GeForce GTX 1660 vs GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB

GeForce GTX 1660
Memory: 6144Mb GDDR5DESKTOP
Release date: 15 Mar 2019
GeForce GTX 1660
GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB
Memory: 3072Mb GDDR5DESKTOP
Release date: 18 Aug 2016
GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB

Summary

Gaming performance index

  • GeForce GTX 1660
    132%
  • GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB
    100%

Relative performance

Reasons to consider GeForce GTX 1660

32% higher gaming performance.
This is a much newer product, it might have better long term support.
Supports PhysX.
Supports G-Sync.
Supports ShadowPlay (allows game streaming/recording with minimum performance penalty).
Supports Direct3D 12 Async Compute.
Supports DirectX Raytracing (DXR)
Supports Deep Learning Super-Sampling (DLSS)

Reasons to consider GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB

Supports PhysX.
Supports G-Sync.
Supports ShadowPlay (allows game streaming/recording with minimum performance penalty).
Supports Direct3D 12 Async Compute.

GeForce GTX 1660

HWBench recommends GeForce GTX 1660

The GeForce GTX 1660 is the better performing card based on the game benchmark suite used (1 combinations of games and resolutions).


Specifications

Core Configuration

GeForce GTX 1660GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB
GPU NameTU116 ()vsGP106 (GP106-300-A1)
Fab Process12 nmvs16 nm
Die Size284 mm²vs200 mm²
Transistors6,600 millionvs4,400 million
Shaders1280vs1152
Compute Units20vs9
Core clock1530 MHzvs1506 MHz
ROPs48vs48
TMUs80vs72

Memory Configuration

GeForce GTX 1660GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Bus Width192 bitvs192 bit
Memory Speed2000 MHz
8000 MHz effective
vs2002 MHz
8008 MHz effective
Memory Size6144 Mbvs3072 Mb

Additional details

GeForce GTX 1660GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB
TDP0 wattsvs120 watts
Release Date15 Mar 2019vs18 Aug 2016

Raw Performance comparison

Pixel Rate

  • GeForce GTX 1660
    85.68 GP/s
  • GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB
    72.30 GP/s

GigaPixels - higher is better

Texel Rate

  • GeForce GTX 1660
    142.80 GT/s
  • GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB
    108.40 GT/s

GigaTexels - higher is better

Memory bandwidth

  • GeForce GTX 1660
    192.00 GB/s
  • GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB
    192.20 GB/s

GB/s - higher is better

Single precision performance

  • GeForce GTX 1660
    4570.00 GFLOPs
  • GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB
    3470.00 GFLOPs

GFLOPs - higher is better

Game benchmarks

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Highest Detail, Pure Hair On, HBAO+, DirectX 12, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1660
    69
  • GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB
    52

FPS (higher is better)