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Compare the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti to the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Super

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti and the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Super are both mid-range video cards which you can use to game in Full HD. The RTX 2060 does pack a little more punch for 150 euros more on average, and it works better with ray tracing. In this article, we'll list the most important differences and explain how you'll notice this.

Compare the GTX 1660 Ti to the RTX 2060 Super

GTX 1660 Ti RTX 2060 Super
Game in Full HD at 60 fps Yes, light to normal games Yes, demanding games
Game in Quad HD at 60 fps Yes, light and old games Yes, light to normal games
Clock speed 1500 - 1890MHz 1470 - 1860MHz
RAM 6GB 8GB
Bandwidth 192 bits 256 bit

Practical game performance

1660 Ti: light games in Full HD

1660 Ti: light games in Full HD

The NVIDIA GeForce 1660 Ti is a good video card to play light games or games that are a year old or older at ultra settings in Full HD. With these settings, you can play games like Anthem at 79 fps on average, Apex Legends at 112 fps, and Battlefield V at 102 fps. Games like FIFA, F1, and Call of Duty are certainly no problem. The 1660 Ti can even manage these games in Quad HD resolution. The 1660 Ti will struggle a little more with games like Anno 1800 (35.9 fps) and Metro Exodus (42.7 fps) in Full HD at ultra settings.

2060 Super: demanding games in Full HD

2060 Super: demanding games in Full HD

With the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060, you can play demanding games like Anno 1800, Metro Exodus, and Borderlands 3 above the coveted 60 fps at high settings in Full HD. You can also play some games in Quad HD resolution. You can play Call of Duty: Modern Warfare at 80 fps and Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order at 82 fps, for example, in this high resolution. This is where the RTX 2060 Super and the 1660 Ti clearly differ. So the graphical performance of the RTX 2060 Super clearly exceeds the GTX 1660 Ti.

Graphical processing power

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti

1660 Ti: higher clock speed

The NVIDIA Geforce GTX 2060 Super beats the GTX 1660 Ti in most specifications. The 1660 Ti only has a slightly higher clock speed on average, a maximum of 1860 versus 1815MHz. The turbo clock speed is higher as well, 1890 versus 1860MHz. The clock speed of a video card indicates how many computations the video card can perform in one second. This generally affects the frames per second a video card can accomplish. It should be noted this is highly dependent on other components of the video card as well, so the RTX 2060 is ultimately still faster.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Super

2060 Super: faster across the board

The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Super is more powerful than the 1660 Ti. Though the clock speed is slightly lower on average, the other specifications ensure it has more speed across the board. The RAM, for example, is higher at 8GB versus 6GB, so the 2060 Super can handle more demanding tasks. The bandwidth is higher as well. The 2060 Super has 256 bits versus the 192 bits of the 1660 Ti. The bandwidth indicates how much data the video card can transfer per computation (clock speed). The RTX 2060 Super is able to display smooth images in high quality faster as a result.

Ray tracing

GTX 1660 Ti: ray tracing

1660 Ti: possible thanks to an NVIDIA driver update

Since the latest driver update from NVIDIA, you can activate ray tracing on the GTX series video cards. This means you can update the GTX 1660 Ti as well. Although that is a nice new feature, in practice this results in decreased performance of the video card. So when you play Battlefield V, for example, in Quad HD at the highest settings and you turn on ray tracing, the fps will drop from 76 to 23.1 with the GTX 1660 Ti.

RTX 2060 Super: ray tracing

2060 Super: optimized for ray tracing

The RTX video cards are optimized for ray tracing. For comparison: the 2060 Super gets 43.9 fps while playing Battlefield V in Quad HD at the highest settings with ray tracing on. So you get to enjoy the cinematic experience ray tracing provides to your games with this video card, without compromising the framerate. To really get the most out of this technique, especially in new games, we recommend a more powerful video card.

Conclusion

The NVIDIA GeForcce RTX 2060 Super is a better chipset than the GTX 1660 Ti. The 1660 Ti has a good price-quality ratio and it's suitable for gaming in Full HD at ultra settings. But if you spend 100 to 150 euros more on the RTX 2060, you get a lot more graphical power in return. With this video card, you can play virtually any game in Full HD at ultra settings, some even in Quad HD. The RTX is also optimized for ray tracing, which makes light incidence in your games much more realistic.



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