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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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After the recent addition of BEAM (Equihash 150,5) support on NiceHash the service for selling and buying mining hashrate has become more active and has just added two (three) more new algorithms – CuckARoo29 and CuckAToo31 used by GRIN and Lyra2REv3 used by VTC. NiceHash support for GRIN on the software side is still somewhat lacking, with the latest GMiner 1.28 pretty much currently the only available miner for Grin (CuckARoo29) available for Nvidia GPUs under Windows, no AMD Grin miners with proper NiceHash support for now it seems. Lyra2REv3 on the other hand is more widely supported and available already on multiple software miners for both AMD and Nvidia as it was an anticipated fork for VTC, so developers had the time to get ready. An example for a compatible AMD miner is the latest WildRig Multi and for Nvidia you can try the latest official ccminer by tpruvot or the latest CryptoDredge which is faster in terms of performance compared to ccminer. Due to the interest and demand for Grin mining hashrate currently profitability wise it might be interesting for Nvidia miners to try selling their hashrate on NiceHash and get paid in BTC for it while waiting for the Grin ecosystem to get more developed and functional that it is at the moment.


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