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I am so close to pulling the trigger on buying a 1660 Ti

Discussion in 'Videocards - NVIDIA GeForce' started by jbscotchman, Mar 1, 2019.

  1. jbscotchman

    jbscotchman Ancient Guru

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    I use 1080p and will for quite some time, my current 1060 is doing a good job but I'm worried about future games like MK11, Control, and Cyberpunk2077. I know I could easily sell my 1060 and my old 770 for over a hundred bucks. As for ray tracing I think it's gonna be a few years before it becomes mainstream so that is not a concern.
     
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    bad upgrade
    try VEGAs or used 1080s
     
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    jbscotchman Ancient Guru

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  5. Caesar

    Caesar Master Guru

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    Just Wait......:oops:
    May be a GTX1680 on the way......(joke)
    I would recommend to wait , otherwise if you are playing new current games that are making "hiccups"... go forward with the GTX 1660 [Price vs Performance]...but still you will not perceive the highest settings {Metro Exodus as example}...
     
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  6. jbscotchman

    jbscotchman Ancient Guru

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    Well it is right in my price range and provides a substantial increase from the 1060 based on the reviews I've read. I think DX12 has finally started to become mainstream, and the Turing architecture really utilizes it the way it was meant to be. And with newer drivers its only going to get better.
     
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    Caesar Master Guru

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    ...most AAA games are taking very high "LEAP" in hardware requirements within months..(recently it was years)....

    the 6GB is the "flaw" (excluding graphics processing power)....but more or less personally i would go for the RTX 2070 (no "less" : $$ ).....:(

    And still.... in the following days...oneself can regret as an RTX 2070Ti can appear from anywhere...
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    Go for it {GTX1660} , guru..... if you want it....
    Respectfully yours @Caesar
     
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  8. jbscotchman

    jbscotchman Ancient Guru

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    True, but when using 1080p 6gb of vram is fine.
     
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  9. Undying

    Undying Ancient Guru

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    Order a 2060 instead 1660. If you sell those both cards you mentioned above and invest a little maybe even a 2070. ;)
     
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    Caesar Master Guru

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    But still investing on an RTX .....anyone would love to have the highest settings with RT and DLSS enabled and here the RTX 2060 FAILS again... investing in one card becomes bothersome; "NONE are being able TO SATISFY" ...:confused:

    So all depends, how the GPU(s) is/are being made use of.
     
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    jbscotchman Ancient Guru

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    The 2070 is twice the price of a 1660, so that's way out of my budget.
     
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    It is also twice as fast, supports raytracing and have 8gb vram. Thats what i call an upgrade

    1060 to 1660 is meh.
     
  13. jbscotchman

    jbscotchman Ancient Guru

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    Ray tracing is such a new technology there's only one game that supports it, and it cuts your fps in half with a 2080Ti. Why pay an extra $100 when ray tracing will literally cripple the card?
     
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    yeah raytracing still in beta
    ampere 7nm will be optimized for it and more budget friendly
     
  15. jbscotchman

    jbscotchman Ancient Guru

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    The card boosts to 1,830 MHz right out of the box. A couple more mhz and it's right up there with a 1070 Ti/ 1080 for under $300 dollars.
     
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    In the review, hilbert quoted that "You might up ending being surprised. ". I think it's a good card with capabilities.

    https://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/msi_geforce_gtx_1660_ti_ventus_xs_review,30.html

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    In AfterBurner (beta 4.6.0), hit Control+F and you will see the OC Scanner button. Hitting the scan button can take 10 to 20 minutes of testing. It will define a new stable overclocking curve, once finished in Afterburner hit apply and you are good to go.

    Shockingly the automated overclock was as fast as the manual one. And the OC Scanner curve is a much more friendly tweak:

    1. Set power limiter to max
    2. Find your stable memory frequency (e.g. +1000)
    3. Leave voltage control at default
    4. Hit the OC scanner (takes 10 minutes)
    5. Once finished hit apply in AfterBurner.
    6. Run the Test, and peek at the results.
    7. Enjoy your near perfect automated tweaks.
    The curve overclock is a way more gentle and subtle way of tweaking compared to manual brute forcing. The algorithm is defined by NVIDIA. With my added tweaks on memory and power limiter. My advice, find a stable memory overclock, crank up the power limiter and try a scan. You might up ending being surprised. Results vary.



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    jbscotchman Ancient Guru

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    It overclocks like a champ, got it running at 2050mhz on boost with cool temps and low fan noise. Also got an extra 300mhz on the vram.
     
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    Thos 1660Ti's are just little bit faster than the GTX 1070's, but slower than the GTX 1070Ti's. You're probably going to upgrade the GPU less than a year from now, since it's not that major of an upgrade. I just ordered a RTX 2080, going from a GTX 1070, playing on 1080p 144hz g-sync monitor.
     
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    30+ games tested on 1660 Ti. The video was made to test how well the 980 Ti is keeping up, but as a side-effect it's also a very good test of the 1660 Ti:

     
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