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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 1660 Zotac Gaming Amp 6GB Radeon R9 280X Crossfire
Cyberpunk 2077 8% 5%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 16% 4%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 18% 7%
FIFA 21 53% 47%
Grand Theft Auto VI 30% 47%
Hitman 3 20% 36%
Genshin Impact 8% 5%
Far Cry 6 33% 52%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 32% 50%
Watch Dogs Legion 11% 1%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Zotac Gaming Amp 6GB are very slightly better than the AMD Radeon R9 280X Crossfire.

The GTX 1660 has a 680 MHz higher core clock speed than the R9 280X, but the R9 280X has 168 more Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 1660. As a result, the R9 280X exhibits a 83 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the GTX 1660. 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 680 MHz higher core clock speed but 16 fewer Render Output Units than the R9 280X. The lower ROP count doesn't matter, though, as altogether the GTX 1660 manages to provide 19 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 R9 280X, 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 R9 280X 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 GeForce GTX 1660 Zotac Gaming Amp 6GB and the Radeon R9 280X Crossfire have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The R9 280X has 383.9 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 1660, which means that the memory performance of the R9 280X is massively better than the GTX 1660.

The GeForce GTX 1660 Zotac Gaming Amp 6GB has 1408 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon R9 280X Crossfire has 4096. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 1660 is 2598. The R9 280X having 1498 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the R9 280X delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GTX 1660.

The GTX 1660 transistor size technology is 16 nm (nanometers) smaller than the R9 280X. This means that the GTX 1660 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the R9 280X.

The GeForce GTX 1660 Zotac Gaming Amp 6GB requires 130 Watts to run and the Radeon R9 280X Crossfire requires 550 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 450 Watts for the GTX 1660 and a PSU with at least 1000 Watts for the R9 280X. The R9 280X requires 420 Watts more than the GTX 1660 to run. The difference is significant enough that the R9 280X may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GTX 1660.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GeForce GTX 1660 Zotac Gaming Amp 6GB gets 22.5 FPS on Microsoft Flight Simulator

Microsoft Flight Simulator

22.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Zotac Gaming Amp 6GB gets 27.2 FPS on Cyberpunk 2077

Cyberpunk 2077

27.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Zotac Gaming Amp 6GB gets 35.4 FPS on Watch Dogs Legion

Watch Dogs Legion

35.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Zotac Gaming Amp 6GB gets 36.5 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

36.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Zotac Gaming Amp 6GB gets 37.6 FPS on Control

Control

37.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Zotac Gaming Amp 6GB gets 37.9 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

37.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Zotac Gaming Amp 6GB gets 42.3 FPS on Marvel's Avengers

Marvel's Avengers

42.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Zotac Gaming Amp 6GB gets 44.4 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

44.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Zotac Gaming Amp 6GB gets 44.4 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

44.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Zotac Gaming Amp 6GB gets 48.8 FPS on Horizon: Zero Dawn

Horizon: Zero Dawn

48.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Zotac Gaming Amp 6GB gets 52 FPS on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

52 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Zotac Gaming Amp 6GB gets 52.1 FPS on Total War: Three Kingdoms

Total War: Three Kingdoms

52.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Zotac Gaming Amp 6GB gets 53 FPS on Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2

53 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Zotac Gaming Amp 6GB gets 58.5 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

58.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Zotac Gaming Amp 6GB gets 59.6 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

59.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Zotac Gaming Amp 6GB gets 59.6 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

59.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Zotac Gaming Amp 6GB gets 60.7 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

60.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Zotac Gaming Amp 6GB gets 64 FPS on Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

64 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Zotac Gaming Amp 6GB gets 65.8 FPS on Death Stranding

Death Stranding

65.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Zotac Gaming Amp 6GB gets 67.8 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

67.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Zotac Gaming Amp 6GB gets 69.4 FPS on Gears Tactics

Gears Tactics

69.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Zotac Gaming Amp 6GB gets 73 FPS on Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord

Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord

73 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Zotac Gaming Amp 6GB gets 73.7 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

73.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Zotac Gaming Amp 6GB gets 74.8 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

74.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Zotac Gaming Amp 6GB gets 77.3 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

77.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Zotac Gaming Amp 6GB gets 77.7 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

77.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Zotac Gaming Amp 6GB gets 78.1 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

78.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Zotac Gaming Amp 6GB gets 98 FPS on Doom Eternal

Doom Eternal

98 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Zotac Gaming Amp 6GB gets 111.7 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

111.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Zotac Gaming Amp 6GB gets 17.2 FPS on Cyberpunk 2077

Cyberpunk 2077

17.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Zotac Gaming Amp 6GB gets 20.9 FPS on Microsoft Flight Simulator

Microsoft Flight Simulator

20.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Zotac Gaming Amp 6GB gets 23.3 FPS on Control

Control

23.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Zotac Gaming Amp 6GB gets 24.3 FPS on Watch Dogs Legion

Watch Dogs Legion

24.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Zotac Gaming Amp 6GB gets 28.2 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

28.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Zotac Gaming Amp 6GB gets 28.3 FPS on Marvel's Avengers

Marvel's Avengers

28.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Zotac Gaming Amp 6GB gets 30.9 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

30.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Zotac Gaming Amp 6GB gets 33 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

33 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Zotac Gaming Amp 6GB gets 35.3 FPS on Total War: Three Kingdoms

Total War: Three Kingdoms

35.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Zotac Gaming Amp 6GB gets 35.3 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

35.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Zotac Gaming Amp 6GB gets 36 FPS on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

36 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Zotac Gaming Amp 6GB gets 36.9 FPS on Horizon: Zero Dawn

Horizon: Zero Dawn

36.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Zotac Gaming Amp 6GB gets 38.2 FPS on Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord

Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord

38.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Zotac Gaming Amp 6GB gets 40.2 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

40.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Zotac Gaming Amp 6GB gets 40.5 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

40.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Zotac Gaming Amp 6GB gets 41.3 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

41.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Zotac Gaming Amp 6GB gets 42.3 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

42.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Zotac Gaming Amp 6GB gets 47.9 FPS on Death Stranding

Death Stranding

47.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Zotac Gaming Amp 6GB gets 51.2 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

51.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Zotac Gaming Amp 6GB gets 51.7 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

51.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Zotac Gaming Amp 6GB gets 55.6 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

55.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Zotac Gaming Amp 6GB gets 59.5 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

59.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Zotac Gaming Amp 6GB gets 60.5 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

60.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Zotac Gaming Amp 6GB gets 63 FPS on Gears Tactics

Gears Tactics

63 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Zotac Gaming Amp 6GB gets 72.2 FPS on Doom Eternal

Doom Eternal

72.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Zotac Gaming Amp 6GB gets 73.5 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

73.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Zotac Gaming Amp 6GB gets 76.1 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

76.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Zotac Gaming Amp 6GB gets 7.5 FPS on Cyberpunk 2077

Cyberpunk 2077

7.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Zotac Gaming Amp 6GB gets 11.2 FPS on Control

Control

11.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Zotac Gaming Amp 6GB gets 12.9 FPS on Watch Dogs Legion

Watch Dogs Legion

12.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Zotac Gaming Amp 6GB gets 13.7 FPS on Total War: Three Kingdoms

Total War: Three Kingdoms

13.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Zotac Gaming Amp 6GB gets 14.5 FPS on Marvel's Avengers

Marvel's Avengers

14.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Zotac Gaming Amp 6GB gets 16.3 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

16.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Zotac Gaming Amp 6GB gets 17.5 FPS on Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord

Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord

17.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Zotac Gaming Amp 6GB gets 20.1 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

20.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Zotac Gaming Amp 6GB gets 20.6 FPS on Horizon: Zero Dawn

Horizon: Zero Dawn

20.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Zotac Gaming Amp 6GB gets 20.6 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

20.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Zotac Gaming Amp 6GB gets 23 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

23 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Zotac Gaming Amp 6GB gets 24 FPS on Death Stranding

Death Stranding

24 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Zotac Gaming Amp 6GB gets 24.9 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

24.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Zotac Gaming Amp 6GB gets 25.8 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

25.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Zotac Gaming Amp 6GB gets 28.2 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

28.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Zotac Gaming Amp 6GB gets 28.2 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

28.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Zotac Gaming Amp 6GB gets 31.1 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

31.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Zotac Gaming Amp 6GB gets 41 FPS on Gears Tactics

Gears Tactics

41 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Zotac Gaming Amp 6GB gets 41.8 FPS on Doom Eternal

Doom Eternal

41.8 FPS

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1530 MHzvs850 MHz
Boost Clock1845 MHzvs1000 MHz
ArchitectureTuring TU116GCN 1.1 Tahiti XTL (x2)
OC Potential - vs Fair
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date14 Mar 2019vs01 Oct 2013
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
10
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1600x900
10
green tick vs -
1920x1080
10
green tick vs green tick
10
2560x1440
8.1
green tick vs -
3840x2160
6
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GPU Memory

Memory6144 MBvs6144 MB
Memory Speed2001 MHzvs1500 MHz
Memory Bus192 Bitvs768 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth192.1GB/secvs576GB/sec
L2 Cache 0 KB vs green tick 1536 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units1408vs4096
Actual Shader Performance100%vs100%
Technology12nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units88vs256
Texture Rate134.6 GTexel/svs217.6 GTexel/s
Render Output Units48vs64
Pixel Rate73.4 GPixel/svs54.4 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)7680x4320vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections0vs0
HDMI Connections1vs0
DisplayPort Connections3vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power130 Wattsvs550 Watts
Recommended PSU450 Watts & 27 Ampsvs1000 Watts & 42 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.1vs11.2
Shader Model6.2vs5.0
Open GL4.6vs4.3
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-8400 6-Core 2.8GHzvsIntel Core i7-3770K 4-Core 3.5GHz
Recommended RAM12 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080vs1920x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
The GeForce GTX 1660 Zotac Gaming Amp 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 Zotac Gaming Amp 6GB is a dual-slot graphics card with a dual-fan IceStorm 2.0 cooling solution and is certified VR-Ready. This graphics card has average overclocking potential.

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

GPU
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 1845 MHz with the Boost Clock, providing a small 3% overclock versus the reference model.

Memory
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.

Performance
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 Zotac Gaming Amp 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.
Radeon R9 280X Crossfire is a solution of two Radeon R9 280X put together using AMD'S Crossfire technology.
Check the page of Radeon R9 280X to know more about its chip.
Crossfire relies a lot on proper driver support and may suffer from micro-stuttering in lower frame rates (below 30). Benchmarks indicate the performance is overall, is up to 60% better than a single Radeon R9 280X performing by itself but at times (depending whether or not the 3D game supports crossfire or in the graphics driver) it performed worse than a single Radeon R9 280X. Expect this combination to draw up to 550 Watt though the average power consumption should be slightly lower.
Even the most demanding games will run at the highest settings.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
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GPU Variants
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