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Flamingbird

I'm thinking about updating my PC this summer and I'm thinking of buying the 1660 ti.

My current build is here:  https://pcpartpicker.com/user/_Flamingbird_/saved/

 

I have a budget of under 360$

Is the 1660 ti good for an upgrade from gtx 1050 ti?

I don't need the RTX features so no rtx.

 

Ones down below are some that I'm thinking of.

 

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/cY3H99/zotac-geforce-gtx-1660-ti-6-gb-gaming-video-card-zt-t16610f-10l

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/YrZFf7/gigabyte-geforce-gtx-1660-ti-6-gb-oc-video-card-gv-n166toc-6gd

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/K8fhP6/msi-geforce-gtx-1660-ti-6-gb-gaming-x-video-card-gtx-1660-ti-gaming-x-6g

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4 minutes ago, Flamingbird said:

Is the 1660 ti good for an upgrade from gtx 1050 ti?

unfortunately it's sandwiched between the 1660 and 2060, both better value under current prices. It is a good deal faster than the 1050ti, but so is the other two.

 

5 minutes ago, Flamingbird said:

I don't need the RTX features so no rtx.

2060 is noticeably faster than the 1660ti even when not using RTX features and the cheapest models are within budget

CPU: i7-2600K 4751MHz 1.44V (software) --> 1.47V at the back of the socket Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 (BCLK: 103.3MHz) CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 RAM: Adata XPG 2x8GB DDR3 (XMP: 2133MHz 10-11-11-30 CR2, custom: 2203MHz 10-11-10-26 CR1 tRFC:230 tREFI:14000) GPU: Asus GTX 1070 Dual (Super Jetstream vbios, +70(2025-2088MHz)/+400(8.8Gbps)) SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (main boot drive), Transcend SSD370 128GB PSU: Seasonic X-660 80+ Gold Case: Antec P110 Silent, 5 intakes 1 exhaust Monitor: AOC G2460PF 1080p 144Hz (150Hz max w/ DP, 121Hz max w/ HDMI) TN panel Keyboard: Logitech G610 Orion (Cherry MX Blue) with SteelSeries Apex M260 keycaps Mouse: BenQ Zowie FK1

 

Model: HP Omen 17 17-an110ca CPU: i7-8750H (0.125V core & cache, 50mV SA undervolt) GPU: GTX 1060 6GB Mobile (+80/+450, 1650MHz~1750MHz 0.78V~0.85V) RAM: 8+8GB DDR4-2400 18-17-17-39 2T Storage: HP EX920 1TB PCIe x4 M.2 SSD + Crucial MX500 1TB 2.5" SATA SSD, 128GB Toshiba PCIe x2 M.2 SSD (KBG30ZMV128G) gone cooking externally, 1TB Seagate 7200RPM 2.5" HDD (ST1000LM049-2GH172) left outside Monitor: 1080p 126Hz IPS G-sync

 

Desktop benching:

Cinebench R15 Single thread:168 Multi-thread: 833 

SuperPi (v1.5 from Techpowerup, PI value output) 16K: 0.100s 1M: 8.255s 32M: 7m 45.93s

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As Jurrino said, you may as well go for a 2060 as it is quite a bit better than the 1660ti. If there is anything else you wanted to upgrade I would give it a second thought. 

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42 minutes ago, Jurrunio said:

the cheapest models are within budget

I would be careful with this on the other hand - if you plan on doing any overclocking I would try save for better cooling solutions. 

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4 minutes ago, slippers_ said:

I would be careful with this on the other hand - if you plan on doing any overclocking I would try save for better cooling solutions. 

yeah... it doesn't work that way... because there is no founders edition 1660 (ti)...

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9 minutes ago, slippers_ said:

I would be careful with this on the other hand - if you plan on doing any overclocking I would try save for better cooling solutions. 

https://www.gamersnexus.net/hwreviews/3445-evga-gtx-1660-ti-xc-review-benchmark

 

plenty of headroom on this cheap card for example on the 1660ti that could keep the 2060 cool.

CPU: i7-2600K 4751MHz 1.44V (software) --> 1.47V at the back of the socket Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 (BCLK: 103.3MHz) CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 RAM: Adata XPG 2x8GB DDR3 (XMP: 2133MHz 10-11-11-30 CR2, custom: 2203MHz 10-11-10-26 CR1 tRFC:230 tREFI:14000) GPU: Asus GTX 1070 Dual (Super Jetstream vbios, +70(2025-2088MHz)/+400(8.8Gbps)) SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (main boot drive), Transcend SSD370 128GB PSU: Seasonic X-660 80+ Gold Case: Antec P110 Silent, 5 intakes 1 exhaust Monitor: AOC G2460PF 1080p 144Hz (150Hz max w/ DP, 121Hz max w/ HDMI) TN panel Keyboard: Logitech G610 Orion (Cherry MX Blue) with SteelSeries Apex M260 keycaps Mouse: BenQ Zowie FK1

 

Model: HP Omen 17 17-an110ca CPU: i7-8750H (0.125V core & cache, 50mV SA undervolt) GPU: GTX 1060 6GB Mobile (+80/+450, 1650MHz~1750MHz 0.78V~0.85V) RAM: 8+8GB DDR4-2400 18-17-17-39 2T Storage: HP EX920 1TB PCIe x4 M.2 SSD + Crucial MX500 1TB 2.5" SATA SSD, 128GB Toshiba PCIe x2 M.2 SSD (KBG30ZMV128G) gone cooking externally, 1TB Seagate 7200RPM 2.5" HDD (ST1000LM049-2GH172) left outside Monitor: 1080p 126Hz IPS G-sync

 

Desktop benching:

Cinebench R15 Single thread:168 Multi-thread: 833 

SuperPi (v1.5 from Techpowerup, PI value output) 16K: 0.100s 1M: 8.255s 32M: 7m 45.93s

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38 minutes ago, LukeSavenije said:

i want some insight on that psu

okay, i got my insight, swap the psu while you're at it.

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7 hours ago, LukeSavenije said:

okay, i got my insight, swap the psu while you're at it.

Why? I have a whole lot of power.

And i checked in stores near me and i didn't see the Vega 56.

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Get a 2060, it is worth it for the performance alone at that budget.  

 

My beef with the 2060 is it is unlikely to be able to turn on RTX without slipping into terrible frame rates on the games that allow it.  However, its overall power as a card is still in a great place, and with RTX off you should be sitting pretty, certainly above the 1660ti.  

 

I made a budget build with the 1660ti and I constantly think to myself...maybe I should have just thrown a 2060 in there.  

El Zoido:  9900k + RTX 4090 / 32 gb 3600mHz RAM / z390 Aorus Master 

 

The Box:  3900x + RTX 3080 /  32 gb 3000mHz RAM / B550 MSI mortar 

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7 hours ago, Flamingbird said:

Why? I have a whole lot of power.

And i checked in stores near me and i didn't see the Vega 56.

because it's old... outdated even

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gtx 1050 ti vs 1660 ti is only +141% difference and not worth any upgrade.   You want over 300% performance difference when upgrading.

 

$360 and Summer is looooooooooooong way ahead. No excuse not to save up money :)  

 

AMD will be making some announcements in July I think at some Convention this Summer.

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