GTX 1660 with i5-2500K 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 i5-2500K @ 3.30GHz has less than 15% bottleneck in many games and can cause minor FPS loss.

 GTX 1660 with i5-2500K 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 i5-2500K @ 3.30GHz ($123.99)
CPU Impact on FPS -30.7 FPS
CPU Impact on FPS % -30.0%
Benchmark Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings
Average 1080p Performance 59.5 FPS
Average 1440p Performance 43.6 FPS
Average 4K Performance 25.6 FPS
Memory 6 GB
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 3.7
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 5.1
4K Cost Per Frame $ 8.6
Series GTX 1660
Overall Combination Score 75/100 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 . 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
40
60.5
2019 Anthem
26
39.0
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
38
57.1
2019 Resident Evil 2
46
69.8
2019 Metro Exodus
20
31.2
2019 World War Z
35
52.3
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
47
71.1
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
19
29.7
2018 Final Fantasy XV
33
49.8
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
31
47.0
2018 Forza Horizon 4
39
58.8
2018 Fallout 76
52
78.4
2018 Hitman 2
40
61.0
2018 Just Cause 4
30
45.0
2018 Monster Hunter: World
32
48.4
2018 Battlefield V
41
62.2
2017 Dawn of War III
39
59.2
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
31
46.8
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
28
43.1
2017 Destiny 2
55
82.9
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
31
47.6
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
39
58.8
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
41
62.2
2017 For Honor
55
83.0
2017 Project CARS 2
39
58.8
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
47
71.2
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
25
38.4
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
32
49.2
2016 Doom
63
94.7
2016 F1 2016
40
59.9
2016 Total War: Warhammer
38
57.9
2016 Battlefield 1
48
72.6
2016 Overwatch
61
91.4
2016 Dishonored 2
28
42.9
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
37
56.1
2015 Rocket League
162
242.1
2015 Need For Speed
44
67.1
2015 Project CARS
43
64.4
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
83
125.3
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
111
166.0
2009 League of Legends
208
311.2

Resolution 2560x1440

1% Low [Min FPS] Average FPS
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
30
45.0
2019 Anthem
20
30.9
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
29
44.3
2019 Resident Evil 2
31
47.0
2019 Metro Exodus
16
24.2
2019 World War Z
25
38.1
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
27
41.5
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
15
23.5
2018 Final Fantasy XV
23
34.7
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
21
31.4
2018 Forza Horizon 4
33
49.8
2018 Fallout 76
34
52.1
2018 Hitman 2
26
39.8
2018 Just Cause 4
22
33.2
2018 Monster Hunter: World
22
33.9
2018 Battlefield V
33
49.8
2017 Dawn of War III
29
44.5
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
23
35.0
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
22
34.2
2017 Destiny 2
47
71.1
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
24
36.4
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
25
38.4
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
30
45.0
2017 For Honor
32
48.4
2017 Project CARS 2
27
41.5
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
43
64.4
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
17
26.8
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
27
40.7
2016 Doom
45
67.4
2016 F1 2016
32
48.1
2016 Total War: Warhammer
29
43.5
2016 Battlefield 1
36
54.3
2016 Overwatch
42
63.1
2016 Dishonored 2
24
36.7
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
26
39.8
2015 Rocket League
69
103.8
2015 Need For Speed
34
51.9
2015 Project CARS
32
49.1
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
54
81.1
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
92
138.3
2009 League of Legends
115
172.9

Resolution 3840x2160

1% Low [Min FPS] Average FPS
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
18
26.9
2019 Anthem
11
16.8
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
15
23.5
2019 Resident Evil 2
15
23.2
2019 Metro Exodus
10
15.2
2019 World War Z
14
22.0
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
12
18.5
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
11
16.8
2018 Final Fantasy XV
13
20.2
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
10
16.2
2018 Forza Horizon 4
21
32.5
2018 Fallout 76
19
28.5
2018 Hitman 2
15
23.5
2018 Just Cause 4
11
17.3
2018 Monster Hunter: World
10
16.2
2018 Battlefield V
18
26.9
2017 Dawn of War III
15
23.8
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
13
20.6
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
14
21.8
2017 Destiny 2
23
35.8
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
13
20.7
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
13
20.8
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
20
31.2
2017 For Honor
16
24.2
2017 Project CARS 2
23
34.6
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
36
53.9
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
9
14.7
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
21
31.9
2016 Doom
23
35.8
2016 F1 2016
21
31.4
2016 Total War: Warhammer
16
24.7
2016 Battlefield 1
20
29.9
2016 Overwatch
21
32.6
2016 Dishonored 2
19
29.1
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
12
19.2
2015 Rocket League
32
48.4
2015 Need For Speed
23
34.6
2015 Project CARS
23
34.6
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
25
37.6
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
83
124.5
2009 League of Legends
46
69.1
GTX 1660 with i5-2500K at 1080p and Ultra Quality settings
GTX 1660 with i5-2500K at 1440p and Ultra Quality settings
GTX 1660 with i5-2500K 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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