GTX 1660 with i5-3450S 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 i5-3450S @ 2.80GHz has less than 15% bottleneck in many games and can cause minor FPS loss.

 GTX 1660 with i5-3450S 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 i5-3450S @ 2.80GHz ($99.99)
CPU Impact on FPS -25.9 FPS
CPU Impact on FPS % -30.0%
Benchmark Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings
Average 1080p Performance 63.4 FPS
Average 1440p Performance 46.3 FPS
Average 4K Performance 27.0 FPS
Memory 6 GB
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 3.5
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 4.8
4K Cost Per Frame $ 8.2
Series GTX 1660
Variant NVIDIA GeForce 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 $ 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
31.4 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
62.2 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. The GTX 1660's performance in this game hovers around the 60fps mark. 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
49.7 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
50.4 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
65.8 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
45
64.0
2019 Anthem
29
41.2
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
42
60.4
2019 Resident Evil 2
52
73.8
2019 Metro Exodus
23
32.9
2019 World War Z
39
55.3
2019 Gears of War 5
36
51.0
2019 F1 2019
45
64.1
2019 GreedFall
40
57.7
2019 Borderlands 3
28
40.5
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
53
75.2
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
22
31.4
2018 Final Fantasy XV
37
52.7
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
35
49.7
2018 Forza Horizon 4
44
62.2
2018 Fallout 76
58
82.9
2018 Hitman 2
45
64.5
2018 Just Cause 4
33
47.5
2018 Monster Hunter: World
36
51.2
2018 Strange Brigade
58
82.3
2018 Battlefield V
46
65.8
2017 Dawn of War III
44
62.6
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
35
49.5
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
32
45.6
2017 Destiny 2
62
87.6
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
35
50.4
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
44
62.2
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
46
65.8
2017 For Honor
62
87.8
2017 Project CARS 2
44
62.2
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
53
75.3
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
28
40.6
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
36
52.0
2016 Doom
70
100.2
2016 F1 2016
44
63.3
2016 Total War: Warhammer
43
61.3
2016 Battlefield 1
54
76.7
2016 Overwatch
68
96.6
2016 Dishonored 2
32
45.3
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
42
59.3
2015 Rocket League
181
256.1
2015 Need For Speed
50
71.0
2015 Project CARS
48
68.1
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
93
132.5
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
124
175.6
2009 League of Legends
233
329.2

Resolution 2560x1440

1% Low [Min FPS] Average FPS
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
33
47.6
2019 Anthem
23
32.7
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
33
46.9
2019 Resident Evil 2
35
49.7
2019 Metro Exodus
18
25.6
2019 World War Z
28
40.3
2019 Gears of War 5
26
37.0
2019 F1 2019
32
45.3
2019 GreedFall
29
41.7
2019 Borderlands 3
20
28.4
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
31
43.9
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
17
24.9
2018 Final Fantasy XV
26
36.7
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
23
33.2
2018 Forza Horizon 4
37
52.7
2018 Fallout 76
39
55.1
2018 Hitman 2
29
42.1
2018 Just Cause 4
24
35.1
2018 Monster Hunter: World
25
35.9
2018 Strange Brigade
40
57.3
2018 Battlefield V
37
52.7
2017 Dawn of War III
33
47.1
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
26
37.0
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
25
36.1
2017 Destiny 2
53
75.2
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
27
38.5
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
28
40.6
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
33
47.5
2017 For Honor
36
51.2
2017 Project CARS 2
31
43.9
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
48
68.1
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
20
28.3
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
30
43.1
2016 Doom
50
71.3
2016 F1 2016
36
50.9
2016 Total War: Warhammer
32
46.1
2016 Battlefield 1
40
57.4
2016 Overwatch
47
66.7
2016 Dishonored 2
27
38.8
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
29
42.1
2015 Rocket League
77
109.8
2015 Need For Speed
38
54.8
2015 Project CARS
36
51.9
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
60
85.7
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
103
146.3
2009 League of Legends
129
182.9

Resolution 3840x2160

1% Low [Min FPS] Average FPS
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
19
28.4
2019 Anthem
12
17.8
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
17
24.9
2019 Resident Evil 2
17
24.5
2019 Metro Exodus
11
16.1
2019 World War Z
16
23.2
2019 Gears of War 5
16
23.4
2019 F1 2019
20
28.8
2019 GreedFall
11
17.1
2019 Borderlands 3
10
14.8
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
13
19.6
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
12
17.8
2018 Final Fantasy XV
14
21.3
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
11
17.1
2018 Forza Horizon 4
24
34.4
2018 Fallout 76
21
30.2
2018 Hitman 2
17
24.9
2018 Just Cause 4
12
18.3
2018 Monster Hunter: World
11
17.1
2018 Strange Brigade
21
31.2
2018 Battlefield V
19
28.4
2017 Dawn of War III
17
25.2
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
15
21.8
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
16
23.1
2017 Destiny 2
26
37.9
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
15
21.9
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
15
22.0
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
23
32.9
2017 For Honor
17
25.6
2017 Project CARS 2
25
36.6
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
39
57.0
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
10
15.6
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
23
33.7
2016 Doom
26
37.8
2016 F1 2016
23
33.2
2016 Total War: Warhammer
18
26.1
2016 Battlefield 1
22
31.6
2016 Overwatch
24
34.4
2016 Dishonored 2
21
30.8
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
14
20.3
2015 Rocket League
35
51.2
2015 Need For Speed
25
36.6
2015 Project CARS
25
36.6
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
27
39.7
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
92
131.6
2009 League of Legends
51
73.1
GTX 1660 with i5-3450S 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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