GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1660 1080p & 1440p Gaming Performance

GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1660
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by Rob Williams on March 14, 2019 in Graphics & Displays

It’s hard to believe how fast these GeForce Turings are coming out at this point. This year has so far welcomed the RTX 2060 and GTX 1660 Ti, and now, the GTX 1660 has popped up. Like its Ti bigger brother, the non-Ti retains a 6GB framebuffer, and proves itself to be a strong competitor against higher priced opponents.

Gaming: Battlefield V, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, F1 2018 & Far Cry 5

Battlefield V

Battlefield V
Battlefield V (1080p) - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Performance
Battlefield V (1440p) - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Performance

Battlefield V kicks things off with results close to equal between the RX 590 and GTX 1660. The Radeon card managed to score an extra two frames on the minimum at 1440p, but that’s not enough to set the cards apart. The 1660 Ti, meanwhile, performs better than we even expected against the 1660. The last-gen GTX 1070 remains safe against the 1660.

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Deus Ex Mankind Divided
Deus Ex Mankind Divided (1080p) - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Performance
Deus Ex Mankind Divided (1440p) - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Performance

AMD’s Radeon RX 590 strikes hard in Deus Ex, placing comfortably ahead of NVIDIA’s new GTX 1660. That’s fair enough since the RX 590 retails for more, but if that card were to drop to GTX 1660 levels, the competition would be fierce. Once again, the 1660 beats out the last-gen GTX 1060, though not to as notable a degree as we saw with BF V.

F1 2018

F1 2018
F1 2018 (1080p) - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Performance
F1 2018 (1440p) - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Performance

We’re starting to see the RX 590 and GTX 1660 flip-flop quite a bit. The Radeon came ahead in Deus Ex, but NVIDIA redeemed itself in F1 2018, keeping a fair bit ahead of both the 590 and GTX 1060. The 1660 Ti continues to separate itself enough from the 1660 to warrant its price difference.

Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5
Far Cry 5 (1080p) - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Performance
Far Cry 5 (1440p) - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Performance

Wrapping up our first page of tests, the RX 590 and GTX 1660 are once again neck and neck in Far Cry 5, with both delivering suitable enough performance at both resolutions. If the 55~57 FPS at 1440p isn’t satisfactory enough, there are myriad options that can be dropped to make a notable difference, quickly.

Rob Williams

Rob founded Techgage in 2005 to be an 'Advocate of the consumer', focusing on fair reviews and keeping people apprised of news in the tech world. Catering to both enthusiasts and businesses alike; from desktop gaming to professional workstations, and all the supporting software.

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