BEST LAPTOPS FOR GAMES

Top 100 Best Laptops for Apex Legends Top 100 Best Laptops for GTA V Top 100 Best Laptops for Red Dead Redemption 2 Top 100 Best Laptops for ARK: Survival Evolved Top 100 Best Laptops for AC: Odyssey Top 100 Best Laptops for AC Valhalla [AnvilNext 2.0] Top 100 Best Laptops for Battlefield 5 Top 100 Best Laptops for Borderlands 3 Top 100 Best Laptops for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Top 100 Best Laptops for CS:GO Top 100 Best Laptops for Cyberpunk 2077 Top 100 Best Laptops for Darksiders Genesis Top 100 Best Laptops for DOOM Top 100 Best Laptops for DOOM Eternal Top 100 Best Laptops for DOTA 2 Top 100 Best Laptops for PES 2021 Top 100 Best Laptops for Far Cry 5 Top 100 Best Laptops for Far Cry New Dawn Top 100 Best Laptops for FIFA 19 Top 100 Best Laptops for FIFA 20 Top 100 Best Laptops for FIFA 21 Top 100 Best Laptops for For Honor Top 100 Best Laptops for Fortnite Top 100 Best Laptops for Gears 5 Top 100 Best Laptops for Halo: Reach Top 100 Best Laptops for Hearthstone Top 100 Best Laptops for League of Legends Top 100 Best Laptops for Metro Exodus Top 100 Best Laptops for Minecraft Top 100 Best Laptops for Need For Speed Heat Top 100 Best Laptops for Overwatch Top 100 Best Laptops for PES 2020 Top 100 Best Laptops for PUBG Top 100 Best Laptops for Resident Evil 2 [RE Engine] Top 100 Best Laptops for Rise of the Tomb Raider Top 100 Best Laptops for Rocket League Top 100 Best Laptops for Shadow of the Tomb Raider Top 100 Best Laptops for Team Fortress 2 Top 100 Best Laptops for The Witcher 3 Top 100 Best Laptops for TC: Wildlands Top 100 Best Laptops for TC: Six Siege Top 100 Best Laptops for Total War: THREE KINGDOMS Top 100 Best Laptops for Warframe Top 100 Best Laptops for World of Tanks

[Comparison] NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q is almost 40% faster than GTX 1650

As soon as we were able to get our hands on a GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, we made sure we don’t let it go until we have to. This resulted in some benchmarks performed and some games test quite thoroughly. We were certainly expecting a lot from this GPU, given the fact that its non-Max-Q version is very successful in terms of performance. As a first competitor, we have chosen the GeForce GTX 1650, which is another very efficient GPU, that is more than adequate for thin laptop usage.

You can check out our Top Laptop Graphics Ranking to see these two graphics cards and many more.

Specs overview

Naturally, we start by comparing what each card has got in its pocket. First, let’s mention that either of them is built on the newest NVIDIA Turing 12nm architecture. Additionally, the GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q uses 60W of TDP, while its competitor is rated at the slightly lower amount – 50W. For that, the GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q gets 50% more CUDA cores than the GTX 1650 – 1536 vs 1024. However, since it is a Max-Q version it has a significantly lower clock speed – 1140-1335 MHz, whereas the GTX 1650 goes from 1395 MHz up to 1560 MHz.

Memory-wise we have 6GB of GDDR6 memory with a 192-bit bus versus 4GB of GDDR5 memory and a 128-bit bus. At the end of the day, the GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q has a considerably higher memory bandwidth than it’s opponent – 192 GB/s vs 128.1 GB/s.

Benchmarks

The difference between the two in synthetic benchmarks goes between 27-32%, favoring the GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q.

Results are from the 3DMark: Fire Strike (Graphics) benchmark (higher the score, the better)

Gaming tests

While you will be able to play even the latest AAA titles with both of these graphics cards, you would certainly be more comfortable with the GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q.

Far Cry 5Full HD, Normal (Check settings)Full HD, High (Check settings)Full HD, Ultra (Check settings)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q88 fps81 fps76 fps
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 165095 fps60 fps56 fps

rise-of-the-tomb-raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider (2016)Full HD, Medium (Check settings)Full HD, Very High (Check settings)Full HD, MAX (Check settings)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q109 fps55 fps36 fps
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 165080 fps41 fps32 fps

Shadow of the Tomb Raider (2018)Full HD, Medium (Check settings)Full HD, High (Check settings)Full HD, Highest (Check settings)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q73 fps67 fps42 fps
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 165052 fps48 fps32 fps

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon WildlandsFull HD, High (Check settings)Full HD, Very High (Check settings)Full HD, Ultra (Check settings)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q70 fps61 fps40 fps
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 165055 fps48 fps32 fps

Conclusion

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q is certainly the winner of this comparison. Most of the times we saw around 30% difference in the performance between the two, however, in some titles they were surprisingly close in terms of framerate. If you want to get more information about the thermal performance of the GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q you can check it in our in-depth review of the HP Pavilion Gaming 17 2019.

All laptops equipped with the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q (6GB GDDR6)

All laptops equipped with the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (4GB GDDR5)