The Best Mid-Ranged Nvidia Graphics Cards For Playing Fortnite On A PC

Good enough but not too expensive to break a PC-building budget.
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With the popularity of Fortnite still booming across different platforms, it’s good to take a closer look at what powers this game to excel on the PC side of things: graphics cards. While the title itself may not be that graphically intensive, it still benefits from a relatively powerful card, but not so much that it ruins your PC building budget.

Without further ado, here are some of the best 1660 Tis on the market, perfect for playing Fortnite on a mid-ranged PC.

EVGA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti XC Ultra Gaming

EVGA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti XC Ultra Gaming
EVGA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti XC Ultra Gaming Photo: Amazon

EVGA’s lineup of graphics cards are always one of the safest bets when it comes to performance, and if you want a really overengineered and top of the line 1660 Ti for Fortnite, then the XC Ultra Gaming is a spectacular choice. The EVGA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti XC Ultra Gaming is a bit on the pricier side of things, but as it turns out, those prices mean extra functions and various other features to help set your game apart – not to mention the EVGA seal of approval, a brand that knows what it’s doing when it comes to Nvidia graphics cards.

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The EVGA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti XC Ultra Gaming features 1536 CUDA cores and a whopping 1860 MHz boost clock, which will produce incredibly fast frames at higher settings and resolutions. The card comes with EVGA’s proprietary Hydraulic-Dynamic Bearing fans, which gives the EVGA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti XC Ultra Gaming increased cooling performance at a fraction of the noise. The card also comes built-in with the EVGA Precision x1, EVGA’s newest tuning utility monitors that help you properly scale your card for overclocking.

ZOTAC Gaming GeForce GTX 1660 Ti AMP

ZOTAC Gaming GeForce GTX 1660 Ti AMP
ZOTAC Gaming GeForce GTX 1660 Ti AMP Photo: Amazon

This next card should come in handy for those who own smaller-scale PCs, which can severely limit options for your components. The ZOTAC Gaming GeForce GTX 1660 Ti AMP boasts a smaller frame, which is perfect for those builds in really compact case. The ZOTAC doesn't sacrifice any of the power to be expected with a Nvidia graphics card. It’s also the looker, too, with its muted metal body design that should please those who do not want that much RGB in their systems.

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The ZOTAC Gaming GeForce GTX 1660 Ti AMP comes with a phenomenal boost clock of 1860 MHz, as well as 6GB of 192-bit GDDR6 VRAM to handle all those graphically intensive titles. At 8.3 inches, the ZOTAC Gaming GeForce GTX 1660 Ti AMP is well-equipped for 99 percent of systems out there, big or small. The ZOTAC Gaming GeForce GTX 1660 Ti AMP also comes with ZOTAC’s proprietary IceStorm 2.0 cooling technology, which utilizes copper heat pipes and a wide-array aluminum heatsink.

ASUS ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB Overclocked Edition

ASUS ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB Overclocked Edition
ASUS ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB Overclocked Edition Photo: Amazon

It should come as no surprise that if you’re looking for the fastest of the bunch, ASUS and their cards will be on that list. The ASUS ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB Overclocked Edition is the only card on this list to come overclocked right out of the box, saving users the trouble of further tinkering to get the best frames and results in Fortnite. However, it’s also the beefiest, which makes it a great choice for those larger than life systems where everything has to be as flashy as possible to really compliment the power inside.

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The ASUS ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB Overclocked Edition boasts a phenomenal boost clock of 1890 MHz with its 1536 CUDA cores, with some more headroom for overclocking thanks to its three-fan design. The ASUS ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB Overclocked Edition can support up to four monitors, making it perfect for a multi-display setup so you can have a better edge while gaming. The DirectCU III with Axial-tech fan technology allows for amazing cooling prowess, as this card is sizeable. The card also comes compatible with ASUS Aura Sync RGB for better control of your RGB lights.

MSI Gaming GeForce GTX 1660 Ti

MSI Gaming GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
MSI Gaming GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Photo: Amazon

MSI and their cards are not be underestimated, and more often than not they’re a favorite for those looking for more economical choices with respectable quality behind them. The MSI Gaming GeForce GTX 1660 Ti, for one, has the second highest boost clock of all the cards here thanks to some amazing factory tweaking, making it great for players who want an easy out of the box experience without much overclocking. The card also boasts superior aerodynamics in its design which helps it achieve lower temperatures than other 1660 Tis on the market.

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The MSI Gaming GeForce GTX 1660 Ti boasts a boost clock of 1875 MHz, second only to the offering from ASUS. It has a good offering of port selections, with one HDMI 2.0b on hand and three DisplayPort 1.4 ports for all your display purposes. Behind the cooling solution for the MSI Gaming GeForce GTX 1660 Ti you’ll find MSI’s Zero Frozr technology, which allows the card to stop all fan operations in most low-load situations to keep your computer noise-free.

GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Windforce OC

GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Windforce OC
GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Windforce OC Photo: Amazon

This last 1660 Ti card is the perfect choice for those who want performance in the most minimalistic form possible. The GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Windforce OC is one of Gigabyte’s most popular cards, and for a good reason – the two-fan beast’s muted design and aesthetics and strict focus on performance makes it perfect for those who just want a good card that churns out frames on Fortnite on higher settings and resolutions.

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The GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Windforce OC clocks in at 1845 MHz, with tons of room for further overclocking thanks to Gigabyte’s proprietary Windforce Cooling System. This system allows the GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Windforce OC incredibly effective heat dissipation thanks to two 100mm unique blade alternate spinning fans, as well as a heat-pipe direct touch GPU heatsink for maximum efficiency. The 3D active fan design also helps it to lessen overall noise thanks to its semi-passive cooling capabilities.

So, what do you think? Which of these great 1660 Ti graphics cards for Fortnite will you be picking up? Let us know and stay tuned for more recommendations from us for the best deals on the best things in gaming, from peripherals and hardware, to toys and various accessories.

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