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Nvidia GTX 1660 Ti Launch Review/Benchmark Thread

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Launch Reviews:

 

Videos:

 

 

Hardware Unboxed:

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Gamer's Nexus:

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JayZTwoCents:

 

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Paul's Hardware:

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(Looks like not everyone is covering this early, so ping me if someone releases a video later & I'll add it.)

 

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Tech Power Up

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Nvidia Statement to Gamer's Nexus for the naming:

 

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My Thoughts:

 

But does it just work? No RTX for the masses just yet.

 

And, just for the lulz, there is now M.2 RGB containers. I'm really not joking.

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8 minutes ago, Taf the Ghost said:

NDA to lift at 9 am Eastern. Getting thread up early to edit everything in.

 

 

My Thoughts:

 

But does it just work? No RTX for the masses just yet.

I guess you're first, huh?  Grats :)

 

I'll be 2nd then.  Street cred all day!

 

Oh no, there is another thread about this already up!


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Some UK stock, pricing at one supplier is from £260 for 1660 Ti, and £314 for 2060. To me the question is which is the better value for a use scenario. For team red, a Vega 56 starts £338 from same seller.

 

From my personal compute scenarios, I am debating swapping something replacing Maxwell for the massive power saving. Looks like 1660Ti and 2060 have near enough same ram configuration, so it will be interesting how that balances out.


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Just now, porina said:

Some UK stock, pricing at one supplier is from £260 for 1660 Ti, and £314 for 2060. To me the question is which is the better value for a use scenario. For team red, a Vega 56 starts £338 from same seller.

 

From my personal compute scenarios, I am debating swapping something replacing Maxwell for the massive power saving. Looks like 1660Ti and 2060 have near enough same ram configuration, so it will be interesting how that balances out.

What resolution? If you're flipping the 980 Ti for a 2060, you're getting some minor new features and similar performance. 

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29 minutes ago, Taf the Ghost said:

 

And, just for the lulz, there is now M.2 RGB containers. I'm really not joking.

O.o    ... but really, what WON'T they RGB?!? I wouldn't be surprised is someone came out with an RGB I/O shield or an RGB PCIe Serial port card for "the retro PC Gamer who wants a bit of modern flair" ?


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Just now, Taf the Ghost said:

What resolution? If you're flipping the 980 Ti for a 2060, you're getting some minor new features and similar performance. 

Resolution is irrelevant, it is compute. The 2070 I got for testing already blows away a 1080Ti in performance, and does so at lower power. We're not talking a bit better, but a LOT better. Maxwell in comparison is essentially a heater.

 

At the rate I'm going at I'm going to give away a 980 Ti to another gamer where it still has some useful life. Before anyone asks, this is planned, I'm not offering. Barely worth the time to sell on.


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4 minutes ago, porina said:

Resolution is irrelevant, it is compute. The 2070 I got for testing already blows away a 1080Ti in performance, and does so at lower power. We're not talking a bit better, but a LOT better. Maxwell in comparison is essentially a heater.

 

At the rate I'm going at I'm going to give away a 980 Ti to another gamer where it still has some useful life. Before anyone asks, this is planned, I'm not offering. Barely worth the time to sell on.

In gaming, there's some severe scaling issues with the SMs, so I'm curious how things would scale with Compute.

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1 minute ago, Taf the Ghost said:

In gaming, there's some severe scaling issues with the SMs, so I'm curious how things would scale with Compute.

Then it depends on what type of compute... I don't have the answers either. Just know I tried a 2070, and saw it was good. Really good. But I don't want to buy at that level, and multiple cheaper cards might work out better overall, hence looking forward to these lower midrange Turing cards.


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2 minutes ago, VegetableStu said:

huh, TIL Apex Legends runs on the Source 2 Engine o_o

Yup. Respawn wanted Apex out pretty early because they were concerned the engine would fall off in Visuals if they waited any longer.

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On 2/22/2019 at 8:38 AM, porina said:

Then it depends on what type of compute... I don't have the answers either. Just know I tried a 2070, and saw it was good. Really good. But I don't want to buy at that level, and multiple cheaper cards might work out better overall, hence looking forward to these lower midrange Turing cards.

A good OCer of a 2060 will basically do 2070 performance in gaming, so that's what I'd probably go with. I don't know what type of benchmarks might help with figuring out your use case, however.

 

On 2/22/2019 at 8:39 AM, Tedny said:

Dota 2 engine 

CS:GO's engine is the really important key.

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Vega 56 pulse is 279£ here, it has 3 games and very good ones, with 4 or 5 clicks you do a good undervolt and then auto oc. It has more vram and hbcc, what is the reason to get a gtx 1660ti?

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4 minutes ago, Xkillerpn said:

Vega 56 pulse is 279£ here, it has 3 games and very good ones, with 4 or 5 clicks you do a good undervolt and then auto oc. It has more vram and hbcc, what is the reason to get a gtx 1660ti?

Because it's Nvidia. Depending on the price of other cards, that's really the reasons. 

 

Still, this is a good card at 25USD too much. It's a upgrade for some 1060 users, but that could be a stretch at the price. (You'd want to go to 2060 if you were going to upgrade, to be honest.) 

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1 hour ago, Taf the Ghost said:

And, just for the lulz, there is now M.2 RGB containers. I'm really not joking.

Not gonna lie, if i was rebuilding/upgrading my system RN and had the cash i'd deffo grab one or 2 of those lol


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Performs like a Vega56, seems decent to me. Not awful value and good performance at 1080p


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I still have absolutely no clue why they called it the 16 series instead of the 11 series. 


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1 minute ago, Billy Pilgrim said:

Did anyone else not believe that Nvidia would actually call a card the 1660ti?

it was so utterly retarded it had to be true in my eyes

 


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#1. Treat others as you would like to be treated.

#2. It's best to keep your mouth shut; and appear to be stupid, rather than open it and remove all doubt.

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5 minutes ago, Billy Pilgrim said:

Did anyone else not believe that Nvidia would actually call a card the 1660ti?

 

3 minutes ago, Soppro said:

I still have absolutely no clue why they called it the 16 series instead of the 11 series. 

 

3 minutes ago, Bananasplit_00 said:

it was so utterly retarded it had to be true in my eyes

 

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Official statement.

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4 minutes ago, Taf the Ghost said:

 

 

 

Official statement.

marketing speak for "*shrug* i was high idk"


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"Here is some advice that might have gotten lost somewhere along the way in your life. 

 

#1. Treat others as you would like to be treated.

#2. It's best to keep your mouth shut; and appear to be stupid, rather than open it and remove all doubt.

#3. There is nothing "wrong" with being wrong. Learning from a mistake can be more valuable than not making one in the first place.

 

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