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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti is now official — priced at $279 and up to 50% faster than the GTX 1060!
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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti is now official — priced at $279 and up to 50% faster than the GTX 1060!

by Vyncent ChanFebruary 22, 2019
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The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti is finally official, after numerous leaks and rumors. It’s really an NVIDIA Turing GPU under the hood, with the RT and Tensor cores lopped off. So what does this new Turing GPU bring to the board now that it does not have support for RTX and DLSS?

For gamers who are using cards older or slower than the GeForce GTX 960, the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti will be a massive upgrade. NVIDIA estimates around 2/3rd of all gamers are using a GeForce GTX 960-class or slower card, so go figure. The GeForce GTX 1660 Ti is up to 3x faster than the GeForce GTX 960. A more recent equivalent of the GeForce GTX 960 would be the GeForce GTX 1050.

The GeForce GTX 1660 Ti is priced at $279 (~RM1138), exactly the same as AMD’s Radeon RX 590, but offers newer features thanks to its Turing architecture. NVIDIA claims up to 50% higher performance than the GeForce GTX 1060 6GB, while the Radeon RX 590 barely edges out the older Pascal card. Coupled with NVIDIA’s newfound support for AMD FreeSync displays, the Radeon RX 590 is between a hard place and a rock now.

Here are the specifications for the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti:

Key GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Specifications

  • TU116 @ up to 1770 MHz, 12nm FinFET
  • 1536 CUDA cores
  • 6GB GDDR6 @ 12 Gbps, 192-bit memory interface
  • 120W TDP
  • One 8-pin power connector
  • $279 (~RM1138)

The only downside is that NVIDIA won’t be making Founders Edition cards for the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti, so we will probably never see the $279 pricing, especially not here in Malaysia.

Will you be upgrading to the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti, or is it too meh for you?

Pokdepinion: Definitely a great option for gamers who aren’t going to make use of RTX and DLSS!

About The Author
Vyncent Chan
Technology enthusiast, casual gamer, pharmacy graduate. Strongly opposes proprietary standards and always on the look out for incredible bang-for-buck.

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