by Rob Williams on November 28, 2019 in Graphics & Displays
NVIDIA’s SUPER series of GeForce cards has reached a total of five, thanks to the recent introduction of two GTX variants. We’re taking a look at the 1660 SUPER here, with a focus on 1080p for the bulk of our testing, and up to 4K for high-FPS esports titles. Let’s see how the extra memory bandwidth is put to use!
Total War: Three Kingdoms
We’ve come to an interesting result: one where the Ti and SUPER 1660s perform the exact same. We retested both, and came up with the same results. So… you can’t buy a SUPER and expect it to benefit you in this game too much, despite it being fairly graphically intensive.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
At 1080p, our CPU (9900KS) becomes a bottleneck really quickly, despite its 5GHz speed. AMD manages to eke a few extra frames over NVIDIA, while the SUPER steps over the Ti. We then see the same thing happen at 1440p, and surprisingly, even 4K. It’s beginning to look like this extra memory bandwidth will act as a bit a boon to esports gamers, but before we jump to conclusions, here’s another take:
Rainbow Six: Siege
With CS: GO, the 1660 SUPER placed ahead of the technically quicker 1660 Ti, offering clear proof that the faster memory is being put to good use. In Siege, the SUPER doesn’t fare quite as well, but still does manage to surpass the Ti at 1080p. At the other resolutions, the SUPER still places a comfortable distance ahead of the original 1660.