ASUS Phoenix GTX 1660 SUPER OC
6GB 192-Bit GDDR6 Core Clock 1530 MHz Boost Clock OC Mode: 1830 MHz Gaming Mode (Default): 1800 MHz 1 x DVI-D 1 x HDMI 2.0b 1 x DisplayPort 1.4 1408 CUDA Cores PCI Express 3.0
ASUS Phoenix GTX 1660 SUPER OC Prices
Asus’ Phoenix GTX 1660 Super OC replaces the otherwise identical GTX 1660 Phoenix. Like all other GTX 1660 Super graphics cards, the video memory has been upgraded from GDDR5 to GDDR6, while using the same TU116-based GPU as the predecessors. This is still a sufficient change to enhance performance by 10-15%, meaning that its performance is closer to the GTX 1660 Ti than the original GTX 1660.
Phoenix GTX 1660 Super OC Overview
Compact, single-fan cards are increasingly common designs up to the mid-range GPU segment, and the Asus Phoenix GTX 1660 Super (OC) is one of several cards from different manufacturers with a similar design. All other things being equal, cooling will not be as effective compared to full-size cards, but since the GTX 1660S has a TDP of only 125W, a single fan may provide sufficient cooling. The added benefit is that the Phoenix GTX 1660S and similar cards will easily fit in small form factor (SFF) PC builds.
According to Asus, its automated manufacturing process called Auto-Extreme Technology results in a more reliable product due to single-pass soldering among other advantages. Another interesting and less common feature is that the Phoenix card offers dust protection according to the IP5X standard, which should reduce dust buildup and the need for occasional fan cleaning.
The difference between the Phoenix GTX 1660 Super and the Super OC model is that the boost clock in the latter is increased from the standard 1775 MHz to 1800 MHz (Gaming Mode) or 1830 MHz (OC Mode). When running at its maximum boost clock, this results in a GPU performance improvement of about 3%.
Like its predecessor, the GTX 1660S Phoenix comes with three display outputs (1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort, and 1x DVI) and it draws power from a single 8-pin PCIe power connector.
The GTX 1660 Super uses the same TU116 chip as the preceding GTX 1660, with 1408 active shading units compared to 1536 in the fully-enabled GTX 1660 Ti. Performance is nevertheless closer to the Ti variety than the original GTX 1660 thanks to the GDDR6 VRAM upgrade. This improves memory bandwidth of the 192-bit memory bus from 192.1 GB/s to 336 GB/s. This is significant enough to boost overall performance by as much as 15%.
The above results are averages from a variety of systems running the GTX 1660S and other cards, but should nevertheless correspond well to the actual relative GPU performance of the Phoenix GTX 1660 Super.
… The ASUS GTX 1660 Super Phoenix specifications suggest that the card is overclocked out of the box, to a rated boost 15 MHz higher than the NVIDIA reference. We’re not seeing any of that; actually, the card seems a hair slower than the reference because it runs into the GPU Boost temperature limits quite often …
Specification: ASUS Phoenix GTX 1660 SUPER OC