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Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Colorful NB Battle-Ax 6GB

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How well can the GeForce GTX 1660 Colorful NB Battle-Ax 6GB run games
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Colorful NB Battle-Ax 6GB
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

While some games have more powerful requirements than this GPU, the GeForce GTX 1660 Colorful NB Battle-Ax 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.

Here is a quick game performance synopsis for the AAA games played in 2021. In particular we focus on how well the GeForce GTX 1660 Colorful NB Battle-Ax 6GB runs at Ultra graphics settings and what frames per second it is getting at 1080p, 1440p and 4K monitor resolutions. 765 games can be played by this graphics card of the 1000 most demanding games being played by PC gamers today.

The GeForce GTX 1660 Colorful NB Battle-Ax 6GB graphics card is returning a reasonable performance on Days Gone at 1080p of 54 frames per second at Ultra graphics settings. Another popular title that is good to benchmark graphics cards against is Resident Evil 8 which we saw got playable frame rates of 40 FPS. A third game we can look at on Ultra at 1080p is the popular Far Cry 6, which is predicted to get 33 FPS under tests.

Moving screen sizes up to 1440p we ran Days Gone on the GeForce GTX 1660 Colorful NB Battle-Ax 6GB to see that it got a playable set of frame rates. Here are the low to ultra results at 1440p - L: 108FPS, M: 85FPS, H: 57FPS, U: 41FPS. Another popular game to test at 1440p with this card was Resident Evil 8 which seemed playable in performance netting an Ultra FPS of 30 FPS. Finally we then took a look at Far Cry 6 where its predicted Ultra 1440p Frame rates were playable at 25 FPS. Gaming at 1440p with the GeForce GTX 1660 Colorful NB Battle-Ax 6GB 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 Colorful NB Battle-Ax 6GB graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 1660 Colorful NB Battle-Ax 6GB in your PC? 2-3 years of top end gaming before an upgrade

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 1660 Colorful NB Battle-Ax 6GB? A good upgrade choice for this graphics card today would be the 30 Series GeForce RTX 3050 Ti. For comparison of the 1000 most demanding games around today this suggested upgrade is 42% better and can meet 976 of their recommended requirements. Alternatively a good choice when looking to upgrade the GeForce GTX 1660 Colorful NB Battle-Ax 6GB would be the R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB which meets 967 of the 1000 top game’s recommended system requirements and has 35% better performance.
FPS System Benchmark
75 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 1660 Colorful NB Battle-Ax 6GB was released on 14 Mar 2019
Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 1660 Colorful NB Battle-Ax 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
7.6
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GeForce GTX 1660 Colorful NB Battle-Ax 6GB Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
The GeForce GTX 1660 Colorful NB Battle-Ax 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 NB Battle-Ax 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% improved performance compared to 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 NB Battle-Ax 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 ]