GeForce GTX 1660 Super Review: Turbo Charged 1080p Gaming

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GeForce GTX 1660 Super - Our Summary And Conclusion

Performance Summary: The two GeForce GTX 1660 Super cards we took a look at here performed similarly throughout our battery of tests. They both have similar peak boost clocks, and the same memory speed / configuration, so they finished right on-top of each other in every benchmark. In the broader scheme of things, the GeForce GTX 1660 Super slots into NVIDIA’s line-up between the standard GTX 1660 and the higher-end 1660 Ti – but much closer to the Ti’s performance. Depending on the bottleneck in a particular game application or setup, the increased memory bandwidth on the GeForce GTX 1660 Super may also give it the edge.

The GeForce GTX 1660 Super is generally faster than the Radeon RX 590 as well. There were some instances where the Radeon was able to pull ahead, but more often than not the GeForce GTX 1660 Super put up the better numbers – sometimes by a wide margin.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Super cards will be on-sale today, with prices hovering around $229. The GeForce GTX 1650 Super which was also announced today, won’t arrive until November 22 and pricing on that one hasn’t been finalized. Both the Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB OC and the ASUS Dual GeForce GTX 1660 Super EVO OC are priced at $229 (technically the Gigabyte card is $239, but there is a $10 rebate available). At those prices, the GeForce GTX 1660 Super competes with some previous-gen cards like the GeForce GTX 1070 (if you find a deal) and the Radeon RX 590, and lands in between the standard GTX 1660 and the Ti. Pricing is much closer to the standard card, however, and prices are tumbling on the RX 590 as we speak.
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In its price range, the GeForce GTX 1660 Super is a solid value. Its gaming performance is strong, especially at 1080p resolution, cards are power-efficient, cool and quiet, and the GPUs are significantly overclockable as well, with minimal tweaking. Throw in NVIDIA’s recent software/feature updates, and there is a lot to like here. NVIDIA’s line-up gets a little more muddied and confusing with so many different 1650 and 1660-branded offerings to choose from, but the GeForce GTX 1660 Super is a good value nonetheless and we have no problem recommending it to anyone shopping for a mainstream GPU in its price range.
   

  • Good Performance
  • Low Power And Quiet
  • Easy Overclocker
  • Competitive Pricing
  • Doesn't Sweep The Radeon RX 590
  • It's Turing, But No RTX Tech

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