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- Meet the EVGA GTX 1660 Ti XC Ultra
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- EVGA GTX 1660 Ti XC Ultra gaming benchmarks
- EVGA GTX 1660 Ti XC Ultra power draw, thermals, and noise
- Should you buy the EVGA GTX 1660 Ti XC Ultra?
Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
Ashes of the Singularity ($40 on Humble) was one of the very first DX12 games, and it remains a flag-bearer for the technology to this day thanks to the extreme scalability of Oxide Games’ next-gen Nitrous engine. With hundreds of units onscreen simultaneously and some serious graphics effects in play, the Crazy preset can make graphics cards sweat. Ashes runs in both DX11 and DX12, but we only test in DX12, as it delivers the best results for both Nvidia and AMD GPUs.
We’re going to wrap things up with a couple of older games that aren’t really visual barn-burners, but still top the Steam charts day in and day out. These are games that a lot of people play. First up: Grand Theft Auto V ($30 on Humble) with all options turned to Very High, all Advanced Graphics options except extended shadows enabled, and FXAA. GTA V runs on the RAGE engine and has received substantial updates since its initial launch.
Rainbow Six Siege
Finally, let’s take a peek at Rainbow Six Siege ($40 on Humble), a game whose audience just keeps on growing, and one that still feels like the only truly next-gen shooter after all these years. Like Ghost Recon Wildlands, this game runs on Ubisoft’s AnvilNext 2.0 engine, but Rainbow Six Siege responds especially well to graphics cards that lean on async compute features.
Next page: Power, thermals, noise, and synthetics
EVGA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti XC Ultra
The EVGA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti XC Ultra strips out fancy extras to focus purely on great performance in all functional areas. It's an outstanding all-around graphics card for 1080p and 1440p gaming.
- Outstanding 1080p and solid 1440p gaming
- Cool and quiet custom cooling
- DVI connection included
- High out-of-box overclock
- Easy fit into most gaming PCs
- No fancy extra features
- No RTX ray tracing capabilities
- Only 1 DisplayPort and HDMI port
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