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Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 EVGA XC Black Gaming 6GB

GD Rating

7.6
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$599.99
How well can the GeForce GTX 1660 EVGA XC Black Gaming 6GB run games
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 EVGA XC Black Gaming 6GB
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

While some games have more powerful requirements than this GPU, the GeForce GTX 1660 EVGA XC Black Gaming 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 EVGA XC Black Gaming 6GB runs at Ultra graphics settings and what frames per second it is getting at 1080p, 1440p and 4K monitor resolutions. When considering how well this graphics card can run the 1000 most demanding games available today it can best 764 of the games’ recommended graphics requirements.

First we looked at 1080p resolution for the GeForce GTX 1660 EVGA XC Black Gaming 6GB performance to explore what sort of benchmarks it would achieve on the popular title Grand Theft Auto VI and predict it will deliver playable frames per second across the following graphics settings - Low: 91 FPS, Medium: 72 FPS, High: 48 FPS and Ultra: 35 FPS. We proceeded to look at Back 4 Blood to see how that compared and predict that it will return a good 61 FPS at Ultra 1080p.

With PC gamers looking for larger screen sizes like 1440p we tested the GeForce GTX 1660 EVGA XC Black Gaming 6GB by researching Grand Theft Auto VI leading us to predict a playable performance. Its FPS predictions for the graphics settings are as follows - L: 69FPS, M: 55FPS, H: 37FPS, U: 26FPS. Another popular game we researched with this card was Back 4 Blood and that was reasonable. This graphics card is predicted to deliver 46 FPS at Ultra 1440p. Another popular title was FIFA 22 which is predicted to get good results with a 71FPS on Ultra 1440p. 1440p GeForce GTX 1660 EVGA XC Black Gaming 6GB PC gaming is a solid choice of hardware for increased screen resolution gaming. We can see this graphics card is capable of delivering reliable frame rates at Ultra and certainly High graphics settings at 1440p.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 1660 EVGA XC Black Gaming 6GB graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 1660 EVGA XC Black Gaming 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 EVGA XC Black Gaming 6GB? 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 976 of today’s 1000 most demanding PC games. Alternatively a suitable upgrade choice for the GeForce GTX 1660 EVGA XC Black Gaming 6GB is the R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB, which is 35% more powerful and can run 967 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements.
FPS System Benchmark
75 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 1660 EVGA XC Black Gaming 6GB was released on 14 Mar 2019
Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 1660 EVGA XC Black Gaming 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
130 Watts
PSU
500 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 EVGA XC Black Gaming 6GB Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
The GeForce GTX 1660 EVGA XC Black Gaming 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 EVGA XC Black Gaming 6GB is a 2.75-slot graphics card with single-fan wing-blade cooling, and a plate-punched backplate. Its shortened length makes this GPU a good choice for smaller PC builds. This graphics card has below 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 130W, this graphics card requires one 8-pin power connector and a minimum of a 500W 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 EVGA XC Black Gaming 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 ]