GTX 1660 with i3-4130 benchmarks at Ultra Quality settings

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. This combination between GTX 1660 and Intel Core i3-4130 @ 3.40GHz is going to cause serious bottlenecks in many games and cause severe FPS loss.

 GTX 1660 with i3-4130 benchmarks at Ultra Quality settings
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660
Price $ 220.0
Year 2019
Maximum Recorded Temperature 61C
Max Fan Noise 45.6dB
Recommended Power Supply 470W
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i3-4130 @ 3.40GHz ($139.99)
CPU Impact on FPS -38.4 FPS
CPU Impact on FPS % -40.0%
Benchmark Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings
Average 1080p Performance 50.9 FPS
Average 1440p Performance 37.2 FPS
Average 4K Performance 21.7 FPS
Memory 6 GB
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 4.3
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 5.9
4K Cost Per Frame $ 10.1
Series GTX 1660
Variant NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660
Overall Combination Score 73/100 Very Good

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 Just Cause 4, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Gears of War 5, Monster Hunter: World, Final Fantasy XV at 67 fps to 74 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 71 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.

Assassin's Creed Odyssey (2018)

Ultra Quality

Resolution 1920x1080

Year Graphics Card Price Frames Per Second
2017 AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 $ 399
56.2 FPS
2017 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti $ 409
53.0 FPS
2019 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti $ 279
50.3 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 $ 399
47.0 FPS
2019 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 $ 220
23.7 FPS
2018 AMD Radeon RX 590 $ 279
43.5 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX 580 $ 229
39.3 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB $ 254
34.0 FPS

The GTX 1660 sits between the GTX 1070 and the RX 590, falling slower than GTX 1070 by 6.1% and faster than RX 590 by 1.8%. It has an average relative performance against every graphics card here. There is a big margin in performance when comparing the GTX 1660 against the GTX 1660 Ti.

Forza Horizon 4 (2018)

Ultra Quality

Resolution 1920x1080

Year Graphics Card Price Frames Per Second
2017 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti $ 409
105.0 FPS
2019 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti $ 279
99.8 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 $ 399
96.0 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 $ 399
89.0 FPS
2019 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 $ 220
47.0 FPS
2018 AMD Radeon RX 590 $ 279
75.5 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB $ 254
70.2 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX 580 $ 229
68.2 FPS

The GTX 1660 sits between the RX Vega 56 and the RX 590, falling slower than RX Vega 56 by 1.4% and faster than RX 590 by 16.3%. It has an average relative performance against every graphics card here. Its results are actually indistinguishable from those of the RX Vega 56. There is a big margin in performance when comparing the GTX 1660 against the GTX 1660 Ti.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider (2018)

Ultra Quality

Resolution 1920x1080

Year Graphics Card Price Frames Per Second
2017 AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 $ 399
85.7 FPS
2017 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti $ 409
84.0 FPS
2019 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti $ 279
79.8 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 $ 399
74.0 FPS
2018 AMD Radeon RX 590 $ 279
71.9 FPS
2019 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 $ 220
37.6 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX 580 $ 229
64.9 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB $ 254
46.8 FPS

The GTX 1660 sits between the RX 590 and the RX 580, falling slower than RX 590 by 2.4% and faster than RX 580 by 8.2%. It has below average relative performance against every graphics card here. Its results are actually indistinguishable from those of the RX 590. There is a big margin in performance when comparing the GTX 1660 against the GTX 1660 Ti.

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (2017)

Ultra Quality

Resolution 1920x1080

Year Graphics Card Price Frames Per Second
2017 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti $ 409
85.0 FPS
2019 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti $ 279
80.8 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 $ 399
80.0 FPS
2019 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 $ 220
38.0 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 $ 399
71.0 FPS
2018 AMD Radeon RX 590 $ 279
56.0 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB $ 254
52.2 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX 580 $ 229
50.6 FPS

The GTX 1660 sits between the GTX 1070 and the RX Vega 56, falling slower than GTX 1070 by 12.5% and faster than RX Vega 56 by 0.1%. It has an average relative performance against every graphics card here. There is a big margin in performance when comparing the GTX 1660 against the GTX 1660 Ti.

Battlefield V (2018)

Ultra Quality

Resolution 1920x1080

Year Graphics Card Price Frames Per Second
2017 AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 $ 399
123.1 FPS
2017 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti $ 409
111.0 FPS
2019 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti $ 279
105.4 FPS
2018 AMD Radeon RX 590 $ 279
103.5 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 $ 399
99.0 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX 580 $ 229
93.5 FPS
2019 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 $ 220
49.7 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB $ 254
68.4 FPS

The GTX 1660 sits between the RX 580 and the GTX 1060 6GB, falling slower than RX 580 by 0.8% and faster than GTX 1060 6GB by 35.7%. It has below average relative performance against every graphics card here. Its results are actually indistinguishable from those of the RX 580. There is a big margin in performance when comparing the GTX 1660 against the GTX 1660 Ti.

Game Performance at Ultra Quality settings

Change Quality Settings

Resolution 1920x1080

1% Low [Min FPS] Average FPS
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
25
48.3
2019 Anthem
16
31.1
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
24
45.6
2019 Resident Evil 2
29
55.8
2019 Metro Exodus
13
24.9
2019 World War Z
22
41.7
2019 Gears of War 5
20
38.5
2019 F1 2019
25
48.4
2019 GreedFall
23
43.6
2019 Borderlands 3
16
30.6
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
30
56.8
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
12
23.7
2018 Final Fantasy XV
21
39.8
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
20
37.6
2018 Forza Horizon 4
25
47.0
2018 Fallout 76
33
62.6
2018 Hitman 2
26
48.8
2018 Just Cause 4
19
35.9
2018 Monster Hunter: World
20
38.7
2018 Strange Brigade
33
62.1
2018 Battlefield V
26
49.7
2017 Dawn of War III
25
47.3
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
20
37.4
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
18
34.5
2017 Destiny 2
35
66.2
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
20
38.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
25
47.0
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
26
49.7
2017 For Honor
35
66.3
2017 Project CARS 2
25
47.0
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
30
56.9
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
16
30.7
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
21
39.3
2016 Doom
40
75.7
2016 F1 2016
25
47.8
2016 Total War: Warhammer
24
46.3
2016 Battlefield 1
31
58.0
2016 Overwatch
39
73.0
2016 Dishonored 2
18
34.2
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
23
44.8
2015 Rocket League
103
193.4
2015 Need For Speed
28
53.6
2015 Project CARS
27
51.4
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
53
100.1
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
70
132.6
2009 League of Legends
133
248.6

Resolution 2560x1440

1% Low [Min FPS] Average FPS
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
19
36.0
2019 Anthem
13
24.7
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
18
35.4
2019 Resident Evil 2
20
37.6
2019 Metro Exodus
10
19.3
2019 World War Z
16
30.4
2019 Gears of War 5
14
27.9
2019 F1 2019
18
34.2
2019 GreedFall
16
31.5
2019 Borderlands 3
11
21.5
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
17
33.1
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
10
18.8
2018 Final Fantasy XV
14
27.7
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
13
25.0
2018 Forza Horizon 4
21
39.8
2018 Fallout 76
22
41.6
2018 Hitman 2
17
31.8
2018 Just Cause 4
14
26.5
2018 Monster Hunter: World
14
27.1
2018 Strange Brigade
23
43.2
2018 Battlefield V
21
39.8
2017 Dawn of War III
19
35.6
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
14
27.9
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
14
27.3
2017 Destiny 2
30
56.8
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
15
29.1
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
16
30.7
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
19
35.9
2017 For Honor
20
38.7
2017 Project CARS 2
17
33.1
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
27
51.4
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
11
21.4
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
17
32.5
2016 Doom
28
53.8
2016 F1 2016
20
38.4
2016 Total War: Warhammer
18
34.8
2016 Battlefield 1
23
43.3
2016 Overwatch
26
50.4
2016 Dishonored 2
15
29.3
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
17
31.8
2015 Rocket League
44
82.9
2015 Need For Speed
22
41.4
2015 Project CARS
20
39.2
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
34
64.8
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
59
110.5
2009 League of Legends
73
138.1

Resolution 3840x2160

1% Low [Min FPS] Average FPS
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
11
21.5
2019 Anthem
7
13.4
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
10
18.8
2019 Resident Evil 2
9
18.5
2019 Metro Exodus
6
12.1
2019 World War Z
9
17.6
2019 Gears of War 5
9
17.7
2019 F1 2019
11
21.8
2019 GreedFall
6
13.0
2019 Borderlands 3
5
11.2
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
7
14.8
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
7
13.4
2018 Final Fantasy XV
8
16.1
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
6
13.0
2018 Forza Horizon 4
13
26.0
2018 Fallout 76
12
22.8
2018 Hitman 2
10
18.8
2018 Just Cause 4
7
13.8
2018 Monster Hunter: World
6
13.0
2018 Strange Brigade
12
23.5
2018 Battlefield V
11
21.5
2017 Dawn of War III
10
19.0
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
8
16.5
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
9
17.4
2017 Destiny 2
15
28.6
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
8
16.5
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
8
16.6
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
13
24.9
2017 For Honor
10
19.3
2017 Project CARS 2
14
27.6
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
23
43.1
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
6
11.8
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
13
25.5
2016 Doom
15
28.6
2016 F1 2016
13
25.0
2016 Total War: Warhammer
10
19.7
2016 Battlefield 1
12
23.9
2016 Overwatch
13
26.0
2016 Dishonored 2
12
23.2
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
8
15.4
2015 Rocket League
20
38.7
2015 Need For Speed
14
27.6
2015 Project CARS
14
27.6
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
16
30.0
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
53
99.4
2009 League of Legends
29
55.2
GTX 1660 with i3-4130 at 1080p and Ultra Quality settings

GTX 1660 Specifications

GTX 1660 Board Design

Board NumberPG165 SKU 0
Length9 inches 229 mm
Outputs1x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort
Power Connectors1x 8-pin
Slot WidthDual-slot
TDP120 W

GTX 1660 Clock Speeds

Boost Clock1785 MHz
GPU Clock1530 MHz
Memory Clock2001 MHz 8004 MHz effective

GTX 1660 Graphics Card

Bus InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16
GenerationGeForce 16
Launch Price219 USD
ProductionActive
Release DateMar 14th, 2019

GTX 1660 Graphics Features

DirectX12.0 (12_1)
OpenCL1.2
OpenGL4.6
Shader Model6.2
Vulkan1.1.96

GTX 1660 Graphics Processor

ArchitectureTuring
Die Size284 mm²
GPU NameTU116
GPU VariantTU116-300-A1
Process Size12 nm
Transistors6,600 million

GTX 1660 Memory

Bandwidth192.1 GB/s
Memory Bus192 bit
Memory Size6144 MB
Memory TypeGDDR5

GTX 1660 Render Config

ROPs48
SM Count22
Shading Units1408
TMUs88

GTX 1660 Theoretical Performance

FP16 (half) performance10,053 GFLOPS (2:1)
FP32 (float) performance5,027 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance157.1 GFLOPS (1:32)
Pixel Rate85.68 GPixel/s
Texture Rate157.1 GTexel/s

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