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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 1660 Gainward Ghost OC 6GB GeForce GTX 1060 3GB
Red Dead Redemption 2 12% 4%
Cyberpunk 2077 20% 43%
Doom Eternal 25% 11%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 46% 36%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 12% 4%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 20% 43%
FIFA 20 53% 45%
Grand Theft Auto VI 34% 59%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 20% 43%
Need For Speed Heat 12% 4%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Gainward Ghost OC 6GB are noticeably better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 3GB.

The GTX 1660 has a 24 MHz higher core clock speed and 16 more Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 1060. This results in the GTX 1660 providing 26.2 GTexel/s better texturing performance. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The GTX 1660 has a 24 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 1060 and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the GTX 1660 providing 1.1 GPixel/s better pixeling performance. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The GTX 1660 was released over a year more recently than the GTX 1060, and so the GTX 1660 is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the GTX 1060.

Both GPUs exhibit very powerful performance, so it probably isn't worth upgrading from one to the other, as both are capable of running even the most demanding games at the highest settings.

The GTX 1660 has 3072 MB more video memory than the GTX 1060, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, overall, the GTX 1060 has superior memory performance.

The GTX 1060 has 0.1 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 1660, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 1060 is marginally better than the GTX 1660.

The GeForce GTX 1660 Gainward Ghost OC 6GB has 1408 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 1060 3GB has 1152. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 1660 is 2577 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 1060 is 1969. The GTX 1660 having 608 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GTX 1660 delivers a noticeably smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GTX 1060.

The GTX 1660 transistor size technology is 4 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GTX 1060. This means that the GTX 1660 is expected to run very slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GTX 1060.

The GeForce GTX 1660 Gainward Ghost OC 6GB requires 130 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 1060 3GB requires 120 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 450 Watts for the GTX 1660 and a PSU with at least 400 Watts for the GTX 1060. The GTX 1660 requires 10 Watts more than the GTX 1060 to run. The difference is not significant enough for the GTX 1660 to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the GTX 1060.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GeForce GTX 1660 Gainward Ghost OC 6GB gets 36.3 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

36.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 26.6 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

26.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Gainward Ghost OC 6GB gets 37.5 FPS on Control

Control

37.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 27.4 FPS on Control

Control

27.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Gainward Ghost OC 6GB gets 37.8 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

37.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 27.7 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

27.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Gainward Ghost OC 6GB gets 41.6 FPS on Total War: Three Kingdoms

Total War: Three Kingdoms

41.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 35.1 FPS on Total War: Three Kingdoms

Total War: Three Kingdoms

35.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Gainward Ghost OC 6GB gets 44.3 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

44.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 32.4 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

32.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Gainward Ghost OC 6GB gets 44.3 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

44.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 32.4 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

32.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Gainward Ghost OC 6GB gets 52.8 FPS on Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2

52.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 38.7 FPS on Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2

38.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Gainward Ghost OC 6GB gets 58.3 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

58.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 42.7 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

42.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Gainward Ghost OC 6GB gets 59.3 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

59.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 43.5 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

43.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Gainward Ghost OC 6GB gets 59.4 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

59.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 43.5 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

43.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Gainward Ghost OC 6GB gets 60.5 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

60.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 44.3 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

44.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Gainward Ghost OC 6GB gets 63.7 FPS on Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

63.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 46.7 FPS on Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

46.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Gainward Ghost OC 6GB gets 73.4 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

73.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 53.8 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

53.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Gainward Ghost OC 6GB gets 74.5 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

74.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 54.6 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

54.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Gainward Ghost OC 6GB gets 77.4 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

77.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 56.7 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

56.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Gainward Ghost OC 6GB gets 77.7 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

77.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 57 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

57 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Gainward Ghost OC 6GB gets 111.2 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

111.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 81.5 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

81.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Gainward Ghost OC 6GB gets 23.2 FPS on Control

Control

23.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 17 FPS on Control

Control

17 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Gainward Ghost OC 6GB gets 28.1 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

28.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 20.6 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

20.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Gainward Ghost OC 6GB gets 30.8 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

30.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 22.5 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

22.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Gainward Ghost OC 6GB gets 32.8 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

32.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 24 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

24 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Gainward Ghost OC 6GB gets 40.1 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

40.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 29.3 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

29.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Gainward Ghost OC 6GB gets 40.4 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

40.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 29.6 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

29.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Gainward Ghost OC 6GB gets 41.1 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

41.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 30.1 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

30.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Gainward Ghost OC 6GB gets 42.1 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

42.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 30.8 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

30.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Gainward Ghost OC 6GB gets 51 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

51 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 37.3 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

37.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Gainward Ghost OC 6GB gets 60.2 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

60.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 44.1 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

44.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Gainward Ghost OC 6GB gets 73.2 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

73.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 53.6 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

53.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Gainward Ghost OC 6GB gets 75.8 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

75.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 55.5 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

55.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Gainward Ghost OC 6GB gets 11.1 FPS on Control

Control

11.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 8.1 FPS on Control

Control

8.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Gainward Ghost OC 6GB gets 13.6 FPS on Total War: Three Kingdoms

Total War: Three Kingdoms

13.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 11.5 FPS on Total War: Three Kingdoms

Total War: Three Kingdoms

11.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Gainward Ghost OC 6GB gets 16.2 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

16.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 11.9 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

11.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Gainward Ghost OC 6GB gets 20 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

20 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 14.6 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

14.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Gainward Ghost OC 6GB gets 20.5 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

20.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 15 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

15 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Gainward Ghost OC 6GB gets 22.9 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

22.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 16.8 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

16.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Gainward Ghost OC 6GB gets 24.8 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

24.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 18.2 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

18.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Gainward Ghost OC 6GB gets 25.7 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

25.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 21.7 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

21.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Gainward Ghost OC 6GB gets 28.1 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

28.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 20.6 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

20.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Gainward Ghost OC 6GB gets 28.1 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

28.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 20.6 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

20.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Gainward Ghost OC 6GB gets 30.9 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

30.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 22.7 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

22.7 FPS

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1530 MHzvs1506 MHz
Boost Clock1830 MHzvs1709 MHz
ArchitectureTuring TU116Pascal P106-300-A1
OC Potential - vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date14 Mar 2019vs18 Aug 2016
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
10
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1600x900
10
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10
1920x1080
10
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10
2560x1440
8
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7.5
3840x2160
5.9
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GPU Memory

Memory6144 MBvs3072 MB
Memory Speed2001 MHzvs2002 MHz
Memory Bus192 Bitvs192 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth192.1GB/secvs192.2GB/sec
L2 Cache 0 KB green tick vs green tick 0 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units1408vs1152
Actual Shader Performance100%vs95%
Technology12nmvs16nm
Texture Mapping Units88vs72
Texture Rate134.6 GTexel/svs108.4 GTexel/s
Render Output Units48vs48
Pixel Rate73.4 GPixel/svs72.3 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)7680x4320vs7680x4320
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections1vs1
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections1vs3
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power130 Wattsvs120 Watts
Recommended PSU450 Watts & 27 Ampsvs400 Watts & 27 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.1vs12.1
Shader Model6.2vs5.0
Open GL4.6vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-8400 6-Core 2.8GHzvsIntel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz
Recommended RAM12 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080vs1920x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
The GeForce GTX 1660 Gainward Ghost OC 6GB is an entry to mid-level Nvidia graphics card which launched on March 14th, 2019. The GeForce GTX 1660 is designed to compete against AMD's more affordable gaming cards such as the RX 570 and the RX 580, and replaces the outgoing GTX 1060. The GeForce GTX 1660 Gainward Ghost OC 6GB is a dual-slot graphics card with a dual-fan cooling solution, Expertool II compatibility, and is certified VR-Ready. This graphics card has average overclocking potential.

Architecture
The Turing GPU architecture aims for 30-50% as much performance as the previous-gen Pascal Architecture.

GPU
It equips a GPU codenamed Turing TU116, more specifically the TU166-300-A1, which has 22 SM activated and thus 1408 Shader Processing Units, 88 TMUs, and 48 ROPs. The central unit runs at 1530 MHz and goes up to 1830 MHz with the Boost Clock, providing a small 3% overclock versus the reference model.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 6GB frame buffer of fast GDDR5 through a 192-bit memory interface, while the memory clock Operates at 2001MHz, or 8GHz effective.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 130W, this graphics card requires one 8-pin power connector and a minimum of a 450W power supply.

Performance
The GeForce GTX 1660 will enable medium to high graphics performance on modern AAA 2018 released games. Although there will be variations on this frame rate we expect this card to deliver around 50+ FPS on High graphics settings at 1080p screen resolution.
Comparatively, this card will have slightly faster performance than the GTX 1060.

System Suggestions
The GeForce GTX 1660 Gainward Ghost OC 6GB is best suited for resolutions up to and including 2560x1440, so our recommendation would be to use 1920x1080 in order to get the most out of your settings. We recommend a high-end processor such as the i5-8500 and 12GB of RAM for optimal performance.
Overview
GeForce GTX 1060 3GB is currently the entry level Nvidia GTX 1000 performance graphics card, based on the Pascal Architecture. It comes with locked memory of 3GB instead of the full 6GB.

Architecture
It equips a GPU Codenamed P106-300-A1 which is a first gen Pascal GPU and has 9 SM activated, offering 1152 Shader Processing Units (the GTX 1060 6GB version offers 1280 SPU), 72 TMUs and 48 ROPs.

GPU
The central unit runs at 1506MHz and goes up to 1708MHz, when Boost mode is activated.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 3GB frame buffer of GDDR5, through a 192-bit memory interface, while the Memory Clock Operates at 2002MHz.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 120W, it requires at least a 400W PSU with one available 6-pin connector.

Performance
The Geforce GTX 1060 3GB is capable of playing most modern game system requirements at high graphics settings. The 3GB version is normally around 5% worse than the GTX 1060 6GB full fat version in terms of sheer processing power. But its the 3GB memory reduction that will hamper the high quality game textures this card can deliver, making it less future proof as more GPU memory hungry games are released.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
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