Final Thoughts & Conclusion
ASUS once again brings its magic mix of Strix goodness to the Turing replacement for the most popular card with gamers, the GTX 1060. A combination of great cooling and engineering under the hood give ASUS an advantage. The Turing powered new GTX 1660Ti is proving to be a great replacement for the outgoing Pascal and older cards and is able to play in the 1440p pool while owning everything we threw at it at 1080p. If you are willing to back off the settings a hair, you can even swing some glorious 4K UHD in less demanding games.
If you need a little more performance, our experience overclocking the ASUS ROG Strix GTX 1660Ti OC was fantastic. We actually ran out of slider to adjust on memory, that isn’t something that happens often. The core was able to comfortably hold its clock speeds at well over 2100 MHz. We have a habit of cranking the fans up to 100%, but it was pretty pointless here. The card barely got into the upper 50C range under full load, ASUS’s large heatsink, MaxContact Technology, and Axial-tech fans are pretty much overkill for this card. The price of $330 is a fair bit higher than Nvidia’s MSRP of $279 for a reference design, but the ROG Strix GTX 1660Ti OC is anything but normal.
Great job ASUS!