ZOTAC Gaming GeForce GTX 1660 Ti AMP (6GB GDDR6) Graphics Card Review

When Nvidia launched the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti earlier in March, it received mixed reactions from the public. Some say it was a under-spec’d when compared to the RTX 20 series, while others praised its performance … easily beating the older GTX 1070 at a price that’s extremely attractive.

Today, we’ll be taking a quick look at the ZOTAC Gaming  GeForce GTX 1660 Ti AMP edition, which uses the latest GPU from Nvidia, the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti featuring Nvidia’s Turing architecture (used on their RTX series), but lacks the essential Tenor and RT cores for ray-tracing. The AMP edition features an overclocked GPU running at boost speed of 1860 MHz (default is 1500 MHz). It also comes with a total of 1536 CUDA cores and 6GB GDDR6 ram, with a memory speed of 12 Gbps on a 192-bit memory bus. 

 

 

We already reviewed the MSI GeForce GTX 1660 Ti ARMOR OC, which we thought was pretty decent and offered extremely good performance considering the price. If you don’t need ray-tracing, but want a graphics card that can offer good performance, then the GTX 1660 Ti could be the answer. Let’s find out if the ZOTAC Gaming  GeForce GTX 1660 Ti AMP edition, with its overclocked GPU can make it to the top of the rankings amongst other GTX 1660 Ti’s.

Here’s a quick comparison between the GeForce RTX 20 series and the GTX 1660 Ti (default clock speeds)…

  GeForce RTX 2080 GeForce RTX 2070 GeForce RTX 2060 GeForce GTX 1660 Ti GeForce GTX 1060
Architecture Turing Turing Turing Turing Pascal
CUDA Cores 2944 2304 1920 1536 1280
Frame Buffer 8GB GDDR6 8GB GDDR6 6GB GDDR6 6GB GDDR6 6GB GDDR5
Base Clock Speed 1515 MHz
1410 MHz 1365 MHz
1500 MHz 1506 MHz
Boost Clock Speed 1710 MHz 1620 MHz 1680 MHz 1770 MHz 1708  MHz
Giga Rays/s 8 6 5 N/A N/A
Memory Speed 14Gbps 14 Gbps 14 Gbps 12 Gbps 8 Gbps
Memory Bus 256-bit 256-bit 192-bit 192-bit 192-bit
Memory Bandwidth 448 Gb/s 448 Gb/s 336 Gb/s 288 Gb/s 192 Gb/s
Power 215W 175W 160W 120-130W 120W
DX12 Support Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Vulkan API Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Ray Tracing Yes Yes Yes No No

 

We’ll start by saying a big thanks to Zotac for providing the review sample. This is a snippet from what Zotac has to say about themselves on their website …

BRAND STORY

ZOTAC, the creator of the Original Mini PC, derives its name from the words “zone” and “tact”, aptly referencing our skill & expertise in the zones of PC components, systems, and manufacturing. Combining both function and design, ZOTAC strives to create the latest technological products that epitomize form, utility, and style.

Innovation, Quality and responsibility

ZOTAC believes being at the forefront of innovation is the key to the future. Our dedication to produce quality products us the backbone of our business model, and we work round-the-clock to ensure all our products are up to then our rigorous standards.

 

ZOTAC Gaming is known for its compact size of their mainstream graphics card, which what makes them really appealing to a lot of gamers. Their mainstream models (and this is one of them) will fit in 99% of all cases out there. 

We’ll be installing the ZOTAC Gaming  GeForce GTX 1660 Ti AMP edition in to our test rig, which will be comprised of an Intel Core i7-8700K processor, ASRock Z390 Taichi motherboard, along with 16GB of GEIL Super Luce DDR4-3600 ram. 

I’m expecting some decent performance from this card, especially when you have an overclocked GPU with boost speed of 1860 MHz. So step aside GTX 1070! lol!

OK, enough with the talk … let’s see how this card will perform against the MSI GTX 1660Ti and other GeForce cards that we’ve tested already.

You can buy the ZOTAC Gaming GeForce GTX 1660 Ti AMP (6GB GDDR6) Graphics Card for USD $280-290 from Amazon – https://amzn.to/2ObgPGR

 

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