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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Ready To Hit Online Stores

by Ace Damon
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Ready To Hit Online Stores

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti already begins to appear in online stores.

Although the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti graphics card has not yet been officially announced, it is already possible to find some versions in Russian online stores!

Which means that the release date has gone much further. NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti MSI models and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Palit have already been listed in Russian online stores.

In particular, the models of Palit, GTX 1660 Ti Storm X, and Storm X OC, which are models with only one fan.

And the Gaming Pro model, with a two-fan cooler.

GTX 1660 Ti Palit models Later, we have the models of MSI, GAMING X, and ARMOR OC, which curiously also reveal the base frequencies (1536MHz and 1500MHZ).

On the other hand, the ‘Boost’ of the GTX 1660 Ti Storm X OC is 1815MHZ, that is, 45MHz above the reference model. (The graphics cards seem to cost about $400, which is an exaggeration.)

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti !? After all what graphics card is this?

I’ve written some articles about this new NVIDIA graphics card. However, I’ve read some comments to ask … “But what the hell kind of card is ‘NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti?’, Does it really exist?”

Apparently, the company that continues to dominate the graphics card market, is about to deplete the stock of GTX 10 ‘Pascal’ boards, and so is entering a wave of renewal! And the first board will be directed to the mid-market, with this strange name… After all, in recent weeks until some rumors appeared about an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1180, which would be in the background, an RTX 2080 without the famed Ray-Tracing!

That is, a much cheaper RTX 2080 to produce. And because of that, a card more appealing to the 4K gaming market.

Nvidia video cards will work with AMD’s FreeSync standard Starting February 15, GeForce GPUs will be compatible with AMD’s rival FreeSync technology.

Nvidia video cards will now work with FreeSync monitors, as well as G-Sync technology that is developed by the company itself.

The announcement was made during CES 2019, the electronics fair in Las Vegas, where the company also unveiled the RTX 2060 video card for $349 (about $1,300 in direct conversion, excluding taxes).

The novelty favors the consumer because screens of this type are easier to find and are generally cheaper than models with Nvidia’s exclusive technology.

Both techniques aim to establish a synchronization between the monitor’s refresh rate and the video card’s working capacity.

However, FreeSync is often associated with AMD’s Radeon cards, while G-Sync is exclusive to Nvidia’s models. Its uses are linked to reducing defects, such as screen-tearing, especially during games. This ensures a higher quality image reproduction.

Nvidia GPU video cards from the architectures Pascal and Turing will work with FreeSync — Some should work by default, as long as they have updated drivers, but others may depend on some configuration changes.

The update of the Nvidia drivers, which promotes FreeSync support, arrived on January 15th. The manufacturer says it tested more than 400 models on the market and found 12 models of Acer, Asus, Agon, AOC and BenQ brands that meet minimum quality metrics and will support GeForce cards.

FreeSync models that have not passed the test should still work usually with GPUs.

The only open question is concerning image quality and the possible need for manual configurations. Nvidia released a list of 12 monitor models that offer FreeSync and become “G-Sync Compatible” – The big difference between the two standards is the fact that FreeSync technology is open and its adoption does not impose costs to monitor manufacturers.

G-Sync is made up of specific Nvidia hardware, which needs to be installed on the monitor, generating higher costs, which are normally passed on to the consumer. Because of this too, the format is less popular than the AMD solution.

The decision of Nvidia shows the recognition of the standard open by the company but does not mean abandoning G-Sync.

From now on, the manufacturer of the GeForce cards will classify monitors in three levels: “G-Sync Compatible”, for screens with FreeSync, like the 12 models already conferred by: “G-Sync” for monitors with G-Sync enabled; and “G-Sync Ultimate,” for models tested by Nvidia for the best possible image quality with GeForce cards.


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