Nvidia has Introduced the New GeForce GTX 1660 Ti GPU

22 Feb

Nvidia has introduced a new mid-range GPU – the GeFotce GTX 1660 Ti that is intended for gamers looking for an affordable option for reviving their older gaming system’s performance. According to the company the new GPU is 3x faster than a GTX 960, 1.5x faster than a GTX 1060, and offers comparable performance to a GTX 1070. So if it is comparable in terms of performance to GTX 1070, then why release a new GPU? Well, the new GTX 1660 Ti is built on the latest Turing architecture (still not named RTX and 2xxx series, but GTX and 1xxx series), which debuted with the top GeForce RTX 2080 Ti GPUs. It also features the new GDDR6 video memory with a 192-bit wide memory bus at jus 120W of TDP. With the new GeForce GTX 1660 Ti you can get an up to date GPU that is more affordable than the GTX 1070 with recommended prices starting at $279 USD.

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Specifications:
GPU Engine Specs:
– 1536 NVIDIA CUDA Cores
– 1770 MHz Boost Clock
– 1500 MHz Base Clock
Video Memory Specs:
– 6000 MHz Memory Speed
– 6GB GDDR6 Memory
– 192-bit Memory Interface Width
– 288 GB/sec Memory Bandwidth
Other Specs:
– Display Support: 7680×4320 @ 120Hz Maximum Digital Resolution
– Display Interfaces: DP 1.4a, HDMI 2.0b, DL-DVI-D Standard Display Connectors
– Graphics Card Dimensions: 4.37″ Height, 5.7″ Length
– Thermal and Power Specs: 95C Maximum GPU Temperature
– 120W Graphics Card Power

Although the new Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti is intended for gamers with a more limited budgets looking for upgrading their aging mid-range gaming graphics, it might turn out to be an interesting choice for mining as well. If it manages to offer good performance for crypto mining similar or even better than that of the older GTX 1070 with the lower power usage and price range it might spark some interest. Of course for that to happen we need to see some movement in the profitability of GPU mining following some good and strong signs of crypto market recovery, prior to that the new GPU might not be deemed as very attractive by miners. Still we need to see some crypto miming results to get a good idea on what to expect in terms of actual performance…

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5 Responses to Nvidia has Introduced the New GeForce GTX 1660 Ti GPU


February 23rd, 2019 at 10:17

Can you re-do the RTX 2060 mining benchmark please, las time software didnt result very compatible yet


February 23rd, 2019 at 22:12

You are much, much better off with the Vega 56 which is available for the same price


February 24th, 2019 at 00:30

AMD Vega 56 is in different price range and with different power consumption, so it can hardly be compared to GTX 1660 Ti…


February 24th, 2019 at 02:38

Preowned is currently in the same price range at $300

At while it of course consumes more power the performance more than compensate


April 3rd, 2019 at 22:27

Just bought one of these today – Getting great mining numbers for the price I paid!

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