PNY GeForce GTX 1660 Ti XLR8 Gaming OC Review [Updated]

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The Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti feels like a graphic card from a bizzaro alternate reality where RTX never occurred and everybody got the GPU they needed. It’s a GPU that is based on Team Green’s bleeding edge Turing design, highlighting generational jumps and the reasonable costs we have deserved. 

The PNY GeForce GTX 1660 Ti XLR8 Gaming OC is an especially decent form of the new mid-range graphics card, on account of the minimal size and great execution. In the event that you’ve been sitting tight for a generous update from your 10-series Pascal card, and couldn’t bear the cost of Nvidia’s ray traced future, this is the best graphics card for video editing, gaming and other creative works for you. 

Pricing and Availability

Nvidia says GeForce GTX 1660 Ti cards will begin at $279/£259/AU$469 and fortunately PNY chose its XLR8 Gaming OC variation will cost a similar amount. 

Shockingly, this new GPU is considerably less expensive than the $299/£249/AU$499 Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 it’s replacing. In any case, what’s increasingly significant is that the 1660 Ti is additionally substantially less costly than the most reduced valued RTX card, the Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060, which keeps running for $349/£329/AU$599 if you somehow managed to purchase the organization’s own Founders Edition. 

The PNY GeForce GTX 1660 Ti’s estimating additionally places it in direct challenge with the $279/£249/AU$425 AMD Radeon RX 590, which has been joyfully drinking up the mid-extend showcase without anyone else’s input since its mid-November dispatch. 

Specification and Features

One key qualification that isolates the PNY GeForce GTX 1660 Ti XLR8 OC from the remainder of the Nvidia’s Turing series is the way that it is anything but a RTX card. Or maybe, this GTX card doesn’t highlight any RTX centers or tensor centers to power beam followed lighting or DLSS-based enemy of associating, individually. 

This graphics card, and all adaptations of the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti, additionally miss out on Virtual Link connector – also called the particular USB-C Thunderbolt 3 port for computer generated reality. Additionally disregard ever SLI-ing any of these GPUs together for a multi-card setup, as that element is held for top of the line parts like the RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti. 

Regardless of all these major features being cut, the TU116 GPU at the core of this graphics card is as yet dependent on the Turing architecture. This implies that this part is based upon Nvidia’s most recent 12nm procedure, which is a recognizable bite the dust shrivel since the organization’s last 16nm Pascal engineering. The 1660 Ti additionally still features 6GB of GDDR6 video memory simply like the RTX 2060 – yet timed at a somewhat lower 12Gbps speed. 

Performance

Taking a gander at how the PNY GeForce GTX 1660 Ti XLR8 OC performs in benchmarks it appears to be a Nvidia RTX 2050 by some other name. The performance numbers above put the card before the GTX 1060, however it experiences more difficulty outpacing the GTX 1070 in many tests. 

meanwhile, the Nvidia RTX 2060 clutches a solid lead, dominating the 1660 Ti in synthtic benchmarks by a critical edge, and by 4-10 additional casings frame per second (fps) in gaming tests. 

Contrasted with the XFX Radeon RX 590 Fatboy, the 1660 Ti additionally swaggers ahead in everything except one benchmark with higher scores and fps. 

Outside of our conventional testing we found the PNY GTX 1660 Ti was powerful enough to deal with Anthem and Resident Evil 2 at a playable 30 fps – however in some cases the casing rate veers among in addition to and short 10 fps – with the two titles set to 4K and Ultra quality settings. 

Clients searching for a slicker 60 fps experience will be in an ideal situation bringing down their goals to QHD (2,560 x 1,440). At a 2K goals while keeping up Ultra quality settings, Anthem kept running at 40-50 fps and Resident Evil 2 rendered at an even smoother 60-80 fps. 

Full HD gaming with the GTX 1660 Ti is an expert either. With an increasingly ordinary 1080p goals Anthem gave us a reliable 50-70 fps edge rate and Resident Evil, by and by, ran far and away superior at 100-120 fps. 

Verdict

On the whole, the PNY GeForce GTX 1660 Ti XLR8 OC is a fantastic graphics card for an entirely sensible $279/£259/AU$469 cost. With this GPU, you’re getting execution on a similar degree of a GTX 1070 with a section that costs not exactly the GTX 1060 it replaces. 

It conveys high-frame rate Full HD gaming, and even considers extremely smooth QHD experience even with the most recent games. Obviously, in case you’re hoping to infuse the most recent tech into your games, ray tracing and DLSS stay selective features found on Nvidia RTX cards – and the GeForce RTX 2060 is additionally marginally more costly than this part. 

Regardless of whether you’re a newcomer to the PC Gaming world or have been holding up out with a more established GPU, the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti is a commendable redesign. Our biggest grievance with this graphics card is we just wished Nvidia would have released it sooner. 

Pros 

  • Great, satiny 1440p gaming 
  • Significant execution overhaul over GTX 1060 
  • Sensibly valued 

Cons 

  • GDDR6 memory is constrained to 12Gbps rates