GeForce GTX 1660 Ti is Now Available
Nvidia has just launched the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti yesterday, boasting around 40% performance gain against its predecessor the GTX 1060 6GB. It is based on Nvidia’s latest generation Turing GPU architecture and features 1,536 CUDA cores, 6GB DDR6 memory, and a 1.77GHz boost clock. Nvidia also claims it to be “the best performance per watt of any GPU in its class” since it has managed to maintain a 120W TDP.
We don’t know how to feel about this GPU though, while it’s a decent card at the very least. It’s currently priced (locally) way higher than the GTX 1060 6GB while also only a tad cheaper than the RTX 2060. It’s hard to justify not getting an RTX card for a two thousand pesos price difference. Not to mention that if you’re okay with buying used components, you can get a GTX 1070 for around less than Php 13,000 while still getting the same performance and has more VRAM.
In conclusion, the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti is a decent card, but it’s not the “bang for buck” card we are expecting for. The only breakthrough here is power efficiency, and we can just call it a GTX 1070 with lower TDP.
I’m excited for what’s next in store for Nvidia though, if a GTX 1650 would have GTX 1060 performance and 75W TDP, it would be great for a 1080p build granted that it wouldn’t be priced way more expensive than a GTX 1060.