Nvidia GTX 1660 Ti vs GTX 1070 – 16 Games Tested!
These are just the reference specs for each model. The 1070 has more CUDA cores and only just slightly higher base clock speed. While the boost clock on the 1660 ti is higher. The 1070 also has more memory, but it's gddr5, with different speed than the testing I'm. Using the msi gtx 1660 TI gaming urks and the galaxy TX 1070 X, so both cards are factory overclocked out of the box, which will slightly affect frame rates so expect slightly different results with different cards. The system that I'm testing with has an Intel i7 8700 K, CPU overclocked to 5.0 gigahertz in an MSI '0 gaming, pure carbon motherboard, along with 16 gig of t4 Nighthawk sail 16 memory from Team Group running at ddr4 3200 and dual channel check the links in The description for details on all of the components as well as for up to date, pricing, the same windows updates. An Nvidia driver for 19.3 5 was used for the testing, so let's get into the results. Let'S start off with Apex legends which was tested with all settings maxed out in all upcoming graphs. I'Ve got the gtx 1070 shown by the top bar in red, while the gtx 1660 TI is shown below in purple, while the three different resolutions, 1080p, 1440p and 4k are shown on the left in terms of average FPS, the 1660 TI it was about 3 slower Than the 1070 at 1080p, while the 16 60 TI takes the lead at 14 for TP and 4k coming out, 6.
5 percent and 15 percent faster, respectively Assassin's Creed, Otis II, was tested with the built in benchmark using high settings and the 16 6dt. I was ahead at all resolutions in this game at 1080p. It was 3 ahead of the 10 77 ahead at 1440p and then almost 9 ahead at 4k, with larger improvements to 1 low. Also seen as we step up the resolution, battlefield 5 was tested in campaign mode rather than multiplayer as it's easier to consistently reproduce the test run both cards when providing a playable experience at 1080p and 1440p resolutions with the 1660 TI 5 ahead of the 1070 at 1080P and 6 ahead at 1440p at 4k, things change with the 1660 TI now 10 behind the 1070, with the 1 low from the 1070 actually above the average frame rate of the 1660 ti. Although this doesn't practically matter given 30 FPS for a first person, shooter isn't a fun time, Far Cry New Dawn was tested using the built in benchmark with high settings, and there was basically no difference between the two when it came to average frame rates. The 1 lows are a different story there, with the 1660 ti consistently delivering higher results, as the 1070 was dipping more in this test. Far cry 5 was also tested using the built in benchmark with high settings, and this game was seeing higher FPS over the new. A far cry new dawn just shown, the average frame rates were also very close together in this game, regardless of graphics card used.
However, this time the 1 lows were much closer together. Fortnight was tested using the replay feature with the exact same replay on both graphics cards. In this test, the 1070 was coming out ahead of the 1660 Ti at all resolutions, both in average fps and for 1 lower at 1080p to 1070 was 6 ahead. In terms of average FPS 11 of 1440p and then 17 of 4k, where it was noticeably smoother at 4k on the 1070, but no noticeable difference at lower resolutions, Metro Exodus was tested with the built in benchmark at high settings. The actual game performs a fair bit ahead of this, so this is more of a synthetic test rather than representative of actual gameplay, but it does allow me to accurately compare between the two graphics cards as it performs. The same test run on H, with very little variance with that in mind. The 1070 was again coming out ahead of the 1660 Ti in all tests here, with a 4 lead in average FPS at both 1080p in 1440p, then just 3 of 4k shadow of the Tomb Raider was also tested using the built in benchmark with high settings. This seems to be more of a graphically intensive test and the 16 60 T. I was coming out ahead at all three resolutions at 1080p, the 1660 T – I was three percent ahead of the 10 75 ahead at 1440p and then 6 percent ahead at 4k. Rainbow six siege was tested using the built in benchmark at high settings with the 50 percent render scale and taa in use, as these were the default with the presets.
This is a game that I found to prefer invidious nuturing architecture, so it was no surprise to me to see the 16 60 TI coming out ahead here at 1080p were looking at a 13 percent improvement to average FPS with the 16 60 TI 12 of 1440p And 9 percent of 4k there were also very nice improvements to 1 lows at lower resolutions to up to a 27 increase. With the 16 60 TI at 1080p, csgo was tested with the Aletta Coletti s benchmark, and both cards were delivering very high frame rates. The 1070 was coming out ahead of the 16 60 TI in all resolutions of this test, with 6 higher average FPS at 1080p, 7 of 1440p and 15 of 4k, which was tested in the practice range as i can easily perform the same test compared to playing With bots or other players, which will differ every time, while both of these graphics cards were capable of delivering a playable, 4k experience, even with ultra settings, the 1070 was consistently ahead in this game. At 1080p, the 1070 was 7.5 ahead of the 16 60 TI. In average, FPS 7.8 percent of 1440p than 9.5 percent of 4k pub G was tested using the replay feature with the exact same replay at high settings. This was another game where 1440p with good settings was quite playable, but I wouldn't want to step up higher to 4k with either the 16 60 T. I was coming out ahead in average FPS at all resolutions tested.
However, it was quite close at 1080p, the 1070 was actually sync 12 higher 1 loads, which I'd argue is more beneficial over. The two pS difference to the average given both are already over 100 FPS. However, this changed at 1440p with the 1080 TI now 18 ahead. In 1, lower watchdogs 2 was a resource, intensive game and was tested with high settings. In my opinion, this one doesn't need a high frame rate to play. I can get by with a solid 30fps, so both cards were actually giving me a playable experience at 4k. At all resolutions, though, there was basically no noticeable difference between the 2 Ghost Recon was tested with the built in benchmark and high settings and use and there's another resource heavy game. The 1070 was just slightly ahead of the 1660 TI here, but only by a small amount, just a 0.9 at 1080p. In 1440p, then 4.7 of 4k, The Witcher 3 was tested with hair works, disabled and, like most other games, was playable at both 1080p and 1440p. Even with high settings and use the 1660 TI was coming out ahead in all three resolutions, however, it was a close match with the 1070, not far behind, with no real practical difference between the two shadow of wall was tested, using the built in benchmark with high Settings and there's another game that I found a favor invidious nuturing architecture. In this case, it doesn't really seem to be making much of a difference, though, with the 1660 TI 1 ahead at 1080p, 3.
6 percent ahead at 1440p and 2.4 percent at 4k. In terms of overall improvement overall 16 games tested with a 1080p resolution, on average the GTX 1660 T ia was performing just 0.5 percent better when compared with the GTX 1070 in terms of average FPS, there wasn't really that big of a gain on the 1660 ti. Other than from the games that really seem to favor the Turing architecture like Rainbow six siege at 1440p on average over the same 16 games, the gtx 1660 TI was now scoring 0.9 percent higher average frame rates when compared with the gtx 1070. So only a very small change on average from what we saw at 1080p. Again, we only seem to be in the positive for the 1660 TI due to Rainbow six siege at 4k we're now seeing the scales tipped towards the 1070 with more games performing better with it compared to the 1660 ti taps jutsu the lodge in memory of the 1070, which becomes more useful at these higher resolutions realistically there neither of these are 4k cards when it comes down to it. I don't think there's very much for performance difference between these two graphics cards, they're quite similar once we average things out, but it does of course depend on the game. It'S also worth noting that the gtx 1070 does have SLI support, while the 1660 Ti does not. So technically you could expand 1070 with the second card to improve performance.
However, considering how hit or miss SLI supporters and games, I wouldn't consider that as an upgrade path and would instead recommend the best single slot card you can get at the time I haven't tested. Overclocking here, as results, aren't guaranteed and will vary between Hardware based on what overclocks you can get realistically, it generally only makes a couple of FPS difference, but I will cover overclocking in the full review videos. Now, for the final difference, the price I suggest checking updated prices using the links in the description as prices will change over time at the time of recording in the US. My gtx 1660 TI i'm testing. With is 310 US dollars. I am using a higher end. 1660 Ti, however, it just happened to be a good deal for me here in Australia when I bought it lower end models can be had for around two hundred and eighty dollars ler. As for the gtx 1070. Well, prices are a bit sad there. They seem to be around four hundred and fifty US dollars new minimum on Newegg many stores are already no longer even stocking the gtx 1070. A supply starts to dry up. This will likely mean that over time the price will continue to go up further as they become difficult to buy new. As a result, the second hand market will eventually become the only practical option, if not already, which completely changes the value proposition. I got my ten. Seventy secondhand for about two hundred and twenty US dollars in October 2018, for example, looking at brand new prices, I think the 16 60 TI is the clear winner simply because it's only just launched it's much more widely available and as we've seen here, it is capable Of similar levels of performance on average, though, it does, of course, vary by game, although it is possible that in future, the extra memory of the 1070 may be more beneficial.
If you don't mind getting brand new with the warranty, then look for a secondhand, hence there's great value there. If we plug the numbers in, I spent 220 US dollars on my 1070 and 310 US dollars on my 1660 Ti. So I've spent 40 more money on the 1660 T. I, if I go to Cheaper 280 dollar 1660 T I instead then I'm still paying 27 percent more money over the use 1070. But this is, of course, only the difference in graphics cards when you factor in the whole price of a system, the percentage value is much less. Basically, if I was buying you today, I just go with the 1660 TI and get the warranty, but if you're on a tight budget and want to save some money, try and find a use 2 1070. Otherwise, if you're looking to upgrade and already have a 1070 well, it makes no sense to go a 1660 TI I'd be looking at something higher. Let me know which card you'd pick down in the comments and why the new at gtx, 1660, TI or old at gtx, 1070 and don't forget to subscribe for more comparisons and future tech.