GTX 1660 with i7-8700K benchmarks at Low 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 Low 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 Low Quality Settings
Average 1080p Performance 191.4 FPS
Average 1440p Performance 170.2 FPS
Average 4K Performance 109.1 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 98/100 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)

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Resolution 1920x1080

Year Graphics Card Price Frames Per Second
2017 AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 $ 399
158.2 FPS
2017 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti $ 409
155.0 FPS
2019 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti $ 279
152.3 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 $ 399
149.0 FPS
2019 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 $ 220
146.3 FPS
2018 AMD Radeon RX 590 $ 279
145.5 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX 580 $ 229
141.3 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB $ 254
136.0 FPS

The GTX 1660 sits between the GTX 1070 and the RX 590, falling slower than GTX 1070 by 1.8% and faster than RX 590 by 0.5%. It has an average relative performance against every graphics card here. Its results are actually indistinguishable from those of the GTX 1070. Those who have a high refresh rate monitor will enjoy what GTX 1660 has to offer as it averages 146.3 fps.

Forza Horizon 4 (2018)

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Resolution 1920x1080

Year Graphics Card Price Frames Per Second
2017 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti $ 409
207.0 FPS
2019 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti $ 279
201.8 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 $ 399
198.0 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 $ 399
191.0 FPS
2019 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 $ 220
189.8 FPS
2018 AMD Radeon RX 590 $ 279
177.5 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB $ 254
172.2 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX 580 $ 229
170.2 FPS

The GTX 1660 sits between the RX Vega 56 and the RX 590, falling slower than RX Vega 56 by 0.6% and faster than RX 590 by 6.9%. 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 189.8 fps. In addition, the GTX 1660 was also faster than the GTX 1060 6GB by a good margin.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider (2018)

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Resolution 1920x1080

Year Graphics Card Price Frames Per Second
2017 AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 $ 399
187.7 FPS
2017 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti $ 409
186.0 FPS
2019 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti $ 279
181.8 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 $ 399
176.0 FPS
2018 AMD Radeon RX 590 $ 279
173.9 FPS
2019 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 $ 220
172.2 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX 580 $ 229
166.9 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB $ 254
148.8 FPS

The GTX 1660 sits between the RX 590 and the RX 580, falling slower than RX 590 by 1% and faster than RX 580 by 3.2%. It has below average relative performance against every graphics card here. Its results are actually indistinguishable from those of the RX 590. Those who have a high refresh rate monitor will enjoy what GTX 1660 has to offer as it averages 172.2 fps. In addition, the GTX 1660 was also faster than the GTX 1060 6GB by a good margin.

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (2017)

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Resolution 1920x1080

Year Graphics Card Price Frames Per Second
2017 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti $ 409
187.0 FPS
2019 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti $ 279
182.8 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 $ 399
182.0 FPS
2019 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 $ 220
173.1 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 $ 399
173.0 FPS
2018 AMD Radeon RX 590 $ 279
158.0 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB $ 254
154.2 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX 580 $ 229
152.6 FPS

The GTX 1660 sits between the GTX 1070 and the RX Vega 56, falling slower than GTX 1070 by 5.1% and faster than RX Vega 56 by 0.1%. It has an average relative performance against every graphics card here. Those who have a high refresh rate monitor will enjoy what GTX 1660 has to offer as it averages 173.1 fps. In addition, the GTX 1660 was also faster than the GTX 1060 6GB by a good margin.

Battlefield V (2018)

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Resolution 1920x1080

Year Graphics Card Price Frames Per Second
2017 AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 $ 399
225.1 FPS
2017 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti $ 409
213.0 FPS
2019 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti $ 279
207.4 FPS
2018 AMD Radeon RX 590 $ 279
205.5 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 $ 399
201.0 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX 580 $ 229
195.5 FPS
2019 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 $ 220
194.8 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB $ 254
170.4 FPS

The GTX 1660 sits between the RX 580 and the GTX 1060 6GB, falling slower than RX 580 by 0.4% and faster than GTX 1060 6GB by 14.3%. 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 194.8 fps. In addition, the GTX 1660 was also faster than the GTX 1060 6GB by a good margin.

Game Performance at Low Quality settings

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Resolution 1920x1080

1% Low [Min FPS] Average FPS
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
173
192.3
2019 Anthem
144
160.2
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
168
187.3
2019 Resident Evil 2
185
206.2
2019 Metro Exodus
133
148.5
2019 World War Z
162
180.0
2019 Gears of War 5
156
174.0
2019 F1 2019
173
192.4
2019 GreedFall
165
183.4
2019 Borderlands 3
143
159.2
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
187
208.2
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
131
146.3
2018 Final Fantasy XV
158
176.4
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
154
172.2
2018 Forza Horizon 4
170
189.8
2018 Fallout 76
197
219.0
2018 Hitman 2
173
193.1
2018 Just Cause 4
152
169.1
2018 Monster Hunter: World
156
174.3
2018 Strange Brigade
196
218.1
2018 Battlefield V
175
194.8
2017 Dawn of War III
171
190.4
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
154
171.9
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
149
166.4
2017 Destiny 2
203
225.7
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
155
173.1
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
170
189.8
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
175
194.9
2017 For Honor
203
225.9
2017 Project CARS 2
170
189.8
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
187
208.3
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
143
159.3
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
157
175.4
2016 Doom
219
243.4
2016 F1 2016
172
191.4
2016 Total War: Warhammer
169
188.5
2016 Battlefield 1
189
210.3
2016 Overwatch
214
238.4
2016 Dishonored 2
149
166.0
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
167
185.7
2015 Rocket League
417
463.4
2015 Need For Speed
181
202.2
2015 Project CARS
178
198.1
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
260
289.0
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
314
349.8
2009 League of Legends
509
566.6

Resolution 2560x1440

1% Low [Min FPS] Average FPS
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
137
172.2
2019 Anthem
120
151.1
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
136
171.2
2019 Resident Evil 2
140
175.2
2019 Metro Exodus
112
141.1
2019 World War Z
129
161.9
2019 Gears of War 5
125
157.2
2019 F1 2019
135
169.0
2019 GreedFall
131
163.8
2019 Borderlands 3
116
145.1
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
133
166.9
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
112
140.1
2018 Final Fantasy XV
125
156.8
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
121
151.8
2018 Forza Horizon 4
143
179.4
2018 Fallout 76
146
182.7
2018 Hitman 2
131
164.4
2018 Just Cause 4
123
154.6
2018 Monster Hunter: World
124
155.6
2018 Strange Brigade
148
185.8
2018 Battlefield V
143
179.4
2017 Dawn of War III
137
171.5
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
125
157.2
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
124
156.0
2017 Destiny 2
168
211.2
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
127
159.3
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
129
162.3
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
137
172.1
2017 For Honor
141
177.3
2017 Project CARS 2
133
166.9
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
160
201.1
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
116
145.0
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
132
165.8
2016 Doom
164
205.6
2016 F1 2016
141
176.8
2016 Total War: Warhammer
136
170.0
2016 Battlefield 1
148
186.0
2016 Overwatch
159
199.2
2016 Dishonored 2
127
159.8
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
131
164.4
2015 Rocket League
207
259.9
2015 Need For Speed
145
182.4
2015 Project CARS
142
178.3
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
180
226.0
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
249
311.5
2009 League of Legends
290
363.1

Resolution 3840x2160

1% Low [Min FPS] Average FPS
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
77
111.1
2019 Anthem
67
96.1
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
74
106.1
2019 Resident Evil 2
73
105.6
2019 Metro Exodus
65
93.7
2019 World War Z
72
103.8
2019 Gears of War 5
72
104.0
2019 F1 2019
78
111.7
2019 GreedFall
66
95.2
2019 Borderlands 3
64
91.9
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
69
98.6
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
67
96.1
2018 Final Fantasy XV
70
101.1
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
66
95.2
2018 Forza Horizon 4
83
119.5
2018 Fallout 76
79
113.6
2018 Hitman 2
74
106.1
2018 Just Cause 4
67
96.8
2018 Monster Hunter: World
66
95.2
2018 Strange Brigade
80
115.0
2018 Battlefield V
77
111.1
2017 Dawn of War III
74
106.5
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
71
101.8
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
72
103.6
2017 Destiny 2
87
124.5
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
71
101.9
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
71
102.0
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
82
117.5
2017 For Honor
74
107.1
2017 Project CARS 2
85
122.6
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
106
151.5
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
65
93.0
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
83
118.6
2016 Doom
87
124.4
2016 F1 2016
82
117.8
2016 Total War: Warhammer
75
107.8
2016 Battlefield 1
80
115.6
2016 Overwatch
83
119.6
2016 Dishonored 2
80
114.4
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
69
99.7
2015 Rocket League
100
143.3
2015 Need For Speed
85
122.6
2015 Project CARS
85
122.6
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
88
127.1
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
179
256.8
2009 League of Legends
121
174.2
GTX 1660 with i7-8700K at 1080p and Low 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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