The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Review, Feat. EVGA XC GAMING: Turing Stakes Its Claim at $219by Ryan Smith & Nate Oh on March 14, 2019 9:01 AM EST
Without any Founders Edition, NVIDIA is pushing out the GTX 1660 as a fully custom launch, and while the EVGA GeForce GTX 1660 XC Black has reference clocks, the TDP is set at 130W rather than the reference 120W. To keep testing and analysis as apples-to-apples as possible, as usual we've emulated reference GTX 1660 specifications. While not perfect, this should be reasonably accurate for a virtual reference card as we look at reference-to-reference comparisons.
|CPU||Intel Core i7-7820X @ 4.3GHz|
|Motherboard||Gigabyte X299 AORUS Gaming 7 (F9g)|
|Storage||OCZ Toshiba RD400 (1TB)|
DDR4-3200 4 x 8GB (16-18-18-38)
|Case||NZXT Phantom 630 Windowed Edition|
|Video Cards||EVGA GeForce GTX 1660 XC Black
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660
AMD Radeon RX Vega 56
AMD Radeon RX 590
AMD Radeon RX 580
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Founders Edtion
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Founders Edition
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB Founders Edition
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 (2GB)
|Video Drivers||NVIDIA Release 419.15 (Press)
AMD Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition 19.3.1
|OS||Windows 10 x64 Pro (1803)
Spectre and Meltdown Patched
As an additional thanks to EVGA, we were also able to get a GeForce GTX 1060 3GB card, which is the closest last-gen predecessor given that the GTX 1660 is directly replacing the GTX 1060 3GB.
In the same vein, for Ashes, GTA V, F1 2018, and Shadow of War, we've updated some of the benchmark automation and data processing steps, so results may vary at the 1080p mark compared to previous GPU 2018 data of last year.