GTX 1660 with i3-7100 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 i3-7100 @ 3.90GHz has less than 15% bottleneck in many games and can cause minor FPS loss.

 GTX 1660 with i3-7100 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 i3-7100 @ 3.90GHz ($169.95)
CPU Impact on FPS -22.5 FPS
CPU Impact on FPS % -20.0%
Benchmark Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings
Average 1080p Performance 67.6 FPS
Average 1440p Performance 49.5 FPS
Average 4K Performance 29.1 FPS
Memory 6 GB
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 3.3
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 4.4
4K Cost Per Frame $ 7.6
Series GTX 1660
Overall Combination Score 81/100 Excellent

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 . Compare this to the GTX 1060 6GB , which came originally at a price of . 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, Monster Hunter: World, Final Fantasy XV, World War Z at 67 fps to 78 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 72 fps. For 1440p Quad HD , we were able to play Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, Far Cry New Dawn, Apex Legends, Resident Evil 2, Forza Horizon 4 at 62 fps to 74 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 68 fps.

Game Performance at Ultra Quality settings

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Resolution 1920x1080

1% Low [Min FPS] Average FPS
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
51
68.1
2019 Anthem
33
43.9
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
48
64.3
2019 Resident Evil 2
59
78.5
2019 Metro Exodus
26
35.0
2019 World War Z
44
58.8
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
60
80.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
25
33.4
2018 Final Fantasy XV
42
56.1
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
39
52.9
2018 Forza Horizon 4
49
66.2
2018 Fallout 76
66
88.2
2018 Hitman 2
51
68.7
2018 Just Cause 4
38
50.6
2018 Monster Hunter: World
41
54.5
2018 Battlefield V
52
69.9
2017 Dawn of War III
50
66.6
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
39
52.7
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
36
48.5
2017 Destiny 2
70
93.2
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
40
53.6
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
49
66.2
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
52
70.0
2017 For Honor
70
93.4
2017 Project CARS 2
49
66.2
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
60
80.1
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
32
43.2
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
41
55.3
2016 Doom
80
106.6
2016 F1 2016
50
67.4
2016 Total War: Warhammer
49
65.2
2016 Battlefield 1
61
81.6
2016 Overwatch
77
102.8
2016 Dishonored 2
36
48.2
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
47
63.1
2015 Rocket League
205
272.4
2015 Need For Speed
56
75.5
2015 Project CARS
54
72.4
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
106
140.9
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
140
186.8
2009 League of Legends
263
350.2

Resolution 2560x1440

1% Low [Min FPS] Average FPS
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
38
50.6
2019 Anthem
26
34.7
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
37
49.9
2019 Resident Evil 2
39
52.9
2019 Metro Exodus
20
27.2
2019 World War Z
32
42.9
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
35
46.7
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
19
26.5
2018 Final Fantasy XV
29
39.0
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
26
35.3
2018 Forza Horizon 4
42
56.1
2018 Fallout 76
44
58.6
2018 Hitman 2
33
44.8
2018 Just Cause 4
28
37.4
2018 Monster Hunter: World
28
38.1
2018 Battlefield V
42
56.1
2017 Dawn of War III
37
50.1
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
29
39.3
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
28
38.4
2017 Destiny 2
60
80.0
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
30
40.9
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
32
43.2
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
38
50.6
2017 For Honor
41
54.5
2017 Project CARS 2
35
46.7
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
54
72.4
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
22
30.1
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
34
45.8
2016 Doom
57
75.8
2016 F1 2016
40
54.1
2016 Total War: Warhammer
36
49.0
2016 Battlefield 1
45
61.0
2016 Overwatch
53
71.0
2016 Dishonored 2
31
41.3
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
33
44.8
2015 Rocket League
87
116.7
2015 Need For Speed
43
58.3
2015 Project CARS
41
55.2
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
68
91.2
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
117
155.6
2009 League of Legends
146
194.5

Resolution 3840x2160

1% Low [Min FPS] Average FPS
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
21
30.2
2019 Anthem
13
18.9
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
18
26.5
2019 Resident Evil 2
18
26.1
2019 Metro Exodus
11
17.1
2019 World War Z
17
24.7
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
14
20.8
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
13
18.9
2018 Final Fantasy XV
15
22.7
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
12
18.2
2018 Forza Horizon 4
25
36.6
2018 Fallout 76
22
32.1
2018 Hitman 2
18
26.5
2018 Just Cause 4
13
19.4
2018 Monster Hunter: World
12
18.2
2018 Battlefield V
21
30.2
2017 Dawn of War III
18
26.8
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
16
23.2
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
17
24.6
2017 Destiny 2
28
40.3
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
16
23.3
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
16
23.4
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
24
35.0
2017 For Honor
19
27.2
2017 Project CARS 2
27
38.9
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
42
60.7
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
11
16.6
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
25
35.9
2016 Doom
28
40.2
2016 F1 2016
24
35.3
2016 Total War: Warhammer
19
27.7
2016 Battlefield 1
23
33.6
2016 Overwatch
25
36.6
2016 Dishonored 2
22
32.7
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
15
21.6
2015 Rocket League
38
54.5
2015 Need For Speed
27
38.9
2015 Project CARS
27
38.9
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
29
42.3
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
98
140.0
2009 League of Legends
54
77.8
GTX 1660 with i3-7100 at 1080p and Ultra Quality settings
GTX 1660 with i3-7100 at 1440p and Ultra Quality settings
GTX 1660 with i3-7100 at 4K 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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