GTX 1660 with Core2 Duo E8600 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 Core2 Duo E8600 @ 3.33GHz is going to cause serious bottlenecks in many games and cause severe FPS loss.

 GTX 1660 with Core2 Duo E8600 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 Core2 Duo E8600 @ 3.33GHz ($49.99)
CPU Impact on FPS -37.9 FPS
CPU Impact on FPS % -40.0%
Benchmark Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings
Average 1080p Performance 52.3 FPS
Average 1440p Performance 38.3 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
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 . Compare this to the GTX 1060 6GB , which came originally at a price of . 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, Monster Hunter: World, Final Fantasy XV, World War Z at 67 fps to 78 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 72 fps. For 1440p Quad HD , we were able to play Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, Far Cry New Dawn, Apex Legends, Resident Evil 2, Forza Horizon 4 at 62 fps to 74 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 68 fps.

Game Performance at Ultra Quality settings

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Resolution 1920x1080

1% Low [Min FPS] Average FPS
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
27
49.5
2019 Anthem
17
31.9
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
25
46.8
2019 Resident Evil 2
31
57.1
2019 Metro Exodus
13
25.5
2019 World War Z
23
42.8
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
31
58.2
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
13
24.3
2018 Final Fantasy XV
22
40.8
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
21
38.5
2018 Forza Horizon 4
26
48.1
2018 Fallout 76
35
64.2
2018 Hitman 2
27
50.0
2018 Just Cause 4
20
36.8
2018 Monster Hunter: World
21
39.6
2018 Battlefield V
27
50.9
2017 Dawn of War III
26
48.5
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
21
38.3
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
19
35.3
2017 Destiny 2
37
67.8
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
21
39.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
26
48.1
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
27
50.9
2017 For Honor
37
67.9
2017 Project CARS 2
26
48.1
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
31
58.3
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
17
31.4
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
22
40.3
2016 Doom
42
77.5
2016 F1 2016
26
49.0
2016 Total War: Warhammer
25
47.4
2016 Battlefield 1
32
59.4
2016 Overwatch
41
74.8
2016 Dishonored 2
19
35.1
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
25
45.9
2015 Rocket League
108
198.2
2015 Need For Speed
30
54.9
2015 Project CARS
28
52.7
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
56
102.5
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
74
135.9
2009 League of Legends
139
254.8

Resolution 2560x1440

1% Low [Min FPS] Average FPS
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
20
36.9
2019 Anthem
13
25.3
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
19
36.3
2019 Resident Evil 2
21
38.5
2019 Metro Exodus
10
19.8
2019 World War Z
17
31.2
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
18
33.9
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
10
19.2
2018 Final Fantasy XV
15
28.4
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
14
25.7
2018 Forza Horizon 4
22
40.8
2018 Fallout 76
23
42.6
2018 Hitman 2
17
32.6
2018 Just Cause 4
14
27.2
2018 Monster Hunter: World
15
27.7
2018 Battlefield V
22
40.8
2017 Dawn of War III
20
36.5
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
15
28.6
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
15
28.0
2017 Destiny 2
31
58.2
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
16
29.8
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
17
31.4
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
20
36.8
2017 For Honor
21
39.6
2017 Project CARS 2
18
33.9
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
28
52.7
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
12
21.9
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
18
33.3
2016 Doom
30
55.2
2016 F1 2016
21
39.4
2016 Total War: Warhammer
19
35.6
2016 Battlefield 1
24
44.4
2016 Overwatch
28
51.7
2016 Dishonored 2
16
30.1
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
17
32.6
2015 Rocket League
46
84.9
2015 Need For Speed
23
42.4
2015 Project CARS
22
40.2
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
36
66.4
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
62
113.2
2009 League of Legends
77
141.5

Resolution 3840x2160

1% Low [Min FPS] Average FPS
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
12
22.0
2019 Anthem
7
13.8
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
10
19.2
2019 Resident Evil 2
10
19.0
2019 Metro Exodus
6
12.4
2019 World War Z
9
18.0
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
8
15.1
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
7
13.8
2018 Final Fantasy XV
9
16.5
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
7
13.3
2018 Forza Horizon 4
14
26.6
2018 Fallout 76
12
23.4
2018 Hitman 2
10
19.2
2018 Just Cause 4
7
14.1
2018 Monster Hunter: World
7
13.3
2018 Battlefield V
12
22.0
2017 Dawn of War III
10
19.5
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
9
16.9
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
9
17.9
2017 Destiny 2
16
29.3
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
9
16.9
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
9
17.0
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
13
25.5
2017 For Honor
10
19.8
2017 Project CARS 2
15
28.3
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
24
44.1
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
6
12.1
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
14
26.1
2016 Doom
16
29.3
2016 F1 2016
14
25.7
2016 Total War: Warhammer
11
20.2
2016 Battlefield 1
13
24.5
2016 Overwatch
14
26.7
2016 Dishonored 2
13
23.8
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
8
15.7
2015 Rocket League
21
39.6
2015 Need For Speed
15
28.3
2015 Project CARS
15
28.3
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
16
30.8
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
55
101.9
2009 League of Legends
31
56.6
GTX 1660 with Core2 Duo E8600 at 1080p and Ultra Quality settings
GTX 1660 with Core2 Duo E8600 at 1440p and Ultra Quality settings
GTX 1660 with Core2 Duo E8600 at 4K 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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