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Nvidia GTX 1650 Ti vs. 1660: Which one’s better?

Both GPUs have a small price difference. Though the 1650 Ti is generally considered to be better, there’s more to it than meets the eye. Let’s have a look at the heated comparison between the GTX 1660 and the 1650 Ti.

A good GPU makes a huge difference in the way you experience the game. Both the 1650 Ti and the 1660 are 12 nm Turing-based mid-range cards from Nvidia. Both offer pretty good value for money. But the devil is in the details. Let’s find out which one’s better, the 1660 or the 1650 Ti.

GTX 1660 is better than GTX 1650 Ti. The 1650 Ti isn’t too bad. It’s worth the price. But the 1660 performs better overall in terms of graphics and benchmarking tests.

1650 Ti vs. 1660: Specs comparison and basic performance lowdown

Both the 1650 Ti and the 1660 have the same core clock speed, length, memory clock speed, memory type (GDDR5) and interface. Here are the major differences:

  • GTX 1660 has 1408 CUDA cores as compared to 1024 in 1650 Ti.
  • 1660 is also better in boost clock speed (1785 MHz vs. 1725 MHz).
  • 1660 also has a 1,900 million higher transistor count.
  • 1650 Ti has a TDP of 75 Watt vs. 120 Watt of 1660.
  • 1660 has 192-bit memory bus width vs. 128-bit of 1650 Ti.

In terms of performance and standard benchmarks, the GTX 1660 performs anywhere from 20-40% better than the 1650 Ti. Similar scores exist for popular game FPS differences as well.

Comparison with other GPUs

It’s hard to answer which one’s better in absolute terms. It’s easy, however, to give a rough idea by comparing both cards to few other popular ones.

The GTX 1660 is a mid-range video card for decent gaming. It outperforms the couple years old GTX 1060 6GB. Nvidia has hinted that the expected performance of the 1660 is somewhere in-between the 10 and 20 series.

The GTX 1650 Ti surpasses Nvidia 1050 in performance. It features a TU117 processer based on Turing, simply a downplayed version of the TU116 in GTX 1660. AMD’s RX 570 8GB outperforms the GTX 1650 (also, has double the memory and ca be found for cheaper).

So, which one is better?

GTX 1660 is better.

1660 performs really well on all graphics and gaming performance tests. It’s totally worth buying in terms of value. On the other hand, the GTX 1650 Ti isn’t too bad. The performance you get is still worth the price when you’re on a budget.

By Carolyn Smith

Carolyn, otherwise known as "0lyn" informally, is a backseat gamer. She'd rather teach someone how they missed an opportunity or how to better pace through a game than play the game herself. It's not the fear of the collapse of her authority, one that she's made after countless hours, she affirms.

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