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Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660

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75
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How well can the GeForce GTX 1660 run games
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

While some games have more powerful requirements than this GPU, the GeForce GTX 1660 is only really challenged by the most demanding games released today, but normally it is more than capable of running games with a stable frame rate at 1080p.

Capable of running games with up to a DirectX 12 requirement.

Here is a quick game performance synopsis for the AAA games played in 2022. In particular we focus on how well the GeForce GTX 1660 runs at Ultra graphics settings and what frames per second it is getting at 1080p, 1440p and 4K monitor resolutions. This card runs recommended graphics requirements of 754 games from the top 1000 most demanding games being played today.

Now onto the frame rates achieved at 1080p. We are seeing Back 4 Blood getting 61 FPS with the GeForce GTX 1660, Resident Evil 8 getting 40 FPS and Days Gone getting 54 frames per second. All run on Ultra at 1920x1080 screen res.

One of the growing popular screen resolutions for PC gaming is the wider 1440p. So we wanted to see how well the GeForce GTX 1660 performed at 1440p by taking a look at some of the current popular games. First we looked at Back 4 Blood and saw it deliver reasonable frames per second across the following graphics settings - Low: 122 FPS, Medium: 96 FPS, High: 65 FPS and Ultra: 46 FPS. We then checked the performance on Resident Evil 8 to see if that runs well. It was playable with a 30 FPS at Ultra 1440p. Running games at 1440p with a GeForce GTX 1660 is ok at playing most games but might need to have the graphics settings lowered to medium preset in some cases.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 1660 graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 1660 in your PC? Upgrade time for this GPU is currently placed at 2 years

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 1660? If you are thinking of upgrading this graphics card then we would currently suggest the 30 Series GeForce RTX 3050 Ti. This PC hardware upgrade performs 42% better and can run 972 of today’s 1000 most demanding PC games. Alternatively if you want an upgrade suggestion for the GeForce GTX 1660 then a good choice would be R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB as this is better than 961 of the top 1000 most demanding game requirements with 35% better performance as well.
FPS System Benchmark
75 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 1660 was released on 14 Mar 2019

GeForce GTX 1660 Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GeForce GTX 1660 gets 35 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

35 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 gets 45.8 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

45.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 gets 46.2 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

46.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 gets 46.8 FPS on Control

Control

46.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 gets 50.6 FPS on Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2

50.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 gets 51.5 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

51.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 gets 57.4 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

57.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 gets 57.6 FPS on Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

57.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 gets 57.6 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

57.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 gets 58.1 FPS on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

58.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 gets 62.1 FPS on Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy XV

62.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 gets 67.5 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

67.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 gets 69.5 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

69.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 gets 69.8 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

69.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 gets 80.9 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

80.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 gets 82 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

82 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 gets 82.4 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

82.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 gets 88.1 FPS on Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4

88.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 gets 93.9 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

93.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 gets 127.4 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

127.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 gets 27 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

27 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 gets 28.1 FPS on Control

Control

28.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 gets 30.9 FPS on Assassins Creed: Valhalla

Assassins Creed: Valhalla

30.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 gets 35 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

35 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 gets 41.1 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

41.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 gets 49 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

49 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 gets 17 FPS on Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2

17 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 gets 19 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

19 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 gets 21 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

21 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 gets 21.1 FPS on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

21.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 gets 23 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

23 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 gets 23.4 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

23.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 gets 25.3 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

25.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 gets 28.1 FPS on Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

28.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 gets 29.8 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

29.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 gets 30.8 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

30.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 gets 31.3 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

31.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 gets 46.6 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

46.6 FPS
Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 1660
GPU
Architecture
Turing TU116
Process
12nm
TMUs
88
Texture Rate
157 GTexel/s
ROPs
48
Pixel Rate
86 GPixel/s
Shader Processing Units
(CUDA Cores)
Ray Tracing
Tensor Cores
Release Price
$219
Compatibility
Direct X
DX 12.1
Shader
6.2
Open GL
4.6
Resolution (WxH)
7680 x 4320
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
6144MB
Memory Speed
2001MHz
Memory Bus
192bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
192.1GB/sec
L2 Cache
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
DVI Connection
1
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
1
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1530 MHz
Boost Clock
1785 MHz
Power
Max Power
120 Watts
PSU
450 Watt & 27 Amps
Power Connector
1x 8-pin
Recommended Hardware
Best CPU Match
Best RAM Match
12 GB
Best Resolution
1920 x 1080
GPU Upgrade
GD Official
GD RATING
75
Approved

GeForce GTX 1660 Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
The GeForce GTX 1660 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.

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 1785 MHz with the Boost Clock.

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 120W, this graphics card requires one 8-pin power connector.

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 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.

Source [ Jon ]