ASUS has announced two new GeForce GTX 1660 graphics cards, including the TUF Gaming and Phoenix product lines. This new chipset follows on the heels of the 1660 Ti, bringing even more competitive graphics card options for gamers. The GeForce GTX 1660 chipset leverages the impressive raster performance of the Turing architecture to be an ideal introduction to AAA 1080p gaming, or a plug and play upgrade for ageing systems.
Subjected to a range of compatibility tests with TUF Gaming motherboards, as well as a 144-hour validation program involving a variety of in-game and synthetic benchmarking, the TUF Gaming GeForce GTX 1660 targets gamers that prefer a longer upgrade cycle. To ensure long-term durability, each card is manufactured with Auto-Extreme Technology and reinforced with a backplate. The cooler is also equipped with two 80mm fans that have dual ball bearings, which can last up to twice as long as sleeved designs.
The Phoenix GeForce GTX 1660 GPU has one large 100mm fan that’s packed full of technology to increase durability and performance while maintaining a small footprint. Our patented Wing-blade fan design incorporates drooped tips to reduce drag and IP5X dust resistant housing protects two sets of ball bearings to ensure a long lifespan. Phoenix cards are also manufactured using Auto-Extreme technology, an automated production process that utilizes robots to enhance reliability.
The ASUS Phoenix GeForce GTX 1660 and ASUS TUF Gaming GeForce GTX 1660 has been made available worldwide on March 14, 2019.