NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660
vs
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
GTX 1660 GTX 1060 6GB Difference
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
Price $ 220.0 $ 159.0 61 (28%)
Year 2019 2016 3 (0%)
Maximum Recorded Temperature 61C 76C 15 (25%)
Max Fan Noise 45.6dB 47.1dB 1.5 (3%)
Recommended Power Supply 470W 470W 0 (0%)
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i7-8700K @ 3.70GHz ($369.89) Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.00GHz ($334.99)
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 88.3 FPS 68.9 FPS 19.4 (22%)
Average 1440p Performance 64.6 FPS 49.3 FPS 15.3 (24%)
(Ultrawide) Average 1440p Performance 54.8 FPS 41.8 FPS 13 (24%)
Average 4K Performance 37.8 FPS 28.9 FPS 8.9 (24%)
Memory 6 GB 6 GB 0 (0%)
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 2.5 $ 3.7 1.2 (48%)
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 3.4 $ 5.2 1.8 (53%)
(Ultrawide) 1440p Cost Per Frame $ 4.0 $ 6.1 2.1 (52%)
4K Cost Per Frame $ 5.8 $ 8.8 3 (52%)
Variant NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
Overall Combination Score 89/100 80/100 9 (10%)
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.

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.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB

The GTX 1070 might be the mid-range flagship of the latest Pascal set of graphics cards, but their prices keep them out of the reach of most entry-level PC gamers. On the other hand, the GTX 1060 6GB is closer to being reasonably affordable at a price tag of $ 254. 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 Pascal graphics card inside the GTX 1060 6GB, we can say without a doubt that it continues the trend.

The GTX 1060 6GB is much more expensive than the GTX 960 as it costs a whopping $ 254. Compare this to the GTX 960, which came originally at a price of $ 199. Meanwhile, the AMD closest equivalent card is the RX 580 which costs $ 229. Spec for spec, this GTX 1060 6GB leapfrogs its direct predecessor, the GTX 960, by boasting 2 % more fps.

The GTX 1060 6GB has 6 GB RAM compared to the GTX 960 's 2 GB video memory. In our synthetic benchmarks, the GTX 1060 6GB blows past the GTX 960 and, amazingly, even the GTX 970 as well.

Fortunately, gaming performance was quite impressive. The GTX 1060 6GB consistently delivers great frame rate increases over the GTX 960 and it really justifies an upgrade. For 1080p Full HD, we were able to play Hitman 2, Apex Legends, F1 2019, World War Z, Battlefield V at 61 fps to 68 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 65 fps.

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
81
90.3
56
63.0
2019 Anthem
52
58.2
36
40.6
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
76
85.3
53
59.5
2019 Resident Evil 2
93
104.2
70
78.8
2019 Metro Exodus
41
46.5
31
35.1
2019 World War Z
70
78.0
61
68.0
2019 Gears of War 5
64
72.0
45
51.1
2019 F1 2019
81
90.4
57
64.1
2019 GreedFall
73
81.4
51
57.7
2019 Borderlands 3
51
57.2
36
40.6
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
99
110.0
70
78.0
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
38
42.4
27
30.0
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
59
66.5
42
47.2
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
95
106.2
65
72.9
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
39
44.3
30
34.0
2018 Final Fantasy XV
66
74.4
46
51.3
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
63
70.2
42
46.8
2018 Forza Horizon 4
79
87.8
63
70.2
2018 Fallout 76
105
117.0
70
78.3
2018 Hitman 2
81
91.1
55
61.2
2018 Just Cause 4
60
67.1
48
53.6
2018 Monster Hunter: World
65
72.3
51
57.7
2018 Strange Brigade
104
116.1
74
82.3
2018 Battlefield V
83
92.8
61
68.4
2017 Dawn of War III
79
88.4
60
67.5
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
62
69.9
46
51.3
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
57
64.4
44
49.5
2017 Destiny 2
111
123.7
73
81.9
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
63
71.1
46
52.2
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
79
87.8
63
70.6
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
83
92.9
66
74.2
2017 For Honor
111
123.9
89
98.9
2017 Project CARS 2
79
87.8
63
70.0
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
95
106.3
76
84.9
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
51
57.3
45
50.4
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
66
73.4
39
44.1
2016 Doom
127
141.4
89
99.0
2016 F1 2016
80
89.4
60
67.5
2016 Total War: Warhammer
77
86.5
49
54.9
2016 Battlefield 1
97
108.3
73
81.5
2016 Overwatch
122
136.4
98
109.6
2016 Dishonored 2
57
64.0
45
51.1
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
75
83.7
55
61.4
2015 Rocket League
325
361.4
259
288.4
2015 Need For Speed
90
100.2
71
79.9
2015 Project CARS
86
96.1
68
76.6
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
168
187.0
119
132.6
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
223
247.8
178
197.8
2009 League of Legends
418
464.6
333
370.8

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
53
67.2
37
46.9
2019 Anthem
36
46.1
25
32.2
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
52
66.2
36
46.2
2019 Resident Evil 2
56
70.2
42
53.0
2019 Metro Exodus
28
36.1
21
27.3
2019 World War Z
45
56.9
39
49.6
2019 Gears of War 5
41
52.2
29
37.0
2019 F1 2019
51
64.0
36
45.4
2019 GreedFall
47
58.8
33
41.7
2019 Borderlands 3
32
40.1
22
28.5
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
63
79.2
44
56.2
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
27
34.6
19
24.6
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
41
52.2
29
37.0
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
49
61.9
33
42.3
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
28
35.1
20
25.6
2018 Final Fantasy XV
41
51.8
28
36.0
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
37
46.8
24
30.6
2018 Forza Horizon 4
59
74.4
47
59.4
2018 Fallout 76
62
77.7
41
52.2
2018 Hitman 2
47
59.4
31
39.6
2018 Just Cause 4
39
49.6
31
39.6
2018 Monster Hunter: World
40
50.6
32
40.4
2018 Strange Brigade
64
80.8
45
57.3
2018 Battlefield V
59
74.4
39
49.5
2017 Dawn of War III
53
66.5
36
45.0
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
41
52.2
30
37.8
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
40
51.0
29
36.9
2017 Destiny 2
84
106.2
56
70.2
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
43
54.3
31
39.6
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
45
57.3
36
46.0
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
53
67.1
42
53.6
2017 For Honor
57
72.3
46
57.7
2017 Project CARS 2
49
61.9
39
49.4
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
76
96.1
61
76.6
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
32
40.0
26
33.3
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
48
60.8
29
36.9
2016 Doom
80
100.6
52
66.2
2016 F1 2016
57
71.8
46
57.6
2016 Total War: Warhammer
52
65.0
37
46.8
2016 Battlefield 1
64
81.0
46
57.6
2016 Overwatch
75
94.2
60
75.6
2016 Dishonored 2
43
54.8
34
43.7
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
47
59.4
32
40.6
2015 Rocket League
123
154.9
98
123.6
2015 Need For Speed
61
77.4
49
61.8
2015 Project CARS
58
73.3
46
58.5
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
96
121.0
68
85.8
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
165
206.5
131
164.8
2009 League of Legends
206
258.1
164
206.0

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
43
57.4
30
40.1
2019 Anthem
28
38.1
20
26.6
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
41
54.2
28
37.8
2019 Resident Evil 2
42
56.1
32
42.3
2019 Metro Exodus
23
31.5
18
23.8
2019 World War Z
36
48.0
31
41.8
2019 Gears of War 5
34
45.6
24
32.3
2019 F1 2019
42
56.0
30
39.8
2019 GreedFall
33
44.4
23
31.5
2019 Borderlands 3
24
32.6
17
23.2
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
51
67.7
36
48.0
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
23
30.3
16
21.5
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
34
45.6
24
32.3
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
36
47.9
28
37.1
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
24
32.2
16
22.3
2018 Final Fantasy XV
33
43.8
23
30.8
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
28
38.0
19
25.0
2018 Forza Horizon 4
50
65.8
40
53.0
2018 Fallout 76
48
64.4
32
43.3
2018 Hitman 2
38
50.6
25
33.7
2018 Just Cause 4
30
40.3
24
32.2
2018 Monster Hunter: World
30
40.0
24
32.0
2018 Strange Brigade
50
66.8
35
47.3
2018 Battlefield V
46
61.3
30
40.4
2017 Dawn of War III
41
54.6
27
36.6
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
33
44.4
24
31.8
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
33
44.7
23
31.3
2017 Destiny 2
64
85.4
42
56.3
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
34
45.6
25
33.2
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
35
47.2
26
35.2
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
46
60.8
36
48.5
2017 For Honor
44
58.0
35
46.3
2017 Project CARS 2
46
60.7
36
48.5
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
71
94.5
57
75.4
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
25
33.2
19
25.5
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
44
58.0
26
35.1
2016 Doom
62
82.4
40
53.3
2016 F1 2016
48
63.5
36
48.2
2016 Total War: Warhammer
41
54.5
28
38.0
2016 Battlefield 1
51
67.2
35
47.2
2016 Overwatch
58
76.4
46
61.3
2016 Dishonored 2
39
52.5
31
41.9
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
35
47.1
29
38.6
2015 Rocket League
92
121.6
73
97.0
2015 Need For Speed
52
69.0
41
55.1
2015 Project CARS
50
66.8
40
53.3
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
71
94.7
51
67.2
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
159
209.9
127
167.5
2009 League of Legends
146
193.3
117
154.3

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
28
40.1
19
28.0
2019 Anthem
17
25.1
12
17.5
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
24
35.1
17
24.5
2019 Resident Evil 2
24
34.6
18
26.1
2019 Metro Exodus
15
22.7
12
17.2
2019 World War Z
22
32.8
20
28.6
2019 Gears of War 5
23
33.0
16
23.4
2019 F1 2019
28
40.7
20
28.9
2019 GreedFall
16
24.2
12
17.2
2019 Borderlands 3
14
20.9
10
14.8
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
33
47.3
23
33.5
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
15
22.0
10
15.6
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
23
33.0
16
23.4
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
19
27.6
18
27.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
17
25.1
11
16.2
2018 Final Fantasy XV
21
30.1
15
21.6
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
16
24.2
11
16.2
2018 Forza Horizon 4
33
48.5
27
39.6
2018 Fallout 76
29
42.6
20
28.8
2018 Hitman 2
24
35.1
16
23.4
2018 Just Cause 4
18
25.8
14
20.6
2018 Monster Hunter: World
16
24.2
13
19.4
2018 Strange Brigade
30
44.0
21
31.2
2018 Battlefield V
28
40.1
18
26.1
2017 Dawn of War III
24
35.5
16
23.4
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
21
30.8
15
21.6
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
22
32.6
15
21.6
2017 Destiny 2
37
53.5
24
35.1
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
21
30.9
15
22.5
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
21
31.0
13
19.8
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
32
46.5
25
37.1
2017 For Honor
25
36.1
20
28.8
2017 Project CARS 2
36
51.6
28
41.2
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
56
80.5
45
64.3
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
15
22.0
10
14.4
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
33
47.6
20
28.8
2016 Doom
37
53.4
23
33.3
2016 F1 2016
32
46.8
22
32.4
2016 Total War: Warhammer
25
36.8
17
24.3
2016 Battlefield 1
31
44.6
21
30.6
2016 Overwatch
34
48.6
27
39.1
2016 Dishonored 2
30
43.4
24
34.6
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
20
28.7
22
31.5
2015 Rocket League
50
72.3
40
57.7
2015 Need For Speed
36
51.6
28
41.2
2015 Project CARS
36
51.6
28
41.2
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
39
56.1
27
39.8
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
130
185.8
103
148.3
2009 League of Legends
72
103.2
57
82.4
GTX 1660 vs GTX 1060 6GB with i7-8700K vs i7-6700K at 1080p and ultra vs ultra settings

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.

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.

GTX 1660 vs GTX 1060 6GB Specifications Comparison

GTX 1660 GTX 1060 6GB

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