3DMark Time Spy just recently came out and it is the latest and greatest DirectX 12 benchmark test for gaming PCs running Windows 10. This DirectX 12 Feature Level 11_0 benchmark utilizes a pure DirectX 12 game engine that supports features like asynchronous compute, explicit multi-adapter, and multi-threading! The developers opted to use DirectX 12 Feature Level 11_0 to ensuring wide compatibility with DirectX 11 hardware through DirectX 12 drivers.
With DirectX 12 on Windows 10, game developers can significantly improve the multi-thread scaling and hardware utilization of their titles to draw more objects, textures and effects for your viewing enjoyment. 3DMark Fire Strike is a great high-end DirectX 11 benchmark test, but doesn’t really show off what new graphics cards can do on a DirectX 12 game title that will have much more going on while you are playing.
We ran 3DMark Time Spy with the standard settings and got the following results:
In this DX12 benchmark found the EVGA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti XC Black scored 6,314 points. This is a solid score that is only about 350 points behind the ASUS ROG STRIX GTX 1660 Ti model that runs $50 more.
Here are the FPS results from Game Test 1 (GT1) and Game Test 2 (GT2) for those that like to look at frame rates versus just an overall score. Since the EVGA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti is clocked lower than the ASUS GeForce GTX 1660 Ti all of the test results came out looking like this. The EVGA model is just behind the ASUS model that we already reviewed. Rather than boring you with 10 more of the same results we wanted to look at some other game titles that many sites don’t test with. We also wanted to run the benchmark for longer periods of time to see how performance looks over many minutes and not just a 1-2 minute long benchmark.