Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Gaming OC 6G Review: Mid-Range Turing Goes Premium

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Gigabyte’s software bundle includes one utility for overclocking and fan control called Aorus Engine, and another one for lighting called RGB Fusion 2.0. The latest version of Aorus Engine at the time of writing was 1.60.

On some cards, Aorus Engine allows you to toggle between different presets, optimizing for performance or acoustics. The GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Gaming OC 6G only gave us the options typically available in “Professional Mode,” though. Custom GPU Boost settings, memory clock rates, GPU voltage adjustments, fan speeds, power targets and target temperatures are all configurable.

We used Aorus Engine to peg the Gaming OC 6G card at a +143% power target (200W), which allowed the card to hold 1,920 MHz through our Metro: Last Light benchmark. Attempts to hold clock rates in excess of 2 GHz resulting in lock-ups, though.

A set of icons in the bottom-right allow you to turn the 3D Active Fan (semi-passive mode) feature on or off, open the hardware monitoring pane, or set up RGB Fusion 2.0.

RGB Fusion 2.0 opens in a separate window. The software makes it possible to synchronize the Gaming OC6G with other compatible products like motherboards and peripherals. If you don’t already have any of those complementary extras, this card’s effects come across as underwhelming since only the Gigabyte logo up top illuminates. But we can see how the subtle lighting would be additive in a case full of other RGB Fusion-capable components.

At the time of writing, Gigabyte’s GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Gaming OC 6G also included a Fortnite bundle with 2,000 V-Bucks and a Fortnite counterattack set. According to Newegg reviews, the cost of the bundle is discounted from the card’s price at checkout. We don’t put any additional value on the card based on this promotion.

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Chris Angelini
Chris Angelini is an Editor Emeritus at Tom's Hardware US. He edits hardware reviews and covers high-profile CPU and GPU launches.
  • Metal Messiah.
    Thanks for the review. Going through it now. :) This card is a solid 1080p contender. Seems to be ahead with the GTX 1070 as well, in some of the graphic demanding Games.

  • littleleo
    Seems a little over priced but hey that is Nvidia cards these days trying to justify higher prices.