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BEST GTX 1660TI CARD?

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looking to upgrade this card seems to be similar to 1070 and I wish to know whats the best version to buy, thanks

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There's no set best card, compare all the prices and get the cheapest one with a good cooler. 

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none when 1660 is poking its butt with a memory overclock at a much lower price

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Literally the cheapest one.

 

Because if you get the more expencive ones, you can instead get a vega 56 which is slightly faster. The 1660ti is slightly slower than a 1070. And the vega 56 ever so slightly faster than the 1070.

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From looking at the cooler design I'd propably try out the Gainward GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Ghost for decent price/performance. It's among the cheapest but still has a cooler with individual fins instead of just a cut out aluminium block. That *might* give you a pretty decent experience in terms of performance and noise.

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the cheapest one imo, everything else is the roll of the silicon lotto

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Ya if you aren't getting one of the "reference" priced cards, you are losing the value of the card.  They all perform pretty similar, might be a slight difference in thermal headroom on the better cards but you aren't going to see a massive FPS jump (noise probably a touch better though of course)

 

You could however buy a 2060 or vega 54 not far off from the price of the "better" 1660ti's though.  I would either get one of the 275$ models or jump up to the next gen.

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The Palit GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Dual and the MSI Ventus also look like decent options. Overall I'd go for the cheapest dual Fan design with a cooler that is not a cut-out aluminium block. Also, see how many outputs you need. If you want multiple monitors plugged in like a second Display and a TV or something, you might wanna go for the MSI Ventus with a few more outputs.

 

Edit: Cut out the Ventus - also just an aluminium block.

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In hungary, msi gaming x is the most popular and frequently recommended.

 

Msi gaming x, period 

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As an additional point, I got the baseline priced 1660ti gigabyte version at 275.  Performs great, right around what a 1070 gets in terms of FPS in anthem, division2, TR, witcher 3, from what I have tested thus far.  I have it in a HTPC/LAN build.  Even with only passive airflow and no case fans, it still is not even that loud and tops out in the high 70's most of the time when gaming.  

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