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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 1660 MSI Armor OC 6GB GeForce GTX 1060
Halo: Reach 72% 70%
Cyberpunk 2077 20% 30%
Red Dead Redemption 2 13% 5%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 46% 42%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 13% 5%
Doom Eternal 25% 19%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 20% 30%
Grand Theft Auto VI 33% 45%
FIFA 20 53% 50%
Need For Speed Heat 13% 5%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 MSI Armor OC 6GB are very slightly better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060.

The GTX 1660 has a 24 MHz higher core clock speed and 8 more Texture Mapping Units than the GeForce GTX 1060. This results in the GTX 1660 providing 14.1 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 GeForce 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 GeForce 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 GeForce 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 GeForce GTX 1660 MSI Armor OC 6GB and the GeForce GTX 1060 have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

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

The GeForce GTX 1660 MSI Armor OC 6GB has 1408 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 1060 has 1280. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 1660 is 2598 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce GTX 1060 is 2953. The GeForce GTX 1060 having 355 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the GTX 1660 performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

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

The GeForce GTX 1660 MSI Armor OC 6GB requires 130 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 1060 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 GeForce GTX 1060. The GTX 1660 requires 10 Watts more than the GeForce 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 GeForce GTX 1060.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GeForce GTX 1660 MSI Armor OC 6GB gets 36.5 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

36.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 31.4 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

31.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 MSI Armor OC 6GB gets 37.6 FPS on Control

Control

37.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 32.4 FPS on Control

Control

32.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 MSI Armor OC 6GB gets 37.9 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

37.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 32.7 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

32.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 MSI Armor OC 6GB gets 41.8 FPS on Total War: Three Kingdoms

Total War: Three Kingdoms

41.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 38.6 FPS on Total War: Three Kingdoms

Total War: Three Kingdoms

38.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 MSI Armor OC 6GB gets 44.4 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

44.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 38.3 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

38.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 MSI Armor OC 6GB gets 44.4 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

44.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 38.3 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

38.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 MSI Armor OC 6GB gets 53 FPS on Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2

53 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 45.6 FPS on Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2

45.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 MSI Armor OC 6GB gets 58.5 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

58.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 50.4 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

50.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 MSI Armor OC 6GB gets 59.6 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

59.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 51.3 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

51.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 MSI Armor OC 6GB gets 59.6 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

59.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 51.4 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

51.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 MSI Armor OC 6GB gets 60.7 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

60.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 52.3 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

52.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 MSI Armor OC 6GB gets 64 FPS on Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

64 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 55.1 FPS on Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

55.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 MSI Armor OC 6GB gets 73.7 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

73.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 63.5 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

63.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 MSI Armor OC 6GB gets 74.8 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

74.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 64.4 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

64.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 MSI Armor OC 6GB gets 77.7 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

77.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 66.9 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

66.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 MSI Armor OC 6GB gets 78.1 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

78.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 67.2 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

67.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 MSI Armor OC 6GB gets 111.7 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

111.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 96.2 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

96.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 MSI Armor OC 6GB gets 23.3 FPS on Control

Control

23.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 20.1 FPS on Control

Control

20.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 MSI Armor OC 6GB gets 28.2 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

28.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 24.3 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

24.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 MSI Armor OC 6GB gets 30.9 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

30.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 26.6 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

26.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 MSI Armor OC 6GB gets 33 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

33 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 28.4 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

28.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 MSI Armor OC 6GB gets 40.2 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

40.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 34.6 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

34.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 MSI Armor OC 6GB gets 40.5 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

40.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 34.9 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

34.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 MSI Armor OC 6GB gets 41.3 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

41.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 35.6 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

35.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 MSI Armor OC 6GB gets 42.3 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

42.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 36.4 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

36.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 MSI Armor OC 6GB gets 51.2 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

51.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 44.1 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

44.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 MSI Armor OC 6GB gets 60.5 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

60.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 52.1 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

52.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 MSI Armor OC 6GB gets 73.5 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

73.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 63.3 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

63.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 MSI Armor OC 6GB gets 76.1 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

76.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 65.6 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

65.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 MSI Armor OC 6GB gets 11.2 FPS on Control

Control

11.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 9.6 FPS on Control

Control

9.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 MSI Armor OC 6GB gets 13.7 FPS on Total War: Three Kingdoms

Total War: Three Kingdoms

13.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 12.6 FPS on Total War: Three Kingdoms

Total War: Three Kingdoms

12.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 MSI Armor OC 6GB gets 16.3 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

16.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 14 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

14 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 MSI Armor OC 6GB gets 20.1 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

20.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 17.3 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

17.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 MSI Armor OC 6GB gets 20.6 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

20.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 17.7 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

17.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 MSI Armor OC 6GB gets 23 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

23 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 19.8 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

19.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 MSI Armor OC 6GB gets 24.9 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

24.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 21.5 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

21.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 MSI Armor OC 6GB gets 25.8 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

25.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 23.8 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

23.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 MSI Armor OC 6GB gets 28.2 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

28.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 24.3 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

24.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 MSI Armor OC 6GB gets 28.2 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

28.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 24.3 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

24.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 MSI Armor OC 6GB gets 31.1 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

31.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 26.8 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

26.8 FPS

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1530 MHzvs1506 MHz
Boost Clock1845 MHzvs1709 MHz
ArchitectureTuring TU116Pascal P106-400-A1
OC Potential - vs Poor
Driver Support - vs Great
Release Date14 Mar 2019vs19 Jul 2016
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
10
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10
1600x900
10
green tick vs green tick
10
1920x1080
10
green tick vs green tick
10
2560x1440
8.1
green tick vs
7.9
3840x2160
6
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5.9

GPU Memory

Memory6144 MBvs6144 MB
Memory Speed2001 MHzvs2002 MHz
Memory Bus192 Bitvs192 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth192.1GB/secvs192.2GB/sec
L2 Cache 0 KB vs green tick 2048 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs yes
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units1408vs1280
Actual Shader Performance100%vs100%
Technology12nmvs16nm
Texture Mapping Units88vs80
Texture Rate134.6 GTexel/svs120.5 GTexel/s
Render Output Units48vs48
Pixel Rate73.4 GPixel/svs72.3 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)7680x4320vs7680x4320
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections0vs1
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections3vs3
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 i5-6600K 3.5GHz
Recommended RAM12 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080vs2560x1440

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
The GeForce GTX 1660 MSI Armor 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 MSI Armor OC 6GB is a dual-slot graphics card with a dual-fan Torx Fan 2.0 cooling solution, Zero Frozr, custom PCB and solid anti-bend backplate. This graphics card has above 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 1845 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 MSI Armor 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 is a Performance Graphics Card based on the Pascal Architecture.

Architecture
It equips a GPU Codenamed P106-400-A1 which is a First Gen Pascal GPU amd has 10 SM activated, offering 1280 Shader Processing Units, 80 TMUs and 48 ROPs.

GPU
The central unit runs at 1506MHz and goes up to 1709MHz, in Turbo Mode.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 6GB frame buffer of Fast 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
Benchmarks Indicate that GeForce GTX 1060 offers Performance around the Level of GeForce GTX 980. As such, GeForce GTX 1060 is almost twice as fast as GeForce GTX 960 and even AMD's Radeon RX 480 is beaten in over 5%.

System Suggestions
GeForce GTX 1060 is best suited for resolutions up to and including 2560x1440. We recommend a High-End Processor and 8GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
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