Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Digital Alliance 6GB

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How well can the GeForce GTX 1660 Digital Alliance 6GB run games
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Digital Alliance 6GB
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

While some games have more powerful requirements than this GPU, the GeForce GTX 1660 Digital Alliance 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 Digital Alliance 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. When considering how well this graphics card can run the 1000 most demanding games available today it can best 736 of the games’ recommended graphics requirements.

With 1080p being the most common gaming resolution at the moment we explored how well the GeForce GTX 1660 Digital Alliance 6GB can run FIFA 22 at 1080p and saw it return strong frame rates at the following graphics settings - Low: 238 FPS, Medium: 187 FPS, High: 126 FPS and Ultra: 90 FPS. For performance contrast we can see that Forza Horizon 5 returns a playable 37 FPS at Ultra 1080p.

Increasing resolution to 1440p is something a number of PC gamers are doing today. We tested the GeForce GTX 1660 Digital Alliance 6GB at 1440p with FIFA 22, which got a good set of FPS results. These were, Low: 181 FPS, Medium: 143 FPS, High: 96 FPS and Ultra: 69 FPS. We then checked out Forza Horizon 5 which had a set of graphics results as followed, L: 75FPS, M: 59FPS, H: 40FPS, U: 28FPS. And another popular game was Far Cry 6 that returned L: 62FPS, M: 49FPS, H: 33FPS, U: 24FPS at 1440p. In summary we feel the GeForce GTX 1660 Digital Alliance 6GB running at 1440p is one of the better graphics cards for gaming at this screen resolution. We will see 1440p Ultra and High settings across almost all current games.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 1660 Digital Alliance 6GB graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 1660 Digital Alliance 6GB in your PC? There is still 2 years of top end gaming left in this GeForce GTX 1660 Digital Alliance 6GB

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 1660 Digital Alliance 6GB? Are you looking to upgrade a GeForce GTX 1660 Digital Alliance 6GB? Then we would suggest getting a 30 Series GeForce RTX 3050 Ti, as it can run 972 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today with 47% increased graphics performance. Alternatively upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB which is 40% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 961 games from the most demanding games today.
FPS System Benchmark
73 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 1660 Digital Alliance 6GB was released on 14 Mar 2019
Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 1660 Digital Alliance 6GB
GPU
Architecture
Turing TU116
Process
12nm
TMUs
88
Texture Rate
152 GTexel/s
ROPs
48
Pixel Rate
83 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
1725 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
73
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GeForce GTX 1660 Digital Alliance 6GB Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
The GeForce GTX 1660 Digital Alliance 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 Digital Alliance 6GB is a dual-slot graphics card with single-fan cooling, reinforced backplate, and a compact size that makes it ideal for small form factor (SFF) PC builds. This graphics card has poor 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 1725 MHz with the Boost Clock, 3% slower than 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 Digital Alliance 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 ]