GTX 1660Ti launched - Potential new SFF Sweetspot

Arrandale

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oh dang so that's where the thread went ,_, had a comment specific to one of the 1660ti variants and my search-fu isn't showing
Maybe a Node202 with 120mm AiO or cube cases like the Jonsbo/Cooltek C2. Could also save some space in the NCase M1.
 

Kmpkt

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No guarantee the HDPlex 160w will drive a 1650ti, same as a 1060.
Some do, some don't. It's very hit and miss, I've had several HDPlex 160's that could not even sustain 160w, nevermind 200w peak.
Without giving too much away, there is some stuff coming down the pipeline and the 1660ti and 65W CPU combo will be a much safer bet going forwards ;)
 

VisualStim

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If you limit your CPU to a 35w or maybe 45w variant then HDPlex 160 is enough. Anything more than that is pushing it.
that seems like very shitty compromises when you start limiting your hardware
 

chx

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No, it's a great compromise! The T CPUs are too often very expensive and it makes more sense to cook your own.
 
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RenG

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that seems like very shitty compromises when you start limiting your hardware
Not shitty at all. Few years back T-variant chips are the go-to CPUs for SFF cases. Now everybody is pushing the boundaries, which is also great. Limiting your hardware and figuring out the best possible performance that you can squeeze from a limited cooling and power system, that what makes SFF fun IMHO.
 
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RenG

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Without giving too much away, there is some stuff coming down the pipeline and the 1660ti and 65W CPU combo will be a much safer bet going forwards ;)
Hopefully you're talking about the HDPlex 200. I'm waiting for that one for half a year now. :(
 

ZeppeZ

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Hopefully you're talking about the HDPlex 200. I'm waiting for that one for half a year now. :(
The wait is over my man, Dynamo mini(200w) or you have gurys daemon(?) which goes from 200-500w I think.
Got my dynamo mini 2-3 weeks ago, did a few tests with 2400g(stock speeds) and 1060 asus 3gb and it runs great!
So ordered a zotac 1660 ti twin fan, gon be guud!
 

smitty2k1

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The wait is over my man, Dynamo mini(200w) or you have gurys daemon(?) which goes from 200-500w I think.
Got my dynamo mini 2-3 weeks ago, did a few tests with 2400g(stock speeds) and 1060 asus 3gb and it runs great!
So ordered a zotac 1660 ti twin fan, gon be guud!
Wow I didn't know the Dynamo mini was up to 200w. That's impressive!
 

Brian_Buckley

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Interestingly the Zotac card is actually smaller than the Gigabyte card overall despite being 3mm longer. If you care about the other dimensions, you're actually saving 9.3% overall volume with the Zotac card and getting a dual fan design for those extra 3mm at the same price.
 
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I'm excited for the Galax / KFA2 GTX 1660ti Mini (http://www.galax.com/en/graphics-card/16-series/galax-geforce-gtx-1660ti-white-mini-1clickoc.html), comes in slightly smaller than the Zotac 1070 despite having smaller fans. I also appreciate them giving the dimensions with and without the bracket, which more manufacturers would do this.
That looks nice. I see they're still making white cards. That would look so good in my case. I just have to find out which EU stores sell Galax and also ship to the US.
 

BonfireOfDreams

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Were there previously any 1660ti cards under 190mm or is that MSI Aero card the first to be released?

Edit: Answering my own question, the Zotac 1660ti ZT0T16610F-10L has a card length of 145mm, with nearly the exact same spec including boost clock. Ergo, Zotac still has size victory. I'd be interested to see if the cooling methods used in each card produce a noticeable difference.
 
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Brian_Buckley

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Were there previously any 1660ti cards under 190mm or is that MSI Aero card the first to be released?

Edit: Answering my own question, the Zotac 1660ti ZT0T16610F-10L has a card length of 145mm, with nearly the exact same spec including boost clock. Ergo, Zotac still has size victory. I'd be interested to see if the cooling methods used in each card produce a noticeable difference.
The Zotac is actually 173.4mm and the Gigabyte is 170mm (first post in this thread). The Zotac is actually a bit smaller overall though due to the other dimensions.
 
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Now that these have been out for a while does anyone have recommendations? My case is a NFC S4M. I ordered a Zotac GTX 1660 Ti but one of the fans on the cooler had issues (loud clicking). I’ve had good experiences with Zotac customer service before but almost every Zotac card I’ve ever had has had fairly loud cool wine and I’ve had to RMA two GPUs due to fan issues. I’m trying to decide on returning the card and getting a different model or exchanging it for a unit with no fan issues.

Recommendations?
 

cargo

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I am new here and woefully unfamiliar with the forum etiquette.
I do not wish to be disrespectful.
I am late to the SFF movement (and this great site) but I am not ashamed to say that this Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti shootout gave me an erection.
 
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