GTX 1660 with i5-9600K 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.

 GTX 1660 with i5-9600K 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 i5-9600K @ 3.70GHz ($279.99)
CPU Impact on FPS -0.9 FPS
CPU Impact on FPS % 0.0%
Benchmark Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings
Average 1080p Performance 88.5 FPS
Average 1440p Performance 64.6 FPS
Average 4K Performance 37.7 FPS
Memory 6 GB
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 2.5
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 3.4
4K Cost Per Frame $ 5.8
Series GTX 1660
Variant NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660
Overall Combination Score 89/100 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
43.9 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. In addition, the GTX 1660 was also faster than the GTX 1060 6GB by a good margin.

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
87.0 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. In addition, the GTX 1660 was also faster than the GTX 1060 6GB by a good margin.

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
69.6 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. In addition, the GTX 1660 was also faster than the GTX 1060 6GB by a good margin.

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
70.5 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. In addition, the GTX 1660 was also faster than the GTX 1060 6GB by a good margin.

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
92.0 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. In addition, the GTX 1660 was also faster than the GTX 1060 6GB by a good margin.

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
80
89.5
2019 Anthem
51
57.7
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
76
84.5
2019 Resident Evil 2
92
103.3
2019 Metro Exodus
41
46.1
2019 World War Z
69
77.3
2019 Gears of War 5
64
71.4
2019 F1 2019
80
89.6
2019 GreedFall
72
80.7
2019 Borderlands 3
51
56.7
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
94
105.3
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
39
43.9
2018 Final Fantasy XV
66
73.7
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
62
69.6
2018 Forza Horizon 4
78
87.0
2018 Fallout 76
104
116.0
2018 Hitman 2
81
90.3
2018 Just Cause 4
59
66.5
2018 Monster Hunter: World
64
71.7
2018 Strange Brigade
103
115.1
2018 Battlefield V
82
92.0
2017 Dawn of War III
78
87.6
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
62
69.3
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
57
63.8
2017 Destiny 2
110
122.6
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
63
70.5
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
78
87.0
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
82
92.1
2017 For Honor
110
122.8
2017 Project CARS 2
78
87.0
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
94
105.4
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
51
56.8
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
65
72.8
2016 Doom
126
140.2
2016 F1 2016
79
88.6
2016 Total War: Warhammer
77
85.7
2016 Battlefield 1
96
107.3
2016 Overwatch
121
135.2
2016 Dishonored 2
57
63.4
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
74
83.0
2015 Rocket League
322
358.2
2015 Need For Speed
89
99.3
2015 Project CARS
85
95.3
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
166
185.4
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
221
245.6
2009 League of Legends
414
460.5

Resolution 2560x1440

1% Low [Min FPS] Average FPS
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
53
66.6
2019 Anthem
36
45.7
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
52
65.6
2019 Resident Evil 2
55
69.6
2019 Metro Exodus
28
35.8
2019 World War Z
45
56.4
2019 Gears of War 5
41
51.7
2019 F1 2019
50
63.4
2019 GreedFall
46
58.3
2019 Borderlands 3
31
39.7
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
49
61.4
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
27
34.8
2018 Final Fantasy XV
41
51.3
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
37
46.4
2018 Forza Horizon 4
58
73.7
2018 Fallout 76
61
77.0
2018 Hitman 2
47
58.9
2018 Just Cause 4
39
49.2
2018 Monster Hunter: World
40
50.2
2018 Strange Brigade
64
80.1
2018 Battlefield V
58
73.7
2017 Dawn of War III
52
65.9
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
41
51.7
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
40
50.6
2017 Destiny 2
84
105.3
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
43
53.8
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
45
56.8
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
53
66.5
2017 For Honor
57
71.7
2017 Project CARS 2
49
61.4
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
76
95.3
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
31
39.6
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
48
60.3
2016 Doom
79
99.7
2016 F1 2016
56
71.2
2016 Total War: Warhammer
51
64.4
2016 Battlefield 1
64
80.3
2016 Overwatch
74
93.4
2016 Dishonored 2
43
54.3
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
47
58.9
2015 Rocket League
122
153.5
2015 Need For Speed
61
76.7
2015 Project CARS
58
72.7
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
95
119.9
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
163
204.7
2009 League of Legends
204
255.8

Resolution 3840x2160

1% Low [Min FPS] Average FPS
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
27
39.7
2019 Anthem
17
24.9
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
24
34.8
2019 Resident Evil 2
24
34.3
2019 Metro Exodus
15
22.5
2019 World War Z
22
32.5
2019 Gears of War 5
22
32.7
2019 F1 2019
28
40.3
2019 GreedFall
16
24.0
2019 Borderlands 3
14
20.7
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
19
27.4
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
17
24.9
2018 Final Fantasy XV
20
29.8
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
16
24.0
2018 Forza Horizon 4
33
48.1
2018 Fallout 76
29
42.2
2018 Hitman 2
24
34.8
2018 Just Cause 4
17
25.6
2018 Monster Hunter: World
16
24.0
2018 Strange Brigade
30
43.6
2018 Battlefield V
27
39.7
2017 Dawn of War III
24
35.2
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
21
30.5
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
22
32.3
2017 Destiny 2
37
53.0
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
21
30.6
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
21
30.7
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
32
46.1
2017 For Honor
25
35.8
2017 Project CARS 2
35
51.1
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
55
79.8
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
15
21.8
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
33
47.2
2016 Doom
37
52.9
2016 F1 2016
32
46.4
2016 Total War: Warhammer
25
36.5
2016 Battlefield 1
30
44.2
2016 Overwatch
33
48.2
2016 Dishonored 2
30
43.0
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
19
28.4
2015 Rocket League
50
71.7
2015 Need For Speed
35
51.1
2015 Project CARS
35
51.1
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
38
55.6
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
128
184.2
2009 League of Legends
71
102.3
GTX 1660 with i5-9600K 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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