...a key competitor in the sub-£250 space, rendering the GTX 1660 and GTX 1660 Ti tougher sells to the well-informed gamer.
There are now a dozen GeForce graphics cards based upon Nvidia's latest-generation Turing architecture. Spread across the 16 Series and 20 Series product lines, with either GTX or RTX branding, the range has grown into an increasingly complex portfolio that covers a wide spectrum of price points.
At the lower end of the scale, the new GeForce GTX 1660 Super effectively takes the GTX 1660 foundation and adds faster GDDR6 memory to deliver GTX 1660 Ti-like performance. Couldn't Nvidia just have cut the price of the existing Ti card? Possibly, but a new GPU sounds better than a price cut, and we don't imagine GTX 1660 Super required many hours of R&D.
For consumers, the upshot is that GTX 1660 Ti levels of performance are now available at a lower starting $229 price point, and though that's small comfort to anyone who recently purchased a 16 Series, the 1660 Super now serves as a useful destination for gamers looking to upgrade from ageing hardware.
Gigabyte, as expected, gives the Super GPU a familiar triple-fan makeover, resulting in top-notch cooling, albeit in a form factor that's larger than necessary for this class of card. Keep a close eye on UK pricing in the weeks following launch, as we anticipate the GTX 1660 Super Gaming OC being a key competitor in the sub-£250 space, rendering the GTX 1660 and GTX 1660 Ti tougher sells to the well-informed gamer.
Cheaper than 1660 Ti and almost as quick
Well-suited to high-quality FHD gaming
Good cooling performance
No bundled games
Large for this class of GPU
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1660 Super Gaming OC 6G
The Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1660 Super Gaming OC 6G graphics card will be available to purchase from Scan Computers.
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