Friday, 22 March, 2019

NVIDIA's GTX 1660 lowers the high-performance gaming price barrier

NVIDIA GTX 1660 brings Turing to Battle Royale fans on a budget NVIDIA's GTX 1660 lowers the high-performance gaming price barrier
Katie Ramirez | 17 March, 2019, 13:45

Back in 2016 when Oculus Rift and HTC Vive first arrived the biggest hurdle was actually having a decent enough PC to run them, which tended to be on the plus side of £1000 GBP.

The GTX 1660 sports 6GB of DDR5 VRAM, a boost clock speed of nearly 1.8 GHz, and 1408 CUDA cores.

Starting at $219, the GTX 1660 is the new budget go-to in NVIDIA's lineup.

Even so, thanks to the Turing architecture the new baby of the bunch has been created to improve performance and efficiency over older Pascal models.

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The Phoenix GeForce GTX 1660 has one large 100mm fan that's packed full of technology to increase durability and performance while maintaining a small footprint. While NVIDIA says that it offers a 35% speed boost over the 3GB GTX 1060 while playing games at 1080p, the real gains become obvious when the 1660 is compared to older Maxwell cards.

"We review a GeForce GTX 1660 that is priced spot on that 219 Dollars marker, the MSRP of the new non-Ti model, meet the petite Palit GeForce GTX 1660 StormX OC edition".

The GTX 1660 shows Turing's power efficiency at its best, and with a TDP of 120W, you can expect an average power consumption of around 100W.

It also comes with a host of Nvidia features, including adaptive shading technology and support for G-SYNC monitors. The GTX 1660 boasts 1,408 CUDA cores, 6GB of GDDR5 RAM at 8Gbps, and a boost clock speed of 1.8GHz. Pricing starts from £199 and NVIDIA won't be making a Founders Edition of the GPU.

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