Best Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti: which version is best for your PC?

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Today, the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti is the best graphics card for anyone who wants an affordable GPU without compromising on performance. If you’ve been waiting for an Nvidia Turing card to match your limited budget, the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti is for you.

The Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti is able to hit that sweet price-to-performance spot by cutting out the RT and Tensor cores that power Nvidia’s new RTX and Deep Learning Super Sampling (DLSS) technologies. Even after sacrificing these extra features however, the GTX 1660 Ti is still such a great performing card that’s made even better by its affordable price. 

It is the best budget graphics card on the market hands down – even if the GTX 1660 does try to give it a run for its money. With this new focus on value, it’s easy to see why its growing faster than other Nvidia Turing cards.

Unlike Nvidia releases in the past, Team Green didn’t roll this one out with its own Founders Edition of the GTX 1660 Ti. Without this base model to set the stage for what we could expect from third-party cards, there’s a wide variety of cards going for varying prices. It’s for this reason that we went ahead and gathered the best Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti models you can buy today.

PNY GeForce GTX 1660 Ti XLR8 Gaming OC

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PNY GeForce GTX 1660 Ti XLR8 Gaming OC

The best GeForce GTX 1660 Ti graphics card

Stream Processors: 1,536 | Core Clock: 1,500MHz (1,815MHz boost) | Memory: 6GB GDDR6 | Memory Speed: 12Gbps | Power Connectors: 1 x 8-pin | Outputs: 2 x DisplayPort 1.4, 1 x HDMI 2.0, 1 x DVI

Affordable
Much faster than GTX 1060
GDDR6 is limited to 12Gbps speeds

The PNY GeForce GTX 1660 Ti XLR8 Gaming OC may not look like much, being tiny and all, but it surprisingly packs a punch. Fitted with a 70MHz factory overclock and solid specs, this card delivers on the dream of 1440p Ultra quality gameplay at 60 fps. What’s even better, all of this performance costs less than 300 smackers. This is the best bang-for-your-buck graphics cards you can find so far.

Read the full review: PNY GeForce GTX 1660 Ti XLR8 Gaming OC 

Asus ROG Strix GTX 1660 Ti OC

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Asus ROG Strix GTX 1660 Ti OC

Maximum chill

Stream Processors: 1,536 | Core Clock: 1,530MHz (1,890MHz boost) | Memory: 6GB GDDR6 | Memory Speed: 12Gbps | Power Connectors: 1 x 8-pin | Outputs: 2 x DisplayPort 1.4, 2 x HDMI 2.0

Readily overclockable
Runs incredibly cool
Nearly as expensive as the Nvidia RTX 2060

Do you want to max out the performance of the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti? The Asus ROG Strix GTX 1660 Ti OC might just be the card for you. This card touts the highest factory overclock we’ve seen on this mid-range graphics card yet. In addition, its oversized heatsink and triple axial fans keep this card running a full 10C cooler than most. Thanks to its extreme cooling system, overclocking this card is not a problem.

Read the full review: Asus ROG Strix GTX 1660 Ti OC review 

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Windforce OC

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Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Windforce OC

Your average, mid-range graphics card with a few tricks

Stream Processors: 1,536 | Core Clock: 1,500MHz (1,845MHz boost) | Memory: 6GB GDDR6 | Memory Speed: 12Gbps | Power Connectors: 1 x 8-pin | Outputs: 3 x DisplayPort 1.4, 1 x HDMI 2.0

Excellent airflow
1,845MHz factory overclock
More expensive than basic models

Want something more middle of the road? The Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Windforce OC is the closest thing to your average GeForce GTX 1660 Ti. The downside to this is that it’s only equipped with a middle-of-the-road dual-fan cooler. The upside? Gigabyte offsets that by using 3D molded curves on the fan blades for increased airflow. The graphics card’s fans also spin in alternate directions to further increase airflow. Round it out with a 1,845MHz boost clock, and this card delivers more performance for not much more money.

Palit GeForce GTX 1660 Ti StormX OC

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Palit GeForce GTX 1660 Ti StormX OC

Mini-sized form factor

Stream Processors: 1,536 | Core Clock: 1,500MHz (1,815MHz boost) | Memory: 6GB GDDR6 | Memory Speed: 12Gbps | Power Connectors: 1 x 8-pin | Outputs: 1 x DisplayPort 1.4, 1 x HDMI 2.0b, 1 x DVI

Perfect for tiny PC builds
Low starting price
Limited cooling potential

The Palit GeForce GTX 1660 Ti StormX OC is one of the most compact graphics cards ever created, designed to fit in the smallest of PC cases. Despite its small size, this graphics card still packs all the might of a full-sized GTX 1660 Ti and then some, with a factory set 1,815MHz boost clock. Best of all, it costs about the same as the most affordable versions of the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti, so it won’t break the bank.

MSI GeForce GTX 1660 TI Gaming X 6G

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MSI GeForce GTX 1660 TI Gaming X 6G

Stylish and affordable

Stream Processors: 1,536 | Core Clock: 1,500MHz (1,875MHz boost) | Memory: 6GB GDDR6 | Memory Speed: 12Gbps | Power Connectors: 1 x 8-pin | Outputs: 3 x DisplayPort 1.4, 1 x HDMI 2.0

Fully customizable RGB lighting
High-performance out of the box
A bit pricey

Just because you’re gaming with a mid-range card doesn’t mean you can’t also be trendy. The MSI GeForce GTX 1660 TI Gaming X 6G is easily the best looking of the bunch, with a stylish aesthetic and fully programmable RGB lighting. In other words, you can customize how it glows in sync with an MSI motherboard. But it isn’t all looks either; this card delivers a solid performance and a Twin Frozr cooler designed to keep it chilled.