GALAX GeForce GTX 1660 Super Graphics Card Review!

GALAX GeForce GTX 1660 Super Graphics Card Review!

GALAX GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER : Summary + Verdict | Specifications | Where To Buy

GALAX GeForce GTX 1660 Super : Performance Summary

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER is nothing more than the regular GTX 1660 with faster GDDR6 memory. This gives it the same GPU performance, but with 75% higher memory bandwidth.

This addresses a key deficit of the regular GTX 1660 cards, enough to give it a 10% to 25% boost in 1080p gaming performance according to NVIDIA.

The GALAX GeForce GTX 1660 Super (1-Click OC) is a slightly-overclocked variant of the GTX 1660 SUPER, with just a 30 MHz increase in the boost clock speed.

In our tests, it did pretty well, matching or even beating the GeForce GTX 1070 in many games :

  • Time Spy : 3% faster at 1080p, 2.4% faster at 4K
  • The Division 2 : 3% faster at 1080p, 5% faster at 4K
  • Strange Brigade : 6.5% faster at 1080p, 14% faster at 4K
  • Metro Exodus : 6.5% slower at 1080p, 5.5% slower at 4K
  • AOTS : 14% slower at 1080p, 1.9% slower at 4K

There’s something odd with the AOTS results, so we will be retesting the cards with the newer 441.08 driver that was released just after the launch.

But generally, the GALAX GeForce GTX 1660 Super card offers real good value for the money. For just $229, you are getting a card that’s basically equal in performance to the GeForce GTX 1070.

This is pretty impressive, because the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 has a 34% higher texture fill rate and 31% higher pixel fill rate on paper. What the GTX 1070 was short on was memory bandwidth, just 256 GB/s – 24% lower than the GTX 1660 SUPER.

 

GALAX GeForce GTX 1660 Super : Our Verdict

Its aluminium heatsink isn’t all that nicely-finished, but it does the job well enough, thanks to the four copper heat pipes and dual 90mm fans.

The fans only spin up when the GPU gets hot, which means it’s virtually silent until you start gaming. They are pretty quiet, but we noticed some rattling.

Now, it is factory-overclocked with a 15 MHz higher boost clock. But it’s called a 1-Click OC model because you actually need to use the 1-Click OC button in the GALAX Xtreme Tuner utility to increase the boost clock by another 15 MHz.

Interestingly, their latest Xtreme Tuner utility has not been updated to support this card, so the 1-Click OC option is greyed out. However, you can manually overclock the card… so you have to wonder – why bother with the 1-Click OC option?

A 30 MHz increase in the boost clock is nothing special. They should have just set the boost clock to 1815 MHz right out-of-the-box, and save everyone the hassle.

Our quibbles aside, the GALAX GeForce GTX 1660 Super is a decent card. More importantly, it’s cheaper than many of its competitors.

So yes, the GALAX GeForce GTX 1660 Super is definitely a card to consider, if you are looking for an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER card.

 

GALAX GeForce GTX 1660 Super (1-Click OC) Specifications

Specifications GALAX GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER
Model 60SRL7DSY91S
GPU NVIDIA TU116-300
Base Clock 1530 MHz
Boost Clock 1815 MHz
Max. Texture Rate 159.7 GT/s
Max. Pixel Rate 87.1 GP/s
Graphics Memory 6 GB GDDR6 (14 Gbps)
Memory Bandwidth 336.0 GB/s
Cooling 2 x 90 mm cooling fans
Aluminium heatsink
2 x copper heatpipes
TDP 125 watts
Power Connector 8-pin
Interface PCI Express 3.0 x16
Display Ports 1 x DisplayPort 1.4
1 x HDMI 2.0b
1 x DVI-D
Dimensions (w/o bracket) 214 mm wide
118.65 mm tall
38.6 mm thick

 

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER : Where To Buy

Here is a list of online purchase options, and their prices (accurate as of 1 November 2019) :

Malaysia

  • GALAX GeForce GTX 1660S (1-Click OC) : RM 1,089
  • GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1660S Gaming OC : RM 1,259
  • GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1660S OC : RM 1,179
  • MSI GeForce GTX 1660S Gaming X : RM 1,239
  • MSI GeForce GTX 1660S Ventus XS OC : RM 1,129
  • MSI GeForce GTX 1660S Aero : RM 1,049
  • ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1660S AMP : RM 1,129
  • ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1660S Twin Fan : RM 1,069

United States

  • ASUS GeForce GTX 1660S OC : $229.99
  • GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1660S OC : $239.99
  • GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1660S Gaming OC : $249.99
  • MSI GeForce GTX 1660S Ventus XS OC : $239.99
  • MSI GeForce GTX 1660S Gaming X : $259.99
  • ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1660S AMP : $249.99

United Kingdom

  • ASUS GeForce GTX 1660S Phoenix : £218.11
  • ASUS GeForce GTX 1660S EVO OC : £228.09
  • EVGA GeForce GTX 1660S SC Ultra Gaming : £227.61
  • GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1660S Gaming OC : £237.46
  • MSI GeForce GTX 1660S Ventus XS OC : £240.94
  • Palit GeForce GTX 1660S StormX : £269.99
  • Palit GeForce GTX 1660S StormX OC : £276.09
  • PNY GeForce GTX 1660S Single Fan : £282.77
  • PNY GeForce GTX 1660S Twin Fan : £291.02
  • PNY GeForce GTX 1660S Gaming Pro OC : £301.34

Australia

  • ASUS GeForce GTX 1660S Phoenix : A$413.00
  • ASUS GeForce GTX 1660S TUF Gaming X3 : A$516.80
  • GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1660S OC : A$435.23
  • GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1660S Gaming OC : A$466.00
  • ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1660S Twin Fan : A$413.00
  • ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1660S AMP : A$434.00

 

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