Nvidia GTX 1660 Super - What It Brings To The Table?

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Nvidia’s latest entry to its GeForce GPU lineup is a rather interesting ‘super’ affordable graphics card, Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Super. Not only does the GTX 1660 Super top the original GTX 1660, it also gives tough competition to the GTX 1660Ti. 

The Turing architecture was introduced almost a year ago, and today the lineup has grown significantly larger than it was at launch. The GTX 1660 Super is undoubtedly a worthy successor to the original GTX 1660, which was a popular graphics card choice in many budget gaming setups.

The GTX 1660 was the perfect answer for gamers looking for a graphics card that could fit their $250 price bracket while offering a smooth 1080p performance. With the all-new GTX 1660 Super, Nvidia made some remarkable adjustments to the original graphics card by implementing GDDR6 video memory, bumping the memory speed from 8Gbps to a whopping 14Gbps while keeping the price comparatively similar.

With the new changes, the GTX 1660 Super is not only significantly faster than the GTX 1660, but is also almost comparable with the GTX 1660Ti in terms of performance. So, if you are looking for a GPU that is capable of running the latest AAA titles at 1080p and smooth framerates, the supercharged GTX 1660 Super is the right choice for your gaming rig.

It is also important to note that although the GTX 1660 Super is based on the Turing architecture, the GPU does not have Tensor or RT cores that the RTX-20-series cards have. This means that the GTX 1660 Super does not support any of Nvidia’s latest Ray Tracing (RT) or Deep Learning Super Sampling (DLSS) technologies. It is still possible to use Ray Tracing features in supported games, but be prepared for a slideshow experience. 

Another thing to be aware of when picking the GTX 1660 Super is that it does not come with a lot of ports, and is limited to HDMI, DVI, and DisplayPort. From a logical standpoint, this makes sense because you wouldn’t be running multiple displays off of this card. 

Finally, the graphics card draws about 127.4W on extreme load, so a 500W power supply should be good enough.

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