NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Super: specs and benchmarks

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Super
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Super
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  • Interface PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 1530
  • Max video memory 6 GB
  • Memory type GDDR6
  • Memory clock speed 14000
  • Maximum resolution
Year of release 2019
Performance 32.76

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

32.76%

of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090.

General info

Some basic facts about GeForce GTX 1660 Super: architecture, market segment, release date etc.

Place in performance rating103
Place by popularity5
Value for money47.71
ArchitectureTuring (2018−2021)
GPU code nameTuring TU116
Market segmentDesktop
Release date29 October 2019 (3 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$229
Current price$267 (1.2x MSRP)of 49999 (A100 SXM4)
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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 18432 (AD102)
Core clock speed1530 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Boost clock speed1785 MHzof 2903 (Radeon Pro W6600)
Number of transistors6,600 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology12 nmof 4 (GeForce RTX 4080 Ti)
Thermal design power (TDP)125 Wattof 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate157.1of 961.9 (Radeon RX 7900 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 graphics cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility).

InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16
Length229 mm
Width2-slot
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 have no dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM instead.

Memory typeGDDR6
Maximum RAM amount6 GBof 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bus width192 Bitof 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory clock speed14000 MHzof 22400 (GeForce RTX 4080)
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 graphics cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model, while non-reference desktop models can (though not necessarily will) bear a different set of video ports.

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 32.76
  • Passmark
  • 3DMark Vantage Performance
  • 3DMark 11 Performance GPU
  • 3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Score
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
  • GeekBench 5 OpenCL
  • 3DMark Ice Storm GPU
  • GeekBench 5 Vulkan
  • GeekBench 5 CUDA
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 maya-04
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 sw-03
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 snx-02
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 medical-01
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 catia-04
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 creo-01
  • SPECviewperf 12 - Showcase
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 energy-01
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 showcase-01
  • SPECviewperf 12 - Maya
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 3dsmax-05
  • SPECviewperf 12 - 3ds Max

Passmark

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.

Benchmark coverage: 26%

GTX 1660 Super 12772

3DMark Vantage Performance

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.

Benchmark coverage: 17%

GTX 1660 Super 76654

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

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.

Benchmark coverage: 17%

GTX 1660 Super 21982

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

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.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

GTX 1660 Super 93241

3DMark Fire Strike Score

Benchmark coverage: 14%

GTX 1660 Super 15164

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

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.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

GTX 1660 Super 15829

GeekBench 5 OpenCL

Geekbench 5 is a widespread graphics card benchmark combined from 11 different test scenarios. All these scenarios rely on direct usage of GPU's processing power, no 3D rendering is involved. This variation uses OpenCL API by Khronos Group.

Benchmark coverage: 9%

GTX 1660 Super 60578

3DMark Ice Storm GPU

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.

Benchmark coverage: 8%

GTX 1660 Super 477037

GeekBench 5 Vulkan

Geekbench 5 is a widespread graphics card benchmark combined from 11 different test scenarios. All these scenarios rely on direct usage of GPU's processing power, no 3D rendering is involved. This variation uses Vulkan API by AMD & Khronos Group.

Benchmark coverage: 5%

GTX 1660 Super 55617

GeekBench 5 CUDA

Geekbench 5 is a widespread graphics card benchmark combined from 11 different test scenarios. All these scenarios rely on direct usage of GPU's processing power, no 3D rendering is involved. This variation uses CUDA API by NVIDIA.

Benchmark coverage: 5%

GTX 1660 Super 65044

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 maya-04

Benchmark coverage: 3%

GTX 1660 Super 131

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 sw-03

Benchmark coverage: 3%

GTX 1660 Super 55

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 snx-02

Benchmark coverage: 3%

GTX 1660 Super 8

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 medical-01

Benchmark coverage: 3%

GTX 1660 Super 30

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 catia-04

Benchmark coverage: 3%

GTX 1660 Super 63

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 creo-01

Benchmark coverage: 3%

GTX 1660 Super 38

SPECviewperf 12 - Showcase

Benchmark coverage: 2%

GTX 1660 Super 83

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 energy-01

Benchmark coverage: 2%

GTX 1660 Super 8

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 showcase-01

Benchmark coverage: 2%

GTX 1660 Super 82

SPECviewperf 12 - Maya

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.

Benchmark coverage: 2%

GTX 1660 Super 128

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 3dsmax-05

Benchmark coverage: 1%

GTX 1660 Super 149

SPECviewperf 12 - 3ds Max

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.

Benchmark coverage: 1%

GTX 1660 Super 154

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.

Average FPS

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

Full HD100
1440p61
4K36

Popular games

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Cyberpunk 2077 76
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 88
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 66
Battlefield 5 97
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 117
Cyberpunk 2077 63
Far Cry 5 112
Far Cry New Dawn 108
Forza Horizon 4 144
Hitman 3 117
Horizon Zero Dawn 88
Red Dead Redemption 2 77
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 102
Watch Dogs: Legion 83
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 73
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 48
Battlefield 5 83
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 90
Cyberpunk 2077 52
Far Cry 5 103
Far Cry New Dawn 101
Forza Horizon 4 135
Hitman 3 97
Horizon Zero Dawn 65
Metro Exodus 56
Red Dead Redemption 2 43
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 86
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 113
Watch Dogs: Legion 71
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 51
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 44
Battlefield 5 77
Cyberpunk 2077 49
Far Cry 5 95
Far Cry New Dawn 93
Forza Horizon 4 107
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 61
Watch Dogs: Legion 31
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 59
Hitman 3 61
Horizon Zero Dawn 44
Metro Exodus 36
Red Dead Redemption 2 27
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 53
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 40
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 34
Battlefield 5 60
Cyberpunk 2077 26
Far Cry 5 65
Far Cry New Dawn 67
Forza Horizon 4 84
Watch Dogs: Legion 24
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 32
Hitman 3 32
Horizon Zero Dawn 24
Metro Exodus 22
Red Dead Redemption 2 18−20
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 27
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 40
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 Vega Frontier Edition, which is faster by 6% and higher by 9 positions in our performance rating.

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Similar GPUs

Here is our recommendation of several graphics cards that are more or less close in performance to the one reviewed.

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Recommended processors

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