NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
vs
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660
GTX 1070 GTX 1660 Difference
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660
Price $ 329.0 $ 220.0 109 (33%)
Year 2016 2019 3 (0%)
Maximum Recorded Temperature 80C 61C 19 (24%)
Max Fan Noise 48.2dB 45.6dB 2.6 (5%)
Recommended Power Supply 500W 470W 30 (6%)
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 96.3 FPS 88.3 FPS 8 (8%)
Average 1440p Performance 69.8 FPS 64.6 FPS 5.2 (7%)
(Ultrawide) Average 1440p Performance 59.1 FPS 54.8 FPS 4.3 (7%)
Average 4K Performance 40.6 FPS 37.8 FPS 2.8 (7%)
Memory 8 GB 6 GB 2 (25%)
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 4.1 $ 2.5 1.6 (39%)
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 5.7 $ 3.4 2.3 (40%)
(Ultrawide) 1440p Cost Per Frame $ 6.8 $ 4.0 2.8 (41%)
4K Cost Per Frame $ 9.8 $ 5.8 4 (41%)
Variant NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660
Overall Combination Score 83/100 89/100 6 (7%)
Our Verdict: Upgrading from GTX 1660 to GTX 1070 is not recommended as it is less than 30% of improvement in performance. In general, a reasonable upgrade is between 30% and 50% or more to justify the purchase of new hardware. The price/performance ratio is much better for GTX 1660 .

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070

The GTX 1080 might be the high-end flagship of the latest Pascal set of graphics cards, but their prices keep them out of the reach of most mid-range PC gamers. On the other hand, the GTX 1070 is closer to being reasonably affordable at a price tag of $ 399. The good news is, with the release of the GTX 1070 Ti, the GTX 1070 's price is getting more discount.

NVIDIA ’s xx70 cards have always been defined by mid-range prices with performance that knocks on the door of high-end graphics cards – especially when overclocked. After taking the time to fully test the Pascal graphics card inside the GTX 1070, we can say without a doubt that it continues the trend. The GTX 1070 has 8 GB RAM compared to the GTX 970 's 4 GB video memory.

In our synthetic benchmarks, the GTX 1070 blows past the GTX 970 and, amazingly, even the GTX 980 as well. Unfortunately, gaming performance was not quite as impressive. Even if the GTX 1070 consistently delivers frame rate increases over the GTX 970, the gain is not much to justify an upgrade.

For 1080p Full HD, we were able to play Anthem, Need For Speed: Heat, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Just Cause 4, Gears of War 5 at 64 fps to 75 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 71 fps. For 1440p Quad HD, we were able to play GreedFall, Hitman 2, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, F1 2019, World War Z at 61 fps to 68 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 65 fps.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660

The good news is, with the release of the GTX 1660 Ti, the GTX 1660 's price is getting more discount. NVIDIA ’s xx60 cards have always been defined by entry-level prices with performance that knocks on the door of mid-range graphics cards – especially when overclocked. After taking the time to fully test the Turing graphics card inside the GTX 1660, we can say without a doubt that it continues the trend.

The GTX 1660 is much more cheaper than the GTX 1060 6GB as it costs $ 220. Compare this to the GTX 1060 6GB, which came originally at a price of $ 254. Meanwhile, the closest equivalent card is the which costs. Unfortunately, gaming performance was not quite as impressive. Even if the GTX 1660 consistently delivers frame rate increases over the GTX 1060 6GB, the gain is not much to justify an upgrade.

For 1080p Full HD, we were able to play Need For Speed: Heat, Just Cause 4, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Gears of War 5, Monster Hunter: World at 67 fps to 72 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 70 fps. For 1440p Quad HD, we were able to play Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, F1 2019, Far Cry New Dawn, Apex Legends, Resident Evil 2 at 62 fps to 70 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 66 fps.

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
89
99.0
81
90.3
2019 Anthem
57
63.8
52
58.2
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
84
93.5
76
85.3
2019 Resident Evil 2
104
115.8
93
104.2
2019 Metro Exodus
46
51.6
41
46.5
2019 World War Z
83
93.0
70
78.0
2019 Gears of War 5
67
75.1
64
72.0
2019 F1 2019
84
94.3
81
90.4
2019 GreedFall
76
84.9
73
81.4
2019 Borderlands 3
53
59.6
51
57.2
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
103
114.7
99
110.0
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
39
44.2
38
42.4
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
62
69.4
59
66.5
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
99
111.0
95
106.2
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
42
47.0
39
44.3
2018 Final Fantasy XV
71
79.0
66
74.4
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
66
74.0
63
70.2
2018 Forza Horizon 4
86
96.0
79
87.8
2018 Fallout 76
108
120.7
105
117.0
2018 Hitman 2
84
94.0
81
91.1
2018 Just Cause 4
67
74.6
60
67.1
2018 Monster Hunter: World
72
80.3
65
72.3
2018 Strange Brigade
108
121.0
104
116.1
2018 Battlefield V
89
99.0
83
92.8
2017 Dawn of War III
91
101.2
79
88.4
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
68
75.8
62
69.9
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
61
68.0
57
64.4
2017 Destiny 2
117
130.0
111
123.7
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
72
80.0
63
71.1
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
86
96.6
79
87.8
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
92
103.2
83
92.9
2017 For Honor
123
137.6
111
123.9
2017 Project CARS 2
87
97.5
79
87.8
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
106
118.1
95
106.3
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
55
61.3
51
57.3
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
66
73.8
66
73.4
2016 Doom
133
147.8
127
141.4
2016 F1 2016
92
103.3
80
89.4
2016 Total War: Warhammer
83
92.8
77
86.5
2016 Battlefield 1
105
117.4
97
108.3
2016 Overwatch
134
149.8
122
136.4
2016 Dishonored 2
63
71.1
57
64.0
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
83
92.7
75
83.7
2015 Rocket League
361
401.5
325
361.4
2015 Need For Speed
100
111.3
90
100.2
2015 Project CARS
96
106.7
86
96.1
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
175
195.0
168
187.0
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
247
275.3
223
247.8
2009 League of Legends
464
516.1
418
464.6

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
58
73.7
53
67.2
2019 Anthem
40
50.6
36
46.1
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
58
72.6
52
66.2
2019 Resident Evil 2
62
78.0
56
70.2
2019 Metro Exodus
32
40.1
28
36.1
2019 World War Z
54
67.9
45
56.9
2019 Gears of War 5
43
54.5
41
52.2
2019 F1 2019
53
66.8
51
64.0
2019 GreedFall
49
61.4
47
58.8
2019 Borderlands 3
33
41.9
32
40.1
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
66
82.6
63
79.2
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
28
36.1
27
34.6
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
43
54.5
41
52.2
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
52
65.0
49
61.9
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
31
39.0
28
35.1
2018 Final Fantasy XV
44
55.0
41
51.8
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
39
49.0
37
46.8
2018 Forza Horizon 4
64
81.0
59
74.4
2018 Fallout 76
65
82.0
62
77.7
2018 Hitman 2
49
62.0
47
59.4
2018 Just Cause 4
44
55.1
39
49.6
2018 Monster Hunter: World
44
56.2
40
50.6
2018 Strange Brigade
67
84.3
64
80.8
2018 Battlefield V
63
79.0
59
74.4
2017 Dawn of War III
55
69.4
53
66.5
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
45
56.4
41
52.2
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
43
54.0
40
51.0
2017 Destiny 2
89
112.0
84
106.2
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
48
61.0
43
54.3
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
50
63.0
45
57.3
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
59
74.6
53
67.1
2017 For Honor
64
80.3
57
72.3
2017 Project CARS 2
55
68.8
49
61.9
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
85
106.7
76
96.1
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
33
42.4
32
40.0
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
47
59.3
48
60.8
2016 Doom
80
101.0
80
100.6
2016 F1 2016
64
81.0
57
71.8
2016 Total War: Warhammer
54
67.9
52
65.0
2016 Battlefield 1
70
87.7
64
81.0
2016 Overwatch
82
103.6
75
94.2
2016 Dishonored 2
48
60.8
43
54.8
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
50
63.1
47
59.4
2015 Rocket League
137
172.1
123
154.9
2015 Need For Speed
68
86.0
61
77.4
2015 Project CARS
65
81.4
58
73.3
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
100
126.2
96
121.0
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
183
229.4
165
206.5
2009 League of Legends
229
286.8
206
258.1

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
47
63.0
43
57.4
2019 Anthem
31
41.8
28
38.1
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
45
59.4
41
54.2
2019 Resident Evil 2
47
62.3
42
56.1
2019 Metro Exodus
26
34.9
23
31.5
2019 World War Z
43
57.2
36
48.0
2019 Gears of War 5
36
47.6
34
45.6
2019 F1 2019
44
58.4
42
56.0
2019 GreedFall
35
46.3
33
44.4
2019 Borderlands 3
25
34.1
24
32.6
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
53
70.6
51
67.7
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
24
31.6
23
30.3
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
36
47.6
34
45.6
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
38
50.3
36
47.9
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
26
34.8
24
32.2
2018 Final Fantasy XV
35
46.5
33
43.8
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
30
40.1
28
38.0
2018 Forza Horizon 4
54
72.2
50
65.8
2018 Fallout 76
51
67.9
48
64.4
2018 Hitman 2
39
52.4
38
50.6
2018 Just Cause 4
34
44.8
30
40.3
2018 Monster Hunter: World
33
44.5
30
40.0
2018 Strange Brigade
52
69.7
50
66.8
2018 Battlefield V
50
65.8
46
61.3
2017 Dawn of War III
42
56.5
41
54.6
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
36
47.7
33
44.4
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
34
45.5
33
44.7
2017 Destiny 2
68
89.9
64
85.4
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
39
51.4
34
45.6
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
39
51.7
35
47.2
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
51
67.5
46
60.8
2017 For Honor
48
64.4
44
58.0
2017 Project CARS 2
51
67.5
46
60.7
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
79
105.0
71
94.5
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
26
34.7
25
33.2
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
44
58.2
44
58.0
2016 Doom
62
82.1
62
82.4
2016 F1 2016
53
70.4
48
63.5
2016 Total War: Warhammer
43
56.7
41
54.5
2016 Battlefield 1
54
72.2
51
67.2
2016 Overwatch
63
83.9
58
76.4
2016 Dishonored 2
44
58.3
39
52.5
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
37
49.6
35
47.1
2015 Rocket League
102
135.0
92
121.6
2015 Need For Speed
58
76.7
52
69.0
2015 Project CARS
56
74.3
50
66.8
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
75
98.8
71
94.7
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
177
233.2
159
209.9
2009 League of Legends
163
214.8
146
193.3

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
30
44.0
28
40.1
2019 Anthem
19
27.5
17
25.1
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
26
38.5
24
35.1
2019 Resident Evil 2
26
38.4
24
34.6
2019 Metro Exodus
17
25.2
15
22.7
2019 World War Z
27
39.1
22
32.8
2019 Gears of War 5
24
34.4
23
33.0
2019 F1 2019
29
42.4
28
40.7
2019 GreedFall
17
25.2
16
24.2
2019 Borderlands 3
15
21.8
14
20.9
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
34
49.3
33
47.3
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
16
22.9
15
22.0
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
24
34.4
23
33.0
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
20
29.0
19
27.6
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
18
26.0
17
25.1
2018 Final Fantasy XV
22
32.0
21
30.1
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
18
26.0
16
24.2
2018 Forza Horizon 4
37
54.0
33
48.5
2018 Fallout 76
31
45.0
29
42.6
2018 Hitman 2
25
36.0
24
35.1
2018 Just Cause 4
20
28.7
18
25.8
2018 Monster Hunter: World
18
27.0
16
24.2
2018 Strange Brigade
32
45.9
30
44.0
2018 Battlefield V
30
44.0
28
40.1
2017 Dawn of War III
25
36.2
24
35.5
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
22
32.7
21
30.8
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
21
31.0
22
32.6
2017 Destiny 2
39
56.0
37
53.5
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
24
35.0
21
30.9
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
23
33.6
21
31.0
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
36
51.6
32
46.5
2017 For Honor
28
40.1
25
36.1
2017 Project CARS 2
40
57.4
36
51.6
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
62
89.5
56
80.5
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
15
22.5
15
22.0
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
34
49.4
33
47.6
2016 Doom
36
52.5
37
53.4
2016 F1 2016
35
50.5
32
46.8
2016 Total War: Warhammer
26
38.1
25
36.8
2016 Battlefield 1
33
47.3
31
44.6
2016 Overwatch
37
53.2
34
48.6
2016 Dishonored 2
33
48.2
30
43.4
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
20
29.7
20
28.7
2015 Rocket League
56
80.3
50
72.3
2015 Need For Speed
40
57.4
36
51.6
2015 Project CARS
40
57.4
36
51.6
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
40
58.5
39
56.1
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
144
206.5
130
185.8
2009 League of Legends
80
114.7
72
103.2
GTX 1070 vs GTX 1660 with i7-6700K vs i7-8700K at 1080p and ultra vs ultra settings

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 / i7-6700K

It is clear that the GTX 1070 is a significantly more capable high-end card that can play AAA titles at 1080p/1440p with 50-60 frames per second. In terms of memory, the GTX 1070 's 8192 MB RAM is more than enough for modern games and should not cause any bottlenecks. In short the performance is exceptional, there's no question that this is one of the most powerful single GPU out there in 2016 .

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 1070 vs GTX 1660 Specifications Comparison

Board Design

GTX 1070 GTX 1660
Board NumberPG411 SKU 20PG165 SKU 0
Length10.5 inches 267 mm9 inches 229 mm
Outputs1x DVI1x HDMI3x DisplayPort1x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort
Power Connectors1x 8-pin1x 8-pin
Slot WidthDual-slotDual-slot
TDP150 W120 W

Clock Speeds

GTX 1070 GTX 1660
Boost Clock1683 MHz1785 MHz
GPU Clock1506 MHz1530 MHz
Memory Clock2002 MHz 8008 MHz effective2001 MHz 8004 MHz effective

Graphics Card

GTX 1070 GTX 1660
Bus InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16PCIe 3.0 x16
GenerationGeForce 1000GeForce 16
Launch Price379 USD219 USD
ProductionActiveActive
Release DateJun 10th, 2016Mar 14th, 2019

Graphics Features

GTX 1070 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 1070 GTX 1660
ArchitecturePascalTuring
Die Size314 mm²284 mm²
GPU NameGP104TU116
GPU VariantGP104-200-A1TU116-300-A1
Process Size16 nm12 nm
Transistors7,200 million6,600 million

Memory

GTX 1070 GTX 1660
Bandwidth256.3 GB/s192.1 GB/s
Memory Bus256 bit192 bit
Memory Size8192 MB6144 MB
Memory TypeGDDR5GDDR5

Render Config

GTX 1070 GTX 1660
ROPs6448
SM Count1522
Shading Units19201408
TMUs12088

Theoretical Performance

GTX 1070 GTX 1660
FP16 (half) performance101.0 GFLOPS (1:64)10,053 GFLOPS (2:1)
FP32 (float) performance6,463 GFLOPS5,027 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance202.0 GFLOPS (1:32)157.1 GFLOPS (1:32)
Pixel Rate107.7 GPixel/s85.68 GPixel/s
Texture Rate202.0 GTexel/s157.1 GTexel/s

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