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Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 EVGA XC Ultra Gaming 6GB

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8.5
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How well can the GeForce GTX 1660 EVGA XC Ultra Gaming 6GB run games
13 Dec 2019 - Graphics card reviewed

One of the most powerful pieces of hardware available today, the GeForce GTX 1660 EVGA XC Ultra Gaming 6GB runs today’s game system requirements comfortably. This card meets game requirements up to DirectX 12.

What FPS performance can the GeForce GTX 1660 EVGA XC Ultra Gaming 6GB get on latest AAA 2019 games? In particular our game review looks at the FPS achieved running on Ultra graphics settings on the 1080p screen resolution as well as 1440p and 4K. When considering how well this graphics card can run the 1000 most demanding games available today it can best 847 of the games’ recommended graphics requirements.

Now onto the frame rates achieved at 1080p. We are seeing Halo: Reach getting 157 FPS with the GeForce GTX 1660 EVGA XC Ultra Gaming 6GB, Cyberpunk 2077 predicted to get 40 FPS and Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order getting 40 frames per second. All run on Ultra at 1920x1080 screen res.

As the PC gaming masses explore larger screen resolutions we decided to run some game checks at 1440p across a few popular games. We discovered the GeForce GTX 1660 EVGA XC Ultra Gaming 6GB ran Halo: Reach to a strong performance level. Results across the graphics settings looked like this, Low: 316 FPS, Medium: 249 FPS, High: 168 FPS and Ultra: 120 FPS. Another game researched was Cyberpunk 2077 with predictions of L: 81FPS, M: 63FPS, H: 43FPS, U: 31FPS. And then we checked graphics card performance on Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order, which returned L: 81FPS, M: 63FPS, H: 43FPS, U: 31FPS at 1440p. Running games at 1440p with a GeForce GTX 1660 EVGA XC Ultra Gaming 6GB is a very good hardware option at these screen sizes. Ultra is easily achieved across almost all games at 1440p and we would suggest an increase of screen size up to 4K for this graphics card.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 1660 EVGA XC Ultra Gaming 6GB graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 1660 EVGA XC Ultra Gaming 6GB in your PC? No graphics card upgrade required for 2 to 3 years of meeting top end game system requirements

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 1660 EVGA XC Ultra Gaming 6GB? If you are thinking of upgrading this graphics card then we would currently suggest the 20 Series GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR6. This PC hardware upgrade performs 20% better and can run 893 of today’s 1000 most demanding PC games. Alternatively a good choice when looking to upgrade the GeForce GTX 1660 EVGA XC Ultra Gaming 6GB would be the R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB which meets 957 of the 1000 top game’s recommended system requirements and has 23% better performance.
FPS System Benchmark
76 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 1660 EVGA XC Ultra Gaming 6GB is released on 14 Mar 2019

GeForce GTX 1660 EVGA XC Ultra Gaming 6GB Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GeForce GTX 1660 EVGA XC Ultra Gaming 6GB gets 36.5 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

36.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 EVGA XC Ultra Gaming 6GB gets 37.6 FPS on Control

Control

37.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 EVGA XC Ultra Gaming 6GB gets 37.9 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

37.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 EVGA XC Ultra Gaming 6GB gets 41.8 FPS on Total War: Three Kingdoms

Total War: Three Kingdoms

41.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 EVGA XC Ultra Gaming 6GB gets 44.4 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

44.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 EVGA XC Ultra Gaming 6GB gets 44.4 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

44.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 EVGA XC Ultra Gaming 6GB gets 53 FPS on Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2

53 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 EVGA XC Ultra Gaming 6GB gets 58.5 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

58.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 EVGA XC Ultra Gaming 6GB gets 59.6 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

59.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 EVGA XC Ultra Gaming 6GB gets 59.6 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

59.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 EVGA XC Ultra Gaming 6GB gets 60.7 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

60.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 EVGA XC Ultra Gaming 6GB gets 64 FPS on Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

64 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 EVGA XC Ultra Gaming 6GB gets 73.7 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

73.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 EVGA XC Ultra Gaming 6GB gets 74.8 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

74.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 EVGA XC Ultra Gaming 6GB gets 77.7 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

77.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 EVGA XC Ultra Gaming 6GB gets 78.1 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

78.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 EVGA XC Ultra Gaming 6GB gets 111.7 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

111.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 EVGA XC Ultra Gaming 6GB gets 23.3 FPS on Control

Control

23.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 EVGA XC Ultra Gaming 6GB gets 28.2 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

28.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 EVGA XC Ultra Gaming 6GB gets 30.9 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

30.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 EVGA XC Ultra Gaming 6GB gets 33 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

33 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 EVGA XC Ultra Gaming 6GB gets 40.2 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

40.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 EVGA XC Ultra Gaming 6GB gets 40.5 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

40.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 EVGA XC Ultra Gaming 6GB gets 41.3 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

41.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 EVGA XC Ultra Gaming 6GB gets 42.3 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

42.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 EVGA XC Ultra Gaming 6GB gets 51.2 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

51.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 EVGA XC Ultra Gaming 6GB gets 60.5 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

60.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 EVGA XC Ultra Gaming 6GB gets 73.5 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

73.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 EVGA XC Ultra Gaming 6GB gets 76.1 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

76.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 EVGA XC Ultra Gaming 6GB gets 11.2 FPS on Control

Control

11.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 EVGA XC Ultra Gaming 6GB gets 13.7 FPS on Total War: Three Kingdoms

Total War: Three Kingdoms

13.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 EVGA XC Ultra Gaming 6GB gets 16.3 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

16.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 EVGA XC Ultra Gaming 6GB gets 20.1 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

20.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 EVGA XC Ultra Gaming 6GB gets 20.6 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

20.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 EVGA XC Ultra Gaming 6GB gets 23 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

23 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 EVGA XC Ultra Gaming 6GB gets 24.9 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

24.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 EVGA XC Ultra Gaming 6GB gets 25.8 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

25.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 EVGA XC Ultra Gaming 6GB gets 28.2 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

28.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 EVGA XC Ultra Gaming 6GB gets 28.2 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

28.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 EVGA XC Ultra Gaming 6GB gets 31.1 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

31.1 FPS
Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 1660 EVGA XC Ultra Gaming 6GB
GPU
Architecture
Turing TU116
Process
12nm
TMUs
88
Texture Rate
162 GTexel/s
ROPs
48
Pixel Rate
89 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units (Cuda Cores)
1408
Ray Tracing Cores
Tensor Cores
0
Driver Support
-
Release Price
$249.00
Compatibility
Direct X
DX 12.1
Shader
6.2
Open GL
4.6
Resolution (WxH)
7680x4320
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
6144 MB
Memory Speed
2001 MHz
Memory Bus
192 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
192.1GB/sec
L2 Cache
0KB
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
DVI Connection
1
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
1
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1530 MHz
Boost Clock
1845 MHz
Power
Max Power
160 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
Resolution Performance
1366x768 1600x900 1920x1080 2560x1440 3840x2160
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10
10
8.1
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GeForce GTX 1660 EVGA XC Ultra Gaming 6GB Game Requirement Analysis

Overview


The GeForce GTX 1660 EVGA XC Ultra 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 Ultra Gaming 6GB is a dual-slot graphics card with a dual-fan cooling solution, and a plate-punched backplate. 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 1845 MHz with the Boost Clock, providing a small 3% overclock versus 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 160W, 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 Ultra 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]
GeForce GTX 1660 EVGA XC Ultra Gaming 6GB vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
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RAM
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Red Dead Redemption 2 50% 13%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 53% 13%
Cyberpunk 2077 46% 20%
Halo: Reach 88% 72%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 84% 20%
Detroit: Become Human 60% 32%
Borderlands 3 44% 8%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 46% 20%
FIFA 20 66% 53%
Resident Evil 3 Remake 72% 16%
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