NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660: specs and benchmarks

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660

Summary

NVIDIA started GeForce GTX 1660 sales 14 March 2019 at a recommended price of $219. This is high-end Turing architecture desktop card based on 12 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 6 GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 8 GHz are supplied, and together with 192 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 192.1 GB / s.

Compatibility-wise, this is Dual-slot card attached via PCIe 3.0 x16 interface. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 229 mm. 1x 8-pin power connector is required, and power consumption is at 120 Watt.

It provides good gaming and benchmark performance at 52.94 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti.

General info

Of GeForce GTX 1660's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
63.20
 
Architecture
Turing
 
Code name
Turing TU116
 
Type
Desktop
 
Release date
14 March 2019
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$219
 
Price now
$225
 
of 10182 (Quadro GV100)

Technical specs

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 1660's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
1408
 
Core clock speed
1530 MHz
 
Boost Clock
1785 MHz
 
Transistor count
6,600 million
 
Manufacturing process technology
12 nm
 
Power consumption (TDP)
120 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
157.1 GTexel / s
 

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GTX 1660's 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
 
Length
229 mm
 
Supplementary power connectors
1x 8-pin
 

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on 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
 
Maximum RAM amount
6 GB
 
of 6084 (Quadro P3200)
Memory bus width
192 Bit
 
of 4096 (Radeon R9 Fury)
Memory clock speed
8000 MHz
 
Memory bandwidth
192.1 GB / s
 
of 960 (ATI Rage Fury)
Shared memory
-
 

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 1660.
Display Connectors
1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort
 

API support

APIs supported by GeForce GTX 1660, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
DirectX 12_1, Shader 6.4
 
OpenGL
4.6
 

Benchmark performance

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

Overall benchmark performance

52.94

3DMark Ice Storm GPU

478810

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

79435

3DMark Fire Strike Score

12629

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

13847

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

20696

3DMark Vantage Performance

57895

Passmark

11227

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good GeForce GTX 1660 is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS. Comparisons with system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce GTX 1660 from AMD is Radeon Vega Frontier Edition, which is slower by 1% and lower by 2 positions in our rating.

User rating

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