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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 1660 MSI Aero ITX OC 6GB GeForce GTX 760 MSI TwinFrozr Gaming OC 4GB Edition
Red Dead Redemption 2 12% 67%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 12% 67%
Zombieland: Double Tap - Road Trip 18% 56%
Cyberpunk 2077 20% 129%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 20% 129%
Borderlands 3 7% 76%
FIFA 20 53% 11%
The Outer Worlds 20% 53%
eFootball PES 2020 40% 14%
Ghost Recon Breakpoint 33% 152%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 MSI Aero ITX OC 6GB are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 760 MSI TwinFrozr Gaming OC 4GB Edition.

The GTX 1660 has a 445 MHz higher core clock speed but 8 fewer Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 760. The lower TMU count doesn't matter, though, as altogether the GTX 1660 manages to provide 30.4 GTexel/s better texturing performance. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The GTX 1660 has a 445 MHz higher core clock speed and 16 more Render Output Units than the GTX 760. This results in the GTX 1660 providing 38.7 GPixel/s better pixeling performance. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The GTX 1660 was released over three years more recently than the GTX 760, and so the GTX 1660 is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the GTX 760 when running the latest games.

Both GPUs exhibit very powerful performance, so it probably isn't worth upgrading from one to the other, as both are capable of running even the most demanding games at the highest settings.

The GTX 1660 has 2048 MB more video memory than the GTX 760, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, the overall memory performance is about the same.

The GTX 760 has 0.2 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 1660, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 760 is marginally better than the GTX 1660.

The GeForce GTX 1660 MSI Aero ITX OC 6GB has 1408 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 760 MSI TwinFrozr Gaming OC 4GB Edition has 1152. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 1660 is 2577 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 760 is 1325. The GTX 1660 having 1252 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GTX 1660 delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GTX 760.

The GTX 1660 transistor size technology is 16 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GTX 760. This means that the GTX 1660 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GTX 760.

The GeForce GTX 1660 MSI Aero ITX OC 6GB requires 130 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 760 MSI TwinFrozr Gaming OC 4GB Edition requires 170 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 450 Watts for the GTX 1660 and a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the GTX 760. The GTX 760 requires 40 Watts more than the GTX 1660 to run. The difference is significant enough that the GTX 760 may have a slight adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GTX 1660.

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1530 MHzvs1085 MHz
Boost Clock1830 MHzvs1150 MHz
ArchitectureTuring TU116Kepler GK104-225-A2
OC Potential - vs Poor
Driver Support - vs Good
Release Date14 Mar 2019vs25 Jun 2013
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory6144 MBvs4096 MB
Memory Speed2001 MHzvs1502 MHz
Memory Bus192 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth192.1GB/secvs192.3GB/sec
L2 Cache 0 KB vs green tick 512 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units1408vs1152
Actual Shader Performance100%vs64%
Texture Mapping Units88vs96
Texture Rate134.6 GTexel/svs104.2 GTexel/s
Render Output Units48vs32
Pixel Rate73.4 GPixel/svs34.7 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)7680x4320vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections1vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections1vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power130 Wattsvs170 Watts
Recommended PSU450 Watts & 27 Ampsvs500 Watts & 30 Amps

GPU Features

Shader Model6.2vs5.0
Open GL4.6vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-8400 6-Core 2.8GHzvsIntel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz
Recommended RAM12 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080vs1920x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
The GeForce GTX 1660 MSI Aero ITX OC 6GB is an entry to mid-level Nvidia graphics card which launched on March 14th, 2019. The GeForce GTX 1660 is designed to compete against AMD's more affordable gaming cards such as the RX 570 and the RX 580, and replaces the outgoing GTX 1060. The GeForce GTX 1660 MSI Aero ITX OC 6GB is a dual-slot mini-ITX graphics card with a single-fan cooling solution, small size, and is certified VR-Ready. This graphics card has below average overclocking potential. Its small size means this video card is ideal for small form factor (SFF) PC builds.

The Turing GPU architecture aims for 30-50% as much performance as the previous-gen Pascal Architecture.

It equips a GPU codenamed Turing TU116, more specifically the TU166-300-A1, which has 22 SM activated and thus 1408 Shader Processing Units, 88 TMUs, and 48 ROPs. The central unit runs at 1530 MHz and goes up to 1830 MHz with the Boost Clock, providing a small 3% overclock versus the reference model.

The GPU accesses a 6GB frame buffer of fast GDDR5 through a 192-bit memory interface, while the memory clock Operates at 2001MHz, or 8GHz effective.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 130W, this graphics card requires one 8-pin power connector and a minimum of a 450W power supply.

The GeForce GTX 1660 will enable medium to high graphics performance on modern AAA 2018 released games. Although there will be variations on this frame rate we expect this card to deliver around 50+ FPS on High graphics settings at 1080p screen resolution.
Comparatively, this card will have slightly faster performance than the GTX 1060.

System Suggestions
The GeForce GTX 1660 MSI Aero ITX OC 6GB is best suited for resolutions up to and including 2560x1440, so our recommendation would be to use 1920x1080 in order to get the most out of your settings. We recommend a high-end processor such as the i5-8500 and 12GB of RAM for optimal performance.
GeForce GTX 760 MSI TwinFrozr Gaming OC 4GB Edition a special edition of GeForce GTX 760.
This edition comes with a custom dual-fan cooling solution which by itself should allow a slight performance boost, as GeForce GTX 760 benefits from the GPU Boost 2.0 technology.
Also, it has been overclocked out of the box from 980MHz to 1085MHz while its boost clock is now of 1150MHz. The memory clock was left untouched. Furthermore, the frame buffer was doubled to 4GB though this will not boost its performance and can be addressed as a gimmick - marketing to lure consumers into paying more for the same product.
Benchmarks indicate a 7% performance boost when compared to the reference card and so this edition performs on level with GeForce GTX 670.
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