The best Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 deals for 2019

The best Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 deals for 2019
The best Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 deals for 2019

With it being so new, and the latest in Nvidia's family of Turing architecture GPUs, bagging one of the best Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 deals would be a smart move to stay with the curve. In fact, such is the performance and value it currently offers, it has made it on to our best graphics cards straight away, and is a fine choice particularly if you are building a brand new machine from scratch. Taking elements from both 10- and 20-series cards, and everything that makes them great, but then taking measures to simultaneously strip back and simplify, the GTX 1660 is a graphics cards that balances price and performance, resulting in a very attractive card.

The 1660 sacrifices a little to obtain that 'affordable but capable' GPU mantle: it uses GDDR5 instead of GDDR6; and has fewer CUDA cores than other, for example. But such moves, lead to that lovely balance of performance for a competitive price. However, simultaneously, these moves have resulted in questions being asked about how how different the 1660 actually is from its nearest, previous-generation relative.

It's a close-ish thing between the 1660 and 1060 but the architectural enhancements, higher clockspeeds, and greater number of shader cores the 1660 has means it is a clear enough victor. It's definitely going to appeal more to those building a new machine (on a medium to modest budget) rather than those looking for an upgrade, given its capabilities, though it will probably be a little while before we see amazingly low prices for those wishing to take a punt on it. But, this is the best place to find a deal for a 1660 right now.

To check out some alternatives and competing cards within Nvidia's range, check out the best Nvidia GTX 1080 deals and the best Nvidia RTX 2060 prices to ensure your bases are covered. 

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The best Asus GTX 1660 deals

Asus has a decent range of options for the latest entry into the GPU market, from 'simple' single fan options to ROG Strix three-fan beasts. (Though the latter are usually in the Ti range and cost a bit more.) Of the straight up 1660 series, the pick of the bunch is arguably the overclocked TUF Gaming edition that has dual fans and an 1845MHz GPU boost clock.

The best Gigabyte GTX 1660 deals

Offering a surprisingly wide range of eight models across the 1660 range, Gigabyte has an overclocked version for every 'normal' version of the GPU. The eminently affordable overclocked OC 6G card is attractive as this factory overclocked card kicks the boost clock up from 1,785MHz to 1,830MHz for better performance and a custom dual-fan 'Windforce' cooling solution keeps temperatures in check.

The best MSI GTX 1660 deals

Some familiar model types appear in MSI's range with words like Aero, Armor, and Ventus getting thrown about on different cards—each variant having an overclocked version to plump for if you so wish, that reach 1830 or 1845MHz boost clock speeds. Some models have an active overclocking utility that identifies and maintains the highest stable overclock settings.

The best EVGA GTX 1660 deals

Like other card makers EVGA, gooses the boost clock on its 1660 models from 1,785MHz (stock) going up to 1845MHz on its Ultra variant. The XC Black Gaming version has a single fan, which allows for a shorter profile compared to Gigabyte's card (7.48 inches versus 8.82 inches), though it's also a triple-slot width. The Ti version of the same card will provide the biggest boost in terms of performance with memory speed bouncing up to around 12Gbps.

The best Palit GTX 1660 deals

Palit's 1660 cards come with some fun LED lighting on them as a nice aesthetic touch, and across single- and dual-fan models. In terms of cold, hard numbers they reach the same levels as the above makers, but their accessible and aggressive pricing makes them an attractive budget option for sure.

The best Zotac GTX 1660 deals

Zotac's cards, despite being dual-fans, are all super compact and can offer similar performance to other cards while not needing much PC space. The AMP Ti card will give you the biggest bang for your money though, with it being comfortably boosted to more than 1800MHz clock speed, with 12Gbps GDDR6.

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