GTX 1660 with i7-940 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 i7-940 @ 2.93GHz is going to cause serious bottlenecks in many games and cause severe FPS loss.

 GTX 1660 with i7-940 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 i7-940 @ 2.93GHz ($70.7)
CPU Impact on FPS -36.6 FPS
CPU Impact on FPS % -40.0%
Benchmark Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings
Average 1080p Performance 52.7 FPS
Average 1440p Performance 38.5 FPS
Average 4K Performance 22.5 FPS
Memory 6 GB
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 4.2
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 5.7
4K Cost Per Frame $ 9.8
Series GTX 1660
Variant NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660
Overall Combination Score 73/100 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 $ 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
24.9 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. 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
49.3 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. 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
39.4 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
39.9 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
52.1 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
28
50.7
2019 Anthem
18
32.7
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
26
47.9
2019 Resident Evil 2
32
58.5
2019 Metro Exodus
14
26.1
2019 World War Z
24
43.8
2019 Gears of War 5
22
40.4
2019 F1 2019
28
50.8
2019 GreedFall
25
45.7
2019 Borderlands 3
18
32.1
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
33
59.6
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
13
24.9
2018 Final Fantasy XV
23
41.8
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
22
39.4
2018 Forza Horizon 4
27
49.3
2018 Fallout 76
36
65.7
2018 Hitman 2
28
51.2
2018 Just Cause 4
21
37.7
2018 Monster Hunter: World
22
40.6
2018 Strange Brigade
36
65.2
2018 Battlefield V
29
52.1
2017 Dawn of War III
27
49.6
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
22
39.2
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
20
36.2
2017 Destiny 2
39
69.5
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
22
39.9
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
27
49.3
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
29
52.2
2017 For Honor
39
69.6
2017 Project CARS 2
27
49.3
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
33
59.7
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
18
32.2
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
23
41.2
2016 Doom
44
79.4
2016 F1 2016
28
50.2
2016 Total War: Warhammer
27
48.6
2016 Battlefield 1
34
60.8
2016 Overwatch
43
76.6
2016 Dishonored 2
20
35.9
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
26
47.0
2015 Rocket League
113
202.9
2015 Need For Speed
31
56.3
2015 Project CARS
30
54.0
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
58
105.0
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
78
139.1
2009 League of Legends
146
260.9

Resolution 2560x1440

1% Low [Min FPS] Average FPS
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
21
37.7
2019 Anthem
14
25.9
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
20
37.2
2019 Resident Evil 2
22
39.4
2019 Metro Exodus
11
20.3
2019 World War Z
17
31.9
2019 Gears of War 5
16
29.3
2019 F1 2019
20
35.9
2019 GreedFall
18
33.0
2019 Borderlands 3
12
22.5
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
19
34.8
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
11
19.7
2018 Final Fantasy XV
16
29.1
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
14
26.3
2018 Forza Horizon 4
23
41.8
2018 Fallout 76
24
43.6
2018 Hitman 2
18
33.4
2018 Just Cause 4
15
27.9
2018 Monster Hunter: World
15
28.4
2018 Strange Brigade
25
45.4
2018 Battlefield V
23
41.8
2017 Dawn of War III
20
37.3
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
16
29.3
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
16
28.6
2017 Destiny 2
33
59.6
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
17
30.5
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
18
32.2
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
21
37.7
2017 For Honor
22
40.6
2017 Project CARS 2
19
34.8
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
30
54.0
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
12
22.5
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
19
34.1
2016 Doom
31
56.5
2016 F1 2016
22
40.3
2016 Total War: Warhammer
20
36.5
2016 Battlefield 1
25
45.5
2016 Overwatch
29
52.9
2016 Dishonored 2
17
30.8
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
18
33.4
2015 Rocket League
48
87.0
2015 Need For Speed
24
43.5
2015 Project CARS
23
41.2
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
38
67.9
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
65
115.9
2009 League of Legends
81
144.9

Resolution 3840x2160

1% Low [Min FPS] Average FPS
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
12
22.5
2019 Anthem
7
14.1
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
11
19.7
2019 Resident Evil 2
10
19.4
2019 Metro Exodus
7
12.7
2019 World War Z
10
18.4
2019 Gears of War 5
10
18.5
2019 F1 2019
12
22.9
2019 GreedFall
7
13.6
2019 Borderlands 3
6
11.7
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
8
15.5
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
7
14.1
2018 Final Fantasy XV
9
16.9
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
7
13.6
2018 Forza Horizon 4
15
27.2
2018 Fallout 76
13
23.9
2018 Hitman 2
11
19.7
2018 Just Cause 4
8
14.5
2018 Monster Hunter: World
7
13.6
2018 Strange Brigade
13
24.7
2018 Battlefield V
12
22.5
2017 Dawn of War III
11
19.9
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
9
17.3
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
10
18.3
2017 Destiny 2
16
30.0
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
9
17.4
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
9
17.4
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
14
26.1
2017 For Honor
11
20.3
2017 Project CARS 2
16
29.0
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
25
45.2
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
6
12.4
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
14
26.7
2016 Doom
16
30.0
2016 F1 2016
14
26.3
2016 Total War: Warhammer
11
20.7
2016 Battlefield 1
14
25.0
2016 Overwatch
15
27.3
2016 Dishonored 2
13
24.4
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
9
16.1
2015 Rocket League
22
40.6
2015 Need For Speed
16
29.0
2015 Project CARS
16
29.0
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
17
31.5
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
58
104.3
2009 League of Legends
32
57.9
GTX 1660 with i7-940 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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