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Asus ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1660 Ti OC Review

2019-02-24 18:56:04

We review the Asus ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1660 Ti OC and inform you about this new card.

We have it, Nvidia brings us a spinning GPU without ray tracking and DLSS. This new card is intended for users who are looking for a card and have a not so high budget. It has an MSRP of $ 246 euros.

the ROG Strix model that also includes a premium of $ 44 euros, which gives us a GPU of 290 euros.

It is composed of a new chip that had never been used in previous cards and is aimed at 1080p users looking to update their GPU.

As mentioned, the GTX 1660, Ti Nvidia, is designed especially for users with a budget not so high and who have the interest to change their GPU of previous generations, such as Maxwell GPU or Kepler.

If we compare it with the GTX 1060 Nvidia based on Pascal of the previous generation and it is expected to have a quite efficient performance of 1.5x with the GTX 1660 Ti.

On the other hand, we could say that this GPU has an increase in everything, has the same TDP, but has 2 billion more transistors, in addition to a much larger die, also has 20% more CUDA cores and 50% more . % more in memory bandwidth this thanks to its 12 Gb / s of memory.

it will also have several 7 GTX 1660 Ti tables and the best version is the ROG Strix OC version, all the others also have a lower clock and fewer fans.

The most basic model will be priced at 246 euros and the model that includes all these features plus a double fan for a price of 268 euros, so there are sizes and features to choose from.

Probably, partners such as Gigabyte and EVGA will implement the same characteristics.
This is what makes the difference between the ROG Strix and the other GPU models.

Asus calls Auto Extreme Technology to the parts of the GPU that are built automatically, this makes the manufacturing process is carried out under the same quality standards in all GPUs, which allows the margin of error to be zero.
Another Asus process is the MaxContact technology, it is the way in which the heat sink is designed, that is why Asus has designed a smoother plate with fewer bites, which increases the cooling capacity.

This is the only model with Asus FanConnect II, consists of two fan heads and has four pins on the PCB, which makes the temperature of the GPU regulate the speed of the fans.

The ROG Strix version also has RGB lights, commonly called "Aura", this allows you to synchronize the lighting with another Asus card.
 It has a metal frame that allows the protection of the card in case of risk of falls.

It has a fairly large card that seems designed for a mid-range GPU, which occupies 2.5 PCIe slots and has a thickness of 0 centimeters, has a custom PCB with a metal back plate.

It has 2 DisplayPort 1.4 outputs and 2 HDMI outputs.

The RGB illumination of the GPU allows several sectors of the card to shine when it is on, but it would be good to implement some kind of lighting on the sides of the card, even the design and lighting of this generation are similar to those of the previous generation of Asus.

They also added a button on the back of the card to turn the lighting on and off.

The card is powered by an 8-pin connector and has a TDP of 120 watts. Asus recommends a simple 450 W power supply, so it will be compatible on almost any computer.

Asus adds the GPU Tweak II that allows to control and verify the speed of the clock and the fan of the tarjet and Aura to regulate the lighting, and although both incorporations really have a full use, they look like a beta version, but these two believe that the additions should come also with better software.
GPU Tweak offers overclocking easily, the GPU overclocks itself and the rest is silent.

It is possible to enable a graphic to be able to monitor it in real time from the clock speed to the use of the VRAM memory.

The simple mode informs about the basic concepts of the card and its current status, and the advanced mode allows changing the most basic card configurations, such as: Power Target,

Boost Clock and more, however, has a very complicated user interface.