Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Palit StormX 6GB

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

While some games have more powerful requirements than this GPU, the GeForce GTX 1660 Palit StormX 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 Palit StormX 6GB graphics card, when running 2023 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. In comparison to the game recommended requirements of the 1000 most demanding games played today this PC hardware can run 737.

The GeForce GTX 1660 Palit StormX 6GB graphics card is predicted to return a good performance on Star Citizen at 1080p of 61 frames per second at Ultra graphics settings. Another popular title that is good to benchmark graphics cards against is Dying Light 2 which we saw got playable frame rates of 35 FPS. A third game we can look at on Ultra at 1080p is the popular Battlefield 2042, which was getting 24 FPS under tests.

People are turning their increasingly more powerful graphics cards to the popular 1440p screen size so we tested the GeForce GTX 1660 Palit StormX 6GB to see how it performs on 1440p. First off we have researched Star Citizen and predict it will be reasonable. The frame rates predicted for the game presets were - Low: 122 FPS, Medium: 96 FPS, High: 65 FPS and Ultra: 46 FPS. We added Dying Light 2 to our tests and saw it was playable with a 26 FPS at Ultra 1440p. And then tested Battlefield 2042 which got 18 FPS at Ultra 1440p. 1440p gaming on the GeForce GTX 1660 Palit StormX 6GB is certainly a viable option for these higher gaming resolutions. Remember that if you suffer some 1440p FPS drops the you can usually tweak modern game graphics settings until you get a near High graphics setting experience with this Graphics card.

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

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 1660 Palit StormX 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 Palit StormX 6GB.
FPS System Benchmark
75 FPS
The GeForce GTX 1660 Palit StormX 6GB was released on 14 Mar 2019
Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 1660 Palit StormX 6GB
Turing TU116
Texture Rate
157 GTexel/s
Pixel Rate
86 GPixel/s
Shader Processing Units
(CUDA Cores)
Ray Tracing
Tensor Cores
Release Price
Direct X
DX 12.1
Open GL
Resolution (WxH)
7680 x 4320
Notebook GPU
Memory Speed
Memory Bus
Memory Type
Memory Bandwidth
L2 Cache
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
DVI Connection
HDMI Connection
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1530 MHz
Boost Clock
1785 MHz
Max Power
120 Watts
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

GeForce GTX 1660 Palit StormX 6GB Game Requirement Analysis

The GeForce GTX 1660 Palit StormX 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 Palit StormX 6GB is a dual-slot mini-ITX graphics card with a single-fan cooling solution, DrMOS support, LED lighting and is certified VR-Ready. This graphics card has poor overclocking potential. Its small size means this GPU is an ideal choice for a small form factor (SFF) PC build.

The Turing GPU architecture aims for 30-50% as much performance as the previous-gen Pascal Architecture.

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.

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 and a minimum of a 450W power supply.

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 Palit StormX 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 ]