NVIDIA launches GTX 1660, starts at $219

Nvidia officially launches the Geforce GTX 1660

NVIDIA's GTX 1660 lowers the high-performance gaming price barrier

ASUS today announced GeForce GTX 1660 graphics cards, adding new products into the TUF Gaming and Phoenix lineups.

Just like the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti which was released last month, the new GeForce GTX 1660 aims to replace the GeForce GTX 1060 by offering NVIDIA's 12 generation Turing GPU architecture, just without the Ray Tracing and Tensor Cores found in the more expensive Geforce RTX series. While both cards come with 6GB of VRAM, the GTX 1660 utilizes GDDR5 memory instead of GDDR6 as per GTX 1660 Ti. Obviously, there are differences in the GPU engine, with the Ti version having more CUDA cores (1536 vs. 1408). There are 1,408 CUDA cores, 6GB of GDDR5 memory for a combined memory bandwidth of 192GB/Sec and a boost clock of nearly 1.8GHz, plus overclocking potential.

NVIDIA claims that the GTX 1660 is an impressive 130% faster than the GTX 960, so if you've got one of those cards in your rig and you've been thinking of upgrading, this might be a good way to get some extra power without going broke. Priced at Rs. 21,500, the 1660 is all set to take over the mid-range market from the GTX 1060 and 1070 quite smoothly.

Subjected to a battery of compatibility tests with TUF Gaming motherboards, as well as a 144-hour validation program involving a variety of in-game and synthetic benchmarking, the TUF Gaming GeForce GTX 1660 targets gamers that prefer a longer upgrade cycle.

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