GTX 1660 Super vs GTX 1660 Ti – Graphics Card Comparison


Nvidia now have a Super version of the GTX
1660, but how does it compare to the 1660 Ti and which should you get? I’ve compared
15 games at 1080p and 1440p to show you the differences and help you decide. Let’s take a look at how the 1660 Super
and 1660 Ti differ in terms of specs, note that things like clock speeds will vary between
specific cards, these are just the reference specs for each. The older 1660 Ti has 9% more
CUDA cores, however the Super has slightly higher base and boost clocks. The Ti has more
texture units, and although both have 6GB of GDDR6 memory, the newer Super version is
faster. For the testing I’m using the MSI Gaming
X version of both the GTX 1660 Super and GTX 1660 Ti, so results should be fairly comparable.
Both of these have a small out of the box overclock, expect slightly different results
with different models. The system that I’m testing with has an
Intel i7-8700K CPU overclocked to 5GHz on all cores in an MSI Z390 ACE motherboard,
along with 16GB of DDR4-3200 CL14 memory running in dual channel. You can check the links in
the description for details on all of the components as well as for up to date pricing.
The same drivers and Windows updates were used for all testing, so let’s get into
the games. Control was tested running through the start
of the game, with the same test pass completed each time. Although the 1660 cards are aimed
at 1080p gaming, I’ve also thrown in 1440p results too as some games are definitely capable.
With the high preset, at 1080p the 1660 TI was just 2.7% faster than the 1660 Super,
and 4.5% ahead at 1440p. Shadow of the Tomb Raider was tested with
the game’s built in benchmark. At 1080p the Ti was 3.6% ahead of the Super, increasing
to a 5.5% lead at 1440p. Apex Legends was tested with all graphical
settings at maximum, and at 1080p there was basically no difference between the two, but
then with the higher 1440p resolution there was a larger 7% improvement to average frame
rate with the 1660 Ti. Borderlands 3 was tested with the game’s
benchmark tool, and this title was seeing an above average increase to performance with
the Ti, granted it’s still a somewhat small difference, with the 1660 Ti just 5% ahead
at both resolutions in average FPS. Battlefield 5 was tested in campaign mode
with the highest ultra preset. There wasn’t much difference between the two with this
game, just a 2.6% boost at 1080p with the Ti and 2.8% at 1440p. Assassin’s Creed Odyssey was tested with
the built in benchmark, and I typically find this test to be more CPU dependent, which
probably explains why there was basically no difference between the Super and Ti here. I’ve tested Fortnite with the new Chapter
2 map, the replay feature was temporarily removed when I did this testing, so I played
through the same part of the game in the same way for each test. At 1080p the 1660 Super
saw the biggest improvement out of all games tested with a 7.8% improvement to average
FPS, though the 1440p difference was lower, putting the Ti just 3% ahead. Ghost Recon Breakpoint was tested using the
built in benchmark at very high settings, and was another with minimal differences between
the two. The Ti was just 1.2% faster at 1080p in average FPS, doubling to a 2.4% improvement
at 1440p, granted this is only a 1 FPS change. Overwatch was tested playing in the practice
range, and this game saw the second largest improvement with the Ti out of all games tested,
though it was only about 6% ahead of the Super. PUBG was tested using the replay feature,
with the exact same replay file used for each test. No noticeable differences here, at 1080p
the results are basically within margin of error, and then at 1440p the difference is
still small with a 2.6% advantage to the Ti in average FPS. Rainbow Six Siege was tested with the built
in benchmark. Just looking at the results I want to say there’s basically no major
differences, because as we’ve seen there’s hardly any difference between the Ti and Super.
Despite this, this game was above average out of the titles tested, with the Ti coming
out 3% ahead at 1080p and 5% ahead at 1440p. The Witcher 3 was tested with ultra settings,
and like most other games hardly any real difference between the Super and Ti. At 1080p
the Ti was just 2.5% ahead of the Super, rising ever so slightly to 2.6% higher at 1440p. Strange Brigade was tested as a Vulkan title
using the built in benchmark. The differences in this game were below average, with just
a 2% improvement on the Ti at both 1080p and 1440p resolutions. I’ve tested CS:GO with the Ulletical FPS
benchmark, as I wanted to see how a game that typically favours CPU power would behave.
At 1080p there was a small 1.1% improvement to average FPS with the Ti, however a larger
8% rise to 1% low was noted. At 1440p the change to average FPS rose a little, with
the Ti now 4% ahead of the Super. Far Cry New Dawn was tested with the game’s
benchmark tool. At 1080p there was just a 3.3% improvement with the Ti, lowering to
a 2.4% higher average frame rate at 1440p. In terms of overall improvement, over all
15 games on average the GTX 1660 Ti was performing about 3% better when compared against the
GTX 1660 Super in terms of average FPS. As you can see, the results can vary quite a
bit between specific game, however realistically there wasn’t much practical performance
difference between them. When we step the resolution up to 1440p the
difference only changes slightly, on average the GTX 1660 Ti is now 3.7% ahead of the GTX
1660 Super on average, so not too much of a change there with the higher resolution.
I don’t think either of these are a great choice for 1440p gaming, though some games
do run fine, it’ll come down to settings and what frame rate you want to target. As for the differences in total system power
draw the system with the 1660 Super was actually using 6% more power from the wall when under
the same test. I thought these were odd results, so checked with Steve at Hardware Unboxed,
and he had the Super as using 5% more power in a different game, I suggest checking out
his video if you want to see more 1660 Super results. Temperatures were quite close, with the Ti
just 1 degree higher, again in the same F1 2019 test. The results should be quite comparable,
as I used MSI’s Gaming X version of each with the same cooling design. Now for the final difference, the price. I
suggest checking updated prices using the links in the description, as prices will change
over time. The MSRP is meant to be $230 USD for the Super and $280 for the Ti, so $50
or 21% more money for the Ti. The MSI Gaming X Super I’m using is meant to be $249 USD,
while the 1660 Ti Gaming X currently goes for $308, so 23% more money for the Ti in
that case. Here in Australia MSI’s 1660 Super Gaming
X that I’ve tested is going for $439 AUD, while the same version but 1660 Ti is $499
AUD, or 13.6% more money. In my opinion the new GTX 1660 Super is better
value, in my country you need to pay around 13% more money to go for the Ti, or apparently
20% more in the US, and on average it’s only offering 3% better performance at 1080p.
As we just saw in most games the results were very close, which makes the 1660 Super seem
like a strange release, why not just drop the price of the Ti instead or something? In the end the 1660 Super is giving almost
the same levels of performance, you’re just not practically going to notice a 3% or so
performance difference, so due to the cheaper price of the newer 1660 Super it would be
my pick between the two if I was buying today. With that said though, if you can find a 1660
Ti on a good sale, it could be worthwhile for the lower power draw. Let me know which you’d pick and why down
in the comments, GTX 1660 Super or 1660 Ti? This specific comparison is of course only
relative between these two cards, I’ll be doing more comparisons in the future once
the 1650 Super and AMD’s new options come out, so if you’re new to the channel consider
getting subscribed for future tech videos like those.

50 thoughts on “GTX 1660 Super vs GTX 1660 Ti – Graphics Card Comparison

  1. I can't imagine that at the mothersh-I mean Nvidia headquarters that nobody was able to see how this card would cannibalise the sales of the 1660 Ti

  2. Does the 1660 Super even need to exist? Should they have just lowered the price of the Ti instead, or deprecated the Ti? 🤔

  3. Do you think the 16 series super is coming to laptop? 🤔 Especially the 1650 super since it is similar to the upcoming rx5500m. These would be good for budget laptops

  4. worth going for a cheaper 1660 super for around 390AUD to spend a bit more for a higher end like MSI one and have better thermals and noise?

  5. Nvidia should be ASHAMED OF THEMSELVES!!!
    The specs of these "super" cards are nothing but a damn scam!

    Slightly increased clocks, speed AND tdp. SMDH

    And what's WORSE is that AMD (who I thought was making great moves) is doing the EXACT SAME THING!!!

    But at least they're more affordable so I can't be TOO mad at them, lol

  6. Just a simple questiont dont ming please. You look sooo stressed out and depressed in web cam footage is any thing wrong ???

  7. I currently have a the MSI Gaming X 1660 ti, and although it was a very good card for 1080p, it's not doing so well pushing the pixels of my new 3440×[email protected] ultra wide monitor, so it's time for an upgrade, most likely to a RX 5700 XT.

  8. Who is better Ryzen 5 3600 or i5 9600k who is better in gaming i5 is more expensive about 50 dollars is he give me more FBS in gaming or few

  9. Since I mostly play PUBG and Battlefield V, 2 FPS for $50? Hell nah!

    Btw, when I asked yesterday about 1660 Ti VS 1660 Super, you said couple of days, I thought it's gonna be like 3 days or more. But yeah, Thank you for the video man! Now I can use that $50 for buying 1TB M.2 NVME. Let's go!!!

    (I don't know since the last time I tried using my friend PC which is using M.2 NVME, it feels so fast for everything, now I fell in love with that speed (I always using HDD for my games and other files tho)).

  10. Love your videos man, but I need to rant. I'm sick of this company's crap. How many times are we going to be marketed to and baited with the same damn die? Intel and their countless refreshes and artificial hype are just pathetic at this point as well.

  11. Lol I think Nvidia liked the bad press about making too many 1060 versions they're at it again.

    1660
    1660 super
    1660 TI
    RTX2060
    RTX2060 super

  12. The Super SKU, or whatever nomenclature is rushed. Nvidia wanting to control the mid-tier and low-range market has made the 2017 debacle over GPU naming happen all over again, except now this involves consumer-level graphics cards instead of the flagship 'non-gaming' Titan cards.

  13. since you have a 1660 ti, can you compare Helios 300 gaming results with equivalent desktop( for the CPU limiting amount of cores and clockspeeds to the ones according to a desktop i7 8700 )? I'm really curious how a best tuned laptop compares to a desktop at stock and overclocked with equivalent specks, and I'm sure many other people are interested in that as well

  14. Nvidia sure loves to troll us much with those stupid super cards -_-… Now i regret i bought my 1660 Ti, thank god at least i bought it with a price cut

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