Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1660 OC 6G, Model # GV-N1660OC-6GD
The GeForce GTX 1660 is NVIDIA’s new sweet spot graphics card that delivers exhilarating performance at a budget-friendly price. Based on the award-winning Turing architecture, this card packs 1,408 CUDA Cores and 6GB 192-bit GDDR5 RAM, and consumes merely 120W power (maximum power for reference model). It turns your computer into a gaming machine, capable of playing today’s most popular games smoothly.
The Gigabyte GV-N1660OC-6GD card is factory overclocked to 1830 MHz Boost frequency (reference card is 1785 MHz) for more performance out of the box. Its WINDFORCE 2X cooling solution is quiet and efficient, and two 90 mm fans use semi-passive design which stops the fan completely in low load or idle status. A backplate gives the card a solid look and enhances the structure rigidity. And the Ultra Durable components guarantee unbeatable stability, reliability and long lifespan you would expect from Gigabyte.
WINDFORCE 2X COOLING SYSTEM
The WINDFORCE 2X cooling system features two 90mm unique blade fans, an alternate spinning fan, a composite copper heat-pipe direct-touch GPU and 3D active fan functionality. All together, these technologies deliver and support an effective heat-dissipation capacity for higher performance at lower temperatures.
GIGABYTE’s patented “Alternate Spinning” is the only solution for properly handling the turbulent airflow of adjacent fans. Since the adjacent fans rotate in the same direction, the airflow direction becomes opposite between the fans, causing turbulent airflow and reducing heat-dissipation efficiency. GIGABYTE turns the adjacent fans in the opposite direction so that the airflow direction between the two fans becomes the same, reducing turbulence and enhancing airflow pressure.
UNIQUE BLADE FAN
This card’s airflow is spilt by triangulated fan edges that guide everything smoothly through the 3D-stripe curves on each fan’s surface, effectively enhancing overall airflow.
3D ACTIVE FAN
The 3D Active Fan provides semi-passive cooling so the other fans will remain off when the GPU is in a low load or low-power game. It allows gamers to enjoy gameplay in complete silence when the system is running light or idle. The LED fan indicator on the top of the graphics card provides an instant display of the fan status.
HEAT PIPES DIRECT TOUCH GPU
The shape of each pure-copper heat pipe maximizes the direct contact area with the GPU, ultimately enhancing heat transfer. Each heat pipe also covers the VRAM through a large metal plate contact to ensure proper cooling.
The composite heat-pipes combine thermal conductivity and phase transition to efficiently manage the heat transfer between two solid interfaces, increasing cooling capacity.
EXTREME DURABILITY AND OVERCLOCKING
This graphics card uses an 4+2 power-phase design to allow the MOSFET to operate at lower temperatures. The over-temperature protection design and load balancing for each MOSFET, plus the Ultra Durable certified chokes and capacitors provide excellent performance and longer system life. (Reference card is 3+1 power phase).
The GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1660 graphics card’s backplate not only provides an aesthetical shape, but also enhances the structure of the graphics card to provide complete protection.
IN TOTAL COMMAND
The interface and functionality of the software are subject to each model but provide more settings options than you’ll know what to do with.
The cutting-edge intuitive interface allows you to adjust the clock speed, voltage, fan performance and power target in real-time according to your game’s requirements.