Nvidia officially launches the Geforce GTX 1660

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Just like the GTX 1660 Ti, the new GTX 1660 is also equipped with TU116 GPU which is created to provide a balance between performance, power consumption, and cost.

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. It also comes with 6GB of 8Gbps GDDR5 memory on a 192-bit memory interface.

Both cards have a TDP of 120W and can be powered from a single 8-pin connector. It actually packs a slightly faster clock and boost clock speed, however, at 1,530 Mhz and 1,785 Mhz, compared to 1,500 and 1,770 Mhz on the GTX 1660 Ti. It promises to be 130 percent faster than the GTX 960 and 35 percent faster than the GTX 1060 3GB at 1080p according to Nvidia, which should make it a decent option for 1080p gaming if it holds true in real world tests.

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At $219, Nvidia is clearly going for the AMD's Radeon RX 590, usually priced at around $240. In the United Kingdom, the price will start at £199. The GTX 1660 6GB is likely to offer plenty of performance per buck/euro or pound in the mid-range market, and it looks like a great graphics card for gaming at 1080p resolution. For instance, in February's Steam Hardware & Software Survey the fifth most popular card was the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 which came out in 2014.

- Anandtech.com - The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Review, Feat.

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