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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
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650
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  • Interface PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 1485
  • Max video memory 4 GB
  • Memory type GDDR5
  • Memory clock speed 8000
  • Maximum resolution
Price now 267$
Games supported 85%

General info

Comparison of graphics card architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters.

Place in performance rating96189
Place by popularity42
Value for money40.7217.35
ArchitectureTuring (2018−2021)Turing (2018−2021)
GPU code nameTuring TU116TU117
Market segmentDesktopDesktop
Release date29 October 2019 (2 years ago)23 April 2019 (3 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$229 $149
Current price$236 (1x MSRP)$267 (1.8x MSRP)
Value for money

To get the index we compare the characteristics of video cards and their relative prices.

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Technical specs

General performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core base clock and boost clock speeds, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their benchmark and gaming test results. Note that power consumption of some graphics cards can well exceed their nominal TDP, especially when overclocked.

Pipelines / CUDA cores1408896
Core clock speed1530 MHz1485 MHz
Boost clock speed1785 MHz1665 MHz
Number of transistors6,600 million4,700 million
Manufacturing process technology12 nm12 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)125 Watt75 Watt
Texture fill rate157.193.24

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on 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 x16PCIe 3.0 x16
Length229 mm229 mm
Width2-slot2-slot
Supplementary power connectors1x 8-pinNone

Memory

Parameters of memory installed: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated VRAM and use a shared part of system RAM.

Memory typeGDDR6GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount6 GB4 GB
Memory bus width192 Bit128 Bit
Memory clock speed14000 MHz8000 MHz
Memory bandwidth336.0 GB/s128.0 GB/s
Shared memory--

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on the reviewed GPUs. As a rule, data in this section is precise only for desktop reference ones (so-called Founders Edition for NVIDIA chips). OEM manufacturers may change the number and type of output ports, while for notebook cards availability of certain video outputs ports depends on the laptop model rather than on the card itself.

Display Connectors1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort
HDMI++
HDCP+no data
G-SYNC support+no data

Technologies

Supported technological solutions. This information will prove useful if you need some particular technology for your purposes.

NVENC+no data
Ansel+no data

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX12 (12_1)12 (12_1)
Shader Model6.56.5
OpenGL4.64.6
OpenCL1.21.2
Vulkan1.2.1311.2.131
CUDA7.57.5

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance comparison. 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 43.26
+63.2%
GTX 1650 26.51
  • Passmark
  • 3DMark 11 Performance GPU
  • 3DMark Vantage Performance
  • 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 mediacal-01
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 catia-04
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 creo-01
  • SPECviewperf 12 - Maya
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 energy-01
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 showcase-01
  • SPECviewperf 12 - 3ds Max
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 3dsmax-05

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 12760
+63.2%
GTX 1650 7819

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 21347
+56.4%
GTX 1650 13645

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 60318
+35%
GTX 1650 44694

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 89616
+77.3%
GTX 1650 50549

Benchmark coverage: 14%

GTX 1660 Super 14738
+67.6%
GTX 1650 8795

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 15531
+68.8%
GTX 1650 9203

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
+59%
GTX 1650 38098

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 474128
+27%
GTX 1650 373333

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
+60.1%
GTX 1650 34739

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
+62.9%
GTX 1650 39941

Benchmark coverage: 3%

GTX 1660 Super 131
+43.2%
GTX 1650 91

Benchmark coverage: 2%

GTX 1660 Super 55
+20.7%
GTX 1650 45

Benchmark coverage: 2%

GTX 1660 Super 8
+31.3%
GTX 1650 6

Benchmark coverage: 2%

GTX 1660 Super 30
+38.8%
GTX 1650 21

Benchmark coverage: 2%

GTX 1660 Super 63
+44%
GTX 1650 44

Benchmark coverage: 2%

GTX 1660 Super 38
+9.2%
GTX 1650 35

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
+42.6%
GTX 1650 90

Benchmark coverage: 2%

GTX 1660 Super 8
+70.2%
GTX 1650 4.7

Benchmark coverage: 2%

GTX 1660 Super 82
+59.2%
GTX 1650 51

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
+41.7%
GTX 1650 108

Benchmark coverage: 1%

GTX 1660 Super 149
+39.8%
GTX 1650 106

Gaming performance

Let's see how good the compared graphics cards are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Average FPS

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

Full HD98
+40%
70
−40%
1440p61
+56.4%
39
−56.4%
4K36
+56.5%
23
−56.5%

Popular games

  • Full HD
    Low Preset
  • Full HD
    Medium Preset
  • Full HD
    High Preset
  • Full HD
    Ultra Preset
  • 1440p
    High Preset
  • 1440p
    Ultra Preset
  • 4K
    High Preset
  • 4K
    Ultra Preset
Cyberpunk 2077 77
+185%
27−30
−185%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 88
+66%
53
−66%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 66
+40.4%
47
−40.4%
Battlefield 5 97
+59%
61
−59%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 117
+53.9%
76
−53.9%
Cyberpunk 2077 67
+148%
27−30
−148%
Far Cry 5 105
+54.4%
68
−54.4%
Far Cry New Dawn 102
+54.5%
66
−54.5%
Forza Horizon 4 144
+60%
90
−60%
Hitman 3 117
+53.9%
76
−53.9%
Horizon Zero Dawn 88
+60%
55
−60%
Red Dead Redemption 2 77
+48.1%
52
−48.1%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 100
+72.4%
58
−72.4%
Watch Dogs: Legion 83
+48.2%
56
−48.2%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 73
+55.3%
47
−55.3%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 48
+37.1%
35
−37.1%
Battlefield 5 83
+56.6%
53
−56.6%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 90
+55.2%
58
−55.2%
Cyberpunk 2077 53
+96.3%
27−30
−96.3%
Far Cry 5 98
+58.1%
62
−58.1%
Far Cry New Dawn 96
+54.8%
62
−54.8%
Forza Horizon 4 135
+62.7%
83
−62.7%
Hitman 3 97
+56.5%
62
−56.5%
Horizon Zero Dawn 65
+58.5%
41
−58.5%
Metro Exodus 53
+51.4%
35
−51.4%
Red Dead Redemption 2 43
+53.6%
28
−53.6%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 85
+80.9%
47
−80.9%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 109
+47.3%
74
−47.3%
Watch Dogs: Legion 71
+47.9%
48
−47.9%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 51
+104%
25
−104%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 44
+238%
13
−238%
Battlefield 5 77
+51%
51
−51%
Cyberpunk 2077 53
+96.3%
27−30
−96.3%
Far Cry 5 92
+58.6%
58
−58.6%
Far Cry New Dawn 87
+52.6%
57
−52.6%
Forza Horizon 4 107
+64.6%
65
−64.6%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 60
+42.9%
42
−42.9%
Watch Dogs: Legion 31
+47.6%
21
−47.6%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 59
+63.9%
36
−63.9%
Hitman 3 61
+64.9%
37
−64.9%
Horizon Zero Dawn 44
+69.2%
26
−69.2%
Metro Exodus 32
+60%
20
−60%
Red Dead Redemption 2 27
+58.8%
17
−58.8%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 53
+82.8%
29
−82.8%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 40
+122%
18
−122%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 34
+162%
13
−162%
Battlefield 5 60
+53.8%
39
−53.8%
Cyberpunk 2077 26
−3.8%
27−30
+3.8%
Far Cry 5 64
+64.1%
39
−64.1%
Far Cry New Dawn 65
+58.5%
41
−58.5%
Forza Horizon 4 84
+82.6%
46
−82.6%
Watch Dogs: Legion 24
+71.4%
14
−71.4%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 32
+60%
20
−60%
Hitman 3 32
+68.4%
19
−68.4%
Horizon Zero Dawn 24
+60%
15
−60%
Metro Exodus 21
+75%
12
−75%
Red Dead Redemption 2 40−45
+59.3%
27−30
−59.3%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 26
+100%
13
−100%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 40
+53.8%
26
−53.8%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 24
+84.6%
13
−84.6%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 18
+260%
5
−260%
Battlefield 5 36
+71.4%
21
−71.4%
Cyberpunk 2077 11
−145%
27−30
+145%
Far Cry 5 33
+73.7%
19
−73.7%
Far Cry New Dawn 35
+66.7%
21
−66.7%
Forza Horizon 4 54
+80%
30
−80%
Watch Dogs: Legion 12
+50%
8
−50%

Advantages and disadvantages


Performance rating 43.26 26.51
Novelty 29 October 2019 23 April 2019
Cost $229 $149
Memory bus width 192 128
Pipelines / CUDA cores 1408 896
Memory bandwidth 336 128
Thermal design power (TDP) 125 Watt 75 Watt

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Super
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Super

since it shows better performance.


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Competitors of GeForce GTX 1660 Super by AMD

The nearest GeForce GTX 1660 Super's AMD equivalent is Radeon Vega Frontier Edition, which is faster by 5% and higher by 8 positions in our rating.

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Competitors of GeForce GTX 1650 by AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce GTX 1650 from AMD is Radeon RX 580X, which is nearly equal in speed and is lower by 1 position in our rating.

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