Review Asus TUF Gaming X3 GeForce GTX 1660 Super OC Edition (6 GB) video card

Review Asus TUF Gaming X3 GeForce GTX 1660 Super OC Edition (6 GB) video card

Review Asus TUF Gaming X3 GeForce GTX 1660 Super OC Edition (6 GB) video card

Asus TUF Gaming X3 GeForce GTX 1660 Super OC Edition 6 GB 192-bit GDDR6

ParameterValueNominal value (reference)
GPUGeForce GTX 1660 Super (TU116)
InterfacePCI Express x16
GPU frequency (ROPs), MHzOC Mode: 1530-1860 (Boost) —1980 (Max)
Gaming Mode: 1530-1830 (Boost) —1960 (Max)
1530-1785 (Boost) —1960 (Max)
Memory frequency (physical (effective)), MHz3500 (14000)3500 (14000)
Memory bus width, bit192
The number of processing units in the GPU22
The number of operations (ALU) in the block64
Total number of ALUs1408
Number of texture units (BLF / TLF / ANIS)88
The number of rasterization blocks (ROP)48
Number of Ray Tracing Blocks
The number of tensor blocks
Sizes, mm265 × 120 × 55220 × 100 × 36
The number of slots in the system unit occupied by the video card32
PCB colourthe blackthe black
Peak power consumption in 3D, W124122
2D power consumption, W2726
Power consumption in sleep mode, Weleveneleven
Noise level in 3D (maximum load), dBA37.334.5
The noise level in 2D (video viewing), dBA26.325,4
The noise level in 2D (in idle), dBA26.325,4
Video outputs1 × DVI-D, 1 × HDMI 2.0b, 1 × DisplayPort 1.41 × HDMI 2.0b, 3 × DisplayPort 1.4
Multiprocessor Supportnot
Maximum number of receivers/monitors for simultaneous image output34
Power: 8-pin connectors11
Power: 6-pin connectors
Maximum Resolution / Frequency, Display Port3840 × 2160 @ 120 Hz (7680 × 4320 @ 30 Hz)
Maximum Resolution / Frequency, HDMI3840 × 2160 @ 60 Hz
Maximum Resolution / Frequency, Dual-Link DVI2560 × 1600 @ 60 Hz (1920 × 1200 @ 120 Hz)
Maximum Resolution / Frequency, Single-Link DVI1920 × 1200 @ 60 Hz (1280 × 1024 @ 85 Hz)

Memory

The card has 6 GB of GDDR6 SDRAM located in 6 chips of 8 Gb on the front side of the PCB. Micron memory microcircuits (GDDR6, MT61K256M32JE-14 ) are designed for a nominal operating frequency of 3500 (14000) MHz. The code decoder on the FBGA packages is here.

Features of the card and comparison with the cheapest version of the GTX 1660 Supe

front view
back view

Since we have not been provided with an Nvidia reference card on the GTX 1660 Super. We are comparing today’s considered Asus TUF Gaming X3 GeForce GTX 1660 Super OC Edition with another serial card.

It is clearly seen that the design of the cards is very similar in terms of the location of the memory chips around the GPU. Power schemes look very different from the outside. Furthermore, in both cases, only one 8-pin connector is sufficient for power: in general, graphics processors that have memory chips do not use that much, and Nvidia allows a significant increase in operating frequency. (So ​​there is no overlap in performance with more expensive solutions).

The proprietary utility Asus GPU Tweak II works perfectly with this card, and it is through it that you can enable the factory mode OC Mode. Of course, there is the possibility of manual overclocking, but it, as mentioned above, does not give anything.

Asus Gaming card

Test result

Conclusion

The Asus TUF Gaming X3 GeForce GTX 1660 Super OC Edition (6GB) is a solid version of the mid-budget 3D graphics accelerator for those who do not need backlighting. The card has a large cooling system, but it does not beat the records at all (it is only relatively quiet at idle time, and fully loaded under load). And given the price in which the card was offered at retail at the time of manufacture of the goods, it is very difficult to recommend a purchase: for the same amount you can buy at least GTX 1660T.

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