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Turing Goes Mainstream: First Peek at Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1660 Ti

Today, Nvidia (or more accurately, its card partners) dropped its latest graphics cards based on the Turing architecture, the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti family.

The GeForce GTX 1660 Ti is Nvidia's attempt to bridge the gap between gamers who are still on GeForce 9XX (or AMD Radeon RX 400-series) cards but still don't want to drop the significant chunk of change they'd need to break into the premium-level GeForce RTX line.

Cards in the GeForce RTX family start at $349, in various GeForce RTX 2060 cards from Nvidia itself and its board partners. (See, for example, our review of the Zotac GeForce RTX 2060 Amp.) The new GeForce GTX 1660 Ti cards start at $279 in reference-card form.

The main idea behind the launch of the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti? Nvidia is offering all the improvements that came with the development of Nvidia's "Turing" (the architecture upon which the GeForce RTX series is also based) without saddling the card with the pricier extras—notably, the deep-learning and ray-tracing cores—that add to the costs associated with RTX cards.

In essence, the card is a bridge between the RTX line and the older "Pascal" cards that have dominated the mainstream market for the past several years.

AmpliFi Announces New Mesh Wi-Fi Extender for the Home

This week, the San Jose-based networking equipment manufacturer Ubiquiti Networks announced the arrival of its newest division, Ubiquiti Labs, along with their latest product in mesh networking, the AmpliFi Wi-Fi system.

As companies like Eero, Luma, and Arris all begin dipping their toes into the water of mesh networking, the AmpliFi joins the ranks with a unique design unlike anything else on the market today. For too long, consumers have only had two choices when it came to home networking equipment: buy a smaller router that looked good but didn’t have much range to speak of, or buy a big, bulky eyesore of a router with huge antennas sticking off the sides to get the signal where it needed to go.  So the question remains: can the AmpliFi range of routers be the one of the best wireless routers for 2016?