👤by David Mitchelson Comments 📅04-03-19
Closer Look

The design which GAMING OC adopts is one which should be familiar. There have been some subtle changes but the theme employed is very similar to what we saw under the GTX 10 series from GIGABYTE. A triple fan configuration takes centre stage which is named WINDFORCE 3X. This consists of GIGABYTE’s renowned WINDFORCE cooler which utilises 3D active fans. The middle fan spins in a different direction to the others (counter clock-wise) in a bid to enhance airflow. Underneath we have a triple heatsink design to match.

Since the colour scheme used uses neutral colours, this graphics card will pair up with other hardware in the computer case very well.

Over the back-side of the card there is backplate which marries up to the front shroud – while this does feel cheap and flimsy compared to metal backplate, it does reduce the overall weight significantly.

Along the outside edge of GAMING OC we have the GIGABYTE emblem which also acts as an LED – the lighting on this module can be tweaked using the RGB Fusion software. Just like other GTX 1660 Ti cards, the GAMING OC requires a 450W PSU and an 8-pin connection.

On the rear IO panel there are four ports – three DisplayPort 1.4 and one HDMI 2.0b – making it easy to expand to multiple monitors and/or a VR headset.

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