Verdict and Conclusion
There’s not a lot to shout about, or any real excitement with regards to the Asus TUF Gaming GeForce GTX 1660 OC. I mean really! It doesn’t come with a metal backplate, there’s no heatpipe cooling and no LEDs … and at USD $235, it’s a fairly expensive replacement for my GeForce GTX 1060.
What it does have is the latest GPU from Nvidia that’s based on Turing architecture offering Turing shaders, but no RT or Tenor cores for native ray-tracing. But with Nvidia’s up-and-coming driver release with DXR ray-tracing support … who knows how well it will perform. I’m not going to hold my breath though.
If you look at our benchmarks results, the Asus TUF Gaming GeForce GTX 1660 OC is sadly at the bottom of the list … mustering just enough performance to beat the Radeon RX 590.
I’m not giving this card or any GTX 1660 card a hard time. It’s just that I think Nvidia has released the GTX 1660 too early and at the wrong time … and this making manufacturers suffer. Remember the GTX 1660 Ti was only released last month! Go get that instead … seriously!
- GeForce GTX 1660
- Turing Architecture
- Compact and small
- Camouflage design
- No heatpipe cooling solution
- Plastic backplate
If you want a GeForce GTX 1660 that will fit in most cases, then you might want to check the Asus TUF Gaming GeForce GTX 1660 OC. It’s compact and comes with a nice camouflage design. For those who want good gaming performance … spend a little more and get the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti instead.
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