Monster Hunter World PC performance: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1660
The Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 is a pretty great as far as 1080p graphics cards go, even if it’s now been supplanted by the marginally faster GTX 1660 Super. Still, when it comes to chopping up dinosaurs and making fancy pants out of their crusty old hides, the GTX 1660 makes a damn fine cutting tool.
On test today is Gigabyte’s regular edition of the GTX 1660, which has exactly the same specs as Nvidia’s reference specification. As a result, those of you with faster GTX 1660s will probably see slightly better results than what I’ve outlined below, so this should be taken as the absolute bare minimum kind of experience you can expect from this card instead of a best case scenario. Either way, though, you’re in for some high octane action regardless of what type of card you’ve got.
Can I play this at 1920×1080?
You sure can, friend. High will ensure you stay well above the 60fps line with an average of 72fps, but Highest will still get you a very playable average of 51fps while you’re at it.
Can I play this at 2560×1440?
Another big yes to this one, although here you’ll probably find yourself most comfortable down on Mid, where I saw an average of 52fps. Then again, High was only a touch slower at 49fps, so you could probably just about get away with that if you really fancied it. Highest, alas, will push that right back down to an average of 33fps, so I wouldn’t venture further than High at this particular resolution.
Can I play this at 4K?
A smaller, but no less doable yes at this resolution, but we’re really pushing the boundaries of what this card’s really capable of here. You’ll get the smoothest speeds on Low, naturally, but if you really wanted to push the boat out, then Mid will get you a decent, if slightly choppy average of 35fps.
Want to see what other graphics cards make of Monster Hunter: World? Here’s a handy list of links:
- Nvidia GeForce GTX 970
- Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (4GB)
- Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 (6GB)
- Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070
- Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 Ti
- Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080
- Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650
- Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Super
- Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
- Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060
- Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super
- Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super
- Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super
- Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti
- AMD Radeon R9 270
- AMD Radeon R9 290
- AMD Radeon RX 570 (8GB)
- AMD Radeon RX 580 (8GB)
- AMD Radeon RX 590
- AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT (4GB and 8GB)
- AMD Radeon RX 5700
- AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT