Hardware Pick Of The Month: The Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1660 OC Graphics Crad
This month hardware pick is a good one, what we have here is the Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1660 OC graphics card. A valuable choice for any PC builder looking to construct a budget system. Aside from the specs which I'll get to in a few lines, the $229 price most certainly will entice anyone to purchase this hardware.
But the price alone shouldn’t be the only reason why this particular graphics card be included in your next PC build. On paper the accumulated components and features on the GeForce GTX 1660 OC are quite impressive. It's integrated with 6GB GDDR5 memory, a Windforce 2x cooling system with fans that spin in an alternate rotation. Let's expound further on the hardware specs. The GTX 1660 OC has a 1,530MHz base clock while having a 1830MHz boost clock. A 120w TDP, along with 1,408 stream processors.
In regards to performance, published reports state the GTX 1660 can handle any visually intense games, even at QHD (1440p) resolutions. Games can even be played at 60-70 frames per second without any lag in performance. You can achieve Full HD (1080p) gaming while having a much smoother experience at 90 to 100 frames per second.
I want to add, though the GeForce GTX 1660 is technically part of the Turing tech ecosystem, it still lacks specific features found on the higher-end variants. In comparison, you won't find ray-tracing cores, Tensor cores, or GDDR5 memory class.
Even though there’s a reduction of features NVIDIA promised with Turing, you shouldn't dismiss the fact that the GTX 1660 is still a decent graphics card that is reasonably affordable.