Nvidia introduced its new GTX 1660 graphics card right now, driving the associated fee down even additional for these in search of an reasonably priced GPU. This mannequin begins at $219 / £199, and will probably be launched on March 14th from Nvidia’s companions, together with EVGA, Asus, and extra.
The GTX 1660 sits beneath the Nvidia GTX 1660 Ti when it comes to efficiency and worth. As for the place it matches within the larger labyrinth of Nvidia GPUs, the corporate says the brand new card has, on common, a 15 p.c enhance over the last-gen GTX 1060. And in comparison with the two-generation-old GTX 960, it’s stated to be 130 p.c sooner.
Nvidia’s new price range graphics card is constructed on the environment friendly Turing structure that you simply’ll discover within the GTX 1660 Ti in addition to in its extra highly effective and costly RTX 20-series models. Nevertheless, this feature makes some sacrifices to reach at this worth: it doesn’t assist DLSS or ray tracing (each are unique to the RTX 20-series), and when up towards the $279 GTX 1660 Ti, the cheaper mannequin ships with barely slower GDDR5 video RAM and fewer CUDA cores.
Assuming you didn’t run out of persistence for Nvidia’s newest card, and also you haven’t lately purchased a costlier GPU, this one is price testing. Those that are upgrading from a GTX 9-series, GTX 1050, or a lesser card will possible discover large efficiency beneficial properties, and also you received’t should spend a lot for the enhancements.