ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER AMP Graphics Card Review

Toady, we’ll be taking a quick look at the ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER Graphics Card. This is the AMP edition and features a factory overclocked GPU running at a boost speed of 1845 MHz (default is 1530 MHz). It comes with a total of 1408 CUDA cores and 6GB GDDR6 ram, with a memory speed of 14 Gbps on a 192-bit memory bus.

If you’re not too bothered about ray-tracing, then Nvidia’s GTX 16-series will be right up your alley. The previous model from Nvidia which we reviewed last year, was the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti and it did a great job in terms of performance, but lacks the essential Tenor and RT cores for ray-tracing of course. 

When Nvidia released their SUPER series late last year, I was a little confused … I asked myself why? I then realize what Nvidia was trying to do was to halt AMD’s growing market share in the mainstream sector, where price/performance really matters. 

So what’s the real difference between the GTX 1660 Ti and the GTX 1660 SUPER? Well, take a look at the table below. Appart from the obvious … like the number of CUDA cores and clock speeds, many users have already told us that there’s only a slight improvement if you go for the GTX 1660 Ti over the GTX 1660 SUPER, which currently costs around USD $20-30 more. What you’ll find is that Nvidia is trying to fill the gap between the GTX 1660 Ti and the less than impressive GTX 1660.

Here’s a quick comparison between the GeForce RTX 20 series and the GTX 1660 SUPER (default clock speeds)…

  GeForce RTX 2070 GeForce RTX 2060 GeForce GTX 1660 Ti GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER GeForce GTX 1060
Architecture Turing Turing Turing Turing Turing
CUDA Cores 2304 1920 1536 1408 1280
Frame Buffer 8GB GDDR6 6GB GDDR6 6GB GDDR6 6GB GDDR6 6GB GDDR5
Base Clock Speed 1410 MHz 1365 MHz
1500 MHz 1530 MHz 1506 MHz
Boost Clock Speed 1620 MHz 1680 MHz 1770 MHz 1845 MHz 1708  MHz
Giga Rays/s 6 5 N/A N/A N/A
Memory Speed 14 Gbps 14 Gbps 12 Gbps 14 Gbps 8 Gbps
Memory Bus 256-bit 192-bit 192-bit 192-bit 192-bit
Memory Bandwidth 448 Gb/s 336 Gb/s 288 Gb/s 336 Gb/s 192 Gb/s
Power 175W 160W 120-130W 125W 120W
DX12 Support Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Vulkan API Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Ray Tracing Yes Yes No No No

 

We’ll start by saying a big thanks to Zotac for providing the review sample. This is a snippet from what Zotac has to say about themselves on their website …

BRAND STORY

ZOTAC, the creator of the Original Mini PC, derives its name from the words “zone” and “tact”, aptly referencing our skill & expertise in the zones of PC components, systems, and manufacturing. Combining both function and design, ZOTAC strives to create the latest technological products that epitomize form, utility, and style.

Innovation, Quality and responsibility

ZOTAC believes being at the forefront of innovation is the key to the future. Our dedication to produce quality products us the backbone of our business model, and we work round-the-clock to ensure all our products are up to then our rigorous standards.

 

This is a dual fan card and is pretty compact in size, something ZOTAC is known for. They claim that most of the of the dual fan cards will fit in 99% of all chassis out there. From my experience … I have to agree.

We’ll be installing the ZOTAC Gaming  GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER AMP edition in to our test rig, which will be comprised of an AMD Ryzen 7 3700X processor, ASRock X570 Phantom Gaming X motherboard, along with 16GB of GEIL Super Luce DDR4-3000 ram. 

I’m expecting some decent performance from this card, especially when you have a faster memory clock at 14 Gbps, with a higher memory bandwidth of 336 Gb/s. In fact, this overclocked AMP edition could perform almost as good as a GeForcre GTX 1660 Ti. OK enough talk, let’s start by taking a look at the specifications and features in our page…

You can buy the ZOTAC Gaming GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER AMP (6GB GDDR6) Graphics Card for USD $239 from Amazon – https://amzn.to/2TLyAS8

 

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