For our tests, we used a new test rig which is comprised of an ASRock Z390 Taichi Motherboard, along with an Intel Core i7-8700K at default clock speed of 3.7GHz (Boost at 4.7GHz), as well as 16GB GEIL Super Luce RGB DDR4-3600 ram in dual channel mode.
All tests were conducted at default clock speeds at a resolution of 1920×1080. High or Ultra settings enabled.
|CPU||Intel Core i7-8700K @ 3.7GHz (Boost @ 4.7GHz)|
|Cooling||Noctua NH-D15 Premium CPU cooler|
|Motherboard||ASRock Z390 Taichi Motherboard|
|Ram||16GB GEIL Super Luce RGB DDR4-3600|
|HDD||Adata SX 7000 240GB PCIE M.2 SSD|
|VGA card||Asus TUF Gaming GeForce GTX 1660 OC (6GB GDDR5)|
|Nvidia Drivers||Latest Game Ready Drivers – WHQL|
Asus GPU Tweak II Sofware
The graphics card is already overclocked and boosted to 1845 MHz in “OC mode” (default boost speed is 1785 MHz) and should be plenty enough for most users. In “Gaming mode” the boost speed is 1815 MHz. But if that’s not enough, you can user Asus’s GPU Tweak II software to overclock the card even further. But be warned … please be very careful. Any overclocking is done at your own risk.
Idle temperatures were extremely good, hovering around 34 degrees Celsius. No issues to report here.
At full load, the card reached a high of 72 degrees Celsius. A little higher than I expected. I guess this is where a heatpipe cooling solution would perform better than a traditional heatsink (as found on the Asus TUF gaming GTX 1660)
PassMark – Performance Test 9.0 (3D Test)
Test the speed of your 3D video card by selecting from options such as fogging, lighting, alpha blending, wire frame, texturing, resolution, color depth, object rotation and object displacement. Separate tests for DirectX 9,10,11 & 12. With support for 4K resolution.