As much as we all love the wallet-busting flagships like the RTX 2080TI, Nvidia’s **60 segments of GPU’s are by far the most popular with the gaming masses for the perfect combination of price and performance. Nvidia’s new GTX 1660TI is the long-awaited Turing-powered replacement for the outgoing GTX 1060 and ASUS is putting the classic STRIX face to the new mainstream GPU. Featuring Axial-Tech fans for cool and quiet performance, as well as Aura Sync Lighting and a 2.7 slot cooler, this might just be the gaming card for the masses.
ProClockers would like to thank ASUS for sending the ROG Strix GEFORCE GTX 1660TI OC Edition over to check out!
ASUS’s Take on the ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1660TI OC Edition:
For the uncompromising, there’s Strix
For gamers who “want it all,” history has proven that the ROG Strix series delivers, so our 1660 Ti line-up would feel rather incomplete without it. The ROG Strix GTX 1660 Ti delivers high frame rates without breaking a sweat. It all starts with our MaxContact technology that improves contact between the GPU die and heat sink for improved thermal transfer. Three Axial-tech fans perched above the cooler feature a smaller hub that facilitates longer blades, along with a barrier ring to increase downward air pressure. More heat making its way into the sink and more air blowing through the cooler’s fins allow NVIDIA’s GPU to run at lower temperatures, enabling higher sustained GPU Boost clock rates. The result is better overall performance during long gaming sessions.
Our ROG Strix GTX 1660 Ti is further augmented with a reinforced frame to improve rigidity, minimizing the chance it’ll flex if you tote your PC to a LAN party. Tuners will appreciate the card’s Dual BIOS feature. Both modes utilize the same power target and clock rates, but one firmware always keeps the fans spinning for optimized cooling, while the other employs a more conservative fan curve that prioritizes silent operation. When the GPU temperature drops below 55°C with the quiet BIOS active, the fans are able to drop into 0dB mode and stop spinning entirely. Our GPU Tweak II software facilitates further customization and control.
RGB lighting on the Strix GTX 1660 Ti’s fan shroud is also customizable through our Aura software. And if you’d rather run inconspicuously, a Stealth mode button on the card turns off the LEDs.