NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Super: specs and benchmarks

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Super
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  • Interface PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 1530
  • Max video memory 6144 MB
  • Memory type GDDR6
  • Memory clock speed 14000
  • Maximum resolution
Year of release 2019
Performance 47.57

Summary

NVIDIA started GeForce GTX 1660 Super sales 29 October 2019 at a recommended price of $229. This is Turing architecture desktop card based on 12 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 6 GB of GDDR6 memory clocked at 14 GHz are supplied, and together with 192 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 336.0 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 125 Watt.

It provides good gaming and benchmark performance at

47.57%

of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti.

General info

Of GeForce GTX 1660 Super's architecture, market segment and release date.

Place in performance rating89
Value for money38.85
ArchitectureTuring
GPU code nameTuring TU116
Market segmentDesktop
Release date29 October 2019 (2 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$229
Price now$716 (3.1x MSRP)of 10388 (Quadro GV100)
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Technical specs

GeForce GTX 1660 Super's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU base clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of GeForce GTX 1660 Super's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores1408of 15360 (Radeon RX 7900 XT)
Core clock speed1530 MHzof 2233 (Playstation 5 GPU)
Boost clock speed1785 MHzof 2903 (Radeon Pro W6600)
Number of transistors6,600 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology12 nmof 5 (Apple M1 GPU)
Thermal design power (TDP)125 Wattof 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate157.1of 779.2 (Radeon RX 6900 XTX)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GTX 1660 Super'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).

InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16
Length229 mm
Supplementary power connectors1x 8-pin

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX 1660 Super: 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 typeGDDR6
Maximum RAM amount6 GBof 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bus width192 Bitof 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory clock speed14000 MHzof 19500 (GeForce RTX 3090)
Memory bandwidth336.0 GB/sof 14400 (Radeon R7 M260)
Shared memory-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 1660 Super. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference video cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model.

Display Connectors1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort
HDMI+
HDCP+
G-SYNC support+

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce GTX 1660 Super. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.

NVENC+
Ansel+

API support

APIs supported by GeForce GTX 1660 Super, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectX12 (12_1)
Shader Model6.5
OpenGL4.6
OpenCL1.2
Vulkan1.2.131
CUDA7.5

Benchmark performance

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


Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

GTX 1660 Super 47.57
  • 3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Score
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
  • 3DMark 11 Performance GPU
  • 3DMark Vantage Performance
  • 3DMark Ice Storm GPU
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 sw-03
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 snx-02
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 showcase-01
  • SPECviewperf 12 - Showcase
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 medical-01
  • SPECviewperf 12 - Maya
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 maya-04
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 energy-01
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 creo-01
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 catia-04
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 3dsmax-05
  • SPECviewperf 12 - 3ds Max
  • Passmark

Cloud Gate is an outdated DirectX 11 feature level 10 benchmark that was used for home PCs and basic notebooks. It displays a few scenes of some weird space teleportation device launching spaceships into unknown, using fixed resolution of 1280x720. Just like Ice Storm benchmark, it has been discontinued in January 2020 and replaced by 3DMark Night Raid.

GTX 1660 Super 89616
GTX 1660 Super 14738

Fire Strike is a DirectX 11 benchmark for gaming PCs. It features two separate tests displaying a fight between a humanoid and a fiery creature seemingly made of lava. Using 1920x1080 resolution, Fire Strike shows off some realistic enough graphics and is quite taxing on hardware.

GTX 1660 Super 15531

3DMark 11 is an obsolete DirectX 11 benchmark by Futuremark. It used four tests based on two scenes, one being few submarines exploring the submerged wreck of a sunken ship, the other is an abandoned temple deep in the jungle. All the tests are heavy with volumetric lighting and tessellation, and despite being done in 1280x720 resolution, are relatively taxing. Discontinued in January 2020, 3DMark 11 is now superseded by Time Spy.

GTX 1660 Super 21347

3DMark Vantage is an outdated DirectX 10 benchmark using 1280x1024 screen resolution. It taxes the graphics card with two scenes, one depicting a girl escaping some militarized base located within a sea cave, the other displaying a space fleet attack on a defenseless planet. It was discontinued in April 2017, and Time Spy benchmark is now recommended to be used instead.

GTX 1660 Super 60318

Ice Storm Graphics is an obsolete benchmark, part of 3DMark suite. Ice Storm was used to measure entry level laptops and Windows-based tablets performance. It utilizes DirectX 11 feature level 9 to display a battle between two space fleets near a frozen planet in 1280x720 resolution. Discontinued in January 2020, it is now superseded by 3DMark Night Raid.

GTX 1660 Super 474128
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GTX 1660 Super 30

This part of SPECviewperf 12 workstation benchmark uses Autodesk Maya 13 engine to render a superhero energy plant static scene consisting of more than 700 thousand polygons, in six different modes.

GTX 1660 Super 128
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GTX 1660 Super 149

This part of SPECviewperf 12 benchmark emulates work with 3DS Max, executing eleven tests in various use scenarios, including architectural modeling and animation for computer games.

GTX 1660 Super 154

This is probably the most ubiquitous benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various load, providing four separate benchmarks for Direct3D versions 9, 10, 11 and 12 (the last being done in 4K resolution if possible), and few more tests engaging DirectCompute capabilities.

GTX 1660 Super 12690

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good GeForce GTX 1660 Super is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in frames per second. Comparisons with game system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect reality inaccurately.

Here are the average frames per second in a large set of popular games across different resolutions:

1080p101
1440p64
4K38

1920x1080
Medium Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 88
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 66
Battlefield 5 97
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 117
Cyberpunk 2077 56
Far Cry 5 105
Far Cry New Dawn 102
Forza Horizon 4 144
Hitman 3 117
Horizon Zero Dawn 88
Red Dead Redemption 2 77
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 100
Watch Dogs: Legion 83

1920x1080
High Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 73
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 48
Battlefield 5 83
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 90
Cyberpunk 2077 46
Far Cry 5 98
Far Cry New Dawn 96
Forza Horizon 4 135
Hitman 3 97
Horizon Zero Dawn 65
Metro Exodus 53
Red Dead Redemption 2 43
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 85
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 109
Watch Dogs: Legion 71

1920x1080
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 51
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 44
Battlefield 5 77
Cyberpunk 2077 39
Far Cry 5 92
Far Cry New Dawn 87
Forza Horizon 4 107
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 60
Watch Dogs: Legion 31

2560x1440
High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 59
Hitman 3 61
Horizon Zero Dawn 44
Metro Exodus 32
Red Dead Redemption 2 27
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 53

2560x1440
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 40
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 34
Battlefield 5 60
Cyberpunk 2077 25
Far Cry 5 64
Far Cry New Dawn 65
Forza Horizon 4 84
Watch Dogs: Legion 24

3840x2160
High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 32
Hitman 3 32
Horizon Zero Dawn 24
Metro Exodus 21
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 26
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 40

3840x2160
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 24
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 18
Battlefield 5 36
Cyberpunk 2077 11
Far Cry 5 33
Far Cry New Dawn 35
Forza Horizon 4 54
Watch Dogs: Legion 12

Relative perfomance

Overall GeForce GTX 1660 Super performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop video cards.


AMD equivalent

The nearest GeForce GTX 1660 Super's AMD equivalent is Radeon RX 6600, which is faster by 2% and higher by 4 positions in our rating.

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User rating

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