GTX 1650 vs GTX 1660 Ti – Gaming Laptop Comparison
Lets. Take a look at how the laptop GTX, 1650 and GTX 1660 Ti differ in terms of specs. Straight out of the gate we can see. There are 50 more CUDA cores with the 1660 Ti and its also available with higher base and boost clock speeds, though this comes at the result of higher power.. The 1660 Ti also has 50 more memory, plus it uses faster GDDR6, while the 1650 has less and slower GDDR5.. This may not seem like a fair comparison at first, its well known the 1660 Ti isnt too far off the RTX 2060. When it comes to laptops, however, at the moment, the 1660 Ti is the next step up from the 1650 theres no 1660, in between, like on the desktop side at this time. Unless, of course, you count, the 1660 Ti Max Q. Dont worry Ill, be comparing the 1660 Ti and 2060 in a future video. So if youre new here youll want to get subscribed for that one. To do this comparison, Ive basically got two of the same laptop. So I can do the most possible apples to apples comparison. Massive thanks to Metabox here in Australia, for lending me these units. To do this comparison, you can find prices and links in the description.. Basically, these are the same Clevo chassis. The only difference is that one has the 1650, while the other has the 1660 Ti.. They both otherwise have the same i7, 9750H CPU and same 16gb of memory in dual channel, so kind of a best case and ideal for a GPU comparison as we want to try and minimize other components.
Being a bottleneck. Basically expect different results with different CPU and memory configurations.. Both laptops also have the same cooling solution and battery so well be able to accurately compare thermals and battery life too.. In my case, both graphics are also running at the top end of the specified GPU power limit, so the 1650 runs at 50 watts, while the 1660 Ti runs at 80 watts, but expect different results with different power limits which will vary between laptops. So, unfortunately, these results arent globally applicable, but should show us the differences between the best possible 1650 and 1660 Ti laptops.. Otherwise, both laptops were tested on the same day under the same conditions with the same Windows updates and Nvidia drivers installed, so lets get into the results. Battlefield. 5 was tested in campaign mode rather than multiplayer, as it allows me to consistently perform the same test run. In all upcoming graphs. The 1660 Ti will be shown by the red bars while the 1650 will be shown by the purple. Bars. Ive tested all available setting presets, and these are shown on the left, so in this case from low to ultra settings.. In this first example, the 1660 Ti is coming out significantly ahead at all settings with even the 1 low at medium and above beating the average FPS from the 1650. Apex legends was tested with either all settings at maximum or all settings at minimum, as it doesnt Have predefined setting presets.
At minimum settings, the 1660 Ti was scoring 30 higher average FPS, and then it was coming out 40 faster at maximum settings where even the 1 low is ahead of the 1650s average. Well be expecting this trend throughout the rest of the games. Where higher setting levels see bigger differences, as they are more GPU bound. Shadow of the Tomb Raider was tested with the built in benchmark and with the highest setting preset in use. There was a 52 higher average frame rate with the GTX 1660 Ti when compared with the 1650. Fortnite was tested using the replay feature, with the exact same replay on each machine. Theres a far smaller difference at low settings, where were more CPU bound, but then at Epic settings there was a fairly big 55 improvement to average frame rate with the 1660 Ti. Its worth, noting that the 1650 still played the game well enough at epic settings, though, so it depends what sort of frame rate you want to target. PUBG was also tested With the same replay on each machine and was another game where the 1 low performance from the 1660 Ti beat the average FPS from the 1650 at most setting levels. At ultra settings, the 1660 Ti was able to get us 63 higher average FPS. Putting this game in 3rd place out of all 15 tested. Assassins, Creed Odyssey was tested with the built in benchmark and is generally a fairly CPU. Heavy game, however, were still seeing a massive improvement with the 1660 Ti here, as the 1650 seemed to bottleneck the CPU from performing better.
. This game saw the biggest improvement with the 1660 Ti out of all 15 tested, with a massive 69 higher average frame rate at ultra high settings., Its not all sunshine and rainbows, though, lets counter that example, with Dota 2, which was tested playing in the middle lane. With an average amount of action going on. In this case, the 1650 was ahead in most tests, though it was only very slight.. This is an example of a game, thats more CPU heavy, as I never found the GPU utilization to rise much so as a result, it doesnt really matter what graphics, weve, got. CSGO was tested with the Ulletical FPS benchmark and was in a similar boat.. While there were improvements to be had with the 1660 Ti, this game only saw the second lowest improvement out of all 15 tested coming out 25 ahead with all settings, maxed out. Rainbow Six Siege was tested with the built in benchmark and there were larger improvements to Be had with the 1660 Ti in this test.. This was another game where at most setting levels, even the 1 low results from the 1660 Ti were ahead of the 1650s averages and at ultra settings the 1660 Ti was able to get 47 higher average FPS. Overwatch was tested in the practice range as it allows Me to perform the exact same test run perfect for a comparison like this. At epic settings. The 1660 Ti was able to reach 56 higher average frame rates when compared against the 1650, with the 1 low from the 1660 Ti ahead or close to the 1650s averages.
At most setting levels. Far Cry New Dawn was tested with the built in benchmark and is another game that generally favours CPU performance. At every setting level. The 1660 Ti 1 low was head of the averages from the 1650 and at ultra settings there was a 43 boost to average FPS with the 1660 Ti.. The Witcher 3 tends to be more GPU bound in my experience, which would explain why it saw the 4th highest improvement out of all 15 games covered. At ultra settings. There was a 58 higher average FPS with the 1660 Ti. However, the 1 low results werent quite able to come out ahead of the 1650s averages. Here. Watch Dogs 2 tends to favour CPU performance as its pretty much always reporting 100 utilization, and while the differences seen are on the lower side compared to other games tested, there was still a 41 improvement to average FPS at ultra settings on the 1660 Ti, though Much smaller differences as we step down to lower settings and become further CPU, bound. Ghost Recon was tested with the built in benchmark and while the differences at low settings look larger, the 1660 Ti was just 41 ahead. There. I say just because at ultra settings this rises up to 52 higher average FPS and we also saw the biggest difference to 1 low here, as well. Strange Brigade was tested with the built in benchmark and is our only Vulkan title. At ultra settings.
There was a massive 64 higher average FPS with the 1660 Ti making this the second largest difference out of all 16 games tested., Even the 1 lows are massively ahead of the average FPS. The 1650 was able to provide. In terms of overall improvement over these 15 games. The 1660 Ti graphics is performing 47 better in terms of average FPS with all settings at maximum.. The performance difference does, of course, vary between games, though, as we can see. Games like Dota 2 didnt really see a difference, as the GPU doesnt seem to matter compared to CPU performance, whereas others saw huge changes. Ive also tested some synthetic benchmarks, including 3DMarks Time Spy Fire Strike and VRMark., There were some pretty big differences here too, like in the games with the fire strike. Graphics score from the 1660 Ti coming out: 56 ahead of the 1650, with a 59 higher score for time spy. So actually, in line with some of our games., As both machines have the same cooling solution lets also take a look at temperature differences., Neither were particular hot with this workload of the heaven benchmark running for over an hour at maximum settings. However, the 1660 Ti was clearly warmer due to the increased power that allows it to perform better.. This doesnt really translate into battery life differences when testing with the same 49 watt hour battery. With both laptops running the Witcher 3 at ultra settings, the 1650 only lasted a few minutes longer, as the cap to 30 FPS should mean theyre, not working too differently.
. With that in mind, I did also try running with battery boost disabled, but now the bottleneck is the amount of power the battery can provide. So both laptops only went up a few FPS, so there was still no major difference. Ive, measured total system power draw from the wall while running the Witcher 3 at ultra settings. So the GPUs were reporting 100 utilization here. In this test. The 1660 Ti system was drawing 26 more power which, to me seems fair, given this game saw 58 higher average FPS with the same settings. Just before we get into pricing well quickly. Look at some Adobe Premiere, video export results.. I was seeing just a few seconds difference with Intel, quick, sync in use shown by the shorter bars and then with a two pass export. So no quick, sync shown by the larger bars the 1660 Ti was only giving a 5 performance improvement, as this task seems to be more CPU heavy.. Now, for the final difference, the price you can check the links in the description for up to date, laptop prices with either graphics card, as prices will change over time.. This will depend on where you live, but in general expect the 1660 Ti to cost more money. As its a higher tier graphics, option. Lets start with US pricing. In this example, this same Clevo chassis with 1650 goes for 1050 USD, while the 1660 Ti version goes for 1200, which is 150 or 14.
3 more money.. In this example, the ASUS TUF FX505 with 1650, is 900 USD, while the 1660 Ti modei is 200 more. However, this isnt perfect, as there are also storage differences.. In this case, the 1660 Ti is 22.2 more money.. Here in Australia were looking at a 200 AUD difference at the moment which converts to around 140 USD for my international viewers.. This works out to about 15 more money, pretty much the same as the US prices. For that we are getting an on average improvement to FPS in games of 47. So if youre looking for a gaming laptop, it seems like the 1660 Ti is well worth. The extra cost, but you can of course, do the math using my game results with other models and prices.. I would not be at all surprised if we get a non Ti version of the 1660 in future for laptops. This is already available on the desktop PC. Side. Id expect this as the current performance gap between the 1650 and 1660 Ti is quite large.. At the moment, though, the 1660 Ti seems worthwhile for a gaming laptop. Dont get me wrong. The 1650 was capable of playing modern games even with decent settings, but if you can afford the 1660 Ti, I think its well worth it. For other tasks, though its going to depend, for instance, in Adobe Premiere. I wasnt seeing too much of an improvement to justify the price increase.. Let me know which graphics youd pick down in the comments for your next laptop and, if youre new to the channel, consider getting subscribed for more upcoming laptop comparisons and future tech.