EVGA GeForce GTX 1660 Black Graphics Card Review

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VRMark and Superposition Benchmark

VRMark is a relatively new benchmark aimed at those that might be thinking about buying an HTC Vive or an Oculus Rift and knowing what hardware will give them the best VR gaming experience. VRMark includes two VR benchmark tests that run on your monitor, no headset required, or on a connected HMD. At the end of each test, you’ll see whether your PC is VR ready, and if not, how far it falls short.

vrmark cyan settings

We used the Cyan Room to benchmark our cards as it is a DirectX 12 benchmark. Sitting between the Orange and Blue Rooms, it features a large, complex scene and many eye-catching effects. Cyan Room shows how using an API with less overhead can help developers deliver impressive VR experiences even on modest PC systems.  The target frame rate for the Cyan Room benchmark when running in desktop mode is 109 FPS. The rendering resolution is 2264 × 1348, which is 1132 × 1348 per eye.

Benchmark Results: The EVGA GeForce GTX 1660 Black finished with a score of 5,139 points. This puts the GeForce GTX 1660 and the Radeon RX 590 in basically a virtual tie when it comes to VR performance as both came in at 112 FPS.

Superposition Benchmark

UNIGINE introduced the Superposition Benchmark in April 2017 and it contains a benchmark based on the UNIGINE 2 Engine that is pretty tough on modern graphics cards.

Superposition settings

We ran the Superposition Benchmark performance test with the 1080P Extreme preset.

The GeForce GTX 1660 completed the 1080P Extreme preset in Superposition with a score of 3,015 points. That is a strong finish that  is 10% faster than the GeForce GTX 1060 6GB and 7% faster than the Radeon RX 590!

Here are the FPS results from the benchmark for those that would like more details. The GeForce GTX 1660 averaged 22.5 FPS on this very tough 1080P benchmark test. The only single-GPU solution that can run this benchmark with over a 60 FPS average would be the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti models.

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