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Old 22-02-19, 01:11 PM
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ASUS Phoenix GTX 1660Ti Review

If the GTX 1660Ti has piqued your interest but the high end models are beyond your pocket, the ASUS Phoenix might be just the thing.



Read our review of ASUS' GTX 1660 Ti Phoenix.

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Old 22-02-19, 01:23 PM
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Just watching the YT video now, it's great you managed to get the "normal" model too Tom, it always piffs me abit when companies send only their latest & greatest with budget orientated models rather than the ones people would realistically buy (Especially this far down the stack since most would step up a tier to £329 2060's rather than pay 25% extra on the slower model for better cooling)

Edit: I have a feeling the missing chips in M1 & M2 are for the GTX1650 versions with 128-bit busses(4 or 8 chips usable rather than the 3 or 6 of these 192-bit models)
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Old 22-02-19, 01:36 PM
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Just watching the YT video now, it's great you managed to get the "normal" model too Tom, it always piffs me abit when companies send only their latest & greatest with budget orientated models rather than the ones people would realistically buy (Especially this far down the stack since most would step up a tier to £329 2060's rather than pay 25% extra on the slower model for better cooling)
Exactly. We are very happy that we got the low-cost model this time. TBH, this is where the 1660 Ti makes the most sense.

The NV RTX 2060 Founders is £329 when it is in stock on Nvidia.com, so the high-end GTX 1660 Ti models don't make that much sense if you are looking for peak price/perf.
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It's half a Strix.

Looking at performance it's quite clear this is a pointless release. All they needed to do was drop the 2060 to £300.
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Yes Tom! Just all the Yes!! A budget GPU at long last, still a little confused as to where or what it's supposed to be or where it's meant to fit in the line up the "1660Ti" monika is also confusing..

I'd have gone with GTX 1160.
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blower style cards

back when Nvidia regularly had blower style fans they were generally reviewed as quiet and superior to AMD cards as they exhausted heat out of the case.... yet now the old style blower fans are regarded as noisy and it is better the heat is kept in the case!??!?!
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AMD used blower coolers when NVidia used blower coolers so they both exhausted heat out the case back then, NVidia's were quieter than AMDs but both were still noisy compared to open fans as blowers have inherently worse cooling capabilities and has to move all the airflow with one motor(So high RPM). Now though, thermal output on current high end cards as well as thermal density is reaching higher than ever before, so blowers are no longer relevant for high performance chips, it is no longer usually considered a problem for the heat not to be exhausted by the same fan that cools the GPU as most cases now have high airflow.
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