4 months ago
TL;DR: 1660 Ti runs about 3-5% better than the GTX 1070 and 6GB VRAM, making it a perfect solution for <$300 1080p gaming.
So, if that's the case then this sits inbetween a 1070 and a 2060?
It's more like a GTX 1070 with less vram but better clocks
It sits between the 1070 and the 1070 Ti/Vega 56. While the 1080/2060/Vega 64 are roughly 15% better.
This is speaking about 1080p overall. Individual games might hugely favor one card over the other.
Hardware Unboxed has a video about it testing a fair bit of games (as he is want to do). Definitely worth a view https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRkY53pwRCc. Provides interesting results, and overall seems like a good value, IMO.
But $200 cheaper than 1070
The 1070 released with an MSRP of $379 and now you can get them for 299 so I don't know where you are getting that number.
before the whole mining thing happend. You could get a GTX 1070 for $325. Yes $325 2 years ago.
This should have been at Turing launch.
I think it looks like a good card. It's perfect to go with a 144hz 1080p screen and makes 1440p affordable for a mid ranged build, so not much to complain about there.
Generationally speaking however, I think it's mediocre. The MSRP of the 1070 was $380 ($400 for anything decent). So that means the 1660ti is 26-30% cheaper for the same performance and 2GB less VRAM. That much improvement in 2.5 years... It would have been nice to see this performance at the $220-$250 price range instead but oh well.