GALAX GeForce GTX 1660 Super Graphics Card Review!

GALAX GeForce GTX 1660 Super Graphics Card Review!

GALAX GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER : Key Features | Thermal Output | Noise Level

GALAX GTX 1660 Super : Display Ports

The GALAX GeForce GTX 1660 Super offers three display ports. From left to right, they are :

  • DisplayPort 1.4
  • HDMI 2.0b with HDCP 2.2 support
  • DVI-D

Technically, this allows it to display out to a maximum of three monitors, but it might not be practical in real life.

It is, in particular, difficult to do so for three similar monitors, because they would have to support three different ports!

Incidentally, the cooling vents above the display ports are purely decorative. Not only are the heatsink fins aligned in parallel, the cooler shroud actually blocks hot air from exiting through these vents.

 

GALAX GTX 1660 Super : RGB Heatpipe Cooler

The GALAX GeForce GTX 1660 Super is kept cool by an aluminium heatsink, with four copper heat pipes.

The finish of the aluminium heatsink isn’t that awesome, but at least it has heat pipes to transfer heat from the GPU to the entire heatsink.

The heatsink is kept cool by two 90 mm fans, that not only has fan stop capability, but also comes with programmable RGB lighting!

Hot air from this cooler exhausts upwards and downwards. This is a shame, because it means the hot air recirculates within the PC case, instead of exhausting out the back.

 

GALAX GTX 1660 Super : Thermal Output

Note that these are not the recorded temperatures, but how much hotter the exhaust air is above ambient temperature.

The GALAX GTX 1660 Super with a 125 watt TDP has roughly the same peak exhaust temperature as the GeForce RTX 2060 with a much higher 175 watt TDP.

 

GALAX GTX 1660 Super : Noise Level

How noisy is the GALAX GeForce GTX 1660 Super? Check it out for yourself in this video!

Despite its rough finish, the aluminium heat pipe cooler does a great job of keeping the NVIDIA TU116 GPU cool, without the fans. In fact, the fans did not start spinning until about a minute into the Time Spy Extreme benchmark!

If you are not gaming and just doing work or watching YouTube or a movie, it will be completely silent. Even when you are running a strenuous game, the fans are quiet. That said, we did hear some rattling from the fans in our sample…

 

GALAX GTX 1660 Super : PCIe Power + Interface

The GALAX GeForce GTX 1660 Super has a TDP of 125 watts, and requires an 8-pin PCIe power cable.

It uses the good old PCI Express 3.0 x16 interface, which gives it the same PCIe bandwidth as the PCI Express 4.0 x8 interface used by the competing AMD Radeon RX 5500.

Next Page > GALAX GTX 1660 SUPER : 3DMark + Division 2 Benchmark Results

 

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