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Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Colorful 6GB

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75
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$358.99
How well can the GeForce GTX 1660 Colorful 6GB run games
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Colorful 6GB
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

While some games have more powerful requirements than this GPU, the GeForce GTX 1660 Colorful 6GB 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.

This card meets game requirements up to DirectX 12.

This PC hardware performance game review for the GeForce GTX 1660 Colorful 6GB graphics card, when running 2022 more popular games, lets us see what type of FPS this card gets when playing at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions and ultra settings. The GeForce GTX 1660 Colorful 6GB can run the recommended graphics system requirements for 754 games today, of the top 1000 most demanding.

With 1080p being the most common gaming resolution at the moment we explored how well the GeForce GTX 1660 Colorful 6GB can run Dying Light 2 at 1080p and predict it will return playable frame rates at the following graphics settings - Low: 91 FPS, Medium: 72 FPS, High: 48 FPS and Ultra: 35 FPS. For performance contrast we can see that Resident Evil 8 returns a playable 40 FPS at Ultra 1080p.

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 Colorful 6GB performed at 1440p by taking a look at some of the current popular games. First we looked at Dying Light 2 and predict it will deliver playable frames per second across the following graphics settings - Low: 69 FPS, Medium: 55 FPS, High: 37 FPS and Ultra: 26 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. Gaming at 1440p with the GeForce GTX 1660 Colorful 6GB is a perfectly suitable selection of hardware for theis larger screen size. If a game at 1440p struggles a bit or experiences a frame drop then you can tweak settings in game to help get it stable. This might mean lowering it to medium or low in some specific options.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 1660 Colorful 6GB graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 1660 Colorful 6GB in your PC? No graphics card upgrade required for around 2 years

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 1660 Colorful 6GB? A great upgrade graphics card would be a 30 Series GeForce RTX 3050 Ti, which has 42% better performance and can run 972 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today. Alternatively a good upgrade choice for this graphics card today would be the R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB. For comparison of the 1000 most demanding games around today this suggested upgrade is 35% better and can meet 961 of their recommended requirements.
FPS System Benchmark
75 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 1660 Colorful 6GB was released on 14 Mar 2019
Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 1660 Colorful 6GB
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 RAM Match
12 GB
Best Resolution
1920 x 1080
GPU Upgrade
GD Official
GD RATING
75
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GeForce GTX 1660 Colorful 6GB Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
The GeForce GTX 1660 Colorful 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 Colorful 6GB is a dual-slot graphics card with dual-fan cooling, reinforced backplate, and a compact size. 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 1785 MHz with the Boost Clock, the same as 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 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 Colorful 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.

Source [ Jon ]