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NVIDIA GTX 1660 brings Turing to Battle Royale fans on a budget

17 March, 2019, 13:42 | Author: Rafael Roberts
  • Nvidia's Ge Force GTX 1660 is available right now for £199

We knew it was coming, and it's finally officially here: Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1660. Like the 1660 Ti, the standard 1660 is built on NVIDIA's Turing GPU architecture, so it shares something with the company's top-of-the-line RTX cards. While both cards come with 6GB of VRAM, the GTX 1660 utilizes GDDR5 memory instead of GDDR6 as per GTX 1660 Ti. It actually packs a slightly faster clock and boost clock speed, however, at 1,530 Mhz and 1,785 Mhz, compared to 1,500 and 1,770 Mhz on the GTX 1660 Ti. Obviously, there are differences in the GPU engine, with the Ti version having more CUDA cores (1536 vs. 1408).

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.

Nvidia touted that the GTX 1660 offers 15 per cent faster performance than the 6GB GTX 1060 at 1080p resolution. But at the £200 price mark, it looks to be a good mid-range GPU that will rival the likes of AMD's Radeon RX 590 and will be a direct replacement for the excellent but now oldish GeForce GTX 1060. The barrier has now been lowered further with the unveiling of GeForce GTX 1660 graphics cards. There won't be a Founders Edition variant and you can purchase it from one of the company's many partners such as Asus, Zotac, and MSI, each of which would be following their own pricing with the price starting at Rs. 21,500. The new GTX 1660 does come in other shapes and sizes, like the dual slot, single fan GTX 1660 StormX OC 6G from Palit which The Guru of 3D reviewed.



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