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Gigabyte Geforce GTX 1660 Super Review

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Synthetic Benchmarks

3DMARK

3DMARK is the go-to benchmark for all enthusiasts. It covers tests for everything from tablets and notebooks to gaming laptops and the most powerful gaming machines. For this review, we ran both Time Spy Extreme and Firestrike Ultra. For the synthetic benchmarks, we still run each benchmark three times. However, we just go with the best overall results out of the three, we do not average them out.

3DMARK Time Spy Extreme

3DMARK Time Spy Extreme

 

Looking at the results for 3DMARK Time Spy Extreme, our Gigabyte 1660 Super achieved an overall score of 2876. This was only two points behind the overall score for the MSI Gaming X 1660 ti. OUr Gigabyte 1660 Super achieved a graphics score of 2792.

3DMARK Firestrike Ultra

3DMARK Firestrike

In 3DMARK Firestrike Ultra, our Gigabyte 1660 Super beat out its closest competitor in the MSI Gaming X 1660 ti in the graphics score, be it only by four points. The overall score eas 69 points behind the MSI Gaming X 1660 ti. Our Gigabyte 1660 Super came in with an overall score of 3299 in Firestrike Ultra.

VRMARK

VR Mark consists of three separate tests, each more intensive on your system than the last. These tests are The Orange Room, the Cyan Room, and the Blue Room. The Orange Room test is the least intense and is meant to test a system that meets the minimum hardware requirements for VR Gaming. The Cyan Room shows the user how the use of an API with less overhead can provide the user with a great VR experience, even on less than amazing hardware. The Blue Room test is designed for the latest and greatest hardware. The Blue Room renders at a whopping 5k resolution and is designed to push your system to the limits for an amazing VR experience.

Orange Room

Orange Room

Gigabyte 1660 super vrmark orange room

In the VRMARK Orange Room benchmark, our Gigabyte 1660 Super beat out the MSI Gaming X 1660 ti by an overall score of 9738 to 9615. On the average frames per second, the MSI Gaming X 1660 ti was again beat out by the Gigabyte 1660 Super 210 to 212.

Cyan Room

Cyan Room

 

Gigabyte 1660 super VR mark Cyan Room

In the Cyan Room benchmark, our Gigabyte 1660 Super achieved an overall score of 6231 with an average frame rate of per second of 136.

Blue Room

Blue Room

Gigabyte 1660 super VR mark blue room

VRMARK Blue room is the most intense of the three VRMARK benchmarks. It’s designed more for higher-end systems designed for 4k gaming. The Gigabyte 1660 Super achieved an overall score of 1916 in VRMARK Blue Room with an average frame rate per second of 42.

Unigine Superposition

Unigine Superposition

Superposition is another GPU intensive benchmark put out by Unigine, the makers of both the very popular Valley and Heaven benchmarks. Superposition is an extreme performance and stability test for graphics cards, power supplies, and cooling systems.

There are several tests in Unigine’s Superposition benchmark. For our graphics card reviews, we run both the 4K Optimized and 8K Optimized tests. Being the lowest end card of the five tested, it was no surprise the Gigabyte 1660 Super was at the bottom of the pack. In the 4k Optimized test, our Gigabyte 1660 Super scored 4169. In the 8k Optimized test, our Gigabyte 1660 Super achieved a score of 2041.

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Paul Malfy

Paul started building computers in 1994. He studied journalism and computer science in college. Paul loves gaming but hardware is his true passion. News Writer and Product Reviewer.

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