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KFA2 GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER Desktop GPU Review: The GTX 16 series also receives a SUPER upgrade

Sebastian Bade, 👁 Klaus Hinum, Klaus Hinum (translated by Alex Alderson), 12/01/2019

Is everything SUPER? NVIDIA has now expanded its mid-generation SUPER upgrades to the GTX 16 series, having initially reserved them for its RTX 20 series. The green team is not producing reference versions of its GTX 16 SUPER series, so we have put a KFA2 unit through its paces instead. Read on to find out what is so SUPER about NVIDIA's latest mid-range desktop GPU.

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Unsurprisingly, the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER is faster than the regular GeForce GTX 1660. However, it is also just minimally slower than the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti. Correspondingly, add-in-board partners (AIBs) are pricing the GTX 1660 SUPER between the two. KFA2 kindly provided us with a GTX 1660 SUPER to test, which currently retails at 235 Euros (~US$259). The company charges an additional 30 Euros (~US$33) for the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti and just under 200 Euros (~US$220) for the regular GeForce GTX 1660.

NVIDIA bases the GTX 1660 Super on the TU116, a 12 nm chip that it uses across the whole GTX 1660 range. Little separates the three GPUs on paper, but there are some peculiarities. The GTX 1660 SUPER makes the step up to GDDR6 VRAM, putting it on par with the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti and ahead of the regular GeForce GTX 1660, which has GDDR5 instead. The GTX 1660 SUPER also has a much higher memory bandwidth than both the other GPUs, along with a 5 W higher TDP. The GTX 1660 SUPER shares the same clock speeds as the regular GeForce GTX 1660 too, giving it a moderate boost over the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti. However, the GTX 1660 SUPER has fewer CUDA cores and texture units than the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti does, handing the latter an edge in the performance stakes.

The GTX 1660 SUPER requires a dedicated power connector, as the PCIe connector can only supply up to 75 W. Hence, KFA2 has included an 8-pin power connector, as PNY did with the GeForce GTX 1660 that we recently reviewed.

The KFA2 GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER has one HDMI 2.0b port, along with single DVI and DisplayPort connections. The company includes 24 months' warranty on each unit too. Please see our Guarantees, Return Policies & Warranties FAQ for more information.

KFA 2 GeForce GTX 1660 Super (1-Click OC)
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KFA 2 GeForce GTX 1660 Super (1-Click OC)
KFA 2 GeForce GTX 1660 Super (1-Click OC)
KFA 2 GeForce GTX 1660 Super (1-Click OC)
KFA 2 GeForce GTX 1660 Super (1-Click OC)
KFA 2 GeForce GTX 1660 Super (1-Click OC)
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NVIDIA Turing family overview

Specifications GTX 1650 GTX 1660 GTX 1660 Super GTX 1660 Ti RTX 2060 RTX 2070 RTX 2080 RTX 2080 Ti
Chip TU117 TU116 TU116 TU116 TU106 TU106 TU104 TU102
FinFET process 12 nm 12 nm 12 nm 12 nm 12 nm 12 nm 12 nm 12 nm
CUDA cores 896 1,408 1,408 1,536 1,920 2,304 2,944 4,352
Texture units 56 88 88 96 120 144 184 272
Tensor cores - - - - 240 288 368 544
RT Cores - - - - 30 36 46 68
GPU base clock 1,485 MHz 1,530 MHz 1,530 MHz 1,500 MHz 1,365 MHz 1,410 MHz 1,515 MHz 1,350 MHz
GPU boost clock 1,665 MHz 1,785 MHz 1,785 MHz 1,770 MHz 1,680 MHz 1,620 MHz 1,710 MHz 1,545 MHz
Memory bus 128-Bit 192-Bit 192-Bit 192-Bit 192-Bit 256-Bit 256-Bit 352-Bit
Memory bandwidth 128 GB/s 192.1 GB/s 336 GB/s 288 GB/s 336 GB/s 448 GB/s 448 GB/s 616 GB/s
VRAM 4 GB GDDR5 6 GB GDDR5 6 GB GDDR6 6 GB GDDR6 6 GB GDDR6 8 GB GDDR6 8 GB GDDR6 11 GB GDDR6
TDP 75 W 120 W 125 W 120 W 160 W 175 W 215 W 250 W

The Test System - AMD Ryzen 9 3900X as a base

We paired the GTX 1660 SUPER with an MSI MEG X570 Godlike motherboard and an AMD Ryzen 9 3900X processor for our tests. The Ryzen 9 3900X offers excellent performance as we discovered in our review earlier this year, and we used a Be Quiet Silent Loop 280 mm AIO to keep it cool. We also used 16 GB of G-Skill Trident Z Royal Gold RAM that we left clocked at 3,600 MHz on CL16-16-16-36. Finally, we ran all our benchmarks and tests on an Acer Predator XB321HK, a 4K monitor that we have used in many of our gaming reviews.

A big thank you to AMD for kindly providing us with this test platform.

AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
MSI MEG X570 Godlike
G-Skill Trident Z Royal Gold DDR4-3600
Case Corsair Carbide Air 540 ATX Cube
CPU AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
GPU KFA2 GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER (1-Click OC)
CPU cooler Be Quiet Silent Loop 280 mm
RAM G-Skill Trident Z Royal Gold DDR4-3600 2 x 8 GB (DDR4-3600 CL16-16-16-36)
Motherboard MSI MEG X570 Godlike (BIOS 1.20, Default Settings, XMP 1 for DDR4-3600 CL16)
Monitor Acer Predator XB321HK 4K
Power supply Corsair RM 1000X
SSD Corsair MP600 2 TB M.2 PCIe 4.0 SSD
SDD Western Digital SN720 512 GB - for games
SSD Crucial MX500 2 TB - for games
OS Microsoft Windows 10 Professional 64-Bit (Version 1903)
Drivers NVIDIA 441.20

Clock speeds - A slight boost clock over NVIDIA reference speeds

NVIDIA states that the GTX 1660 SUPER can boost up to 1,785 MHz, but KFA2 has taken its card slightly further. The company not only sets its version to 1,800 MHz but also includes a 1-Click-OC option to allow the card to operate at a higher base clock. According to Xtreme Tuner, the 1-Click-OC raises the base clock by 15 MHz from 1,530 MHz to 1,545 MHz. KFA2 has not touched the VRAM though, so the card still has a maximum memory bandwidth of 336 GB/s.

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Synthetic Benchmarks - Just behind the GTX 1660 Ti

The synthetic benchmarks give you a taste of what to expect from the KFA2 GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER. The graphics card sits just behind the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti here, with only around 6% generally separating the two. Nevertheless, the AMD Radeon RX 590 has the edge over NVIDIA's latest mid-range card, albeit by about 2%. You will need to step up to a GeForce RTX 2060 or Radeon RX 5700 if you consistently want more performance than the GTX 1660 SUPER offers, but these two cards are also considerably more expensive than our review unit.

Performance Rating
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
91.8 pt ∼92%
KFA2 GeForce RTX 2060 Super
83.3 pt ∼83%
AMD Radeon RX 5700
81.1 pt ∼81%
MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z 6G
72.6 pt ∼73%
Zotac GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB
61 pt ∼61%
XFX AMD Radeon RX 590 OC+ 8 GB
59.5 pt ∼60%
KFA 2 GeForce GTX 1660 Super
58.2 pt ∼58%
Sapphire NITRO+ RX 570 8 GB
50 pt ∼50%
PNY GeForce GTX 1660
47.9 pt ∼48%
Gainward GeForce GTX 1650 4 GB
36.9 pt ∼37%
3DMark
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
KFA2 GeForce RTX 2060 Super
8699 Points ∼100% +44%
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
8673 Points ∼100% +44%
MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z 6G
7732 Points ∼89% +28%
AMD Radeon RX 5700
7675 Points ∼88% +27%
Zotac GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB
6131 Points ∼70% +2%
KFA 2 GeForce GTX 1660 Super
6021 Points ∼69%
PNY GeForce GTX 1660
5502 Points ∼63% -9%
XFX AMD Radeon RX 590 OC+ 8 GB
4863 Points ∼56% -19%
Sapphire NITRO+ RX 570 8 GB
3958 Points ∼45% -34%
Gainward GeForce GTX 1650 4 GB
3492 Points ∼40% -42%
3840x2160 Fire Strike Ultra Graphics
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
5955 Points ∼100% +93%
AMD Radeon RX 5700
5292 Points ∼89% +71%
KFA2 GeForce RTX 2060 Super
5137 Points ∼86% +66%
MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z 6G
4244 Points ∼71% +37%
XFX AMD Radeon RX 590 OC+ 8 GB
3702 Points ∼62% +20%
Zotac GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB
3158 Points ∼53% +2%
KFA 2 GeForce GTX 1660 Super
3088 Points ∼52%
Sapphire NITRO+ RX 570 8 GB
3070 Points ∼52% -1%
PNY GeForce GTX 1660
2684 Points ∼45% -13%
Gainward GeForce GTX 1650 4 GB
1674 Points ∼28% -46%
Fire Strike Extreme Graphics
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
12209 Points ∼100% +76%
AMD Radeon RX 5700
10876 Points ∼89% +57%
KFA2 GeForce RTX 2060 Super
10368 Points ∼85% +50%
MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z 6G
9097 Points ∼75% +31%
XFX AMD Radeon RX 590 OC+ 8 GB
7328 Points ∼60% +6%
Zotac GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB
7184 Points ∼59% +4%
KFA 2 GeForce GTX 1660 Super
6935 Points ∼57%
PNY GeForce GTX 1660
6414 Points ∼53% -8%
Sapphire NITRO+ RX 570 8 GB
6077 Points ∼50% -12%
Gainward GeForce GTX 1650 4 GB
4044 Points ∼33% -42%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
25383 Points ∼100% +64%
AMD Radeon RX 5700
22457 Points ∼88% +45%
KFA2 GeForce RTX 2060 Super
21563 Points ∼85% +39%
MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z 6G
19338 Points ∼76% +25%
XFX AMD Radeon RX 590 OC+ 8 GB
16746 Points ∼66% +8%
Zotac GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB
16024 Points ∼63% +3%
KFA 2 GeForce GTX 1660 Super
15498 Points ∼61%
PNY GeForce GTX 1660
13847 Points ∼55% -11%
Sapphire NITRO+ RX 570 8 GB
13827 Points ∼54% -11%
Gainward GeForce GTX 1650 4 GB
9195 Points ∼36% -41%
3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
35715 Points ∼100% +67%
AMD Radeon RX 5700
31570 Points ∼88% +48%
KFA2 GeForce RTX 2060 Super
29148 Points ∼82% +37%
MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z 6G
26413 Points ∼74% +24%
XFX AMD Radeon RX 590 OC+ 8 GB
23202 Points ∼65% +9%
Zotac GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB
22128 Points ∼62% +4%
KFA 2 GeForce GTX 1660 Super
21347 Points ∼60%
PNY GeForce GTX 1660
20696 Points ∼58% -3%
Sapphire NITRO+ RX 570 8 GB
18967 Points ∼53% -11%
Gainward GeForce GTX 1650 4 GB
13759 Points ∼39% -36%
Unigine Heaven 4.0
Extreme Preset OpenGL
KFA2 GeForce RTX 2060 Super
132.3 fps ∼100% +43%
MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z 6G
115.8 fps ∼88% +26%
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
110.2 fps ∼83% +20%
AMD Radeon RX 5700
100.7 fps ∼76% +9%
Zotac GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB
94.3 fps ∼71% +2%
KFA 2 GeForce GTX 1660 Super
92.2 fps ∼70%
PNY GeForce GTX 1660
82.4 fps ∼62% -11%
XFX AMD Radeon RX 590 OC+ 8 GB
60.3 fps ∼46% -35%
Sapphire NITRO+ RX 570 8 GB
55.7 fps ∼42% -40%
Gainward GeForce GTX 1650 4 GB
54.3 fps ∼41% -41%
Extreme Preset DX11
KFA2 GeForce RTX 2060 Super
140.4 fps ∼100% +43%
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
132.5 fps ∼94% +35%
MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z 6G
124.1 fps ∼88% +26%
AMD Radeon RX 5700
119.9 fps ∼85% +22%
Zotac GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB
100.9 fps ∼72% +3%
KFA 2 GeForce GTX 1660 Super
98.3 fps ∼70%
PNY GeForce GTX 1660
87.6 fps ∼62% -11%
XFX AMD Radeon RX 590 OC+ 8 GB
76.1 fps ∼54% -23%
Sapphire NITRO+ RX 570 8 GB
64.7 fps ∼46% -34%
Gainward GeForce GTX 1650 4 GB
56.8 fps ∼40% -42%
Unigine Valley 1.0
1920x1080 Extreme HD DirectX AA:x8
KFA2 GeForce RTX 2060 Super
111 fps ∼100% +43%
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
106.3 fps ∼96% +37%
AMD Radeon RX 5700
99.3 fps ∼89% +28%
MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z 6G
91.2 fps ∼82% +18%
KFA 2 GeForce GTX 1660 Super
77.6 fps ∼70%
Zotac GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB
77.4 fps ∼70% 0%
PNY GeForce GTX 1660
64.2 fps ∼58% -17%
XFX AMD Radeon RX 590 OC+ 8 GB
57.3 fps ∼52% -26%
Sapphire NITRO+ RX 570 8 GB
49.1 fps ∼44% -37%
Gainward GeForce GTX 1650 4 GB
42.1 fps ∼38% -46%
1920x1080 Extreme HD Preset OpenGL AA:x8
KFA2 GeForce RTX 2060 Super
97.6 fps ∼100% +39%
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
89.1 fps ∼91% +27%
MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z 6G
83.6 fps ∼86% +19%
AMD Radeon RX 5700
82.7 fps ∼85% +17%
Zotac GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB
70.5 fps ∼72% 0%
KFA 2 GeForce GTX 1660 Super
70.4 fps ∼72%
PNY GeForce GTX 1660
59.1 fps ∼61% -16%
XFX AMD Radeon RX 590 OC+ 8 GB
50 fps ∼51% -29%
Sapphire NITRO+ RX 570 8 GB
42.8 fps ∼44% -39%
Gainward GeForce GTX 1650 4 GB
40 fps ∼41% -43%
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit
Room GPUs-only
KFA2 GeForce RTX 2060 Super
3278 Samples/s ∼100% +43%
MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z 6G
2586 Samples/s ∼79% +13%
KFA 2 GeForce GTX 1660 Super
2286 Samples/s ∼70%
Zotac GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB
2108 Samples/s ∼64% -8%
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
2104 Samples/s ∼64% -8%
PNY GeForce GTX 1660
2030 Samples/s ∼62% -11%
XFX AMD Radeon RX 590 OC+ 8 GB
1996 Samples/s ∼61% -13%
AMD Radeon RX 5700
1856 Samples/s ∼57% -19%
Sapphire NITRO+ RX 570 8 GB
1600 Samples/s ∼49% -30%
Gainward GeForce GTX 1650 4 GB
1368 Samples/s ∼42% -40%
Sala GPUs-only
KFA2 GeForce RTX 2060 Super
7010 Samples/s ∼100% +56%
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
6188 Samples/s ∼88% +38%
MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z 6G
5655 Samples/s ∼81% +26%
AMD Radeon RX 5700
5312 Samples/s ∼76% +18%
KFA 2 GeForce GTX 1660 Super
4490 Samples/s ∼64%
Zotac GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB
4440 Samples/s ∼63% -1%
XFX AMD Radeon RX 590 OC+ 8 GB
4084 Samples/s ∼58% -9%
PNY GeForce GTX 1660
4070 Samples/s ∼58% -9%
Sapphire NITRO+ RX 570 8 GB
3282 Samples/s ∼47% -27%
Gainward GeForce GTX 1650 4 GB
2577 Samples/s ∼37% -43%
ComputeMark v2.1
1024x600 Normal, QJuliaRayTrace
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
5761 Points ∼100% +58%
KFA2 GeForce RTX 2060 Super
5270 Points ∼91% +44%
MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z 6G
4903 Points ∼85% +34%
AMD Radeon RX 5700
4703 Points ∼82% +29%
Zotac GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB
3975 Points ∼69% +9%
PNY GeForce GTX 1660
3740 Points ∼65% +2%
KFA 2 GeForce GTX 1660 Super
3656 Points ∼63%
XFX AMD Radeon RX 590 OC+ 8 GB
3299 Points ∼57% -10%
Gainward GeForce GTX 1650 4 GB
2538 Points ∼44% -31%
Sapphire NITRO+ RX 570 8 GB
2444 Points ∼42% -33%
1024x600 Normal, Mandel Scalar
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
4869 Points ∼100% +127%
AMD Radeon RX 5700
4043 Points ∼83% +88%
XFX AMD Radeon RX 590 OC+ 8 GB
3312 Points ∼68% +54%
KFA2 GeForce RTX 2060 Super
3169 Points ∼65% +47%
MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z 6G
2982 Points ∼61% +39%
Sapphire NITRO+ RX 570 8 GB
2478 Points ∼51% +15%
Zotac GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB
2362 Points ∼49% +10%
PNY GeForce GTX 1660
2199 Points ∼45% +2%
KFA 2 GeForce GTX 1660 Super
2149 Points ∼44%
Gainward GeForce GTX 1650 4 GB
1474 Points ∼30% -31%
1024x600 Normal, Mandel Vector
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
4246 Points ∼100% +96%
AMD Radeon RX 5700
3532 Points ∼83% +63%
KFA2 GeForce RTX 2060 Super
2948 Points ∼69% +36%
XFX AMD Radeon RX 590 OC+ 8 GB
2802 Points ∼66% +29%
MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z 6G
2800 Points ∼66% +29%
Zotac GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB
2327 Points ∼55% +7%
PNY GeForce GTX 1660
2214 Points ∼52% +2%
Sapphire NITRO+ RX 570 8 GB
2169 Points ∼51% 0%
KFA 2 GeForce GTX 1660 Super
2169 Points ∼51%
Gainward GeForce GTX 1650 4 GB
1628 Points ∼38% -25%
1024x600 Normal, Fluid 2DTexArr
KFA2 GeForce RTX 2060 Super
2101 Points ∼100% +41%
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
1960 Points ∼93% +32%
AMD Radeon RX 5700
1810 Points ∼86% +22%
MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z 6G
1801 Points ∼86% +21%
KFA 2 GeForce GTX 1660 Super
1488 Points ∼71%
Zotac GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB
1452 Points ∼69% -2%
XFX AMD Radeon RX 590 OC+ 8 GB
1140 Points ∼54% -23%
PNY GeForce GTX 1660
1030 Points ∼49% -31%
Sapphire NITRO+ RX 570 8 GB
997 Points ∼47% -33%
Gainward GeForce GTX 1650 4 GB
673 Points ∼32% -55%
1024x600 Normal, Fluid 3DTex
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
2349 Points ∼100% +44%
AMD Radeon RX 5700
2294 Points ∼98% +40%
KFA2 GeForce RTX 2060 Super
2290 Points ∼97% +40%
MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z 6G
1889 Points ∼80% +15%
KFA 2 GeForce GTX 1660 Super
1636 Points ∼70%
Zotac GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB
1531 Points ∼65% -6%
XFX AMD Radeon RX 590 OC+ 8 GB
1239 Points ∼53% -24%
Sapphire NITRO+ RX 570 8 GB
1106 Points ∼47% -32%
PNY GeForce GTX 1660
1054 Points ∼45% -36%
Gainward GeForce GTX 1650 4 GB
698 Points ∼30% -57%
1024x600 Normal, Score
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
19184 Points ∼100% +73%
AMD Radeon RX 5700
16383 Points ∼85% +48%
KFA2 GeForce RTX 2060 Super
15776 Points ∼82% +42%
MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z 6G
14375 Points ∼75% +30%
XFX AMD Radeon RX 590 OC+ 8 GB
11791 Points ∼61% +6%
Zotac GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB
11648 Points ∼61% +5%
KFA 2 GeForce GTX 1660 Super
11098 Points ∼58%
PNY GeForce GTX 1660
10237 Points ∼53% -8%
Sapphire NITRO+ RX 570 8 GB
9194 Points ∼48% -17%
Gainward GeForce GTX 1650 4 GB
7011 Points ∼37% -37%
SPECviewperf 12
1900x1060 Solidworks (sw-03)
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
89.55 fps ∼100% +58%
AMD Radeon RX 5700
79.21 fps ∼88% +40%
XFX AMD Radeon RX 590 OC+ 8 GB
70.44 fps ∼79% +25%
KFA2 GeForce RTX 2060 Super
63.3 fps ∼71% +12%
Sapphire NITRO+ RX 570 8 GB
59.94 fps ∼67% +6%
MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z 6G
57.59 fps ∼64% +2%
KFA 2 GeForce GTX 1660 Super
56.51 fps ∼63%
Zotac GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB
55.36 fps ∼62% -2%
Gainward GeForce GTX 1650 4 GB
43.33 fps ∼48% -23%
PNY GeForce GTX 1660
43.33 fps ∼48% -23%
1900x1060 Siemens NX (snx-02)
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
35.27 fps ∼100% +330%
AMD Radeon RX 5700
33.5 fps ∼95% +308%
XFX AMD Radeon RX 590 OC+ 8 GB
24.87 fps ∼71% +203%
Sapphire NITRO+ RX 570 8 GB
19.35 fps ∼55% +136%
KFA2 GeForce RTX 2060 Super
8.6 fps ∼24% +5%
Zotac GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB
8.55 fps ∼24% +4%
MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z 6G
8.35 fps ∼24% +2%
KFA 2 GeForce GTX 1660 Super
8.21 fps ∼23%
Gainward GeForce GTX 1650 4 GB
6.48 fps ∼18% -21%
PNY GeForce GTX 1660
6.48 fps ∼18% -21%
1900x1060 Medical (medical-01)
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
46.9 fps ∼100% +50%
AMD Radeon RX 5700
40.97 fps ∼87% +31%
KFA2 GeForce RTX 2060 Super
38 fps ∼81% +22%
MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z 6G
35.22 fps ∼75% +13%
XFX AMD Radeon RX 590 OC+ 8 GB
33.92 fps ∼72% +9%
Zotac GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB
31.75 fps ∼68% +2%
KFA 2 GeForce GTX 1660 Super
31.2 fps ∼67%
Gainward GeForce GTX 1650 4 GB
21.41 fps ∼46% -31%
PNY GeForce GTX 1660
21.41 fps ∼46% -31%
Sapphire NITRO+ RX 570 8 GB
18.12 fps ∼39% -42%
1900x1060 Maya (maya-04)
KFA2 GeForce RTX 2060 Super
159.97 fps ∼100% +25%
KFA 2 GeForce GTX 1660 Super
127.76 fps ∼80%
MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z 6G
127.42 fps ∼80% 0%
Zotac GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB
123.16 fps ∼77% -4%
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
86.51 fps ∼54% -32%
Gainward GeForce GTX 1650 4 GB
85.26 fps ∼53% -33%
PNY GeForce GTX 1660
85.26 fps ∼53% -33%
AMD Radeon RX 5700
73.32 fps ∼46% -43%
XFX AMD Radeon RX 590 OC+ 8 GB
66.24 fps ∼41% -48%
Sapphire NITRO+ RX 570 8 GB
31.7 fps ∼20% -75%
1900x1060 Energy (energy-01)
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
12.72 fps ∼100% +56%
AMD Radeon RX 5700
11.53 fps ∼91% +41%
KFA2 GeForce RTX 2060 Super
10.74 fps ∼84% +31%
MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z 6G
9.19 fps ∼72% +12%
KFA 2 GeForce GTX 1660 Super
8.18 fps ∼64%
Zotac GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB
7.89 fps ∼62% -4%
XFX AMD Radeon RX 590 OC+ 8 GB
5.95 fps ∼47% -27%
Sapphire NITRO+ RX 570 8 GB
4.27 fps ∼34% -48%
Gainward GeForce GTX 1650 4 GB
2.2 fps ∼17% -73%
PNY GeForce GTX 1660
2.2 fps ∼17% -73%
1900x1060 Creo (creo-01)
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
66.87 fps ∼100% +88%
AMD Radeon RX 5700
60.21 fps ∼90% +70%
XFX AMD Radeon RX 590 OC+ 8 GB
49.01 fps ∼73% +38%
KFA2 GeForce RTX 2060 Super
45.58 fps ∼68% +28%
MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z 6G
44.45 fps ∼66% +25%
Sapphire NITRO+ RX 570 8 GB
41.33 fps ∼62% +16%
Zotac GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB
36.6 fps ∼55% +3%
KFA 2 GeForce GTX 1660 Super
35.51 fps ∼53%
Gainward GeForce GTX 1650 4 GB
27.36 fps ∼41% -23%
PNY GeForce GTX 1660
27.36 fps ∼41% -23%
1900x1060 Catia (catia-04)
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
158.81 fps ∼100% +152%
AMD Radeon RX 5700
135.74 fps ∼85% +116%
XFX AMD Radeon RX 590 OC+ 8 GB
123.47 fps ∼78% +96%
KFA2 GeForce RTX 2060 Super
79.45 fps ∼50% +26%
MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z 6G
74.84 fps ∼47% +19%
Zotac GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB
65.95 fps ∼42% +5%
KFA 2 GeForce GTX 1660 Super
62.98 fps ∼40%
Sapphire NITRO+ RX 570 8 GB
54.64 fps ∼34% -13%
Gainward GeForce GTX 1650 4 GB
42.85 fps ∼27% -32%
PNY GeForce GTX 1660
42.85 fps ∼27% -32%
1900x1060 3ds Max (3dsmax-05)
KFA2 GeForce RTX 2060 Super
192.98 fps ∼100% +26%
MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z 6G
183.6 fps ∼95% +20%
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
173.77 fps ∼90% +13%
Zotac GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB
159.02 fps ∼82% +4%
AMD Radeon RX 5700
155.74 fps ∼81% +1%
KFA 2 GeForce GTX 1660 Super
153.46 fps ∼80%
XFX AMD Radeon RX 590 OC+ 8 GB
120.33 fps ∼62% -22%
Sapphire NITRO+ RX 570 8 GB
107.88 fps ∼56% -30%
Gainward GeForce GTX 1650 4 GB
106.41 fps ∼55% -31%
PNY GeForce GTX 1660
106.41 fps ∼55% -31%
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Solidworks (sw-04)
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
114.44 fps ∼100% +45%
AMD Radeon RX 5700
101.77 fps ∼89% +29%
KFA2 GeForce RTX 2060 Super
89.1 fps ∼78% +13%
MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z 6G
83.42 fps ∼73% +6%
XFX AMD Radeon RX 590 OC+ 8 GB
82.95 fps ∼72% +5%
Sapphire NITRO+ RX 570 8 GB
79.9 fps ∼70% +1%
KFA 2 GeForce GTX 1660 Super
78.85 fps ∼69%
Zotac GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB
77.54 fps ∼68% -2%
Gainward GeForce GTX 1650 4 GB
60.76 fps ∼53% -23%
PNY GeForce GTX 1660
60.76 fps ∼53% -23%
Siemens NX (snx-03)
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
61.27 fps ∼100% +315%
AMD Radeon RX 5700
60.49 fps ∼99% +310%
XFX AMD Radeon RX 590 OC+ 8 GB
44.18 fps ∼72% +199%
Sapphire NITRO+ RX 570 8 GB
38.28 fps ∼62% +159%
KFA2 GeForce RTX 2060 Super
15.49 fps ∼25% +5%
Zotac GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB
15.26 fps ∼25% +3%
MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z 6G
14.99 fps ∼24% +2%
KFA 2 GeForce GTX 1660 Super
14.76 fps ∼24%
Gainward GeForce GTX 1650 4 GB
11.6 fps ∼19% -21%
PNY GeForce GTX 1660
11.6 fps ∼19% -21%
Medical (medical-02)
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
82.83 fps ∼100% +110%
AMD Radeon RX 5700
67.51 fps ∼82% +71%
KFA2 GeForce RTX 2060 Super
54.63 fps ∼66% +38%
MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z 6G
49.1 fps ∼59% +24%
Sapphire NITRO+ RX 570 8 GB
43.54 fps ∼53% +10%
Zotac GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB
42.08 fps ∼51% +7%
KFA 2 GeForce GTX 1660 Super
39.5 fps ∼48%
XFX AMD Radeon RX 590 OC+ 8 GB
27.9 fps ∼34% -29%
Gainward GeForce GTX 1650 4 GB
27.66 fps ∼33% -30%
PNY GeForce GTX 1660
27.66 fps ∼33% -30%
Maya (maya-05)
KFA2 GeForce RTX 2060 Super
269.3 fps ∼100% +1201%
MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z 6G
246.96 fps ∼92% +1093%
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
220.34 fps ∼82% +964%
Zotac GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB
202.66 fps ∼75% +879%
AMD Radeon RX 5700
185.19 fps ∼69% +795%
XFX AMD Radeon RX 590 OC+ 8 GB
151.03 fps ∼56% +630%
Sapphire NITRO+ RX 570 8 GB
143.92 fps ∼53% +595%
Gainward GeForce GTX 1650 4 GB
129.23 fps ∼48% +524%
PNY GeForce GTX 1660
129.23 fps ∼48% +524%
KFA 2 GeForce GTX 1660 Super
20.7 fps ∼8%
Energy (energy-02)
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
26.82 fps ∼100% +138%
AMD Radeon RX 5700
24.55 fps ∼92% +118%
KFA2 GeForce RTX 2060 Super
21.88 fps ∼82% +94%
KFA 2 GeForce GTX 1660 Super
11.25 fps ∼42%
Zotac GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB
11.17 fps ∼42% -1%
XFX AMD Radeon RX 590 OC+ 8 GB
8.98 fps ∼33% -20%
Sapphire NITRO+ RX 570 8 GB
8.1 fps ∼30% -28%
MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z 6G
7.62 fps ∼28% -32%
Gainward GeForce GTX 1650 4 GB
2.88 fps ∼11% -74%
PNY GeForce GTX 1660
2.88 fps ∼11% -74%
Creo (creo-02)
KFA2 GeForce RTX 2060 Super
180.39 fps ∼100% +38%
MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z 6G
169.83 fps ∼94% +30%
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
156.98 fps ∼87% +21%
Zotac GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB
133.46 fps ∼74% +2%
KFA 2 GeForce GTX 1660 Super
130.27 fps ∼72%
AMD Radeon RX 5700
116.7 fps ∼65% -10%
XFX AMD Radeon RX 590 OC+ 8 GB
90 fps ∼50% -31%
Gainward GeForce GTX 1650 4 GB
87.5 fps ∼49% -33%
PNY GeForce GTX 1660
87.5 fps ∼49% -33%
Sapphire NITRO+ RX 570 8 GB
80.19 fps ∼44% -38%
Catia (catia-05)
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
242.76 fps ∼100% +170%
AMD Radeon RX 5700
209.21 fps ∼86% +133%
XFX AMD Radeon RX 590 OC+ 8 GB
168.94 fps ∼70% +88%
Sapphire NITRO+ RX 570 8 GB
153.63 fps ∼63% +71%
KFA2 GeForce RTX 2060 Super
115.2 fps ∼47% +28%
MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z 6G
108.16 fps ∼45% +20%
Zotac GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB
94.27 fps ∼39% +5%
KFA 2 GeForce GTX 1660 Super
89.8 fps ∼37%
Gainward GeForce GTX 1650 4 GB
60.37 fps ∼25% -33%
PNY GeForce GTX 1660
60.37 fps ∼25% -33%
3ds Max (3dsmax-06)
KFA2 GeForce RTX 2060 Super
193.18 fps ∼100% +27%
MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z 6G
184.36 fps ∼95% +21%
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
175.55 fps ∼91% +15%
Zotac GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB
159.38 fps ∼83% +5%
AMD Radeon RX 5700
157 fps ∼81% +3%
KFA 2 GeForce GTX 1660 Super
152.1 fps ∼79%
XFX AMD Radeon RX 590 OC+ 8 GB
120.44 fps ∼62% -21%
Sapphire NITRO+ RX 570 8 GB
108.41 fps ∼56% -29%
Gainward GeForce GTX 1650 4 GB
105.54 fps ∼55% -31%
PNY GeForce GTX 1660
105.54 fps ∼55% -31%
SiSoft Sandra 2016
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KFA2 GeForce RTX 2060 Super
1120 MPix/s ∼100% +59%
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
919.18 MPix/s ∼82% +30%
MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z 6G
912 MPix/s ∼81% +29%
AMD Radeon RX 5700
775 MPix/s ∼69% +10%
Zotac GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB
737.26 MPix/s ∼66% +4%
KFA 2 GeForce GTX 1660 Super
705.98 MPix/s ∼63%
PNY GeForce GTX 1660
680.77 MPix/s ∼61% -4%
Gainward GeForce GTX 1650 4 GB
440.57 MPix/s ∼39% -38%
GP Cryptography (Higher Security AES256+SHA2-512)
KFA2 GeForce RTX 2060 Super
74.6 GB/s ∼100% +52%
MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z 6G
63.84 GB/s ∼86% +30%
PNY GeForce GTX 1660
52.19 GB/s ∼70% +6%
KFA 2 GeForce GTX 1660 Super
49.11 GB/s ∼66%
Zotac GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB
46.29 GB/s ∼62% -6%
Sapphire NITRO+ RX 570 8 GB
29.52 GB/s ∼40% -40%
Gainward GeForce GTX 1650 4 GB
23.8 GB/s ∼32% -52%
GP Financial Analysis (FP High/Double Precision)
Sapphire NITRO+ RX 570 8 GB
137.45 KOPT/s ∼100% +105%
KFA2 GeForce RTX 2060 Super
106.35 KOPT/s ∼77% +59%
MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z 6G
99.09 KOPT/s ∼72% +48%
Zotac GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB
73.83 KOPT/s ∼54% +10%
PNY GeForce GTX 1660
69.57 KOPT/s ∼51% +4%
KFA 2 GeForce GTX 1660 Super
67 KOPT/s ∼49%
Gainward GeForce GTX 1650 4 GB
44.82 KOPT/s ∼33% -33%
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
24 KOPT/s ∼17% -64%
AMD Radeon RX 5700
20.81 KOPT/s ∼15% -69%
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Gaming Benchmarks - Always ahead of the GTX 1660, but mixed results against the GTX 1660 Ti

The Witcher 3: Response times – ultra preset
The Witcher 3: Response times – ultra preset
The Witcher 3: Frame rates – ultra preset
The Witcher 3: Frame rates – ultra preset

The KFA2 GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER convinced us of its credentials in our gaming tests too. Our review unit generally offered between 10 and 20% more frame rates than the regular GeForce GTX 1660 did, making it more suitable for 1080p gaming at high or ultra graphics settings than its lesser-powered sibling. In fact, some titles like Dota 2 Reborn, FIFA 20, and Rocket League remain playable at 4K.

In terms of relative performance, the GTX 1660 SUPER again generally falls behind the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti. Our rankings are somewhat distorted by benchmarking the GTX 1660 SUPER in a more powerful system than we used for our GeForce GTX 1660 Ti review, though. However, the Radeon RX 590 also had the measure of the GTX 1660 SUPER.

In summary, the KFA2 GeForce GTX 1660 Super is powerful enough to play all but the most complex triple-A titles at maximum graphics in 1080p. Only a few titles like Anno 1800 and Metro Exodus average below 60 FPS, but dropping the graphics preset to high generally boosts average frame rates above that 60 FPS threshold.

We also left The Witcher 3 running for an hour at 1080p and on the ultra preset to see how the KFA2 GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER performed under sustained load. As the graph below shows, our review unit only fluctuated between 57 and 62 FPS during this test, demonstrating the effectiveness of its two fans. Frame rates settled at just below 60 FPS by the end of this endurance test, but you should not notice any difference when gaming, in our opinion. An average frame rate of 59.8 FPS underlines this too.

The Witcher 3: Framerates – ultra preset

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KFA 2 GeForce GTX 1660 Super GeForce GTX 1660 Super (Desktop), 3900X; The Witcher 3: Ø59.8 (57-62)
Forza Horizon 4 - 1920x1080 Ultra Preset AA:2xMS
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop), 3900X
149 fps ∼100% +39%
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop), 2700X
138 fps ∼93% +29%
AMD Radeon RX 5700
Radeon RX 5700 (Desktop), 2700X
118 fps ∼79% +10%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super
GeForce RTX 2060 Super, 2700X
110 fps ∼74% +3%
KFA 2 GeForce GTX 1660 Super
GeForce GTX 1660 Super (Desktop), 3900X
107 fps ∼72%
PNY GeForce GTX 1660
GeForce GTX 1660 (Desktop), 3900X
98 fps ∼66% -8%
Zotac GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Desktop), 2700X
97 fps ∼65% -9%
XFX AMD Radeon RX 590 OC+ 8 GB
Radeon RX 590, 2700X
91 fps ∼61% -15%
Sapphire NITRO+ RX 570 8 GB
Radeon RX 570, 2700X
75 fps ∼50% -30%
Gainward GeForce GTX 1650 4 GB
GeForce GTX 1650 (Desktop), 2700X
65 fps ∼44% -39%
Far Cry 5 - 1920x1080 Ultra Preset AA:T
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop), 3900X
110 (min: 85, max: 145) fps ∼100% +20%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super
GeForce RTX 2060 Super, 2700X
99 (min: 75, max: 131) fps ∼90% +8%
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop), 2700X
96 (min: 75, max: 127) fps ∼87% +4%
KFA 2 GeForce GTX 1660 Super
GeForce GTX 1660 Super (Desktop), 3900X
92 (min: 83, max: 104) fps ∼84%
Zotac GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Desktop), 2700X
91 (min: 78, max: 105) fps ∼83% -1%
AMD Radeon RX 5700
Radeon RX 5700 (Desktop), 2700X
84 (min: 59, max: 114) fps ∼76% -9%
PNY GeForce GTX 1660
GeForce GTX 1660 (Desktop), 3900X
82 (min: 73, max: 93) fps ∼75% -11%
XFX AMD Radeon RX 590 OC+ 8 GB
Radeon RX 590, 2700X
74 (min: 67, max: 88) fps ∼67% -20%
Sapphire NITRO+ RX 570 8 GB
Radeon RX 570, 2700X
65 (min: 58, max: 79) fps ∼59% -29%
Gainward GeForce GTX 1650 4 GB
GeForce GTX 1650 (Desktop), 2700X
56 (min: 50, max: 66) fps ∼51% -39%
The Witcher 3 - 1920x1080 Ultra Graphics & Postprocessing (HBAO+)
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop), 3900X
94 (min: 86, max: 103) fps ∼100% +58%
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop), 2700X
92 (min: 79, max: 99) fps ∼98% +55%
AMD Radeon RX 5700
Radeon RX 5700 (Desktop), 2700X
80 (min: 70, max: 87) fps ∼85% +34%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super
GeForce RTX 2060 Super, 2700X
79 (min: 67, max: 89) fps ∼84% +33%
Zotac GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Desktop), 2700X
62 (min: 43, max: 74) fps ∼66% +4%
KFA 2 GeForce GTX 1660 Super
GeForce GTX 1660 Super (Desktop), 3900X
59.5 (min: 53, max: 68) fps ∼63%
PNY GeForce GTX 1660
GeForce GTX 1660 (Desktop), 3900X
55.5 (min: 50, max: 63) fps ∼59% -7%
XFX AMD Radeon RX 590 OC+ 8 GB
Radeon RX 590, 2700X
50.8 (min: 42, max: 57) fps ∼54% -15%
Gainward GeForce GTX 1650 4 GB
GeForce GTX 1650 (Desktop), 2700X
43 (min: 37, max: 47) fps ∼46% -28%
Sapphire NITRO+ RX 570 8 GB
Radeon RX 570, 2700X
43 (min: 37, max: 47) fps ∼46% -28%
Farming Simulator 19 - 1920x1080 Very High Preset
KFA 2 GeForce GTX 1660 Super
GeForce GTX 1660 Super (Desktop), 3900X
123 (min: 99, max: 182) fps ∼100%
Zotac GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Desktop), 2700X
119 (min: 99, max: 161) fps ∼97% -3%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super
GeForce RTX 2060 Super, 2700X
118 (min: 106, max: 156) fps ∼96% -4%
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop), 2700X
116 (min: 101, max: 151) fps ∼94% -6%
PNY GeForce GTX 1660
GeForce GTX 1660 (Desktop), 3900X
116 (min: 93, max: 186) fps ∼94% -6%
AMD Radeon RX 5700
Radeon RX 5700 (Desktop), 2700X
94 (min: 76, max: 121) fps ∼76% -24%
Gainward GeForce GTX 1650 4 GB
GeForce GTX 1650 (Desktop), 2700X
76 (min: 60, max: 125) fps ∼62% -38%
XFX AMD Radeon RX 590 OC+ 8 GB
Radeon RX 590, 2700X
69 (min: 44, max: 117) fps ∼56% -44%
Sapphire NITRO+ RX 570 8 GB
Radeon RX 570, 2700X
56.1 (min: 43, max: 100) fps ∼46% -54%
Darksiders III - 1920x1080 Epic
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop), 2700X
121 (min: 52, max: 160) fps ∼100% +30%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super
GeForce RTX 2060 Super, 2700X
108 (min: 63, max: 126) fps ∼89% +16%
AMD Radeon RX 5700
Radeon RX 5700 (Desktop), 2700X
103 (min: 49, max: 123) fps ∼85% +11%
Zotac GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Desktop), 2700X
93 (min: 64, max: 104) fps ∼77% 0%
KFA 2 GeForce GTX 1660 Super
GeForce GTX 1660 Super (Desktop), 3900X
93 (min: 70, max: 104) fps ∼77%
Sapphire NITRO+ RX 570 8 GB
Radeon RX 570, 2700X
88 (min: 60, max: 103) fps ∼73% -5%
PNY GeForce GTX 1660
GeForce GTX 1660 (Desktop), 3900X
83 (min: 61, max: 94) fps ∼69% -11%
XFX AMD Radeon RX 590 OC+ 8 GB
Radeon RX 590, 2700X
68.2 (min: 50, max: 76) fps ∼56% -27%
Gainward GeForce GTX 1650 4 GB
GeForce GTX 1650 (Desktop), 2700X
55.8 (min: 48, max: 63) fps ∼46% -40%
Apex Legends - 1920x1080 Maximum Settings AA:TS AF:16x
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super
GeForce RTX 2060 Super, 2700X
144 (min: 143, max: 145) fps ∼100% +20%
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop), 2700X
144 (min: 143, max: 145) fps ∼100% +20%
AMD Radeon RX 5700
Radeon RX 5700 (Desktop), 2700X
142 (min: 136, max: 145) fps ∼99% +18%
KFA 2 GeForce GTX 1660 Super
GeForce GTX 1660 Super (Desktop), 3900X
120 (min: 109, max: 140) fps ∼83%
Zotac GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Desktop), 2700X
112 (min: 104, max: 126) fps ∼78% -7%
PNY GeForce GTX 1660
GeForce GTX 1660 (Desktop), 3900X
111 (99th percentile: 93.5) fps ∼77% -7%
XFX AMD Radeon RX 590 OC+ 8 GB
Radeon RX 590, 2700X
96 (min: 88, max: 110) fps ∼67% -20%
Sapphire NITRO+ RX 570 8 GB
Radeon RX 570, 2700X
77 (min: 71, max: 91) fps ∼53% -36%
Gainward GeForce GTX 1650 4 GB
GeForce GTX 1650 (Desktop), 2700X
67 (min: 56, max: 78) fps ∼47% -44%
Far Cry New Dawn - 1920x1080 Ultra Preset
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop), 3900X
97 (min: 69, max: 147) fps ∼100% +11%
KFA 2 GeForce GTX 1660 Super
GeForce GTX 1660 Super (Desktop), 3900X
87 (min: 69, max: 108) fps ∼90%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super
GeForce RTX 2060 Super, 2700X
85 (min: 63, max: 134) fps ∼88% -2%
Zotac GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Desktop), 2700X
84 (min: 65, max: 110) fps ∼87% -3%
AMD Radeon RX 5700
Radeon RX 5700 (Desktop), 2700X
83 (min: 60, max: 132) fps ∼86% -5%
PNY GeForce GTX 1660
GeForce GTX 1660 (Desktop), 3900X
80 (min: 64, max: 96) fps ∼82% -8%
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop), 2700X
79 (min: 58, max: 120) fps ∼81% -9%
XFX AMD Radeon RX 590 OC+ 8 GB
Radeon RX 590, 2700X
76 (min: 58, max: 102) fps ∼78% -13%
Sapphire NITRO+ RX 570 8 GB
Radeon RX 570, 2700X
66 (min: 49, max: 86) fps ∼68% -24%
Gainward GeForce GTX 1650 4 GB
GeForce GTX 1650 (Desktop), 2700X
55 (min: 44, max: 67) fps ∼57% -37%
Metro Exodus - 1920x1080 Ultra Quality AF:16x
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop), 2700X
61 (min: 36.09, max: 86.1) fps ∼100% +49%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super
GeForce RTX 2060 Super, 2700X
58.9 (min: 32, max: 92) fps ∼97% +44%
AMD Radeon RX 5700
Radeon RX 5700 (Desktop), 2700X
58.6 (min: 32.67, max: 85.8) fps ∼96% +43%
Zotac GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Desktop), 2700X
42.7 (min: 24, max: 66) fps ∼70% +4%
KFA 2 GeForce GTX 1660 Super
GeForce GTX 1660 Super (Desktop), 3900X
41 (min: 23, max: 61) fps ∼67%
PNY GeForce GTX 1660
GeForce GTX 1660 (Desktop), 3900X
38 (min: 22, max: 57) fps ∼62% -7%
XFX AMD Radeon RX 590 OC+ 8 GB
Radeon RX 590, 2700X
37.9 (min: 21, max: 58) fps ∼62% -8%
Sapphire NITRO+ RX 570 8 GB
Radeon RX 570, 2700X
31.7 (min: 18, max: 49) fps ∼52% -23%
Gainward GeForce GTX 1650 4 GB
GeForce GTX 1650 (Desktop), 2700X
25.4 (min: 15, max: 38) fps ∼42% -38%
The Division 2 - 1920x1080 Ultra Preset
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop), 2700X
88 (min: 30.2, 99th percentile: 50) fps ∼100% +40%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super
GeForce RTX 2060 Super, 2700X
85 fps ∼97% +35%
AMD Radeon RX 5700
Radeon RX 5700 (Desktop), 2700X
78 (min: 14.6, 99th percentile: 42.2) fps ∼89% +24%
Zotac GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Desktop), 2700X
70 fps ∼80% +11%
KFA 2 GeForce GTX 1660 Super
GeForce GTX 1660 Super (Desktop), 3900X
63 fps ∼72%
XFX AMD Radeon RX 590 OC+ 8 GB
Radeon RX 590, 2700X
60 fps ∼68% -5%
PNY GeForce GTX 1660
GeForce GTX 1660 (Desktop), 3900X
59 fps ∼67% -6%
Sapphire NITRO+ RX 570 8 GB
Radeon RX 570, 2700X
44 fps ∼50% -30%
Gainward GeForce GTX 1650 4 GB
GeForce GTX 1650 (Desktop), 2700X
39 fps ∼44% -38%
Anno 1800 - 1920x1080 Ultra Graphics Quality (DX11)
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop), 3900X
45 (min: 37, max: 58) fps ∼100% +11%
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop), 2700X
40.9 (min: 35, max: 53) fps ∼91% +1%
KFA 2 GeForce GTX 1660 Super
GeForce GTX 1660 Super (Desktop), 3900X
40.6 (min: 36, max: 45) fps ∼90%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super
GeForce RTX 2060 Super, 2700X
40.3 (min: 30, max: 55) fps ∼90% -1%
AMD Radeon RX 5700
Radeon RX 5700 (Desktop), 2700X
38.9 (min: 33, max: 48) fps ∼86% -4%
Zotac GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Desktop), 2700X
35.9 (min: 32, max: 41) fps ∼80% -12%
PNY GeForce GTX 1660
GeForce GTX 1660 (Desktop), 3900X
34.9 (min: 32, max: 40) fps ∼78% -14%
Gainward GeForce GTX 1650 4 GB
GeForce GTX 1650 (Desktop), 2700X
26.3 (min: 23, max: 29) fps ∼58% -35%
Sapphire NITRO+ RX 570 8 GB
Radeon RX 570, 2700X
25.1 (min: 23, max: 27) fps ∼56% -38%
XFX AMD Radeon RX 590 OC+ 8 GB
Radeon RX 590, 2700X
23.3 (min: 21, max: 25) fps ∼52% -43%
Rage 2 - 1920x1080 Ultra Preset (Resolution Scale Off)
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super
GeForce RTX 2060 Super, 2700X
104 (99th percentile: 65.1) fps ∼100% +25%
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop), 2700X
103 (99th percentile: 94.3) fps ∼99% +24%
KFA 2 GeForce GTX 1660 Super
GeForce GTX 1660 Super (Desktop), 3900X
83 (99th percentile: 70.4) fps ∼80%
XFX AMD Radeon RX 590 OC+ 8 GB
Radeon RX 590, 2700X
71 (99th percentile: 60.9) fps ∼68% -14%
PNY GeForce GTX 1660
GeForce GTX 1660 (Desktop), 3900X
71 (99th percentile: 57.5) fps ∼68% -14%
Sapphire NITRO+ RX 570 8 GB
Radeon RX 570, 2700X
58.8 (99th percentile: 52.1) fps ∼57% -29%
Gainward GeForce GTX 1650 4 GB
GeForce GTX 1650 (Desktop), 2700X
43.7 (99th percentile: 38.1) fps ∼42% -47%
F1 2019 - 1920x1080 Ultra High Preset AA:T AF:16x
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop), 3900X
152 (min: 129, max: 171) fps ∼100% +75%
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop), 2700X
140 (min: 120, max: 156) fps ∼92% +61%
AMD Radeon RX 5700
Radeon RX 5700 (Desktop), 2700X
124 (min: 107, max: 140) fps ∼82% +43%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super
GeForce RTX 2060 Super, 2700X
121 (min: 108, max: 136) fps ∼80% +39%
KFA 2 GeForce GTX 1660 Super
GeForce GTX 1660 Super (Desktop), 3900X
87 (min: 77, max: 87) fps ∼57%
XFX AMD Radeon RX 590 OC+ 8 GB
Radeon RX 590, 2700X
86 (min: 77, max: 98) fps ∼57% -1%
PNY GeForce GTX 1660
GeForce GTX 1660 (Desktop), 3900X
82 (min: 71, max: 92) fps ∼54% -6%
Sapphire NITRO+ RX 570 8 GB
Radeon RX 570, 2700X
72 (min: 65, max: 80) fps ∼47% -17%
Gainward GeForce GTX 1650 4 GB
GeForce GTX 1650 (Desktop), 2700X
52 (min: 42, max: 64) fps ∼34% -40%
Rocket League - 1920x1080 High Quality AA:High FX
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super
GeForce RTX 2060 Super, 2700X
244 (min: 206, max: 252) fps ∼100% +12%
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop), 2700X
242 (min: 207, max: 252) fps ∼99% +12%
XFX AMD Radeon RX 590 OC+ 8 GB
Radeon RX 590, 2700X
230.2 (min: 192, max: 252) fps ∼94% +6%
KFA 2 GeForce GTX 1660 Super
GeForce GTX 1660 Super (Desktop), 3900X
217 (min: 175, max: 252) fps ∼89%
AMD Radeon RX 5700
Radeon RX 5700 (Desktop), 2700X
205 (min: 151, max: 228) fps ∼84% -6%
PNY GeForce GTX 1660
GeForce GTX 1660 (Desktop), 3900X
183 (min: 147, max: 246) fps ∼75% -16%
X-Plane 11.11 - 1920x1080 high (fps_test=3)
KFA 2 GeForce GTX 1660 Super
GeForce GTX 1660 Super (Desktop), 3900X
94 fps ∼100%
PNY GeForce GTX 1660
GeForce GTX 1660 (Desktop), 3900X
93 fps ∼99% -1%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super
GeForce RTX 2060 Super, 2700X
77 fps ∼82% -18%
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop), 3900X
57.1 fps ∼61% -39%
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop), 2700X
48.1 fps ∼51% -49%
AMD Radeon RX 5700
Radeon RX 5700 (Desktop), 2700X
47 fps ∼50% -50%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider - 1920x1080 Highest Preset AA:T
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop), 3900X
114 fps ∼100% +43%
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop), 2700X
110 fps ∼96% +38%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super
GeForce RTX 2060 Super, 2700X
96 fps ∼84% +20%
AMD Radeon RX 5700
Radeon RX 5700 (Desktop), 2700X
90 fps ∼79% +13%
KFA 2 GeForce GTX 1660 Super
GeForce GTX 1660 Super (Desktop), 3900X
80 fps ∼70%
Zotac GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Desktop), 2700X
76.7 fps ∼67% -4%
PNY GeForce GTX 1660
GeForce GTX 1660 (Desktop), 3900X
72 fps ∼63% -10%
XFX AMD Radeon RX 590 OC+ 8 GB
Radeon RX 590, 2700X
66 fps ∼58% -17%
Sapphire NITRO+ RX 570 8 GB
Radeon RX 570, 2700X
55.1 fps ∼48% -31%
Gainward GeForce GTX 1650 4 GB
GeForce GTX 1650 (Desktop), 2700X
44 fps ∼39% -45%
FIFA 20 - 1920x1080 Ultra Preset AA:4xMS
AMD Radeon RX 5700
Radeon RX 5700 (Desktop), 3900X
284 (99th percentile: 204.1) fps ∼100% +20%
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop), 3900X
282 (99th percentile: 208.3) fps ∼99% +19%
XFX AMD Radeon RX 590 OC+ 8 GB
Radeon RX 590, 3900X
266 (99th percentile: 196.1) fps ∼94% +13%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super
GeForce RTX 2060 Super, 3900X
248 (99th percentile: 178.6) fps ∼87% +5%
PNY GeForce GTX 1660
GeForce GTX 1660 (Desktop), 3900X
239 (99th percentile: 175.4) fps ∼84% +1%
KFA 2 GeForce GTX 1660 Super
GeForce GTX 1660 Super (Desktop), 3900X
236 (99th percentile: 172.4) fps ∼83%
Sapphire NITRO+ RX 570 8 GB
Radeon RX 570, 3900X
234 (99th percentile: 172.4) fps ∼82% -1%
Gainward GeForce GTX 1650 4 GB
GeForce GTX 1650 (Desktop), 3900X
184 (99th percentile: 140.8) fps ∼65% -22%
Control - 1920x1080 High Quality Preset (DX11)
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop), 3900X
83 (min: 72, max: 95) fps ∼100% +47%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super
GeForce RTX 2060 Super, 3900X
80 (min: 70, max: 91) fps ∼96% +42%
AMD Radeon RX 5700
Radeon RX 5700 (Desktop), 3900X
73 (min: 63, max: 83) fps ∼88% +30%
KFA 2 GeForce GTX 1660 Super
GeForce GTX 1660 Super (Desktop), 3900X
56.3 (min: 49, max: 64) fps ∼68%
PNY GeForce GTX 1660
GeForce GTX 1660 (Desktop), 3900X
52.5 (min: 45, max: 60) fps ∼63% -7%
XFX AMD Radeon RX 590 OC+ 8 GB
Radeon RX 590, 3900X
48.3 (min: 42, max: 56) fps ∼58% -14%
Sapphire NITRO+ RX 570 8 GB
Radeon RX 570, 3900X
40.2 (min: 34, max: 46) fps ∼48% -29%
Gainward GeForce GTX 1650 4 GB
GeForce GTX 1650 (Desktop), 3900X
33.3 (min: 28, max: 39) fps ∼40% -41%
Borderlands 3 - 1920x1080 Badass Overall Quality (DX11)
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop), 3900X
71.7 fps ∼100% +43%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super
GeForce RTX 2060 Super, 3900X
68.7 fps ∼96% +37%
AMD Radeon RX 5700
Radeon RX 5700 (Desktop), 3900X
66.7 fps ∼93% +33%
KFA 2 GeForce GTX 1660 Super
GeForce GTX 1660 Super (Desktop), 3900X
50 fps ∼70%
PNY GeForce GTX 1660
GeForce GTX 1660 (Desktop), 3900X
49 fps ∼68% -2%
XFX AMD Radeon RX 590 OC+ 8 GB
Radeon RX 590, 3900X
42.1 fps ∼59% -16%
Sapphire NITRO+ RX 570 8 GB
Radeon RX 570, 3900X
35.2 fps ∼49% -30%
Gainward GeForce GTX 1650 4 GB
GeForce GTX 1650 (Desktop), 3900X
30.1 fps ∼42% -40%
Ghost Recon Breakpoint - 1920x1080 Ultra Preset AA:T
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop), 3900X
80 (min: 35, max: 125) fps ∼100% +45%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super
GeForce RTX 2060 Super, 3900X
71 (min: 24, max: 106) fps ∼89% +29%
AMD Radeon RX 5700
Radeon RX 5700 (Desktop), 3900X
68 (min: 36, max: 104) fps ∼85% +24%
KFA 2 GeForce GTX 1660 Super
GeForce GTX 1660 Super (Desktop), 3900X
55 (min: 44, max: 80) fps ∼69%
PNY GeForce GTX 1660
GeForce GTX 1660 (Desktop), 3900X
49 (min: 30, max: 69) fps ∼61% -11%
XFX AMD Radeon RX 590 OC+ 8 GB
Radeon RX 590, 3900X
46 (min: 34, max: 67) fps ∼58% -16%
Sapphire NITRO+ RX 570 8 GB
Radeon RX 570, 3900X
45 (min: 35, max: 75) fps ∼56% -18%
Gainward GeForce GTX 1650 4 GB
GeForce GTX 1650 (Desktop), 3900X
8 (min: 4, max: 34) fps ∼10% -85%
GRID 2019 - 1920x1080 Ultra High Preset
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop), 3900X
96 (99th percentile: 61.3) fps ∼100% +39%
AMD Radeon RX 5700
Radeon RX 5700 (Desktop), 3900X
91 (99th percentile: 55.9) fps ∼95% +32%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super
GeForce RTX 2060 Super, 3900X
90 (99th percentile: 59.5) fps ∼94% +30%
KFA 2 GeForce GTX 1660 Super
GeForce GTX 1660 Super (Desktop), 3900X
69 (99th percentile: 48.1) fps ∼72%
PNY GeForce GTX 1660
GeForce GTX 1660 (Desktop), 3900X
67 (99th percentile: 47.2) fps ∼70% -3%
XFX AMD Radeon RX 590 OC+ 8 GB
Radeon RX 590, 3900X
64 (99th percentile: 42.7) fps ∼67% -7%
Sapphire NITRO+ RX 570 8 GB
Radeon RX 570, 3900X
47.1 (99th percentile: 31.8) fps ∼49% -32%
Gainward GeForce GTX 1650 4 GB
GeForce GTX 1650 (Desktop), 3900X
43.1 (99th percentile: 32.9) fps ∼45% -38%
Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2019 - 1920x1080 Maximum Settings AA:T2X Filmic SM
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop), 3900X
112 (99th percentile: 83.3) fps ∼100% +33%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super
GeForce RTX 2060 Super, 3900X
109 (99th percentile: 82) fps ∼97% +30%
AMD Radeon RX 5700
Radeon RX 5700 (Desktop), 3900X
95 (99th percentile: 69.9) fps ∼85% +13%
KFA 2 GeForce GTX 1660 Super
GeForce GTX 1660 Super (Desktop), 3900X
84 (99th percentile: 65.8) fps ∼75%
PNY GeForce GTX 1660
GeForce GTX 1660 (Desktop), 3900X
79 (99th percentile: 62.5) fps ∼71% -6%
XFX AMD Radeon RX 590 OC+ 8 GB
Radeon RX 590, 3900X
76 (99th percentile: 54.1) fps ∼68% -10%
Sapphire NITRO+ RX 570 8 GB
Radeon RX 570, 3900X
64 (99th percentile: 49) fps ∼57% -24%
Gainward GeForce GTX 1650 4 GB
GeForce GTX 1650 (Desktop), 3900X
51.7 (99th percentile: 40) fps ∼46% -38%
Need for Speed Heat - 1920x1080 Ultra Preset
KFA 2 GeForce GTX 1660 Super
GeForce GTX 1660 Super (Desktop), 3900X
77 (min: 70, max: 85) fps ∼100%
PNY GeForce GTX 1660
GeForce GTX 1660 (Desktop), 3900X
70 (min: 57, max: 78) fps ∼91% -9%
XFX AMD Radeon RX 590 OC+ 8 GB
Radeon RX 590, 3900X
60 (min: 55, max: 67) fps ∼78% -22%
Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order - 1920x1080 Epic Preset
XFX AMD Radeon RX 590 OC+ 8 GB
Radeon RX 590, 3900X
64 (min: 53, max: 75) fps ∼100% +12%
KFA 2 GeForce GTX 1660 Super
GeForce GTX 1660 Super (Desktop), 3900X
56.9 (min: 50, max: 70) fps ∼89%
low med. high ultraQHD4K
BioShock Infinite (2013) 440 362 329 151 fps
GTA V (2015) 183 176 156 80 63 fps
The Witcher 3 (2015) 294 193 109 59.5 40 fps
Dota 2 Reborn (2015) 161.3 147 146.6 140 91.7 fps
Rise of the Tomb Raider (2016) 295 199 111 86 37 fps
Far Cry Primal (2016) 129 115 106 86 40 fps
For Honor (2017) 317 139 133 102 42 fps
Ghost Recon Wildlands (2017) 170 91 85 49 32 fps
Rocket League (2017) 250 249 217 162 101 fps
Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) (2017) 244 139 104 35.8 fps
Assassin´s Creed Origins (2017) 136 90 83 69 54 33 fps
X-Plane 11.11 (2018) 130 116 94 80 fps
Far Cry 5 (2018) 149 105 98 92 64 33 fps
Monster Hunter World (2018) 172 99 90 66 41.4 20.1 fps
Shadow of the Tomb Raider (2018) 149 100 89 80 53 26 fps
Forza Horizon 4 (2018) 211 144 135 107 84 54 fps
Assassin´s Creed Odyssey (2018) 120 88 73 51 40 24 fps
Hitman 2 (2018) 99 92 84 79 56.4 28.8 fps
Battlefield V (2018) 154 97 83 77 60 36.4 fps
Farming Simulator 19 (2018) 237 176 154 123 88 47.5 fps
Darksiders III (2018) 232 128 104 93 60 21.8 fps
Just Cause 4 (2018) 164 121 88 84 57 30.6 fps
Apex Legends (2019) 144 144 116 120 82 43.5 fps
Far Cry New Dawn (2019) 135 102 96 87 65 35 fps
Metro Exodus (2019) 128 68 50 41 32 21 fps
Anthem (2019) 131 97 84 79 55.5 27 fps
Dirt Rally 2.0 (2019) 311 158 132 73 54.5 31.4 fps
The Division 2 (2019) 193 113 88 63 43 23 fps
Anno 1800 (2019) 103 106 78 40.6 28.6 16.9 fps
Rage 2 (2019) 212 103 86 83 50.1 23.9 fps
F1 2019 (2019) 263 152 132 87 68 41 fps
Control (2019) 213 77 56.3 35.3 17 fps
Borderlands 3 (2019) 149 99 66 50 33 12 fps
FIFA 20 (2019) 257 251 235 236 220 145 fps
Ghost Recon Breakpoint (2019) 118 80 72 55 38 19 fps
GRID 2019 (2019) 202 124 100 69 52.5 35 fps
Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2019 (2019) 163 117 96 84 59.3 32.4 fps
Need for Speed Heat (2019) 116 98 89 77 55.6 26.6 fps
Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order (2019) 80 64 56.9 55.5 27.7 fps

Emissions - 125 W and cool under load, but a touch loud

The GTX 1660 SUPER has a 125 W TDP, as we mentioned earlier. While the card has a 5 W higher TDP than its GTX 1660 siblings, our tests demonstrated that the KFA2 did not require any more power than the PNY GeForce GTX 1660 did. Our KFA2 GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER test system consumes just under 85 W, for reference, while it averaged about 248 W during a FurMark stress test. Our review unit does not support increasing its power target (PT), so you are stuck at 125 W. We recorded the system averaging 260 W during our The Witcher 3 endurance test.

While the GTX 1660 SUPER is about as efficient as the regular GeForce GTX 1660, it cannot match the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti. Not only is the Ti more powerful, but it also typically consumes less power than its SUPER sibling, giving it more performance per watt. The difference between the two cards is minor, though.

The KFA2 GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER also peaked at 72 °C during our stress test, which is far from a critical temperature. Meanwhile, the back of the card reached 55 °C. It should be noted though that the backplate does not directly cool the PCB, as there are no thermal pads between the two components. Instead, we suspect that the dual fans draw excess heat away from the PCB, allowing the backplate to remain cooler than the front of the card.

The two axial fans are audible when gaming, but they typically spin at around 2,200 RPM. The card's thermal headroom should allow you to reduce its fan speed slightly though, which you can do by setting a manual fan curve.

Heat map of the KFA2 GTX 1660 XLR8 (1-Click OC) during a stress test (PT 100%)
Heat map of the KFA2 GTX 1660 XLR8 (1-Click OC) during a stress test (PT 100%)
Heat map of the KFA2 GTX 1660 XLR8 (1-Click OC) during a stress test (PT 100%)
Heat map of the KFA2 GTX 1660 XLR8 (1-Click OC) during a stress test (PT 100%)
Heat map of the KFA2 GTX 1660 XLR8 (1-Click OC) during a stress test (PT 100%)
Heat map of the KFA2 GTX 1660 XLR8 (1-Click OC) during a stress test (PT 100%)
Power consumption of our test system at idle
Power consumption of our test system at idle
Power consumption of our test system during a FurMark PT 100% stress test
Power consumption of our test system during a FurMark PT 100% stress test
Power consumption of our test system while playing The Witcher 3 on the ultra preset
Power consumption of our test system while playing The Witcher 3 on the ultra preset
System information during a FurMark PT 100% stress test
System information during a FurMark PT 100% stress test
Power Consumption
1280x720 FurMark 1.19 GPU Stress Test - Power Consumption (external Monitor)
XFX AMD Radeon RX 590 OC+ 8 GB
Radeon RX 590, 3900X (Idle: 85.9 W)
371.7 (min: 360, max: 388) Watt * ∼100% -50%
XFX AMD Radeon RX 590 OC+ 8 GB
Radeon RX 590, 2700X
357.5 (min: 347, max: 383) Watt * ∼96% -44%
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop), 3900X (Idle: 83.2 W)
352.1 (min: 346, max: 377) Watt * ∼95% -42%
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop), 2700X (239 fps, Idle: 69.8 W)
326.56 (min: 313, max: 351) Watt * ∼88% -32%
Sapphire NITRO+ RX 570 8 GB
Radeon RX 570, 3900X (Idle: 85.5 W)
322.8 (min: 309, max: 347) Watt * ∼87% -30%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super
GeForce RTX 2060 Super, 3900X (Idle: 86.7 W)
312 (min: 306, max: 328) Watt * ∼84% -26%
Sapphire NITRO+ RX 570 8 GB
Radeon RX 570, 2700X (Idle: 72.61 W)
308.92 (min: 301, max: 338) Watt * ∼83% -25%
AMD Radeon RX 5700
Radeon RX 5700 (Desktop), 3900X (Idle: 77.9 W)
297.3 (min: 292, max: 316) Watt * ∼80% -20%
MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z 6G
GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop), 2700X (Idle: 74.66 W)
295.2 (min: 148, max: 331) Watt * ∼79% -19%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super
GeForce RTX 2060 Super, 2700X (237 fps, Idle: 77.12 W)
281.4 (min: 275, max: 321) Watt * ∼76% -14%
AMD Radeon RX 5700
Radeon RX 5700 (Desktop), 2700X (207 fps, Idle: 64.5 W)
280.49 (min: 271, max: 312) Watt * ∼75% -13%
PNY GeForce GTX 1660
GeForce GTX 1660 (Desktop), 3900X (Idle: 79.88 W)
247.84 (min: 242, max: 282) Watt * ∼67% -0%
KFA 2 GeForce GTX 1660 Super
GeForce GTX 1660 Super (Desktop), 3900X (Idle: 84.76 W)
247.6 (min: 241, max: 322) Watt * ∼67%
Zotac GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Desktop), 2700X (Idle: 68.3 W)
233.2 (min: 226, max: 250) Watt * ∼63% +6%
Gainward GeForce GTX 1650 4 GB
GeForce GTX 1650 (Desktop), 3900X (Idle: 82.4 W)
202.5 (min: 200, max: 213) Watt * ∼54% +18%
Gainward GeForce GTX 1650 4 GB
GeForce GTX 1650 (Desktop), 2700X (Idle: 64.63 W, Idle: 64.63 W)
183 (min: 178, max: 187) Watt * ∼49% +26%
1920x1080 The Witcher 3 Power Consumption (external Monitor) ultra
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop), 3900X (Idle: 83.2 W)
376.4 (min: 373, max: 382) Watt * ∼100% -45%
XFX AMD Radeon RX 590 OC+ 8 GB
Radeon RX 590, 3900X (Idle: 85.9 W)
358.9 (min: 351, max: 370) Watt * ∼95% -38%
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop), 2700X (Idle: 69.8 W)
348.71 (min: 341, max: 359) Watt * ∼93% -34%
XFX AMD Radeon RX 590 OC+ 8 GB
Radeon RX 590, 2700X
346.9 (min: 326, max: 364) Watt * ∼92% -33%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super
GeForce RTX 2060 Super, 3900X (Idle: 86.7 W)
331 (min: 322, max: 344) Watt * ∼88% -27%
AMD Radeon RX 5700
Radeon RX 5700 (Desktop), 3900X (Idle: 77.9 W)
317.5 (min: 313, max: 326, 99th percentile: 216) Watt * ∼84% -22%
Sapphire NITRO+ RX 570 8 GB
Radeon RX 570, 3900X (Idle: 85.5 W)
300.2 (min: 284, max: 311) Watt * ∼80% -15%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super
GeForce RTX 2060 Super, 2700X (82.7 fps, Idle: 77.12 W)
298.2 (min: 293, max: 322) Watt * ∼79% -15%
AMD Radeon RX 5700
Radeon RX 5700 (Desktop), 2700X (84.2 fps, Idle: 64.5 W)
295.9 (min: 284, max: 304) Watt * ∼79% -14%
MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z 6G
GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop), 2700X (Idle: 74.66 W)
288.8 (min: 284, max: 299) Watt * ∼77% -11%
Sapphire NITRO+ RX 570 8 GB
Radeon RX 570, 2700X (Idle: 72.61 W)
273.96 (min: 268, max: 300) Watt * ∼73% -5%
KFA 2 GeForce GTX 1660 Super
GeForce GTX 1660 Super (Desktop), 3900X (Idle: 84.76 W)
260.4 (min: 255, max: 277) Watt * ∼69%
PNY GeForce GTX 1660
GeForce GTX 1660 (Desktop), 3900X (Idle: 79.88 W)
248.63 (min: 240, max: 259) Watt * ∼66% +5%
Zotac GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Desktop), 2700X (Idle: 68.3 W)
235.5 (min: 232, max: 269) Watt * ∼63% +10%
Gainward GeForce GTX 1650 4 GB
GeForce GTX 1650 (Desktop), 3900X (Idle: 82.4 W)
203.9 (min: 199, max: 215) Watt * ∼54% +22%
Gainward GeForce GTX 1650 4 GB
GeForce GTX 1650 (Desktop), 2700X (Idle: 64.63 W)
178.87 (min: 176, max: 192) Watt * ∼48% +31%

* ... smaller is better

Overclocking - Power reserves, but not power target uplift

GPU-Z (1-Click-OC)
GPU-Z (1-Click-OC)
GPU-Z (manually overclocked)
GPU-Z (manually overclocked)
Xtreme Tuner (1-Click-OC)
Xtreme Tuner (1-Click-OC)
 

While it is not possible to increase the PT of the KFA2 GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER, its 1-Click-OC option allows the GPU boost clock to be raised by 15 MHz. However, its effect is hardly noticeable when gaming, as the GPU rarely operates at its base clock.

We had some success with manually overclocking our review unit, though. We successfully achieved a 150 MHz GPU boost and an effective 800 MHz VRAM overclock during our tests. These overclocks attained between 5 to 10% higher frame rates than with the KFA2 set to stock levels. Realistically, this shall not improve stuttering frame rates to smooth ones. However, a 5-10% improvement does put the GTX 1660 SUPER closer to the performance that the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti offers.

3DMark 11 (GPU + 150 MHz, VRAM + 800 MHz)
3DMark 11 (GPU + 150 MHz, VRAM + 800 MHz)
3DMark Fire Strike (GPU + 150 MHz, VRAM + 800 MHz)
3DMark Fire Strike (GPU + 150 MHz, VRAM + 800 MHz)

Pros

+ powerful enough for 1080p gaming
+ 6 GB of GDDR6 VRAM
+ good cooling unit
+ the fan stops at idle
+ moderate power consumption
+ good value for money
+ decent OC potential despite PT limitation

Cons

- loud under load
- 1-click OC option only delivers 15 MHz more
- a single DisplayPort

Verdict - Fair value for money and an upgrade over the GTX 1660

The KFA2 GeForce GTX 1660 Super 1-Click OC Desktop GPU review. Test device courtesy of KFA2.
The KFA2 GeForce GTX 1660 Super 1-Click OC Desktop GPU review. Test device courtesy of KFA2.

The KFA2 GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER closes the gap between 200 Euros (~US$220) and 250 Euros (~US$275), with the company pricing its card at 235 Euros (~US$259). The GTX 1660 SUPER is a good graphics card that is powerful enough to handle all modern triple-A games in at least 1080p. Some simpler titles are even capable of being played in 4K.

Before you buy, it is best to weigh up which games you play, and whether you need something more powerful. The GTX 1660 SUPER, for instance, lacks the horsepower of the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti despite having a 5 W higher TDP. Ultimately, if you want to game at higher resolutions, then you will need to step up to the RTX 20 or RX 5700 series.

The KFA2 GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER impresses as a solid mid-range desktop GPU. If you can do without frivolities, then the GTX 1660 SUPER will serve you well.

By and large, the KFA2 GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER convinced us as a decent mid-range desktop GPU. We also like that the fans switch off when idling, which not only reduces power consumption but also allows the card to operate silently. The two fans remain relatively quiet under load too, which is equally impressive. The card has the potential to run even more quietly as well, as it has the thermal headroom to do so. Overall, the KFA2 GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER is an excellent mid-range GPU and is worthy of our Editors Choice Award.

Benchmarks for the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Super (vendor agnostic)

Benchmarks