NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Review: Turing Under $300

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GeForce GTX 1660 Ti - Shadow Of War And F1 2018

Monolith’s surprisingly fun Orc-slaying title Middle Earth: Shadow of War, delivers a ton of visual fidelity even at its lower quality settings. So, to maximize the eye-candy on these high-end graphics cards, we used the game’s Ultra quality preset and ran the benchmark routine at a couple of resolutions, topping out at 4K -- or, excuse us, 3840x2160 for the sticklers out there. All of the game's graphics-related options were enabled, along with Temporal AA and Camera Blur. We should note this is the latest installment in the successful game series and our review of Shadow of War is right here, if you'd like to catch up on the happenings in Middle Earth.

Middle Earth: Shadow of War Performance
Glorious Orc-Slaying Action

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Middle-Earth: Shadow of War

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The GeForce GTX 1660 Ti once again finishes ever so slightly ahead of the GeForce GTX 1070 in Shadow Of War (at both resolutions). The RTX 2060, GTX 1080, and Vega cards, however, offered much more performance in this game. The Radeon RX 590 managed to pull ahead as well.

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The frame render time data shows the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti churning through the workload a touch faster than the GeForce GTX 1070 at 1440p, but at essentially the same rate at 1080p.

F1 2018
DirectX 11 Gaming Performance
F1 2018 is Codemaster’s latest Formula One racing simulation, and like previous version of the game, it sports impressive visuals with DX11 support (though a DX12 code path is currently in beta). We tested the game configured with its Ultra graphics preset, but with SSRT shadows enabled at resolutions of 1920x1080 and 2560x1440 with temporal anti-aliasing enabled.

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The GeForce GTX 1660 Ti offered significantly better minimum framerates than the GTX 1070 in F1 2018, at both resolutions; average framerates were markedly better as well, though once again the GTX 1080 and Vega 64 class cards put up much better numbers.

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The frame time data jibes with the average framerates and shows the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti outpacing the GeForce GTX 1070 at both resolutions.

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