• GPU: Nvidia GTX 1660 Ti
  • Memory: 6GB GDDR6
  • Clockspeed: 1500MHz – 1830MHz
  • Ports: 2x HDMI, 2x DisplayPort
  • Slot Size: 2-slot
  • Other: 192-bit interface, 1536 CUDA cores
  • Dimensions: 301 x 132 x 50mm
  • Pros:
  • Performance
  • P&Q switch
  • Cons:
  • None

A Step Back And Forward

With the release of NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX graphics card, NVIDIA introduces new technologies that help create a more immersive and realistic gaming experience, and improving graphics of games overall. But for those who don’t need all that new-fangled technology and just want to upgrade from an older card, the GTX 1660 Ti seems to be able to fill in that gap.

The switch to flip between Performance and Quiet Mode, and the LED button

The switch to flip between Performance and Quiet Mode, and the LED button

One of the latest graphics card from NVIDIA the Geforce GTX 1660 Ti takes advantage of NVIDIA’s latest technology and provides graphics performance that rivals even the GTX 1070. With performance rivalling even the GTX 1070 you can be sure that the GTX 1660 Ti performs well, and has the power to give gamers the performance they need to enjoy the latest AAA titles. With a base clock of 1,500MHz the graphics card is able to overclock itself when needed with a boost clock of up to 1,900MHz.

This can be done all with the ASUS utility so that regular users can enjoy the performance gain from overclocking without the hassle that comes from traditional overclocking. A large 6GB GDDR6 VRAM means more textures for your games, which in turn makes your games look better. The graphics card also uses an Axial-tech Fan Design that allows for larger blades and a unique barrier ring that increases air pressure. It also improves airflow and reduces sound, keeping the graphics card cool and quiet even while under pressure.

You can't help but admire the amazing backplate

You can’t help but admire the amazing backplate

Max Contact technology also increases the surface area where the heatsink contacts with the GPU chip, providing more contact area for heat to transfer. To further customise your cooling, the graphics card also comes with FanConnect II headers and has an AURA RGB header for RGB customisation. For even easier customisation, the graphics card also comes with a switch that allows you to easily switch between a Performance and Quiet mode that can be found on the graphics card itself.

CHIP CONCLUDE: When you want to have the latest from NVIDIA, then the ASUS ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1660 Ti is the perfect graphics card to get the performance you need at an affordable price.

(to be published in issue March 2019)