GTX 1660 review compilation thread

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GTX 1660 review compilation thread

Post by CA_Steve » Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:02 am

Early look: Great 1080p card. 20% more performance than GTX 1060 6GB for a little less power and less $. 10% less performance than GTX 1660 Ti for 20% less $. 120W TDP, but OEM stock OC'ed cards may use more at stress loads. 6GB VRAM. HDMI 2.0b and Display Port 1.4a. Requires one 8-pin PCIe Graphics power connector. Dimensions stated as: a" x b" x c" are from mfgr websites - others are from reviews.


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MSI GTX 1660 Gaming X (9.45-9.84" length, 5-5.12" height, 2 slot (1.81"), one 8-pin PEG, passive idle. 3 DP, 1 HDMI). Passive fan hysteresis: fans off with drop to xxC; fans on with rise to xxC. ~1120rpm max seen @ KitGuru.
Guru3D
KitGuru
Techpowerup

MSI GTX 1660 Ventus XS (7.87-8.03" length, 5.03-5.12" height, 2 slot (1.65"), one 8-pin PEG. 3 DP, 1 HDMI). No passive fan mode. Inferior cooling to Gaming X: runs hotter and noticeably louder.
Techpowerup
Guru3D
Hexus

Gigabyte GTX 1660 Gaming OC (11.02-11.22" length, xx" height, 2 slot (xx"), one 8-pin PEG, passive idle. 3 DP, 1 HDMI). Passive fan hysteresis: fans off with drop to xxC; fans on with rise to xxC.
ComputerBase (German)
Guru3D

Gigabyte GTX 1660 OC (8.86" length, 4.92" height, 2 slot (xx"), one 8-pin PEG, passive idle. 3 DP, 1 HDMI). Passive fan hysteresis: fans off with drop to xxC; fans on with rise to xxC.
ComputerBase (German)

EVGA GTX 1660 XC Ultra Gaming (10.43-10.63" length, 4.53" height, 2 slot (xx"), one 8-pin PEG, passive idle. 1 DP, 1 HDMI, 1 DVI-D). Passive fan hysteresis: fans off with drop to 46C; fans on with rise to 58C.
Hexus
Techpowerup
hardwareLUXX

Zotac GTX 1660 Twin Fan (6.69-6.89" length, 4.53" height, 2 slot (xx"), one 8-pin PEG, 3 DP, 1 HDMI). No passive fan mode.
Techpowerup
Guru3D

Palit GTX 1660 StormX (6.69-6.89" length, 5.12" height, 2 slot (xx"), one 8-pin PEG. 1 DP, 1 HDMI, 1 DVI-D). No passive fan mode.
Techpowerup
Guru3D

Colorful iGame GTX 1660 Ultra (11.61" length, 4.53" height, 2 slot (xx"), one 8-pin PEG. 1 DP, 1 HDMI, 1 DVI-D). No passive fan mode.
Techpowerup
1080p Gaming build: i5-4670K, Mugen 4, Asrock Z97 Anniversary, MSI GTX 1660 Gaming X, 8GB 1866 RAM, Samsung 860 Evo 500GB, Crucial MX100 256GB, WD Red 2TB, Samsung DVD burner, Fractal Define R4, Antec True Quiet 140 (2 front + rear) case fans, Seasonic SSR-550FX. 35W idle, 45-55W video streaming, 170-200W WoW, 318W stress test (Prime95 + Furmark)

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Re: GTX 1660 review compilation thread

Post by CA_Steve » Mon Apr 22, 2019 11:44 am

I finally had some time to get this thread going.
1080p Gaming build: i5-4670K, Mugen 4, Asrock Z97 Anniversary, MSI GTX 1660 Gaming X, 8GB 1866 RAM, Samsung 860 Evo 500GB, Crucial MX100 256GB, WD Red 2TB, Samsung DVD burner, Fractal Define R4, Antec True Quiet 140 (2 front + rear) case fans, Seasonic SSR-550FX. 35W idle, 45-55W video streaming, 170-200W WoW, 318W stress test (Prime95 + Furmark)

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Re: GTX 1660 review compilation thread

Post by CA_Steve » Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:37 am

EVGA XC Ultra @ hardwareLUXX added.
1080p Gaming build: i5-4670K, Mugen 4, Asrock Z97 Anniversary, MSI GTX 1660 Gaming X, 8GB 1866 RAM, Samsung 860 Evo 500GB, Crucial MX100 256GB, WD Red 2TB, Samsung DVD burner, Fractal Define R4, Antec True Quiet 140 (2 front + rear) case fans, Seasonic SSR-550FX. 35W idle, 45-55W video streaming, 170-200W WoW, 318W stress test (Prime95 + Furmark)

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Re: GTX 1660 review compilation thread

Post by Abula » Wed Apr 24, 2019 3:44 pm

I think this card is the best value card offering from Nvidia, the GTX1650 seems a too low end card, maybe in the future there is a GTX1650Ti, but for now seems AMD has better value oriented offerings with the RTX570. Hope Navi comes to stir up the value market, would be interesting to see Nvidia lower prices some.
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Re: GTX 1660 review compilation thread

Post by CA_Steve » Wed Apr 24, 2019 6:59 pm

I think we got used to some of the big performance jumps in the past and have come to expect them every new generation :) Seems like this year's batch from Nvidia is a tad less power efficient to get the one-step gains (GTX1660 Ti= GTX 1070, etc)..the 1650 does provide a big jump over the 1050 Ti, but for a bit more power and a lot more transistors in a much bigger die. That said, AMD might provide less expensive cards, but the power budget is crazy and they'd be tougher to cool/keep quiet.

If I had intensive 1080p games, I'd go for this card. But for games like WoW, (considering my 1050 Ti is doing great), the 1650 would be fine.
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Re: GTX 1660 review compilation thread

Post by CA_Steve » Wed May 15, 2019 9:38 am

Gigabyte Gaming OC @ Guru3D added.
1080p Gaming build: i5-4670K, Mugen 4, Asrock Z97 Anniversary, MSI GTX 1660 Gaming X, 8GB 1866 RAM, Samsung 860 Evo 500GB, Crucial MX100 256GB, WD Red 2TB, Samsung DVD burner, Fractal Define R4, Antec True Quiet 140 (2 front + rear) case fans, Seasonic SSR-550FX. 35W idle, 45-55W video streaming, 170-200W WoW, 318W stress test (Prime95 + Furmark)

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