Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti / 1660 Ti Max Q Mid-Range Laptop Video Card

The Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti is a mid-range video card for laptop and desktop PCs. Regarding laptops, it is mostly used in mid-tier gaming notebook models. There are two variants of the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti card for laptops – the regular GTX 1660 Ti and the Max Q version of the GTX 1660 Ti. As same as with the other GeForce video cards which have their Max Q counterparts, GTX 1660 Ti Max Q consumes less power and runs cooler than the standard version. On the negative side, it is somewhat slower.

An important feature that is lacking on the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti as opposed to the high-end GeForce RTX 2000-series is ray-tracing technology. Ray-tracing enhances lighting, shadows, and effects in games.

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Benchmark

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Benchmark

Laptop video card benchmarks show the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti is somewhere in the middle performance-wise. Or more precisely, it’s in the upper-mid-range because of its relatively high performance when compared to other mid-rangers. It isn’t much slower than the ray-tracing-equipped GeForce RTX 2060 you can find in pricier gaming laptops and provides substantial performance boost over the cheaper GeForce GTX 1650.

Gameplay Tests

Here are some videos showcasing real-world gaming performance of GTX 1660 Ti-equipped laptops. The videos show the card is capable of running the latest hardware-demanding games very smoothly on at least medium and mid-to-high graphics detail settings and Full HD resolution. Lighter game titles run smoothly on maximal graphics quality settings and Full HD.


Gaming performance may vary depending on a particular laptop model. For the best results, it’s recommended to have dual channel RAM inside your laptop instead of single channel (for instance, two RAM modules instead of one – 2 x 8GB instead of 1 x 16GB). Performance of the main processor (CPU) and cooling solution of the laptop can affect gaming performance as well.

Specifications of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti

Here's the specs sheet of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti:

GPU Name

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti

GPU Type

Dedicated video card

Number of Execution Units, Cores, Shaders


Core Clock Speed

Standard GTX 1660 Ti – base: 1455 MHz, boost: 1590 MHz; Max-Q GTX 1660 Ti – base: 1140 MHz, boost: 1335 MHz

Memory Bus Width


Video Memory Size


Memory Type


Video Memory Speed

Up to 12 Gbps

Production Technology



Nvidia G-Sync compatible

VR ready

Power Consumption

Standard: 80 Watts; Max-Q: 60 Watts

Year of Release


Written by Dan on August 4, 2019

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