Nvidia GTX 1660 Ti vs RTX 2060 – 16 Games Tested!
Lets quickly. Take a look at how the GTX 1660 Ti and RTX 2060 actually differ in terms of specs note that things like clock, speed and power will vary between specific cards. These are just the reference specs for each model.. The 2060 has more CUDA cores, although the 1660 Ti has higher base and boost clock, speeds. Both have 6GB of GDDR6 memory. However, the 2060s is faster. For the testing Im using the MSI GTX 1660 Ti Gaming X and the Gigabyte RTX 2060 Windforce OC. So both cards are factory overclocked. A bit out of the box, which will slightly affect frame rates so expect slightly different results with different cards.. The system that Im testing with has an Intel i7 8700K CPU overclocked to 5.0GHz in an MSI Z'0 Gaming. Pro Carbon motherboard, along with 16GB of T Force Night, Hawk CL16 memory from Team Group running at DDR4 3200 in 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 and Nvidia drivers were used for the testing, so lets get into the results. Lets. Kick things off with Apex Legends which was tested with all settings. Maxed out. In all upcoming graphs Ive got the RTX 2060 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 all tests in terms of average Fps, the 2060 was coming out ahead of the 1660 Ti. However, the difference seems to be larger at lower resolutions. At 1080p. The 2060 was 23 ahead of the 1660 Ti the largest result out of all 16 games tested at this resolution, 8 ahead at 1440p. Then just 1.3 ahead at 4K, with no major difference. Assassins, Creed Odyssey was tested with the built in benchmark using high settings and theres less of a difference between the two in this game. At 1080p. The RTX 2060 was 5 ahead of the GTX 1660 Ti 6 ahead at 1440p. Then 9, ahead at 4K.. This game saw one of the smallest differences between the two graphics cards. Out of all 16 tested. Battlefield, 5 was tested in campaign mode rather than multiplayer as its easier to consistently reproduce the test. Run. Both cards were providing a playable experience at 1080p and 1440p resolutions. However, the RTX 2060 was 15 faster in terms of average FPS at both 1080p and 1440p and then a massive 30 ahead at 4K. Granted it wasnt really playable at 4K on either card anyway., Far Cry New Dawn was tested using the built in benchmark with high settings, and there wasnt too much of a difference between the two here. At 1080p were looking at an 8 higher average frame rate with The RTX 2060 then 11 at 1440p and almost 14 at 4K, with even smaller differences.
Seen between 1 low results., Far Cry 5 was also tested using the built in benchmark with high settings, and this game was seeing higher FPS over the newer, Far Cry New Dawn. Just shown. The improvements were pretty similar, though with the RTX 2060 7 ahead of the GTX 1660 Ti at 1080p, 12 ahead at 1440p and then also 14 ahead at 4K, with a little more improvement to 1 low, this time. Fortnite was tested using the replay feature With the exact same replay on both graphics cards. At 1080p, the RTX 2060 was 17 ahead of the GTX 1660 Ti 20 at 1440p, the largest difference out of all 16 games tested at 1440p and then 21 higher average FPS at 4K.. There were also fair improvements to 1 low, with a 14 boost at 1080p, 10 at 1440p and 16 at 4K, where the 1 low at 4K, from the 2060 wasnt too far below the average FPS from the 1660 Ti. 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, but it does allow me to accurately compare between the two graphics cards as it performs the same test run on each with very little variance.. With that in mind, in this test at 1080p, there was a huge 20 improvement with the RTX 2060 at 1080p and 1440p and 17 higher at 4K.
Making this one of the biggest improvements over the 1660 Ti out of all games. Covered. 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 there were even improvements as we step up in resolution. At 1080p, the RTX 2060 was giving us 13 higher average FPS when compared against the GTX 1660 Ti rising to 14 at 1440p and then 15 at 4K. Rainbow Six Siege was tested using the built in benchmark at high settings with a 50 render scale and T AA in use, as these were default with the presets.. Interestingly, the 1 low results from the RTX 2060 were actually behind the 1660 Ti in this test, but this is the one game. I have consistently seen odd performance in since Nvidias new Turing cards came out. In average frame rate. The 2060 was 8 ahead of the 1660 Ti at 1080p 13 ahead. At 1440p, then 16 higher at 4K. CSGO was tested with the Ulletical FPS benchmark, and both cards were delivering very high frame rates. At 1080p, the RTX 2060 was getting 9 higher average frame rates. When compared with the GTX 1660 Ti 8 at 1440p, and then a 13 boost was seen at 4K., There was a slightly higher improvement. Seen in the 1 lows, a 14 improvement at 1080p 8 at 1440p and 14 at 4K, with the 2060. Overwatch was tested in the practice range as I can easily perform the same test run compared to playing with bots or other players, which will differ every time.
. Both graphics cards were capable of playing this well optimized game at 4K, even with ultra settings in use and very high frame rates were achieved at lower resolutions. I doubt you'd really notice a difference playing on either. At both 1080p and 1440p. The RTX 2060 was giving us 17 higher average FPS over the GTX 1660 Ti. Then 16 higher at 4K. PUBG 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 wouldnt want to step up higher to 4K with either.. With the resolution set to 1080p or 1440p. The RTX 2060 was performing 15 above the GTX 1660 Ti in average. Fps then slightly higher. At 17, with 4K., Larger improvements were seen to 1 low at 1080p, though, which is arguably more important once high averages are achievable. Watch Dogs 2 is a resource, intensive game and was tested with high settings.. In my opinion, this one doesnt need a high frame rate to play. I can get by with a solid 30 FPS, so both cards were actually giving me a playable experience at 4K. At 1080p were looking at just a 6 improvement to average FPS 10 at 1440p and then 14 at 4K, where the 1 low from the 2060 was Now very close to the average FPS from the 1660 Ti. Ghost Recon was tested with the built in benchmark and high settings in use and is another resource.
Heavy game.. The RTX 2060 was coming out 14 ahead in average FPS at 1080p and 1440p. Then 15, ahead of the 1660 Ti at 4K.. Similar improvements were seen to the 1 lows, though they look much nicer on the 2060 in this graph 14 at 1080p and 1440p, then 18 higher at 4K., The frame rate at 4K, with either card wasnt, great but respectable FPS was possible at 1440p or lower.. The Witcher 3 was tested with Hairworks disabled and was performing very well at 1080p and 1440p. I wouldnt want to play at high settings with 4K on either card.. At 1080p there was a nice improvement of 17 to the average frame rate with the 2060 in use. A 15 boost at 1440p and then slightly less once more. At 4K, with a 14 improvement. Shadow of War was tested using the built in benchmark with high settings, and this was the one game that saw worse performance on the RTX 2060, at least at 1080p and 1440p. It was slightly ahead at 4K, but they were very close together. In terms of overall improvement over all 16 games tested with a 1080p resolution. On average, the RTX 2060 was performing 12 better than the GTX 1660 Ti in average FPS. More CPU heavy games, like Assassins Creed, saw a smaller difference, while Shadow of War seems to be the only one that prefers the 1660 Ti for some reason. At 1440p. On average, over the same 16 games, the RTX 2060 was now scoring 12.
3 higher average frame rates when compared with the GTX 1660 Ti. So only a very small change to the average over. What we just saw in the 1080p results. At 4K. The RTX 2060 was now on average 14.4, better than the GTX 1660 Ti in these games.. The average frame rate difference typically improves further, as we step up in resolution as we start becoming more GPU bound., Despite seeing the highest improvement in terms of overall average. At this resolution, neither of these cards were really able to play 4K well with the high settings I used. I havent tested overclocking here as results, arent guaranteed and will vary between hardware based on what overclocks you can get realistically, it generally only makes a couple of Fps difference but Ill cover overclocking in the full review videos for each of these cards so get subscribed for that.. 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 RTX 2060 goes for around 370 USD, while the GTX 1660 Ti Im testing. With is 310 USD., I am using a higher end 1660 Ti though 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 280 though. When we look at the exact models. Im testing with it costs 19 more money to go from 1660 Ti to 2060, although if we factor in a cheaper 1660 Ti at 280 that rises to 32, more money.
Given were seeing 12 to 14 higher average FPS over all three tested resolutions in these 16 Games, I find it hard to suggest the RTX 2060, as the 1660 Ti is better value for the money for the performance that its providing. Considering in most cases, I couldnt tell the difference, while playing on either at 1080p or 1440p Id personally be leaning towards buying A 1660 Ti. From what Ive seen so far in the few games. We have that support it. Rtx doesnt perform all that well on the 2060 anyway, so I wouldnt be upset to miss out on that feature at this time.. The 1660 Ti is offering a similar experience for less money and is what Id go for at the moment. Maybe if there are some nice RTX price cuts, things could change. If youre watching this in the future and already have a 1660 Ti and youre thinking of upgrading to a 2060 its hard. For me to say right now, as by that time, the price will have changed, but based on the information on hand today, I dont think thats a worthwhile upgrade path.. Let me know which card youd pick down in the comments and why the GTX 1660 Ti or RTX, 2060 and dont forget to subscribe for more comparisons and future tech.