Wednesday, February 13th 2019

ASUS NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Models With 3 GB VRAM Registered With the EEC

It seems that NVIDIA may be pulling another GTX 1060 when it comes to memory configurations of its upcoming midrange, non-RTX GPU. If ASUS' filling with the EEC (Eurasian Economic Commission) are anything to go by - and they usually are - then the green team is looking to tier their GTX 1660 Ti graphics cards via memory culling, offering it in both 6 GB and 3 GB versions. The GTX 1660 Ti and GTX 1660 will supersede NVIDIA's highest-volume GTX

In all, there are 9 SKUs for the GTX 1660 Ti 3 GB graphics card being filed with the EEC, which usually preempts graphics card launches in those domains. These slot in nicely with ASUS' plans for 6 GB versions of the GTX 1660 Ti, almost to a card - though ASUS' STRIXX-branded graphics cards seem, for now, to only be available in 6 GB versions. Of course, the 3 GB of VRAM on the GTX 1060 allow the card to achieve a desirable performance/dollar ratio, but at the cost of some performance, with the penalty increasing alongside resolution - but these are cards that likely won't ever be used for 4K gaming. While 3 GB graphics cards still fare relatively well, as we've seen, the latest games are pushing over 3 GB of video RAM more often than not, which leaves the 3 GB version of the graphics card somewhat of a less than choice when it comes to AAA gaming. But when it comes to competitive multiplayer game,s it likely will be more than enough.
Sources: EEC (link is apparently down), via Videocardz
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15 Comments on ASUS NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Models With 3 GB VRAM Registered With the EEC

#1
EarthDog
Just an FYI.. looks like you didn't finish the last sentence in the first paragraph (or forgot the period).

Also, ASUS Strix has a single X, not two.

3GB cards fare well at lower resolutions and struggle with higher in general. There are also competitive MP games that can eclipse 3GB as well.
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#2
dj-electric
I personally don't think giving this much GPU horse power only 3GB is a good idea. If a nerf is needed, even 4GB with an A-symmetrical config would help. Just something
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#4
Steevo
I got a 3Gb card, maybe I should rebadge it. I bet due to how nvidia is configuring these dies if they have more than 3 (for those models there may be issues with the IMC) they have to remap the memory which would cause another "3.5Gb" fiasco, allows them to bin the die and save.
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#5
Durvelle27
3GB in 2019 for AAA is worthless even at 1080P

I had a GTX 1060 3GB and even in Black OPs IIII at 1080P on max settings I ran into VRAM issues causing bad stuttering and frame drops.
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#6
EarthDog
ArbitraryAffection said:
* laughs in 8GB RX 570 *
Haha... so true. That card has essentially been out for nearly three years though...it's a rebadge/high clock of RX 470.
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#7
ArbitraryAffection
EarthDog said:
Haha... so true. That card has essentially been out for nearly three years though...it's a rebadge/high clock of RX 470.
Yup . Dunno what's more sad though, it being that old and still in the current line up, or that NVIDIA still can't offer the same value. xD
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#8
EarthDog
You're comparing apples and oranges here. The 470 8GB was $229 MSRP. The 570 8GB was also $200+ msrp. ;)

I dont know what this is going to be, but it should be close... I can see 250 on it...we'll see if its performance falls flat.
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#9
jmcosta
Durvelle27 said:
3GB in 2019 for AAA is worthless even at 1080P

I had a GTX 1060 3GB and even in Black OPs IIII at 1080P on max settings I ran into VRAM issues causing bad stuttering and frame drops.
maybe this card isn't aimed at those people that play tripleA games but competitive ones, games where you need high framerate and 3gb vram is good enough.
if the price is decent like the gtx1060 3-5gb it will be well received for internet cafes and PC bangs
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#10
DeathtoGnomes
is the 3GB memory ASUS's idea or Nvidiots?

it might play minesweeper.
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#11
eidairaman1
The Exiled Airman
DeathtoGnomes said:
is the 3GB memory ASUS's idea or Nvidiots?

it might play minesweeper.
The latter, not the former.

If NV were smart they would keep 4 GB, 6, 8, 10, 12.
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#12
yakk
3GB is nuts! I upgraded my old guest rig's 7970 not so much because of lack of performance at 1080, but because of the limitations imposed by the 3GB of vram.

Now vendors are selling NEW parts with only 3GB at this price point?! Wow pintless beyond the most basic of casual gaming.
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#13
Mistral
ArbitraryAffection said:
3GB in 2019 and over likely $200?



* laughs in 8GB RX 570 *
In the current year of our Lord, 2019!?! Blasphemy!
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#14
EarthDog
I wonder if this is going to hold water when it is released....
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#15
64K
3 GB isn't enough in some games at 1080p already. Most people buy a card every other generation so we're looking at the card needing to perform reasonably well for 4 around years.
imo it's not enough VRAM.
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