The GTX1660ti was a surprise announcement to the world after the RTX line of cards were released. The naming scheme was weird and unexplainable, and even to this day Nvidia won’t provide any reason why it was named the GTX16XX and not a GTX11XX series card. Nevertheless, the GTX1660ti boosted the mid-range rank.
Weird naming or not, though, the GTX1660ti was touted as bang-for-the-buck gaming card for most gamers worldwide and is expected to replace the GTX1060 at the heart of most PCs, promising to deliver atleast a 25% performance boost over what the GTX1060 provided which was stable FHD Gaming at 60fps. In specific, the GTX1660ti promises smooth FHD 120fps gaming, plus head room – and we try to see if that holds true thanks to GALAX who loaned us a GTX 1660Ti with 1click OC function!
- NVIDIA® Turing™
- NVIDIA® GeForce Experience
- NVIDIA® Ansel
- NVIDIA® G-SYNC™ Compatible
- NVIDIA® Highlights
- Game Ready Drivers
- Microsoft® DirectX® 12 API, Vulkan API, OpenGL 4/5
- DisplayPort 1.4, HDMI 2.0b, DVI-D
- HDCP 2.2
- NVIDIA® GPU Boost™
- VR Ready
The Galax Geforce GTX1660ti with 1click OC came in a classic green box that had gaming going about all over it. Inside the box was much simpler though with a plain box and not much inside except for the GPU itself, a molex extension and some manuals.
The GPU itself is where all the action is at though. The design is not plain, but it’s not overly aggressive either. It doesn’t come with any fancy bling and was straight up a good looker, sans the RGB.
Notably missing at the back is an extra backplate to keep the PCB strong, like it’s bigger brothers the RTX2060 and RTX2070.
Here are comparison shots of the GTX1660ti versus the RTX2070 EX from Galax.
As you can see, it’s smaller in footprint and is obviously much lighter. Perhaps, this is the reason the backplate was excluded from the design but it would have been a good addition still, in our opinion.
We ran the GTX1660ti compared the RTX2070 to compare performance per peso, and the results were quite surprising!
While it’s obvious that the GTX1660ti can never keep up with the performance of the RTX2070, the performance per peso was outstanding. The GTX1660ti was roughly than 20% slower than the RTX2070 but it costed less than half of the RTX2070.
In terms of calculating the performance:peso in the synthethic benchmarks, per point in performance for the RTX2070, you’re spending about P2 while only P1 for the GTX1660ti.
And given that the in most of our gaming tests, including PUBG, Final Fantasy, Dota2, CounterStrike, resulting an average of 100-120fps on Medium settings – the GTX1660ti makes more sense to buy if you’re going for a FULL HD monitor rather than a 1440P setting. While the GTX1660ti can still play games on 1440P, it does dip below 60fps in most games even on medium settings so if higher resolutions are your pick, we recommend going for the RTX2070 (versus the RTX2060), but if FHD is your choice of resolution then the GTX1660ti is definitely the sweet spot.
You can, however, juice out more performance form the GALAX 1660ti via its 1 Click OC feature using their Xtreme Tuner Plus software.
1 Click OC
Finally, given the going prices of the GALAX GTX1660ti with it’s 1click OC function, it’s definitely one of the most bang for the buck GTX1660ti available in the market. The only other model that is slightly cheaper than it is actually only a single fan, making hte GALAX GTX1660TI also one of the most affordable GTX1660ti for sale.
|Palit GTX 1660 Ti StormX||₱14,800.00|
|Galax GTX 1660 TI OC 1-Click OC||₱14,950.00|
|Zotac GTX 1660 Ti Dual Fan||₱15,110.00|
|Palit GTX 1660 Ti StormX OC||₱15,160.00|
|Palit GTX 1660 Ti Dual Fan||₱15,420.00|
|Gigabyte GTX 1660 Ti OC||₱15,570.00|
|Zotac GTX 1660 Ti AMP! Dual Fan||₱15,880.00|
|Gigabyte GTX 1660 Ti Windforce OC||₱16,140.00|
|MSI GTX 1660 Ti Ventus XS OC||₱16,190.00|
|MSI GTX 1660 Ti Gaming X Twin Frozr 7||₱17,020.00|
|Gigabyte GTX 1660 Ti Gaming OC||₱17,210.00|
|Aorus GTX 1660 Ti Windforce 3X OC||₱17,780.00|
|Asus GTX 1660 TI Dual OC||₱18,660.00|
The Galax GTX1660Ti with 1 Click OC is definitely the sweet spot for gaming. Hands down.