How good is GTX 1660 in 2022? GPU Revisit
Almost 3 years since Nvidia Gtx 1660 was released and people are interested in this graphics card more than ever.
The reason for that is because this GPU is one of the best in its price-performance range although having big competition.
According to UserBenchmark, Gtx 1660 is better than the legendary Nvidia Gtx 1060 6Gb by 8% in games Fps and also has 20% better effective speed and 13% better-Overclocked score.
Today, I got Gtx 1660 on my hands and I will run some tests in popular games. Also, I will suggest you the best processor to pair with this GPU and answer most asked questions.
I hope you find this helpful!
How good is GTX 1660 in 2022 – Short Topic Answer
Nvidia Gtx 1660 is a great GPU for gaming in 2022. If you pair this GPU with a good processor, you can expect to run any game in 1080p and 1440p. If your goal is to play in higher fps, reducing the graphics settings will help. With 6GB of VRAM, it will be more than enough for most users
Gtx 1660 Specifications
|Memory Size||6 GB|
|Bus Width||192 bit|
Best Gtx 1660 Cards at the moment
Choosing the best model for Graphics Card is Important. Every GPU Manufacturer is known by something. Some GPU models have better cooling systems, some of them spend less power, some of them are quieter, faster, etc…
Of course, every graphics card model has a different price. I will suggest you 3 best models below, but if you are interested, you can read more about that topic here.
These are the 3 Best Offers for Gtx 1660 at the moment:
|MSI Gaming GeForce GTX 1660 6GB||Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1660 OC 6G||EVGA GeForce GTX 1660 XC Black Gaming 6GB|
How well is Gtx 1660 for gaming in 2022?
It is well known that Gtx 1660 is good enough for most games in 1080p resolutions even on High graphics settings.
To make sure that is true even 3 years after its release, I tested this GPU in 10 games in both 1080p and 1440p and I have results.
Gtx 1660 and Ryzen 5 3600 in 1080p – Test in Games
Results in 1080p are great as expected from Gtx 1660. You can see that most games that I tested in 1080p were on Ultra settings, and fps is still higher than 60 fps.
Of course, if you have Monitor with a higher refresh rate, you can lower your settings and achieve 100+ fps in most games.
I need to mention that in 1080p resolution, your performance depends on the CPU that you use as well, so pairing Gtx 1660 with a decent one will help a lot.
|specs: Nvidia GTX 1660, Ryzen 5 3600, 16 Gb ddr4, 1TB SSD res: 1080p||AVERAGE FPS||1% LOW FPS|
|Red Dead Redemption 2 (Medium & High settings)||71 fps||60 fps|
|PUBG (Ultra settings)||75 fps||58 fps|
|Mafia Definitive Edition (High settings)||65 fps||51 fps|
|GTA 5 Online (Very High settings)||69 fps||53 fps|
|Forza Horizon 4 (Ultra & Extreme settings)||77 fps||61 fps|
|Fortnite (Epic settings)||91 fps||64 fps|
|Cyberpunk 2077 (Mixed settings)||66 fps||49 fps|
|Battlefield 5 (Ultra settings)||82 fps||65 fps|
|Assassin's Creed Valhalla (High & Medium settings)||62 fps||51 fps|
|Apex Legends (Max settings)||101 fps||76 fps|
Gtx 1660 and Ryzen 5 3600 in 1440p – Test in Games
As you can see in the table below, Nvidia Gtx 1660 paired with Ryzen 5 3600 is great in 1440p.
Personally, I didn’t expect this card to be this good in 2k considering that everyone is just talking about 1080p.
Although you won’t get competitive fps in 1440p (most competitive players use lower resolution either way), this GPU will still manage to get past 60+ fps in 90% of the games.
Sometimes you will need to lower your graphics settings in order to achieve that, but that is expected from GPU that is made for 1080p.
|specs: Nvidia GTX 1660, Ryzen 5 3600, 16 Gb ddr4, 1TB SSD res: 1440p (2k)||AVERAGE FPS||1% LOW FPS|
|The Witcher 3 (Medium & Ultra settings)||71 fps||57 fps|
|Rainbow Six Siege (Ultra settings)||87 fps||74 fps|
|Doom Eternal (High settings)||89 fps||51 fps|
|GTA 5 Online (High settings)||81 fps||64 fps|
|Dirt Rally 2.0 (Ultra & High settings)||82 fps||70 fps|
|Shadow of the Tomb Raider (Ultra settings)||46 fps||39 fps|
|Call of Duty: Warzone (Mixed settings)||79 fps||58 fps|
|Metro Exodus (Medium settings)||77 fps||57 fps|
|Assassin's Creed Unity (High settings)||63 fps||50 fps|
|SnowRunner (High settings)||69 fps||51 fps|
Best Processor to pair with Nvidia Gtx 1660 in 2022
In order to get the most out of GTX 1660, you need to pair it with a good processor. Depending on your budget, I will suggest you 2 best processors that you should consider going for.
Best Budget Processor for GTX 1660 in 2022:
If you are on a lower budget but you still want to get as much as possible for your cash, I got you!
The best budget processor for Gtx 1660 is Intel Core I5 10400f. Intel i5 10400f will outperform any Ryzen processor up to the Ryzen 5 3500x. With this CPU – GPU combo, you can expect to play any game in 108p High or Ultra settings at playable fps, in most cases over 60.
Best Buy processor for GTX 1660 in 2022:
The Best-Buy processor is the one that will work perfectly well with your GPU, and in most cases going with a stronger one is either not worth it or is not recommended.
The best processor that you should pair with Gtx 1660 is Ryzen 5 3600. With 6 cores and 12 threads, this CPU will give you great performance in 1080p & 1440p when paired with Gtx 1660. On Ultra settings in 1080p, you can expect 60+ fps in most games.
If you want to Read More about Ryzen 5 3600, you can check my post by pressing the button below!