EVGA GeForce GTX 1660 SC Ultra Gaming Graphics Card Review


For our test rig we paired the card with an Intel Core i5 8600K, Asus ROG Maximus X Hero Z370 motherboard and 32GB of Zadak Spark RGB DDR4-4133. All test are conducted using default speeds on CPU and Card.

CPU Intel Core i5-8600K @ 3.6GHz (Coffee Lake)
Cooling Cooler Master MasterLiquid ML240P Mirage
Motherboard Asus ROG Maximus X Hero Z370
Ram Zadak Spark RGB DDR4-4133 32GB Kit
HDD Samsung 960 EVO 250GB PCIE M.2 SSD
PSU Thermaltake Toughpower Grand RGB 850W
VGA card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1660 SC Ultra Gaming Graphics
Nvidia Drivers Version 441.2
OS Windows 10


When it comes to memory performance, memory type and memory speed make all the difference. With EVGA GeForce GTX 16 Series SUPER gaming cards, the memory type and speed are improved and so is the performance. Expect real-world performance improvements that you can feel!


We would like to thank Futuremark for providing the 3DMark software for use in this testing.

3DMark is arguably the most popular graphics card benchmarking software known to the world. For more than a decade, users have been using the software made by Futuremark to make and break world records and to also test overclocks. The latest version simply known as 3DMark includes several tests for DirectX 9, 10, 11 and 12 hardware. This version also supports cross-platform benchmarking including smartphones and tablets (Android and iOS) this time around. We used the Fire Strike Ultra, and Time Spy benchmarks (all at default settings). I will let the numbers do the talking.



3DMark v2 – Port Royal (DXR – Ray Tracing)

Port Royal is a graphics card benchmark for testing real-time ray tracing performance. To run this test, you must have a graphics card and drivers that support Microsoft DirectX Raytracing.

* Now this card has no support for Ray Tracing but I was still able to run the test.?


3DMark – Time Spy (DX12)

3DMark Time Spy is a new DirectX 12 benchmark test for Windows 10 gaming PCs. Time Spy is one of the first DirectX 12 apps to be built “the right way” from the ground up to fully realize the performance gains that the new API offers. With its pure DirectX 12 engine, which supports new API features like asynchronous compute, explicit multi-adapter, and multi-threading, Time Spy is the ideal test for benchmarking the latest graphics cards.


3DMark – Firestrike (DX11)

Fire Strike is a showcase DirectX 11 benchmark designed for today’s high-performance gaming PCs. It is our most ambitious and technical benchmark ever, featuring real-time graphics rendered with detail and complexity far beyond what is found in other benchmarks and games today.


Unigine 2 – Superposition (1080p Extreme)

Extreme performance and stability test for PC hardware: video card, power supply, cooling system. Check your rig in stock and overclocking modes with real-life load! Also includes interactive experience in a beautiful, detailed environment.


Final Fantasy XIV Online: Shadowbringers Official Benchmark

See just how well FINAL FANTASY XIV will run on your computer. This official benchmark software uses actual maps and playable characters to assign a score to your PC and rate its performance. A character creation tool is also included, allowing you to view a playable character as they will appear in-game.


Here is the results from ADIA64 GPGPU benchmark.


MIN and MAX Temps During all the Benchmarks From Above

At full load, the card reached a high of 67 degrees Celsius with an overclocked GPU at 2085 MHz.



Next-Gen Overclocking – OVERCLOCKING to 2085MHz!!

With a brand new layout, completely new codebase, new features and more, the new EVGA Precision X1 software is faster, easier and better than ever.


Now for the Overclock results! I was able to achieve a base clock of 2085MHz. Anything higher and the test benchmark would freeze up, skip or just stop completely. I would say that anything under 2085MHz is completely stable. With that being said that is about an 12% overclock over the default 1830 MHz oc speeds the card is shipped with. I scored a 3428 compared to 3247 at default clocks in Unigine Superposition Benchmark. That’s about a 5% Performance Increase. Not to shabby!



Now lets take a look at the software for the EVGA GeForce GTX 1660 SC Ultra!


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