We are reviewing the new price / performance Asus Dual GTX 1660 Ti 6GB OC Edition Graphics Card.
As you know when Nvidia's new Turing RTX series is announced, Ray's Tracing and DLSS features win the hearts of its players, while the GTX 1660Ti is expected to be between GTX 1060/1070 in terms of price / performance and uses the same architecture as the RTX 20 series (Asing's DUAL series) design with us. In this model, Asus has used double-bearing fans - a pair - which offers twice the life and quiet operation.
The clock speeds are 1500/1800 Mhz in the standard game mode and increase to 1530/1830 Mhz in the factory-approved OC mode. The 6GB of GDDR6 memory is a complement to this package, which is quite sufficient for all products that are currently available and will be available soon.
Before going into details, let's take a look at the GPU-Z chart and specifications of the graphics card;
When we look at the GPU-Z Table, we see that all the features are on this card and it is turned on. We also see that the 6GB GDDR6 Micron memory runs at 192 Bit bandwidth.
Graphics Processor - NVIDIA® GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
CUDA Core - 1536
Clock Speed - OC Mode - GPU Boost Clock: 1830 MHz, GPU Base Clock: 1530 MHz
Gaming Mode (Default) - GPU Boost Clock: 1800 MHz, GPU Base Clock: 1500 MHz
Video Memory - GDDR6 6GB
Memory Speed - 12002 MHz
Memory Interface - 192-bit
Resolution - Digital Max. Resolution: 7680x4320
Bus Data Standard - PCI Express 3.0
Power Connector - 8 Pin
Dimensions - 21.5cm x 12.1cm x 4.4cm
Slots - 2 Slots
ASUS's Dual GTX 1660Ti graphics card has dual-fan cooling and an 8-pin power input. A copper heat base is placed in the middle of the mini black aluminum cooling block, located under two 7.4cm mini fans. The pure copper heat base transmits heat to aluminum heat sheets, while the fans perform the task of dissipating and cooling the heat. The aluminum cooling block does not cover the entire card, and the 2 fans are half idle, longer than the graphics card, and look like a V-22 Osprey. I cannot say that it is a very elegant card in terms of design and appearance. There is no RGB illumination on the board.
ASUS's Dual GTX 1660Ti 2-fan cooling system, which is used to cool the graphics card, is much larger than the card's circuit board and extends approximately 4.5cm backwards. In fact, the circuit board is 16.8cm long.
The ASUS Dual GTX 1660Ti graphics card also features a patented Wing Blade fan design, IP5X dust resistance, Auto-Extreme and robotic manufacturing technology. High quality electronic components such as SAP II capacitors, Choke and POSCAPs are used under the ASUS Super Alloy Power II name.
On the back of the ASUS Dual GTX 1660Ti 6GB OC, there are 2 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort and 1 DVI video output sockets. HDCP 2.2 compatibility, support connection to up to 4 displays. The 21.5cm x 12.1cm x 4.4cm card can be called mini-sized and takes up 2 slots.
The ASUS Dual GTX 1660Ti 6GB OC graphics card requires an 8-pin power connector and a minimum power supply of 450W for full performance.
Before going to the tests, let's talk about our test system;
- AMD Ryzen 7 2700X Processor
Gigabyte B450 Aorus Elite Motherboard
HyperX 16GB DDR4 3000Mhz Ram
Intel 256gb nvME SSD
FSP 700W Power Supply
The ASUS Dual GTX 1660Ti 6GB OC graphics card proved to be very successful in the Futuremark tests, leaving the GTX 1070 behind in the 3D Mark Time Spy test and a little behind in the Fire Strike and 3D Mark 11 tests. When I consider it as a performance, I can say that it has a place between 1070 and 1070Ti graphics cards.
Full HD resolution and all the settings are high in the game tests It did not change the situation with 1070 head-to-head performance, we see that even out in 3 games. In the Asus Dual GTX 1660Ti game tests take placed between 1070 and 1070Ti graphics cards .
The ASUS Dual GeForce GTX 1660Ti 6GB OC graphics card does not appeal to me in design, but this varies from person to person. Asus Dual GTX 1660 Ti is succeeded to make a serious difference to RX 590.
ASUS Dual GeForce GTX 1660Ti 6GB OC graphics card deserves 8DPC Golden Award with quiet, stable, quality, reasonable price and good performance. It is a full price / performance product with more affordable price from 1070s. Also let's not forget that Nvidia has the latest technologies and GDDR6 memory.