Need advice on which 1660 Ti card to buy

Discussion in 'Video Cards and Monitors' started by JohnJSal, May 15, 2019.

  1. JohnJSal

    JohnJSal Active Member

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    Hi all. I think I've decided on an upgrade to my GPU. At least, I've decided on the model. But there are so many versions that my head spins. I'm looking at these below. Can someone explain to me what's so different about them, or if any are better than the others?

    Also, how can I be sure my choice is compatible with my motherboard?

    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814932130

    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814932131

    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814487430

    https://www.amazon.com/EVGA-GeForce...=1660+ti&qid=1557888824&s=gateway&sr=8-4&th=1

    That last link actually has four different variants of the card. The only noticeable difference is that some have two fans and some have one, but otherwise I have no idea how to pick!

    Thanks!
     
  2. OmniDyne

    OmniDyne Active Member

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    I personally would avoid single fan cards. Generally, the higher priced versions of graphics cards have higher clock speeds/ boost clocks, which may or may not yield higher performance.
     
  3. JohnJSal

    JohnJSal Active Member

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    Yeah, I've ruled out single fans, and also three fans, which seems like overkill most of the time. I think I've narrowed it down to two:

    GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Windforce OC 6G 192-bit GDDR6 DisplayPort 1.4 HDMI 2.0B with Windforce 2X Cooling System Graphic Cards- Gv-N166TWF2OC-6GD

    GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1660 Ti OC 6G 192-bit GDDR6 DisplayPort 1.4 HDMI 2.0B with Windforce 2X Cooling System Graphic Cards- Gv-N166TOC-6GD

    They seem nearly identical, and the price is the same. The only differences I've noticed are that one has a clock speed of 1800 MHz and the other is 1845 MHz, and the former is a slightly smaller card than the latter.

    Edit: I'm a little confused. According to both Amazon and Newegg, the difference seems to be (as is also visible in the model number) that one is regular OC and the other is Windforce 2x OC (WF2OC). But the product page for the regular one (N166TOC) still shows the Windforce 2x feature, so I don't see how it's any different.
     
    Last edited: May 15, 2019
  4. beers

    beers Moderator Staff Member

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    If it fits it will work.
     
  5. JohnJSal

    JohnJSal Active Member

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    Yeah, that's what I meant. What do I need to check to see if it will fit?
     

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