Nvidia recently revealed its new 1660Ti, which is a Turing-based card like the new RTX ones – only without the stuff that makes the latest Turning cards interesting and appealing. Now, there’s a another card. The 1660 without the Ti bit on the end is available from today, coming in at a very palatable £199/ $219. The suggested local pricing is around R3699 including VAT.
It’s been built to balance power usage, performance and cost using the same YU116 Turing GPU found in the 1660Ti. It comes with 1,408 CUDA cores and 6GB of GDDR5 memory with a 192-bit memory bus, for a combined memory bandwidth of 192GB/sec. That means you can expect respectable 1080p performance, and probably some decent 1440p gaming as well.
|GPU||GTX 1660||GTX 1660 Ti||GTX 1070|
|Memory bandwidth||192 GB/s||288GB/s||256GB/s|
Most importantly, the card uses a single 8-pin power connector, and sucks up just 120 watts, making it an easy upgrade for those with older cards who just want shinier visuals without the hassle of upgrading power supplies as well.
Depending on the game though, the new 1660 goes toe-to-toe with cards like the Maxwell-based 980. It’s 68 per cent faster than the GTX 970 and 113 per cent faster than the GTX 960 – so that’s
There’s no Founder’s Edition of the card, so you’ll have to pick one from your favoured OEM partner.
Last Updated: March 14, 2019