NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB vs 1660

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660

General info

Comparison of GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB and GeForce GTX 1660 architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
47.82
 
66.34
Architecture
Pascal
 
Turing
Code name
GP106
 
TU116
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Release date
19 July 2016
 
14 March 2019
Launch price (MSRP)
$299
 
$219
Price now
$270
 
$217

Technical specs

GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB and GeForce GTX 1660's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB and GeForce GTX 1660's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
1280
 
1408
Core clock speed
1506 MHz
 
1530 MHz
Boost Clock
1709 MHz
 
1785 MHz
Transistor count
4,400 million
 
6,600 million
Manufacturing process technology
16 nm
 
12 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
120 Watt
 
120 Watt
Texture fill rate
136.7
 
157.1
Floating-point performance
4,375 gflops
 
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Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB and GeForce GTX 1660 compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility).
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
PCIe 3.0 x16
Length
250 mm
 
229 mm
Supplementary power connectors
1x 6-pin
 
1x 8-pin

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB and GeForce GTX 1660: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.
Memory type
GDDR5
 
GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount
6 GB
 
6 GB
Memory bus width
192 Bit
 
192 Bit
Memory clock speed
8008 MHz
 
8004 MHz
Memory bandwidth
192.2 GB/s
 
192.1 GB/s
Shared memory
-
 
-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB and GeForce GTX 1660.
Display Connectors
1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort
 
1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort
G-SYNC support
+
 
-

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB and GeForce GTX 1660. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
VR Ready
+
 
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G-SYNC
+
 
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Multi-Projection
+
 
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Multi Monitor
+
 
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API support

APIs supported by GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB and GeForce GTX 1660, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12 (12_1)
 
12 (12_1)
OpenGL
4.6
 
4.6
Vulkan
+
 
-

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB and GeForce GTX 1660. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

GTX 1060 6 GB 47.19
GTX 1660 52.62 +11.5%

3DMark Ice Storm GPU

GTX 1060 6 GB 235179
GTX 1660 478810 +103.6%

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

GTX 1060 6 GB 76477
GTX 1660 79435 +3.9%

3DMark Fire Strike Score

GTX 1060 6 GB 11039
GTX 1660 12629 +14.4%

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

GTX 1060 6 GB 12816
GTX 1660 13847 +8%

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

GTX 1060 6 GB 17288
GTX 1660 20696 +19.7%

3DMark Vantage Performance

GTX 1060 6 GB 43717
GTX 1660 57895 +32.4%

Passmark

GTX 1060 6 GB 10206
GTX 1660 11380 +11.5%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB and GeForce GTX 1660 are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB

Higher memory bandwidth (192.2 vs 192.1 GB/s)
Multi-Projection
VR Ready
G-SYNC (removes screen tearing by telling the display when to renew the image. Only works with G-SYNC compatible displays)
Vulkan (a contemporary API for graphics acceleration, based on now-discontinued Mantle)
Multi Monitor

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660

11.5% faster in synthetic tests
Much newer (14 March 2019 vs 19 July 2016)
Cheaper ($219 vs $299)
More pipelines (1408 vs 1280)
Finer manufacturing process technology (12 vs 16 nm)

So, GTX 1060 6 GB or 1660?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660.
Should you still have questions on choice between GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB and GeForce GTX 1660, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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