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Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Gigabyte Gaming 6GB

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74
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$219.99
How well can the GeForce GTX 1660 Gigabyte Gaming 6GB run games
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Gigabyte Gaming 6GB
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

While some games have more powerful requirements than this GPU, the GeForce GTX 1660 Gigabyte 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 we take a closer look at the various performances across 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions for the GeForce GTX 1660 Gigabyte Gaming 6GB. In particular this is looking at the Ultra graphics settings to see what sort of FPS this graphics card can get across some of the more popular games played in 2022. This card runs recommended graphics requirements of 746 games from the top 1000 most demanding games being played today.

Looking at some of the modern popular games people are playing today the GeForce GTX 1660 Gigabyte Gaming 6GB is running Days Gone and delivering reasonable performances on 1080p Ultra, getting 54 frames per second. Comparing this to Grand Theft Auto VI which is predicted to get playable results, where it averages 35 FPS. Another popular game we looked at is Dying Light 2, which is running at 35 frames per second.

Increasing resolution to 1440p is something a number of PC gamers are doing today. We tested the GeForce GTX 1660 Gigabyte Gaming 6GB at 1440p with Days Gone, which got a playable set of FPS results. These were, Low: 108 FPS, Medium: 85 FPS, High: 57 FPS and Ultra: 41 FPS. We then checked out Grand Theft Auto VI which we predict would have a set of graphics results as followed, L: 69FPS, M: 55FPS, H: 37FPS, U: 26FPS. And another popular game was Dying Light 2 that returned L: 69FPS, M: 55FPS, H: 37FPS, U: 26FPS at 1440p. 1440p gaming on the GeForce GTX 1660 Gigabyte Gaming 6GB is a reasonable choice at this screen size. You can always tweak modern game graphics settings to help you get a better High graphics setting experience at 1440p.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 1660 Gigabyte Gaming 6GB graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 1660 Gigabyte Gaming 6GB in your PC? Upgrade time for this GPU is currently placed at 2 years

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 1660 Gigabyte Gaming 6GB? There are no graphics cards on the current market that would provide a big enough increase in performance to warrant upgrading the GeForce GTX 1660 Gigabyte Gaming 6GB.
FPS System Benchmark
75 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 1660 Gigabyte Gaming 6GB was released on 14 Mar 2019
Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 1660 Gigabyte 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
$239
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
150 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
74
Approved

GeForce GTX 1660 Gigabyte Gaming 6GB Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
The GeForce GTX 1660 Gigabyte 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 Gigabyte Gaming 6GB is a dual-slot graphics card with a triple-fan Windforce 3X cooling solution, RGB Fusion 2.0 lighting, and a protective back plate. This graphics card has above 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 speed 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 150W, 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 Gigabyte 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 ]