EVGA GTX 1660 Ti XC Ultra SpecsArchitecture: TU116SMs: 24CUDA Cores: 1,536Boost Clock: 1860MHzFP32 GFLOPS: 5,714Memory Speed: 12 GT/sBus Width: 192-bitGDDR6 Capacity: 6GBMemory Bandwidth: 288GB/sTDP: 160WPrice: $310Nvidia's latest GPU is the GTX 1660 Ti, which launched on Feb 22, 2019. I came away impressed by the overall value, and it's a great graphics card, but I did have one minor concern: the Asus ROG Strix GTX 1660 Ti O6G that I used for the review is a very beefy card, with a retail price of $330. Trying to determine how a 'regular' GTX 1660 Ti would stack up to other cards can be a bit tricky. With a bit more time, I've got two more sample points from other manufacturers I want to look at, starting with EVGA.The EVGA GTX 1660 Ti XC Ultra ends up being very similar to the Asus Strix, with a slightly lower factory overclock and a price that's $20 less. If you're considering the XC Ultra (or any similarly priced 1660 Ti), the RTX 2060 is only a small step up, and it's clearly … [Read more...] about EVGA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti XC Ultra review
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When it comes to picking the best graphics card from among the many contenders, I admit I prefer more features rather than seeing things get cut—you might not get immediate use out of the extra stuff, but at least it's there. Predicting the future is a tricky business, however, and the gamers have spoken. Real-time ray tracing might sound cool, but if it tanks performance, we're just fine without it. And so, half a year after unveiling its Turing architecture, Nvidia is rolling out the mainstream options, minus the ray tracing and deep learning. It's everything the gamers wanted from Turing, with none of the extra bloat. Say hello to the GTX 1660 Ti.GeForce GTX 1660 Ti SpecificationsArchitecture: TU116Lithography: TSMC 12nm FinFETTransistor Count: 6.6 billionDie Size: 284mm2SMs: 24CUDA Cores: 1,536Render Outputs: 48Texture Units: 96Base Clock: 1500MHzBoost Clock: 1770MHzFP32 GFLOPS: 5,437Memory Speed: 12 GT/sBus Width: 192-bitGDDR6 Capacity: 6GBMemory Bandwidth: 288GB/sTDP: … [Read more...] about Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti review
Unlike practically every other naming convention in tech, graphics cards don’t tend to follow on nicely from one generation to the next. The new Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060, for example, may seem like it should be the natural next step from the previous generation’s GTX 1060, but as we saw in last week’s RTX 2060 vs GTX 1060 comparison piece, the RTX 2060 is really in a whole other league of its own when it comes to performance at 2560×1440 resolutions. Really, it’s a much better match for the the next card up in Nvidia’s GTX 10-series, the GTX 1070, which I agree makes very little sense and is confusing for everyone but that’s just the way these things are unfortunately. With that in mind, here’s how the RTX 2060 stacks up against the GTX 1070 via the medium of some nice graphs. RTX 2060 vs GTX 1070: How we test Just like my RTX 2060 vs GTX 1060 article, I’ve tested each card with pretty much every game I currently use as part of my … [Read more...] about RTX 2060 vs GTX 1070: Which Nvidia graphics card is better?
It’s not often I have particularly strong feelings about PC cases, but man alive there’s a lot going on with Asus’ new ROG Strix GL12CX desktop. You’ve got your swishes, your slashes, your grilles and your grates, matt versus gloss versus RGB lighting, and even a full-blown chasm thanks to its hot-swap SSD bay. It’s a lot to take in, but provided you can get over its many-textured exterior, there’s a boat load of power to be found in its water-cooled innards, including an Intel Core i9-9900K processor, 32GB of RAM and an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 graphics card. Of course, with a spec like that, the GL12CX is naturally a tad expensive. £3000, to be precise, when it launches late this November, although there will be an ever-so-slightly cheaper configuration with a Core i7-9700K and 16GB of RAM available for £2500 as well (which is also the model you’ll find in the US for a princely $3300). “Three grand!?” I hear you exclaim. … [Read more...] about Asus ROG Strix GL12CX review: The Core i9, RTX 2080 monster PC
The Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 is the most popular graphics card in the world, at least according to Steam's Hardware Survey, and it's easy to see why. This affordable card offers strong 1080p gaming performance, usually delivering console-quality full HD graphics at double the frame-rate. The card is also cheaper than its closest competitor, AMD's Radeon RX 580, and offers significantly stronger performance than its younger brother, the GTX 1050 Ti. That made the GTX 1060 an obvious pick for our roundup of the best graphics cards on the market. However, it's hard to know exactly how good it is without seeing some real life tests - and that's exactly what we're offering here. We've tested both the 3GB and 6GB versions of the GTX 1060 in a range of in-game benchmarks, stacking them up against three competing cards: the Radeon RX 570 and RX 580 from AMD and the GeForce GTX 1050 Ti from Nvidia. It's worth noting that all of the Nvidia cards are standard reference models, but there are no … [Read more...] about Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 benchmarks: the best video card for 1080p gaming