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Dell begins offering the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti in select Inspiron, XPS, and Alienware desktops

The Dell XPS Tower Special Edition can now be configured with a GeForce GTX 1660 Ti. (Source: Dell)
The Dell XPS Tower Special Edition can now be configured with a GeForce GTX 1660 Ti. (Source: Dell)
Dell recently revealed that some of its desktop PC lineups can now be fitted with the new Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti graphics card. The Dell XPS Tower Special Edition is one such system, which has select models that along with the Turing-based graphics card can also be configured with 8th Gen or 9th Gen Intel Core chips and up to 64 GB RAM.

Dell has started offering Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 1660 Ti in some of its desktop systems. At the moment, the four lower-priced models in the Dell XPS Tower Special Edition range are now configurable with the new card that is based on advanced Turing microarchitecture. The base tower offers an i5-8400 CPU, 8 GB RAM, and 256 GB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD + 1 TB 7200 RPM HDD storage solution for US$949.99. However, this PC features the GeForce GTX 1050 Ti, so shoppers will have to pay an extra US$150 to enjoy the 6 GB of GDDR6 memory the GTX 1660 Ti offers.

It’s not just the XPS towers that have been given the Turing treatment though. Dell has also added the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti as an option for the two entry-level units in the Alienware Aurora R8 series. For US$1099.99 a potential shopper can purchase a tower with a 9th Gen i5-9400 processor, 8 GB RAM, 1 TB 7200 RPM HDD, and the new Nvidia card. However, if you really want to splash out, for US$3,449.99 you can get the GTX 1660 Ti and utilize it along with an i9-9900K, 64 GB RAM (3200 MHz), and 512 GB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD + 2 TB 7200 RPM HDD storage, all in a liquid-cooled chassis. Brutal.

Even the Inspiron line hasn’t been overlooked for a GeForce GTX 1660 Ti upgrade. Although models are not currently available, Dell plans that the Inspiron Gaming Desktop will have the Turing card as a choice anytime soon. It’s great that desktop PC owners can select yet another option from Nvidia, now it’s just about time for those shopping for a laptop to be offered the same graphics solution in mobile form.

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GeForce GTX 1660 Ti is available; "RTX" 1660 Ti is not. (Source: Dell)
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti is available; "RTX" 1660 Ti is not. (Source: Dell)

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Daniel R Deakin, 2019-04- 6 (Update: 2019-04- 6)