I think for this usage once we're talking 6gb you looking pretty good. I would personally rather have the 1660 for the upgraded encoding cup. Smaller card, less heat, less power. That's just my .02.
Yeah, the GTX 1050 Ti goes to 4GB max. I would say that's plenty until recently. There are evn 32GB cards....
The GTX 1660 goes up to 6GB.
Where I looked the cards with the most memory in their series are the cheapest. So that's a no brainer.
Found some great deals on Ebay (if I win the auction). Thanks for the tip!
Now I have to figure out if GBs are more or less important than a later generation card. Like 1660-6GB vs 1080-8GB
If you look at the 1660 on those charts I linked you can do quite a few transcodes.