Review: Palit GeForce GTX 1660 StormX 6GB [NE51660018J9-165F]

The Palit GeForce GTX 1660 StormX 6GB video card is made in compact dimensions and can be installed in a mini-ATX package. Cooling provides by single-fan system with a plastic casing. The video card is one of the best products in terms of price and performance. The card is devoid of illumination and other additional decorative elements, and thanks to this, the manufacturer was able to launch such an inexpensive product on the market. Aluminum radiators with fins and three copper heat pipes are in direct contact with the graphics core and memory chips. The video card has enough performance to run modern FullHD resolution games.

Compared with previous GPU generations, the NVIDIA Turing microarchitecture introduced a number of improvements: the ability to simultaneously perform floating point operations (FP32) and integer (INT32), reworked the data caching system with an increased L1 volume, added new rendering methods, and also support the latest versions of technology DirectX 12 level Feature Level 12_1.

You can buy Palit GeForce GTX 1660 StormX 6.0 GB High End graphics card for the price 221,29 . Don’t forget to use discount coupon on computeruniverse.netFWNNROU (How to use it?).

Specifications

  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 graphics card
  • Graphics processor TU116-300-A1, 1530 MHz
  • The frequency of the video processor in Boost mode is 1785 MHz
  • 12 nm process technology
  • Manufacturer code NE51660018J9-165F
  • Interface PCI-E 16x 3.0
  • 6144 MB of video memory GDDR5, 8000 MHz
  • The bus width of the video memory is 192 bits
    core / memory frequency: 1530/8000 MHz
  • DVI-D connectors, support HDCP, HDMI 2.0b, DisplayPort 1.4
  • DirectX 12, OpenGL 4.6, Vulkan support
  • The maximum resolution of 7680 × 4320
  • Work with 3 monitors
  • Dimensions (WxHxT) 168x122x40 mm
  • Number of slots occupied: 2

Math block

  • The number of universal processors 1408
  • Shaders Version 6.2
  • Number of texture units 88
  • Number of rasterization blocks 48
  • Support for standards DirectX 12, OpenGL 4.6

Additionally

  • CUDA support: yes, version 7.5
  • Vulkan support: yes
  • OpenCL Version: 1.2
  • The need for additional power: yes, 8 pin
  • Recommended power supply 450 W
  • TDP 120 W
  • Number of fans: 1

Review

The GeForce® GTX 1660 is powered by the NVIDIA Turing™ architecture, bringing incredible performance to the latest games. Get Game Ready with GTX.

Based on a large single fan and made a small form factor, its appearance should not mislead you. It works well on all fronts, including acoustic cooling levels.

The TU116-based 1660 graphics processor has a 1536 shader for the Ti model and 1408 shader cores (CUDA cores / stream processors) tied to 6 GB of memory for the usual 1660 (not Ti). Thus, you can choose two series of video cards based on a single chip, GTX 1660 and 1660 Ti. The Ti options that we saw in the first launch wave and thus get GDDR6 graphics memory, non-Ti is equipped with GDDR5 graphics memory, and also offers 6 GB and 3 GB configurations. However, in 2019, it is difficult to recommend a video card with 3 GB of memory to buy. The 1660 series uses Turing architecture, but will not have Raytracing and Tensor cores, so NVIDIA returned the RTX suffix back to GTX.

BROADCAST LIKE A PRO

Get amazing performance and image quality while livestreaming to Twitch or YouTube. GTX 1660 Ti & GTX 1660’s dedicated hardware encoder delivers 15% improved efficiency over prior-generation graphics cards and is optimized for Open Broadcaster Software (OBS).

NVIDIA ANSEL

This powerful photo mode lets you take professional-grade photographs of your games like never before. Now, you can capture and share your most brilliant gaming experiences with super-resolution, 360-degree, HDR, and stereo photographs.

TURING SHADERS

Featuring concurrent execution of floating point and integer operations, adaptive shading technology, and a new unified memory architecture with twice the cache of its predecessor, Turing shaders enable awesome performance increases on today’s games. Get even bigger performance boosts in modern games that take advantage of Turing’s advanced graphics features.

 

GeForce® EXPERIENCE

Capture and share videos, screenshots, and livestreams with friends. Keep your GeForce® drivers up to date. And optimize your game settings. GeForce® Experience™ lets you do it all. It’s the essential companion to your GeForce® graphics card.

AWESOME PERFORMANCE

Get game ready with performance that rivals the GeForce® GTX 1070 on the latest games with the GeForce® GTX 1660 Ti and 1660.

DrMOS

DrMOS, originally only available for high-end server CPUs, is now available in all its glory in the next generation of Palit graphics cards. DrMOS offers high current circuits, low noise operation, and effective reduction of heat generating.

Testing

Testing and comparing video cards with AMD Radeon RX 580, AMD Radeon RX 590, Palit GTX 1050 Ti, Palit GTX 1060, Palit GTX 1660 Ti StormX in 3DMark FireStrike Ultra, 3DMark TimeSpy, Battlefield V, Metro Exodus, Destiny 2, Far Cry New Dawn.

Testing is performed by the network magazine megaobzor.com.

Customer Reviews

Buyers were satisfied with the price, performance, cooling system of the video card. According to user reviews, the card is cold even though it has only one fan: at 100% load in games, or Furmark-type performance testing programs, the temperature of the card ranges from 63-67 °, which is a worthy indicator.

As the main shortcomings in their reviews, customers noted a small amount of GPU memory (GTA 5 at maximum settings, with all the anti-aliasing, etc. “eats” 4.5 Gb GPU) and noise at high loads.

Those who complain about the video card overheating, there is advice from reviewers: to make down-volt through the program from MSI, which can lower the work temperature by 10-12 degrees.

In general, buyers agree that this card is one of the best in terms of price and quality in its category and is the golden mean in the gaming world. The most affordable 1660 card without loss of quality and functionality.

One of the best video cards you can build for a budget computer.

GeForce GTX 1660 can be considered as an opponent of such a video card as the Radeon RX Vega 56, rather than the Radeon RX 590. According to the results in the test games, the novelty from nVidia GeForce GTX 1660 exceeds the Radeon RX 590 by 7-10%, and at the price of nVidia GeForce GTX The 1660 is much lower than the most affordable modifications of the RX 590. On speed and power consumption GTX 1660 is twice as good as the video card Radeon RX 590!

Customer feedback from the Russian online store Citilink

Great card for 1080 Gaming
30 April 2019 [Verified Purchase]

was after an upgrade from my 960.

This card hits the sweat spot on price and performance, allows 1080 gaming on high/ultra setting for all the latest games.. Battlefield V looks amazing on ultra.. all getting well over 60fps.

Only annoying thing was that there were no molex to 8 pin pcie adapter in the box to power the card, had to buy one separately. However for the price.. don’t care.

Customer feedback from Amazon, which was completely satisfied with the card and considers it the best option in terms of price and performance

 

RETURNED PRODUCT
17 June 2019 [Verified Purchase]

Installation straight forward. but on booting up. fan was making a clicking noise, item returned. and credit issued. Ordered Palit 1660ti. again straight forward instsall. No fan noise. Good card, good service from Amazon.

Review of a satisfied buyer from Amazon, who received a defective card first time, and the store exchanged a defective video card for a working one.

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