Question Can GTX 1660 fit my older motherboard

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Hello, I have a question here. My video card crushed few days ago (we tested and it's the card, unfortunately). I build my rig 5 years ago, so you might understand, that it would cost me a kidney to build a new one.

So I got an idea - if there are still some video cards compatible with my current hardware. I tried various online builders, but can't find anything decent.
Motherboard is ASUSTeK P9X79
CPU is Intel (К) Core(TM) i7-4820K 3.70GHz
RAM 4 lines Kingston DDR3 by 4 GB
Video ASUS nVidia GeForce GTX 760 with 2Gb
PSU is Thermaltake 750W Toughpower Gold

As far as I understood my mb support cards up to 1080 Ti, but I can't find anything on sale. Can GTX 1660 fit into it?

Any ideas on where I can look for older models online? I tried amazon, newegg, no luck here so far (I don't feel like paying 700$ for an 1070 currently on amazon)

UPD Ok, no luck with reasonable priced 1080, but loads of 1050 and 1050 TI for about 200$.
 
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Barty1884

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Any remotely modern GpU will work with that platform.

I wouldn't look to buy an old(er) GPU though... something like a used RX570 can routinely be picked up for <$80 USD and new they can be had for ~$120. Would give you a nice bump over the 760, and won't break the bank.
 
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so, any GTX 1660 would work nice, right?

One more noob question - nvidia.com says those are DDR4 cards. Do I need to replace my DDR3 to DDR4 then?
 

Barty1884

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A 1660 would work just fine, yes.

No, they're GDDR5 cards, not 4.... very few DDR4 cards were ever made.
Regardless, that relates to VRAM, the physical memory on the GPU, nothing to do with your system memory.

A 1660 would be plug & play (other than drivers) with that system, no problem.

Price out a 1660, 1660 Super and 1660 TI though... the Super tends to be the better value.
Not that a 1660 is a bad card, it's just a little overpriced IMO.
 

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