In your next laptop, which graphics should you choose? Is it worth paying more for the Nvidia GTX 1660 Ti or the Nvidia GTX 1650? We’ll look at the differences in gaming performance in this comparison to help you decide which to get in your next laptop.
I’m using the MSI GF63 Thin for the GTX 1650 and the ASUS ROG Strix G Gaming Laptop for the GTX 1660 Ti in this comparison.
Both laptops have the same i5-9300H processor and 8GB of 2666MHz DDR4 RAM.
The only difference between them is that one has GTX 1650 and the other has GTX 1660 ti. So it’s a bit of a best-case scenario for a GPU comparison.
Expect different outcomes depending on the configuration.
In terms of battery life, both systems lasted around 5 hours, so there shouldn’t be much of a difference.
GTX 1650 vs 1660 Ti: Specs
|GTX 1650||GTX 1660 TI|
|BASE CLOCK (MHZ)||1020-1395||1140-1455|
|BOOST CLOCK (MHZ)||1245-1560||1335-1590|
|MEMORY SPEED||8 GBPS||12 GBPS|
|MEMORY BANDWIDTH||128 GB/S||288 GB/S|
GTX 1650 vs 1660 Ti: Performance
I have tested 10 Games at 1080p and 1440p.
Anthem was tested with the built in benchmark using ultra quality. At 1080p the 1660 Ti is scoring 50.7% higher average FPS compared to the 1650 in this game. At 1440p the 1660 Ti is now getting 52% higher average FPS.
2. APEX LEGENDS
Apex Legends was also tested using the built in benchmark, and there were some fairly big gains in this test with the GTX 1660 Ti. At 1080p the 1660 Ti was getting 50% higher average FPS and 52% higher average FPS at 1440p.
3. BODERLANDS 3
Boderlands 3 was tested using the built in benchmark at ultra settings. At 1080p there was a 41% improvement to average FPS then 41.8% improvement at 1440p.41
4. F1 2019
F1 2019 was tested with the built in benchmark using ultra quality preset. At 1080p we’re looking at a 42% improvement to average FPS with the 1660 Ti. At 1440p this slightly lowers to a 41% boost.
5. FAR CRY NEW DAWN
Far Cry New Dawn was tested using the built in benchmark with ultra quality. At 1080p the 1660 Ti was getting 49% higher average FPS. With the resolution set to 1440p the 1660 Ti was now getting 50% higher average FPS.
6. GEARS OF WAR 5
Gears of War 5 is a resource intensive game, and I can play it alright with a solid 30 FPS, and I didn’t find it too bad even at 1440p with ultra quality on the 1650, though I would of course use lower settings to improve the frame rate. Anyway at 1080p the 1660 Ti was 44% higher in terms of average FPS, and then 41% better at 1440p.
Greedfall was tested using the built in benchmark with ultra quality. At both resolutions, the 1660 Ti was around 41% faster.
8. METRO EXODUS
Metro Exodus was also tested using the built in benchmark. At the bottom of the graph for our 1440p results the GTX 1660 Ti was getting almost 37% higher average frame rate when compared to the 1650. At 1080p there was 40% improvement.
9. RESIDENT EVIL 2
Resident Evil 2 was tested using the built in benchmark at ultra quality. At 1080p there’s a 39% boost to average FPS when we use the RTX 1660 Ti and a 40% improvement at 1440p.
10. WORLD WAR Z
World War Z was tested with the Ulletical FPS benchmark, and at 1080p there was a 42% improvement to average FPS and 42.8% at 1440p.
GTX 1650 vs 1660 Ti: Sythetic Performance
The GTX 1660 Ti scored 170,781 on the 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited benchmark, just ahead of the GTX 1650, which scored 167,059 points (2.2 percent increase in performance).
The GTX 1660 Ti outperformed the GTX 1650 in the 3DMark Fire Strike test, scoring 11,584 compared to 8,397 for the GTX 1650. (38 percent increase in performance).
Finally, the GTX 1650 scored 2,828, surpassing the GTX 1650’s 1,935 on the 3DMark Fire Strike Ultra test (46.2 percent increase in performance).
GTX 1650 vs 1660 Ti: Which is Better?
My MSI GF63 Thin with 1650 costs $700, while the 1660 Ti modei costs $400 more; however, there are other differences in specs. The 1660 Ti is 57.1 percent more expensive in this case. There are also models that are less expensive.
Overall, I believe that the GTX 1660 Ti is more powerful and expensive, and that every 1660 Ti model will be more expensive than the GTX 1650 models.
However, for the time being, the 1660 Ti appears to be a viable option for a gaming laptop. Don’t get me wrong, the 1650 could play modern games with reasonable settings, but if you can afford it, I think the 1660 Ti is well worth it.