuration

GeForce GTX 1660 TiGeForce GTX 980 Ti
GPU NameTU116 (TU116-400-A1)vsGM200 (GM200-310-A1)
Fab Process12 nmvs28 nm
Die Size284 mm²vs601 mm²
Transistors6,600 millionvs8,000 million
Shaders1536vs2816
Compute Units24vs22
Core clock1500 MHzvs1000 MHz
ROPs48vs96
TMUs96vs176

Memory Configuration

GeForce GTX 1660 TiGeForce GTX 980 Ti
Memory TypeGDDR6vsGDDR5
Bus Width192 bitvs384 bit
Memory Speed1500 MHz
12000 MHz effective
vs1753 MHz
7012 MHz effective
Memory Size6144 Mbvs6144 Mb

Additional details

GeForce GTX 1660 TiGeForce GTX 980 Ti
TDP120 wattsvs250 watts
Release Date22 Feb 2019vs2 Jun 2015

Raw Performance comparison

Pixel Rate

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

GigaPixels - higher is better

Texel Rate

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

GigaTexels - higher is better

Memory bandwidth

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

GB/s - higher is better

Single precision performance

  • GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
    5437.00 GFLOPs
  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    5632.00 GFLOPs

GFLOPs - higher is better

Game benchmarks

Battlefield V

Ultra Quality, DirectX12, Windows 10x64

  • GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
    92
  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    55

FPS (higher is better)

Codemasters Formula 1 2018

Ultra quality TTA DirectX11 Windows10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
    90
  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    81

FPS (higher is better)

Destiny 2

Highest quality DirectX11 Windows10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
    108
  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    100

FPS (higher is better)

Far Cry New Dawn

Ultra Quality, DirectX 11,Windows 10x64 build 1809

  • GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
    97
  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    83

FPS (higher is better)

Grand Theft Auto V

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

  • GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
    124
  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    113

FPS (higher is better)

Metro Exodus

Ultra detail, 16:1 AF, DirectX12, Windows 10x64

  • GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
    47
  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    42

FPS (higher is better)

Middle-Earth Shadow of War

Ultra Quality, HR Textures, DirectX11, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
    80
  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    73

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 Ti
    66

FPS (higher is better)

Strange Brigade

Ultra quality DirectX12 Async Compute Windows10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
    101
  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    95

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 Ti
    76

FPS (higher is better)

Battlefield V

Ultra Quality, DirectX12, Windows 10x64

  • GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
    70
  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    39

FPS (higher is better)

Codemasters Formula 1 2018

Ultra quality TTA DirectX11 Windows10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
    69
  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    63

FPS (higher is better)

Destiny 2

Highest quality DirectX11 Windows10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
    78
  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    75

FPS (higher is better)

Far Cry New Dawn

Ultra Quality, DirectX 11,Windows 10x64 build 1809

  • GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
    70
  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    62

FPS (higher is better)

Grand Theft Auto V

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

  • GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
    94
  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    86

FPS (higher is better)

Metro Exodus

Ultra detail, 16:1 AF, DirectX12, Windows 10x64

  • GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
    35
  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    33

FPS (higher is better)

Middle-Earth Shadow of War

Ultra Quality, HR Textures, DirectX11, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
    56
  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    50

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 Ti
    45

FPS (higher is better)

Strange Brigade

Ultra quality DirectX12 Async Compute Windows10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
    71
  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    69

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 Ti
    61

FPS (higher is better)

Battlefield V

Ultra Quality, DirectX12, Windows 10x64

  • GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
    37
  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    32

FPS (higher is better)

Codemasters Formula 1 2018

Ultra quality TTA DirectX11 Windows10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
    40
  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    38

FPS (higher is better)

Destiny 2

Highest quality DirectX11 Windows10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
    43
  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    43

FPS (higher is better)

Far Cry New Dawn

Ultra Quality, DirectX 11,Windows 10x64 build 1809

  • GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
    37
  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    35

FPS (higher is better)

Grand Theft Auto V

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

  • GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
    47
  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    43

FPS (higher is better)

Metro Exodus

Ultra detail, 16:1 AF, DirectX12, Windows 10x64

  • GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
    22
  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    21

FPS (higher is better)

Middle-Earth Shadow of War

Ultra Quality, HR Textures, DirectX11, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
    33
  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    28

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 980 Ti
    23

FPS (higher is better)

Strange Brigade

Ultra quality DirectX12 Async Compute Windows10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
    39
  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    40

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 Ti
    37

FPS (higher is better)