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Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Gainward Pegasus OC 6GB

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How well can the GeForce GTX 1660 Gainward Pegasus OC 6GB run games
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Gainward Pegasus OC 6GB
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

While some games have more powerful requirements than this GPU, the GeForce GTX 1660 Gainward Pegasus OC 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.

What FPS performance can the GeForce GTX 1660 Gainward Pegasus OC 6GB get on latest AAA 2021 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. 766 games can be played by this graphics card of the 1000 most demanding games being played by PC gamers today.

The GeForce GTX 1660 Gainward Pegasus OC 6GB graphics card is predicted to return a playable performance on Far Cry 6 at 1080p of 34 frames per second at Ultra graphics settings. Another popular title that is good to benchmark graphics cards against is Forza Horizon 5 which we predict will get reasonable frame rates of 59 FPS. A third game we can look at on Ultra at 1080p is the popular Resident Evil 8, which was getting 40 FPS under tests.

As the PC gaming masses explore larger screen resolutions we decided to run some game checks at 1440p across a few popular games. We predict the GeForce GTX 1660 Gainward Pegasus OC 6GB will run the upcoming game Far Cry 6 to a playable performance level. Predictions across the graphics settings looked like this, Low: 67 FPS, Medium: 53 FPS, High: 36 FPS and Ultra: 26 FPS. Another game researched was Forza Horizon 5 with predictions of L: 119FPS, M: 94FPS, H: 63FPS, U: 45FPS. And then we checked graphics card performance on Resident Evil 8, which returned L: 81FPS, M: 63FPS, H: 43FPS, U: 31FPS at 1440p. Gaming at 1440p with the GeForce GTX 1660 Gainward Pegasus OC 6GB is a reasonable choice for most modern games at 1440p, but you may encounter some need to adjust graphics settings down from Ultra to High in some cases to improve gaming stability.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 1660 Gainward Pegasus OC 6GB graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 1660 Gainward Pegasus OC 6GB in your PC? This gpu has around 2+ years of running AAA recommended system requirements before any upgrades should be considered.

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 1660 Gainward Pegasus OC 6GB? Upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the 30 Series GeForce RTX 3050 Ti which is 41% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 976 games from the most demanding games today. Alternatively upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB which is 34% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 967 games from the most demanding games today.
FPS System Benchmark
76 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 1660 Gainward Pegasus OC 6GB was released on 14 Mar 2019
Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 1660 Gainward Pegasus OC 6GB
GPU
Architecture
Turing TU116
Process
12nm
TMUs
88
Texture Rate
161 GTexel/s
ROPs
48
Pixel Rate
88 GPixel/s
Shader Processing Units
(CUDA Cores)
Ray Tracing
Tensor Cores
Release Price
$259
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
1830 MHz
Power
Max Power
130 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 Gainward Pegasus OC 6GB Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
The GeForce GTX 1660 Gainward Pegasus OC 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 Gainward Pegasus OC 6GB is a dual-slot mini-ITX graphics card with a single-fan cooling solution, Expertool II compatibility, and is certified VR-Ready. Its small size means this video card is an ideal choice for a small-form-factor (SFF) PC build. 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 1830 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 130W, this graphics card requires one 8-pin power connector and a minimum of a 450W 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 Gainward Pegasus OC 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 ]