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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 1660 Gainward Ghost OC 6GB GeForce RTX 2060 6GB
Red Dead Redemption 2 12% 33%
Halo: Reach 72% 79%
Cyberpunk 2077 20% 8%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 12% 33%
Doom Eternal 25% 42%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 20% 8%
Warcraft 3: Reforged 97% 97%
Grand Theft Auto VI 34% 3%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 20% 8%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 46% 58%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 6GB are noticeably better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Gainward Ghost OC 6GB.

The GTX 1660 has a 165 MHz higher core clock speed than the RTX 2060, but the RTX 2060 has 32 more Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 1660. As a result, the RTX 2060 exhibits a 29.2 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the GTX 1660. 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 165 MHz higher core clock speed than the RTX 2060 and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the GTX 1660 providing 7.9 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 less than a year after the RTX 2060, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

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 GeForce GTX 1660 Gainward Ghost OC 6GB and the GeForce RTX 2060 6GB have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The RTX 2060 has 143.9 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 1660, which means that the memory performance of the RTX 2060 is massively better than the GTX 1660.

The GeForce GTX 1660 Gainward Ghost OC 6GB has 1408 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce RTX 2060 6GB has 1920. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 1660 is 2577 and the actual shader performance of the RTX 2060 is 3226. The RTX 2060 having 649 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the RTX 2060 delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GTX 1660.

The GeForce GTX 1660 Gainward Ghost OC 6GB requires 130 Watts to run and the GeForce RTX 2060 6GB requires 160 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 450 Watts for the GTX 1660 and a PSU with at least 450 Watts for the RTX 2060. The RTX 2060 requires 30 Watts more than the GTX 1660 to run. The difference is not significant enough for the RTX 2060 to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the GTX 1660.

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 RTX 2060 6GB gets 47.3 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

47.3 FPS

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

Control

37.5 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 6GB gets 48.8 FPS on Control

Control

48.8 FPS

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

Metro: Exodus

37.8 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 6GB gets 49.2 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

49.2 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 RTX 2060 6GB gets 63.2 FPS on Total War: Three Kingdoms

Total War: Three Kingdoms

63.2 FPS

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

Borderlands 3

44.3 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 6GB gets 57.7 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

57.7 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 RTX 2060 6GB gets 57.7 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

57.7 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 RTX 2060 6GB gets 68.8 FPS on Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2

68.8 FPS

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

The Witcher III

58.3 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 6GB gets 76 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

76 FPS

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

Just Cause 4

59.3 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 6GB gets 77.3 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

77.3 FPS

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

Assassins Creed: Origins

59.4 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 6GB gets 77.4 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

77.4 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 RTX 2060 6GB gets 78.8 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

78.8 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 RTX 2060 6GB gets 83 FPS on Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

83 FPS

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

Hitman 2 (2018)

73.4 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 6GB gets 95.7 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

95.7 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 RTX 2060 6GB gets 97.1 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

97.1 FPS

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

Battlefield V

77.4 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 6GB gets 100.8 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

100.8 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 RTX 2060 6GB gets 101.3 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

101.3 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 RTX 2060 6GB gets 144.9 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

144.9 FPS

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

Control

23.2 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 6GB gets 30.3 FPS on Control

Control

30.3 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 RTX 2060 6GB gets 36.6 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

36.6 FPS

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

Borderlands 3

30.8 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 6GB gets 40.1 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

40.1 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 RTX 2060 6GB gets 42.8 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

42.8 FPS

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

The Division 2

40.1 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 6GB gets 52.2 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

52.2 FPS

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

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

40.4 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 6GB gets 52.6 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

52.6 FPS

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

Assassins Creed: Origins

41.1 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 6GB gets 53.6 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

53.6 FPS

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

Hitman 2 (2018)

42.1 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 6GB gets 54.9 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

54.9 FPS

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

The Witcher III

51 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 6GB gets 66.4 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

66.4 FPS

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

Far Cry 5

60.2 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 6GB gets 78.5 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

78.5 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 RTX 2060 6GB gets 95.4 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

95.4 FPS

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

Battlefield 1

75.8 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 6GB gets 98.8 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

98.8 FPS

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

Control

11.1 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 6GB gets 14.5 FPS on Control

Control

14.5 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 RTX 2060 6GB gets 20.6 FPS on Total War: Three Kingdoms

Total War: Three Kingdoms

20.6 FPS

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

Borderlands 3

16.2 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 6GB gets 21.1 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

21.1 FPS

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

Red Dead Redemption 2

20 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 6GB gets 26 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

26 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 RTX 2060 6GB gets 26.7 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

26.7 FPS

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

Just Cause 4

22.9 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 6GB gets 29.8 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

29.8 FPS

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

Assassins Creed: Origins

24.8 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 6GB gets 32.4 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

32.4 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 RTX 2060 6GB gets 39 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

39 FPS

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

Hitman 2 (2018)

28.1 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 6GB gets 36.6 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

36.6 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 RTX 2060 6GB gets 36.6 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

36.6 FPS

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

Battlefield V

30.9 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 6GB gets 40.3 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

40.3 FPS

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1530 MHzvs1365 MHz
Boost Clock1830 MHzvs1680 MHz
ArchitectureTuring TU116Turing
OC Potential - vs -
Driver Support - vs Great
Release Date14 Mar 2019vs15 Jan 2019
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
Approved
Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
10
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10
1600x900
10
green tick vs green tick
10
1920x1080
10
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10
2560x1440
8
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9
3840x2160
5.9
vs green tick
6.7

GPU Memory

Memory6144 MBvs6144 MB
Memory Speed2001 MHzvs1750 MHz
Memory Bus192 Bitvs192 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR6
Memory Bandwidth192.1GB/secvs336GB/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 Units1408vs1920
Actual Shader Performance100%vs100%
Technology12nmvs12nm
Texture Mapping Units88vs120
Texture Rate134.6 GTexel/svs163.8 GTexel/s
Render Output Units48vs48
Pixel Rate73.4 GPixel/svs65.5 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)7680x4320vs7680x4320
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections1vs0
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections1vs3
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power130 Wattsvs160 Watts
Recommended PSU450 Watts & 27 Ampsvs450 Watts

GPU Features

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

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-8400 6-Core 2.8GHzvsIntel Core i7-9700K 8-Core 3.6GHz
Recommended RAM12 GBvs16 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080vs2560x1440

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 RTX 2060 6GB is a mid-range GeForce 20 Series graphics card and considered a great price to performance graphics card based on the Turing architecture. Architecture The Turing architecture represents a process shrink down to 12nm compared to 14nm Pascal. The Turing architecture provides the world's first consumer support for real-time ray-tracing technology, or RTX. The GeForce RTX 2060 does support real-time ray-tracing and excels at 1080p screen resolution. GPU It equips a Turing GPU codenamed TU106 which has 1920 Shader Processing Units, 120 TMUs and 47 ROPs. The central unit runs at 1365 MHz and goes up to 1680 MHz, in Boost mode. Memory The GPU accesses a 6GB frame buffer of first-gen GDDR6 memory through a 192-bit memory interface, while the Memory clock operates at 1750MHz, or 14GHz effective. Power Consumption With a rated board TDP of 160W, it requires at least a 450W PSU with an 8-pin power connector. System Suggestions GeForce RTX 2060 6GB is best suited for resolutions up to and including 2560x1440. We recommend a mid-range Processor and at least 16GB of RAM for optimal performance.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
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