Published: Sun, March 17, 2019
IT | By Lester Massey

NVIDIA launches GTX 1660, starts at $219

NVIDIA launches GTX 1660, starts at $219

The GeForce GTX 1660 GPU leverages the impressive raster performance of the Turing architecture to provide an ideal foundation for AAA 1080p gaming, or a plugand-play upgrade for aging systems. The memory itself is now 6GB GDDR5 instead of 6GB GDDR6.

ASUS today announced GeForce GTX 1660 graphics cards, adding new products into the TUF Gaming and Phoenix lineups.

NVIDIA also notes that because the GTX 1660 is 120 watts anyone who owns a GTX 960 or GTX 970 card should be able to upgrade without changing their power supply, so long as they have an 8-pin power connector.

Price-wise, the GeForce GTX 1660 also has a lower starting price of United States dollars 219 (about RM 896) as compared to GTX 1660 Ti which starts at USD 279 (~RM 1141). According to Nvidia, it's 35% faster than the GTX 1060 and 130% faster than the GTX 960. In Europe, the GTX 1660 should go for around €190 excl. tax, which is around €220-230, depending on the region. Pricing starts from £199 and NVIDIA won't be making a Founders Edition of the GPU. The GTX 1660 6GB is likely to offer plenty of performance per buck/euro or pound in the mid-range market, and it looks like a great graphics card for gaming at 1080p resolution. The new GTX 1660 does come in other shapes and sizes, like the dual slot, single fan GTX 1660 StormX OC 6G from Palit which The Guru of 3D reviewed. For instance, in February's Steam Hardware & Software Survey the fifth most popular card was the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 which came out in 2014.

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