GTX 1660 with i7-8700K benchmarks at High 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 i7-8700K benchmarks at High 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 i7-8700K @ 3.70GHz ($369.89)
CPU Impact on FPS + 0.0 FPS
CPU Impact on FPS % 0.0%
Benchmark Quality Settings High Quality Settings
Average 1080p Performance 124.4 FPS
Average 1440p Performance 84.2 FPS
Average 4K Performance 47.1 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 92/100 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)

High Quality

Resolution 1920x1080

Year Graphics Card Price Frames Per Second
2017 AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 $ 399
91.2 FPS
2017 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti $ 409
88.0 FPS
2019 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti $ 279
85.3 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 $ 399
82.0 FPS
2019 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 $ 220
79.3 FPS
2018 AMD Radeon RX 590 $ 279
78.5 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX 580 $ 229
74.3 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB $ 254
69.0 FPS

The GTX 1660 sits between the GTX 1070 and the RX 590, falling slower than GTX 1070 by 3.4% and faster than RX 590 by 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.

Forza Horizon 4 (2018)

High Quality

Resolution 1920x1080

Year Graphics Card Price Frames Per Second
2017 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti $ 409
140.0 FPS
2019 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti $ 279
134.8 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 $ 399
131.0 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 $ 399
124.0 FPS
2019 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 $ 220
122.8 FPS
2018 AMD Radeon RX 590 $ 279
110.5 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB $ 254
105.2 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX 580 $ 229
103.2 FPS

The GTX 1660 sits between the RX Vega 56 and the RX 590, falling slower than RX Vega 56 by 1% and faster than RX 590 by 11.1%. It has an average relative performance against every graphics card here. Its results are actually indistinguishable from those of the RX Vega 56. Those who have a high refresh rate monitor will enjoy what GTX 1660 has to offer as it averages 122.8 fps. In addition, the GTX 1660 was also faster than the GTX 1060 6GB by a good margin.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider (2018)

High Quality

Resolution 1920x1080

Year Graphics Card Price Frames Per Second
2017 AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 $ 399
120.7 FPS
2017 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti $ 409
119.0 FPS
2019 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti $ 279
114.8 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 $ 399
109.0 FPS
2018 AMD Radeon RX 590 $ 279
106.9 FPS
2019 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 $ 220
105.2 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX 580 $ 229
99.9 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB $ 254
81.8 FPS

The GTX 1660 sits between the RX 590 and the RX 580, falling slower than RX 590 by 1.6% and faster than RX 580 by 5.3%. 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)

High Quality

Resolution 1920x1080

Year Graphics Card Price Frames Per Second
2017 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti $ 409
120.0 FPS
2019 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti $ 279
115.8 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 $ 399
115.0 FPS
2019 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 $ 220
106.1 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 $ 399
106.0 FPS
2018 AMD Radeon RX 590 $ 279
91.0 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB $ 254
87.2 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX 580 $ 229
85.6 FPS

The GTX 1660 sits between the GTX 1070 and the RX Vega 56, falling slower than GTX 1070 by 8.4% 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)

High Quality

Resolution 1920x1080

Year Graphics Card Price Frames Per Second
2017 AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 $ 399
158.1 FPS
2017 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti $ 409
146.0 FPS
2019 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti $ 279
140.4 FPS
2018 AMD Radeon RX 590 $ 279
138.5 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 $ 399
134.0 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX 580 $ 229
128.5 FPS
2019 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 $ 220
127.8 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB $ 254
103.4 FPS

The GTX 1660 sits between the RX 580 and the GTX 1060 6GB, falling slower than RX 580 by 0.5% and faster than GTX 1060 6GB by 23.6%. It has below average relative performance against every graphics card here. Its results are actually indistinguishable from those of the RX 580. Those who have a high refresh rate monitor will enjoy what GTX 1660 has to offer as it averages 127.8 fps. In addition, the GTX 1660 was also faster than the GTX 1060 6GB by a good margin.

Game Performance at High Quality settings

Change Quality Settings

Resolution 1920x1080

1% Low [Min FPS] Average FPS
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
112
125.3
2019 Anthem
83
93.2
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
108
120.3
2019 Resident Evil 2
125
139.2
2019 Metro Exodus
73
81.5
2019 World War Z
101
113.0
2019 Gears of War 5
96
107.0
2019 F1 2019
112
125.4
2019 GreedFall
104
116.4
2019 Borderlands 3
82
92.2
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
127
141.2
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
71
79.3
2018 Final Fantasy XV
98
109.4
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
94
105.2
2018 Forza Horizon 4
110
122.8
2018 Fallout 76
136
152.0
2018 Hitman 2
113
126.1
2018 Just Cause 4
91
102.1
2018 Monster Hunter: World
96
107.3
2018 Strange Brigade
135
151.1
2018 Battlefield V
115
127.8
2017 Dawn of War III
111
123.4
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
94
104.9
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
89
99.4
2017 Destiny 2
142
158.7
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
95
106.1
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
110
122.8
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
115
127.9
2017 For Honor
143
158.9
2017 Project CARS 2
110
122.8
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
127
141.3
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
83
92.3
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
97
108.4
2016 Doom
158
176.4
2016 F1 2016
111
124.4
2016 Total War: Warhammer
109
121.5
2016 Battlefield 1
128
143.3
2016 Overwatch
154
171.4
2016 Dishonored 2
89
99.0
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
106
118.7
2015 Rocket League
356
396.4
2015 Need For Speed
121
135.2
2015 Project CARS
117
131.1
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
199
222.0
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
254
282.8
2009 League of Legends
449
499.6

Resolution 2560x1440

1% Low [Min FPS] Average FPS
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
68
86.2
2019 Anthem
52
65.1
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
68
85.2
2019 Resident Evil 2
71
89.2
2019 Metro Exodus
44
55.1
2019 World War Z
60
75.9
2019 Gears of War 5
56
71.2
2019 F1 2019
66
83.0
2019 GreedFall
62
77.8
2019 Borderlands 3
47
59.1
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
64
80.9
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
43
54.1
2018 Final Fantasy XV
56
70.8
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
52
65.8
2018 Forza Horizon 4
74
93.4
2018 Fallout 76
77
96.7
2018 Hitman 2
62
78.4
2018 Just Cause 4
54
68.6
2018 Monster Hunter: World
55
69.6
2018 Strange Brigade
79
99.8
2018 Battlefield V
74
93.4
2017 Dawn of War III
68
85.5
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
56
71.2
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
56
70.0
2017 Destiny 2
100
125.2
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
58
73.3
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
61
76.3
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
68
86.1
2017 For Honor
73
91.3
2017 Project CARS 2
64
80.9
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
92
115.1
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
47
59.0
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
63
79.8
2016 Doom
95
119.6
2016 F1 2016
72
90.8
2016 Total War: Warhammer
67
84.0
2016 Battlefield 1
80
100.0
2016 Overwatch
90
113.2
2016 Dishonored 2
59
73.8
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
62
78.4
2015 Rocket League
139
173.9
2015 Need For Speed
77
96.4
2015 Project CARS
73
92.3
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
112
140.0
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
180
225.5
2009 League of Legends
221
277.1

Resolution 3840x2160

1% Low [Min FPS] Average FPS
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
34
49.1
2019 Anthem
23
34.1
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
30
44.1
2019 Resident Evil 2
30
43.6
2019 Metro Exodus
22
31.7
2019 World War Z
29
41.8
2019 Gears of War 5
29
42.0
2019 F1 2019
34
49.7
2019 GreedFall
23
33.2
2019 Borderlands 3
20
29.9
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
25
36.6
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
23
34.1
2018 Final Fantasy XV
27
39.1
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
23
33.2
2018 Forza Horizon 4
40
57.5
2018 Fallout 76
36
51.6
2018 Hitman 2
30
44.1
2018 Just Cause 4
24
34.8
2018 Monster Hunter: World
23
33.2
2018 Strange Brigade
37
53.0
2018 Battlefield V
34
49.1
2017 Dawn of War III
31
44.5
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
27
39.8
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
29
41.6
2017 Destiny 2
43
62.5
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
27
39.9
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
28
40.0
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
38
55.5
2017 For Honor
31
45.1
2017 Project CARS 2
42
60.6
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
62
89.5
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
21
31.0
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
39
56.6
2016 Doom
43
62.4
2016 F1 2016
39
55.8
2016 Total War: Warhammer
32
45.8
2016 Battlefield 1
37
53.6
2016 Overwatch
40
57.6
2016 Dishonored 2
36
52.4
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
26
37.7
2015 Rocket League
56
81.3
2015 Need For Speed
42
60.6
2015 Project CARS
42
60.6
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
45
65.1
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
136
194.8
2009 League of Legends
78
112.2
GTX 1660 with i7-8700K at 1080p and High 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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