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GTX 1660TI: RTX OFF – Turing and Efficiency

The cat is out of the bag – Nvidia finally releases the much speculated GTX 1660ti in the market to cater the other side of the consumer base and deliver the Turing package without bringing the cost

We will be diving on information that matters most to the market of this card – performance and efficiency is the name of the game. With a remarkable feat of having a performance boost of up to 1.5x to its predecessor while displaying power efficiency is no easy task and it also came with costs.

A huge leap from the past’s architecture has granted access to the card’s remarkable performance and more room for the workload it was designed to endure.

The 1660ti’s structure allows it to approach the same workload of the past cards with less instructions – less work, less power, and ultimately better efficiency. This means it can finish more work within the timeframe past cards would have usually took.

The architecture was intended to create more space for work and efficiency – as such better performance without the more power taxing elements of the latter RTX enabled cards have given the 1660ti one more thing that went well along with the other efficiency defining elements and that is Power Efficiency. As such you can achieve 1.4x more fps with the same power draw from the 1060.

Adaptive Shading, is a neat feature that adds to what made the 1660ti achieve better power management despite the huge jump in performance. Usually, your card will work on the shading of the whole image you are seeing – with Adaptive Shading however, from it’s name will “adapt” and seek out what needs more work and what needs less – think of it as fine tuning in the end of how much work your card needs to output in every frame of the image in front of you.

With a 3x performance boost from the GTX 960 and 1.5x from the GTX 1060 while displaying properties of power efficiency. Nvidia really gives the user that feeling of “no reason to not upgrade” and giving upgrade a true meaning of not sacrificing power efficiency with more performance – It is possible, and Nvidia has shown how they made it happen with the 1660ti.

As such competitive games which we’re meant to be played in a constant frame rate will sometimes force players to dumb down the settings to achieve better frame rates – With the 1660ti, such games can be played without sacrificing much of the display features.

Content creators will also be happy with the card as it will display great results within the confines of streaming and in built recording software embedded in the Nvidia card. NVENC also shows promising results as a streaming option following the trend with quality to bit rate ratio.

On top of the new features – NVIDIA follows through updates and better game support that has the supported features of the new tech available.

Starting at $279 – Will be around 16,000-ish pesos. it is priced competitively and a promising purchase for everyone who held back in purchasing the RTX cards.


Seth Francisco Capili
Seth is a marketing and business professional by choice - a tech enthusiast and writer by birth. Back from the brink of almost disconnecting with his technological side; Seth reunites with his technological persona through writing and managing a business around computers. With a knack for interacting with people and machine - Seth spearheads the social media management and content writing efforts of GGWPTECH. "In search of darkness, Never bring light - In search of Sethan, Google @ItzYaBoiSethan"

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