The GeForce® GTX 1660 Ti and GTX 1660 are built with the breakthrough graphics performance of the award-winning NVIDIA Turing™ architecture. With performance that rivals the GeForce GTX 1070, it’s a blazing-fast supercharger for today’s most popular games, and even faster with modern titles.
After anoucing RTX series Graphics Cards, NVIDIA planned to attract middle level gamers and streamers. They can use livestreaming with these graphics cards without compromise of performance.
Nvidia says that they worked OBS (Open Brodcaster Software) together upon this turing architecture, so this series is best for streaming over Twitch or YouTube. GTX 1660 Ti and 1660’s dedicated hardware encoders deliver 15% improved efficiency over prior-generation graphics cards and are optimized for Open Broadcaster Software (OBS).
Now, you can capture and share your most brilliant gaming experiences with super-resolution, 360-degree, HDR, and stereo photographs.
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NVIDIA mentioned that “Keep your GeForce drivers up to date. And optimize your game settings. GeForce Experience™ lets you do it all. It’s the essential companion to your GeForce graphics card.” and now we are hearing a good news about Ray-Tracing features in GTX series graphics cards. Nvidia has announced that its GeForce GTX GPUs will support ray-tracing in games via a driver update this April.
But you can’t use DLSS (Deep-Learning Super Sampling), “DLSS is not practical on non-Turing,” said Walker. “Without Tensor cores DLSS does not accelerate your games, there’s no reason to use it. DLSS will be exclusive to Turing RTX.” In terms of performance, GeForce RTX GPUs will be two to three times faster with better image quality compared to GeForce GTX GPUs. This is due to the dedicated RT cores present in the former. The Nvidia GeForce GTX ray tracing driver will allow GeForce GTX GPUs to execute ray traced effects on existing shader cores, leading to an obvious performance penalty as they aren’t as efficient.
Comparison between GTX 1660 Ti and GTX 1060
|Model||GTX 1660 Ti||GTX 1660|
|NIDIA CUDA® Cores||1536||1408|
|Base Clock [MHz]||1500||1530|
|Boost CLock [MHz]||1770||1785|
|Memory Bandwidth [GB/sec]||288||192|
|Real-Time Ray Tracing||No||No|
|NVIDIA® G-SYNC™ Compatible||Yes||Yes|
|NVIDIA® GeForce Experience||Yes||Yes|
|DisplayPort 1.4a, HDMI 2.0b||Yes||Yes|
|NVIDIA® GPU Boost™||Yes||Yes|
|Designed for USB Type-C™ and VirtualLink™||No||No|
|NVIDIA Encoder [NVENC]||Yes[Turing]||Yes[Turing]|
|Maximum Display Resolution||7680×4320 @ 120Hz||7680×4320 @ 120Hz|
|Standard Display Connectors||DP 1.4a,|
|Maxium GPU Temperature (in Celcius)||95||95|
|Graphics CardPower [W]||120||120|
|Recommended System Power [W]||450||450|
|Supplementrary Power Connectors||8-pin||8-pin|
GTX 1660 Ti and GTX 1660 Prices in India
|Model (6GB OC Version)||GTX 1660 Ti||GTX 1660|
|MdComputers.in||₹ 25,500||₹ 19,899|
|Amazon||₹ 27,000||₹ 22,349|
|Cost-To-Cost (Nehru Place)||Ask||Ask|
* Prices may vary please check on official sites.
We would recommend you to purchase a RTX card insted of GTX 16 series, because there is a small difference in price and you can get great performance with RTX 2060 within small price range (Difference around $50 only). This would be future-proof decision. Second advantage is that you would get free games (BATTLEFIELD V, ANTHEM, METRO EXODUS).