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Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Digital Alliance 6GB

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How well can the GeForce GTX 1660 Digital Alliance 6GB run games
31 Oct 2019 - Graphics card reviewed

The GeForce GTX 1660 Digital Alliance 6GB is a high performing piece of gaming hardware, still confidently featuring in PC gamer computers. This card meets game requirements up to DirectX 12.

Game performance for the GeForce GTX 1660 Digital Alliance 6GB where we look at the bigger games played in 2019. Looking closely at the graphics card frame rate performance on Ultra graphics settings at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions. When considering how well this graphics card can run the 1000 most demanding games available today it can best 858 of the games’ recommended graphics requirements.

Now onto the frame rates achieved at 1080p. We predict that Microsoft Flight Simulator will get 37 FPS with the GeForce GTX 1660 Digital Alliance 6GB, FIFA 20 getting 144 FPS and Red Dead Redemption 2 getting 52 frames per second. All run on Ultra at 1920x1080 screen res.

People are turning their increasingly more powerful graphics cards to the popular 1440p screen size so we tested the GeForce GTX 1660 Digital Alliance 6GB to see how it performs on 1440p. First off we have researched Microsoft Flight Simulator and predict it will be playable. The frame rates predicted for the game presets were - Low: 75 FPS, Medium: 59 FPS, High: 40 FPS and Ultra: 28 FPS. We added FIFA 20 to our tests and saw it was strong with a 110 FPS at Ultra 1440p. And then tested Red Dead Redemption 2 which got 40 FPS at Ultra 1440p. 1440p GeForce GTX 1660 Digital Alliance 6GB PC gaming is a very good hardware option at these screen sizes. Ultra is easily achieved across almost all games at 1440p and we would suggest an increase of screen size up to 4K for this graphics card.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 1660 Digital Alliance 6GB graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 1660 Digital Alliance 6GB in your PC? 2-3 years of top end gaming before an upgrade

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 1660 Digital Alliance 6GB? A good upgrade choice for this graphics card today would be the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB. For comparison of the 1000 most demanding games around today this suggested upgrade is 21% better and can meet 901 of their recommended requirements. An alternative great upgrade graphics card would be a R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB, which has 29% better performance and can run 962 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today.
FPS System Benchmark
73 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 1660 Digital Alliance 6GB was released on 14 Mar 2019

GeForce GTX 1660 Digital Alliance 6GB Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GeForce GTX 1660 Digital Alliance 6GB gets 34.8 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

34.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Digital Alliance 6GB gets 35.9 FPS on Control

Control

35.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Digital Alliance 6GB gets 36.2 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

36.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Digital Alliance 6GB gets 39.9 FPS on Total War: Three Kingdoms

Total War: Three Kingdoms

39.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Digital Alliance 6GB gets 42.5 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

42.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Digital Alliance 6GB gets 42.5 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

42.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Digital Alliance 6GB gets 50.6 FPS on Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2

50.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Digital Alliance 6GB gets 55.9 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

55.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Digital Alliance 6GB gets 56.9 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

56.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Digital Alliance 6GB gets 56.9 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

56.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Digital Alliance 6GB gets 58 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

58 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Digital Alliance 6GB gets 61.1 FPS on Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

61.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Digital Alliance 6GB gets 70.4 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

70.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Digital Alliance 6GB gets 71.4 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

71.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Digital Alliance 6GB gets 74.2 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

74.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Digital Alliance 6GB gets 74.5 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

74.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Digital Alliance 6GB gets 106.6 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

106.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Digital Alliance 6GB gets 22.3 FPS on Control

Control

22.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Digital Alliance 6GB gets 26.9 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

26.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Digital Alliance 6GB gets 29.5 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

29.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Digital Alliance 6GB gets 31.5 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

31.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Digital Alliance 6GB gets 38.4 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

38.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Digital Alliance 6GB gets 38.7 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

38.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Digital Alliance 6GB gets 39.4 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

39.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Digital Alliance 6GB gets 40.4 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

40.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Digital Alliance 6GB gets 48.9 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

48.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Digital Alliance 6GB gets 57.8 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

57.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Digital Alliance 6GB gets 70.2 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

70.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Digital Alliance 6GB gets 72.7 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

72.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Digital Alliance 6GB gets 10.7 FPS on Control

Control

10.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Digital Alliance 6GB gets 13 FPS on Total War: Three Kingdoms

Total War: Three Kingdoms

13 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Digital Alliance 6GB gets 15.5 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

15.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Digital Alliance 6GB gets 19.2 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

19.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Digital Alliance 6GB gets 19.7 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

19.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Digital Alliance 6GB gets 22 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

22 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Digital Alliance 6GB gets 23.8 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

23.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Digital Alliance 6GB gets 24.7 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

24.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Digital Alliance 6GB gets 26.9 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

26.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Digital Alliance 6GB gets 26.9 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

26.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Digital Alliance 6GB gets 29.7 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

29.7 FPS
Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 1660 Digital Alliance 6GB
GPU
Architecture
Turing TU116
Process
12nm
TMUs
88
Texture Rate
152 GTexel/s
ROPs
48
Pixel Rate
83 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units (Cuda Cores)
1408
Ray Tracing Cores
Tensor Cores
0
Driver Support
-
Release Price
$219.00
Compatibility
Direct X
DX 12.1
Shader
6.2
Open GL
4.6
Resolution (WxH)
7680x4320
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
6144 MB
Memory Speed
2001 MHz
Memory Bus
192 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
192.1GB/sec
L2 Cache
0KB
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
DVI Connection
1
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
1
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1530 MHz
Boost Clock
1725 MHz
Power
Max Power
120 Watts
PSU
450 Watt & 27 Amps
Power Connector
1x 8-pin
Recommended Hardware
Best RAM Match
12 GB
Best Resolution
1920 x 1080
GPU Upgrade
Resolution Performance
1366x768 1600x900 1920x1080 2560x1440 3840x2160
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10
10
7.9
5.8
GeForce GTX 1660 Digital Alliance 6GB Game Requirement Analysis

Overview


The GeForce GTX 1660 Digital Alliance 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 Digital Alliance 6GB is a dual-slot graphics card with single-fan cooling, reinforced backplate, and a compact size that makes it ideal for small form factor (SFF) PC builds. This graphics card has poor overclocking potential.


Architecture


The Turing GPU architecture aims for 30-50% improved performance compared to 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 1725 MHz with the Boost Clock, 3% slower than 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 120W, this graphics card requires one 8-pin power connector.


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 Digital Alliance 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.


Source [Jon]
GeForce GTX 1660 Digital Alliance 6GB vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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Graphics Card
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RAM
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Red Dead Redemption 2 48% 9%
Death Stranding 44% 26%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 50% 9%
Need For Speed Heat 49% 9%
Cyberpunk 2077 44% 26%
Planet Zoo 51% 2%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 83% 26%
Diablo 4 38% 26%
Borderlands 3 41% 3%
FIFA 20 65% 51%
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