A SUPER Sweet Spot? NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER Review

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!

Page 5 – Synthetic: 3DMark, VRMark & Superposition

UL 3DMark

UL 3DMark Fire Strike (1080p) - (NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER)
UL 3DMark Fire Strike (4K) - (NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER)
UL 3DMark Time Spy Extreme (4K) - (NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER)

3DMark sure does have some interesting impressions sometimes. Despite the fact that the RX 590 sat at the bottom of twenty-one out of twenty-three charts, it somehow managed to place higher than that in both of the Fire Strike tests. Things shake up in the DirectX 12 test, reflecting expected scaling, at least up to the 2060 SUPER, since our real-world testing dictates that the 5700 XT leads most often.


Futuremark VRMark Cyan Room
UL VRMark Cyan Room - (NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER)
UL VRMark Blue Room - (NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER)

In VRMark, the 1660 SUPER doesn’t manage to overtake the Ti, but it sure does come close. More importantly, it keeps ahead of the 1660, especially with the Cyan test. Unfortunately, the target frame rate for the Blue test is 110 (it’s 90 for Cyan), so all of these GPUs are still off the mark.

Unigine Superposition

Unigine Superposition
Unigine Superposition (1080p Extreme) - (NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER)
Unigine Superposition (4K Optimized) - (NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER)

Superposition helps us wrap up our results, giving us similar scaling as seen throughout the testing. The 1660 SUPER overall places close to the Ti, and seems to justify its $10 premium over the GTX 1660 quite well.

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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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