Palit GTX 1660 SUPER Gaming Pro OC Review
Peter Donnell / 3 years ago
A Closer Look
For a more affordable graphics card, I think this one is looking pretty well sorted out. The cooler is quite oversized for what the chipset really needs. Of course, that should translate to better clock speeds, lower temperatures, and even lower noise.
The dual-fan design features a zero RPM mode for passive cooling in low load. However, it should be able to move some serious air through that bigger radiator too. I love the clear fans and the exposed copper heat pipes too, it looks pretty cool.
The card is only two slots deep, so compatibility should be quite high. You can see the PCB stops a bit after the PCIe connector. There’s a small extender on the shroud to cover up the elongated radiator design. Overall though, it looks pretty neat and tidy.
Tucked into the side of the card, you’ll find a single 8-pin header. These are not power-hungry cards, so that’s all the juice it’ll need. The only downside is that it doesn’t leave much power for overclocking headroom. Of course, this isn’t a flagship card, so I’m hardly feeling beaten up at that fact.
Around the back of the card, there’s plenty of ventilation. What is surprising is that they’ve gone for a single DP, a single HDMI and a DVI port. We don’t see DVI that often any more, but it’s nice to see support for those with older monitors!
Finally, we have a nice backplate on here too, giving the card a nice and clean finish. Don’t worry, retail versions won’t have the “promotional item” sticker on the back haha.