NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
vs
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660
GTX 1060 6GB GTX 1660 Difference
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660
Price $ 159.0 $ 220.0 61 (38%)
Year 2016 2019 3 (0%)
Maximum Recorded Temperature 76C 61C 15 (20%)
Max Fan Noise 47.1dB 45.6dB 1.5 (3%)
Recommended Power Supply 470W 470W 0 (0%)
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.00GHz ($334.99) Intel Core i7-8700K @ 3.70GHz ($369.89)
CPU Impact on FPS +0.0 FPS +0.0 FPS 0 (0%)
CPU Impact on FPS % 0.0% 0.0% 0 (0%)
Benchmark Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings
Average 1080p Performance 70.5 FPS 90.1 FPS 19.6 (28%)
Average 1440p Performance 50.5 FPS 66.0 FPS 15.5 (31%)
Average 4K Performance 29.6 FPS 38.8 FPS 9.2 (31%)
Memory 6 GB 6 GB 0 (0%)
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 3.6 $ 2.4 1.2 (33%)
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 5.0 $ 3.3 1.7 (34%)
4K Cost Per Frame $ 8.6 $ 5.7 2.9 (34%)
Overall Combination Score 80/100 89/100 9 (11%)
Our Verdict: At 1440p, GTX 1060 6GB can hit 50-60 frames per second on pretty much everything at ultra, just without antialiasing, less ambient occlusion and turned down shadows. Whereas GTX 1660 can hit 50-60 frames per second at maximum settings. The GTX 1660 is faster by 31% for 1440p gaming. For 1080p games, upgrading from GTX 1060 6GB to GTX 1660 is not worth it if targeting 60 frames per second.

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
56
63.0
81
90.3
2019 Anthem
36
40.6
52
58.2
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
53
59.5
76
85.3
2019 Resident Evil 2
70
78.8
93
104.2
2019 Metro Exodus
31
35.1
41
46.5
2019 World War Z
61
68.0
70
78.0
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
65
72.9
95
106.2
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
30
34.0
39
44.3
2018 Final Fantasy XV
46
51.3
66
74.4
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
42
46.8
63
70.2
2018 Forza Horizon 4
63
70.2
79
87.8
2018 Fallout 76
70
78.3
105
117.0
2018 Hitman 2
55
61.2
81
91.1
2018 Just Cause 4
48
53.6
60
67.1
2018 Monster Hunter: World
51
57.7
65
72.3
2018 Battlefield V
61
68.4
83
92.8
2017 Dawn of War III
60
67.5
79
88.4
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
46
51.3
62
69.9
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
44
49.5
57
64.4
2017 Destiny 2
73
81.9
111
123.7
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
46
52.2
63
71.1
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
63
70.6
79
87.8
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
66
74.2
83
92.9
2017 For Honor
89
98.9
111
123.9
2017 Project CARS 2
63
70.0
79
87.8
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
76
84.9
95
106.3
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
45
50.4
51
57.3
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
39
44.1
66
73.4
2016 Doom
89
99.0
127
141.4
2016 F1 2016
60
67.5
80
89.4
2016 Total War: Warhammer
49
54.9
77
86.5
2016 Battlefield 1
73
81.5
97
108.3
2016 Overwatch
98
109.6
122
136.4
2016 Dishonored 2
45
51.1
57
64.0
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
55
61.4
75
83.7
2015 Rocket League
259
288.4
325
361.4
2015 Need For Speed
71
79.9
90
100.2
2015 Project CARS
68
76.6
86
96.1
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
119
132.6
168
187.0
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
178
197.8
223
247.8
2009 League of Legends
333
370.8
418
464.6

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
37
46.9
53
67.2
2019 Anthem
25
32.2
36
46.1
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
36
46.2
52
66.2
2019 Resident Evil 2
42
53.0
56
70.2
2019 Metro Exodus
21
27.3
28
36.1
2019 World War Z
39
49.6
45
56.9
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
33
42.3
49
61.9
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
20
25.6
28
35.1
2018 Final Fantasy XV
28
36.0
41
51.8
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
24
30.6
37
46.8
2018 Forza Horizon 4
47
59.4
59
74.4
2018 Fallout 76
41
52.2
62
77.7
2018 Hitman 2
31
39.6
47
59.4
2018 Just Cause 4
31
39.6
39
49.6
2018 Monster Hunter: World
32
40.4
40
50.6
2018 Battlefield V
39
49.5
59
74.4
2017 Dawn of War III
36
45.0
53
66.5
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
30
37.8
41
52.2
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
29
36.9
40
51.0
2017 Destiny 2
56
70.2
84
106.2
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
31
39.6
43
54.3
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
36
46.0
45
57.3
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
42
53.6
53
67.1
2017 For Honor
46
57.7
57
72.3
2017 Project CARS 2
39
49.4
49
61.9
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
61
76.6
76
96.1
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
26
33.3
32
40.0
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
29
36.9
48
60.8
2016 Doom
52
66.2
80
100.6
2016 F1 2016
46
57.6
57
71.8
2016 Total War: Warhammer
37
46.8
52
65.0
2016 Battlefield 1
46
57.6
64
81.0
2016 Overwatch
60
75.6
75
94.2
2016 Dishonored 2
34
43.7
43
54.8
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
32
40.6
47
59.4
2015 Rocket League
98
123.6
123
154.9
2015 Need For Speed
49
61.8
61
77.4
2015 Project CARS
46
58.5
58
73.3
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
68
85.8
96
121.0
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
131
164.8
165
206.5
2009 League of Legends
164
206.0
206
258.1

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
19
28.0
28
40.1
2019 Anthem
12
17.5
17
25.1
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
17
24.5
24
35.1
2019 Resident Evil 2
18
26.1
24
34.6
2019 Metro Exodus
12
17.2
15
22.7
2019 World War Z
20
28.6
22
32.8
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
18
27.0
19
27.6
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
11
16.2
17
25.1
2018 Final Fantasy XV
15
21.6
21
30.1
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
11
16.2
16
24.2
2018 Forza Horizon 4
27
39.6
33
48.5
2018 Fallout 76
20
28.8
29
42.6
2018 Hitman 2
16
23.4
24
35.1
2018 Just Cause 4
14
20.6
18
25.8
2018 Monster Hunter: World
13
19.4
16
24.2
2018 Battlefield V
18
26.1
28
40.1
2017 Dawn of War III
16
23.4
24
35.5
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
15
21.6
21
30.8
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
15
21.6
22
32.6
2017 Destiny 2
24
35.1
37
53.5
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
15
22.5
21
30.9
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
13
19.8
21
31.0
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
25
37.1
32
46.5
2017 For Honor
20
28.8
25
36.1
2017 Project CARS 2
28
41.2
36
51.6
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
45
64.3
56
80.5
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
10
14.4
15
22.0
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
20
28.8
33
47.6
2016 Doom
23
33.3
37
53.4
2016 F1 2016
22
32.4
32
46.8
2016 Total War: Warhammer
17
24.3
25
36.8
2016 Battlefield 1
21
30.6
31
44.6
2016 Overwatch
27
39.1
34
48.6
2016 Dishonored 2
24
34.6
30
43.4
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
22
31.5
20
28.7
2015 Rocket League
40
57.7
50
72.3
2015 Need For Speed
28
41.2
36
51.6
2015 Project CARS
28
41.2
36
51.6
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
27
39.8
39
56.1
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
103
148.3
130
185.8
2009 League of Legends
57
82.4
72
103.2
GTX 1060 6GB vs GTX 1660 with i7-6700K vs i7-8700K at 1080p and ultra vs ultra settings
GTX 1060 6GB vs GTX 1660 with i7-6700K vs i7-8700K at 1440p and ultra vs ultra settings
GTX 1060 6GB vs GTX 1660 with i7-6700K vs i7-8700K at 4K and ultra vs ultra settings

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB / i7-6700K

At 1440p, GTX 1060 6GB can hit 50-60 fps on pretty much everything at ultra, just without antialiasing, less ambient occlusion and turned down shadows. It is clear that the GTX 1060 6GB is a significantly more capable high-end card that can play AAA titles at 1080p/1440p with 50-60 frames per second. The price/performance ratio is excellent for GTX 1060 6GB against the competition in budget mid-range cards. In terms of memory, the GTX 1060 6GB 's 6144 MB RAM is more than enough for modern games and should not cause any bottlenecks.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 / i7-8700K

It is clear that the GTX 1660 is a significantly more capable high-end card that can play AAA titles at 1080p/1440p with 50-60 frames per second. The price/performance ratio is excellent for GTX 1660 against the competition in budget mid-range cards. In terms of memory, the GTX 1660 's 6144 MB RAM is more than enough for modern games and should not cause any bottlenecks. With regards to max load temperature, the GTX 1660 's cooling is excellent at keeping it cool and under control.

GTX 1060 6GB vs GTX 1660 Specifications Comparison

Board Design

GTX 1060 6GB GTX 1660
Board NumberPG410PG165 SKU 0
Length9.823 inches 250 mm9 inches 229 mm
Outputs1x DVI1x HDMI3x DisplayPort1x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort
Power Connectors1x 6-pin1x 8-pin
Slot WidthDual-slotDual-slot
TDP120 W120 W

Clock Speeds

GTX 1060 6GB GTX 1660
Boost Clock1709 MHz1785 MHz
GPU Clock1506 MHz1530 MHz
Memory Clock2002 MHz 8008 MHz effective2001 MHz 8004 MHz effective

Graphics Card

GTX 1060 6GB GTX 1660
Bus InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16PCIe 3.0 x16
GenerationGeForce 1000GeForce 16
Launch Price199 USD219 USD
ProductionActiveActive
Release DateMar 8th, 2018Mar 14th, 2019

Graphics Features

GTX 1060 6GB GTX 1660
DirectX12.0 (12_1)12.0 (12_1)
OpenCL1.21.2
OpenGL4.64.6
Shader Model6.16.2
Vulkan1.1.821.1.96

Graphics Processor

GTX 1060 6GB GTX 1660
ArchitecturePascalTuring
Die Size314 mm²284 mm²
GPU NameGP104TU116
GPU VariantGP104-150-A1TU116-300-A1
Process Size16 nm12 nm
Transistors7,200 million6,600 million

Memory

GTX 1060 6GB GTX 1660
Bandwidth192.2 GB/s192.1 GB/s
Memory Bus192 bit192 bit
Memory Size6144 MB6144 MB
Memory TypeGDDR5GDDR5

Render Config

GTX 1060 6GB GTX 1660
ROPs4848
SM Count1022
Shading Units12801408
TMUs8088

Theoretical Performance

GTX 1060 6GB GTX 1660
FP16 (half) performance68.36 GFLOPS (1:64)10,053 GFLOPS (2:1)
FP32 (float) performance4,375 GFLOPS5,027 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance123.0 GFLOPS (1:32)157.1 GFLOPS (1:32)
Pixel Rate82.03 GPixel/s85.68 GPixel/s
Texture Rate136.7 GTexel/s157.1 GTexel/s

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