NVIDIA Launches New GeForce GTX 1660 Ti GPU With Turing Architecture

Not too long ago, NVIDIA launched its new RTX GPUs for laptops. The company is today bringing its new Turing architecture to even cheaper devices with the new GeForce GTX 1660 Ti GPU.

NVIDIA’s latest GPU is based on the 12th-gen Turing architecture, promising 1.4x more power efficiency than Pascal-based GPUs. And although it is based on the new Turing architecture, you won’t be getting the ray-tracing and other special features that are available on the RTX line.

The new GPU is still apparently capable of offering 120fps on popular games like Fortniite and Apex Legends. NVIDIA claims the new GPU is 1.5x faster than the GeForce GTX 1060 6GB, and up to 3x faster than the GTX 960 from 2014.

In terms of specs, the GTX 1660 Ti comes with 1,536 CUDA cores, 6GB of GDDR6 memory running at 12Gbps and a boost clock of almost 1.8 GHz (1770MHz). The new GPU starts at only $279, and you can get one here. 

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  • anthonye1778

    Premium Member
    22 February, 2019 - 12:55 pm

    <p>The entire nVidia line is confusing these days. Still, offering these cheaper options for those who cannot afford the ungodly (and, frankly, unjustifiable) prices of their RTX line is a step in the right direction.</p>

  • truerock2

    22 February, 2019 - 3:15 pm

    <p>I've been using an nVidia Geforce GTX 690 I purchase in 2012.</p><p>Over the last 7 years I've seen a slow incremental pace of improvements in graphics cards.</p><p>I think when graphics cards move to HDMI 2.1 and Displayport 1.5 I'll upgrade.</p><p>I'm hoping USB-C ports replace HDMI ports and Displayport ports by then.</p><p>I've read nVidia is dragging its feet on HDMI 2.1 because G-Sync will not be needed after HDMI 2.1 is available.</p><p>Perhaps another reason is because Displayport 1.5 has not been released.</p><p><br></p>

    • warren

      22 February, 2019 - 4:07 pm

      <blockquote><em><a href="#406701">In reply to truerock2:</a></em></blockquote><p><br></p><p>The GTX 690 was a $1,000++ video card when it came out, so I can understand why you'd hold onto it for a long time.</p><p><br></p><p>That said…. An RTX 2060 would give you about 2.5x the performance of the 690, with half the max TDP, for less than $400.</p><p><br></p><p>That's a pretty sizable jump.</p>

  • dougkinzinger

    Premium Member
    25 February, 2019 - 1:12 pm

    <p>What about upgrading from 2x 960's in SLI configuration, on a first-gen i7? Worth it? 1080p gaming only (no 1440, etc.)</p>


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