Tuesday, February 19th 2019

ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1660 Ti AMP, Twin Fan Renders Leaked

As we draw closer to the launch of NVIDIA-s upcoming, RTX/less GTX 11660 Ti graphics card, which is pegged to offer performance comparable to that of their previous generation GTX 1070, more and more partner cards - with their custom designs ready to go - are popping up. This time it's ZOTAC and its AMP and Twin Fan graphics cards, though there's not much more information.

The pictures offer some, though, as do ZOTAC's previous launch decisions when it comes to their AMPD and Twin Fan graphics cards. Both SKUs for the GTX 1660 Ti offer a dual-fan, single-slot solution, with a single 8-pin connector guaranteeing enough juice for both nominal and overclocked operation. A different PCB design is seemingly used between both cards, as the leaked renders seem to point towards. The AMP series will offer somewhat overclocked values for higher performance, and sports a lighter gray on the shroud, compared to the Twin Fan solution. Expect these to launch alongside NVIDIA's announcement, coming in just a few days.
Source: Videocardz
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9 Comments on ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1660 Ti AMP, Twin Fan Renders Leaked

#1
Fluffmeister
Looking forward to the reviews, this could end up being a headache for both Polaris (AKA RX 590) and Vega 56.
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#2
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
No SLi... this just makes picking up a pre-owned 1070 a better deal.

::EDIT::

I know not a lot of people want to go SLi or even think about going SLi anymore but Id appreciate it if some the mid range card had that feature just for those that do.

I honestly think that Nvidia knew that their new generation of cards were going to sell like crap so deliberately took SLi support away to stop consumers buying up mid-range cards and SLi'ng them for 2080Ti performance while saving a few bucks.
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#3
timta2
"NVIDIA-s upcoming, RTX/less GTX 11660 Ti" ?
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#4
trog100
FreedomEclipse, post: 3998242, member: 38411"
No SLi... this just makes picking up a pre-owned 1070 a better deal.

::EDIT::

I know not a lot of people want to go SLi or even think about going SLi anymore but Id appreciate it if some the mid range card had that feature just for those that do.

I honestly think that Nvidia knew that their new generation of cards were going to sell like crap so deliberately took SLi support away to stop consumers buying up mid-range cards and SLi'ng them for 2080Ti performance while saving a few bucks.
yep.. you get more vram as well..

trog
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#5
Arjai
Both SKUs for the GTX 1660 Ti offer a dual-fan, single-slot solution, with a single 8-pin connector guaranteeing enough juice for both nominal and overclocked operation.
Single-slot? Neither pic's depict anything less than Dual-slot.
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#6
Assimilator
FreedomEclipse, post: 3998242, member: 38411"
No SLi... this just makes picking up a pre-owned 1070 a better deal.

::EDIT::

I know not a lot of people want to go SLi or even think about going SLi anymore but Id appreciate it if some the mid range card had that feature just for those that do.

I honestly think that Nvidia knew that their new generation of cards were going to sell like crap so deliberately took SLi support away to stop consumers buying up mid-range cards and SLi'ng them for 2080Ti performance while saving a few bucks.
SLI/multi-GPU is, for all intents and purposes, dead. That's why NVIDIA is progressively removing SLI support from their products, not for any other reason. And they remove it from the midrange first because more people will use those products and therefore more will run into multi-GPU rendering issues = more unhappy customers/tech support calls for NVIDIA. The high-end products are generally used by those who understand the issues with SLI, so they are less likely to be surprised when it goes wrong.
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#7
Vayra86
FreedomEclipse, post: 3998242, member: 38411"
No SLi... this just makes picking up a pre-owned 1070 a better deal.

::EDIT::

I know not a lot of people want to go SLi or even think about going SLi anymore but Id appreciate it if some the mid range card had that feature just for those that do.

I honestly think that Nvidia knew that their new generation of cards were going to sell like crap so deliberately took SLi support away to stop consumers buying up mid-range cards and SLi'ng them for 2080Ti performance while saving a few bucks.
Nah you can blame DX12 and Vulkan for the death of SLI. It was never very popular and incurred some pretty serious expenses in terms of driver support (and dev support) and with the new APIs, mGPU is entirely in the developers' court, and Nvidia knows what that means. I'm not surprised at all.

Another BIG factor in this is the fact that single cards can drive pretty much everything. This further reduces the need to suffer SLI drawbacks across the board, and with that, it defaults to even more of a niche. Besides, SLI on shitty VRAM midrange cards was never good, I can tell you from experience.
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#8
trog100
i ran 970 sli.. 980ti sli.. 1070 sli.. i never had any of these problems people keep talking about.. i now have a 2080ti.. the first card i thought a worthy upgrade to my 1070 sli set up..

as for why nvidia are killing it on lower end cards that one is pretty obvious to me.. to stop people using it and biting into their top end market..

trog
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