Every time I see some new hearsay concerning the Nvidia GTX 1660 Ti there is part of me that also rebels in opposition to it. Part of me that’s determined for all of it to be some elaborate hoax made by board companions to sew up WCCFTech and WhyCry. But right here we’re once more, now with business sources as soon as extra eager to speak concerning the potential new Nvidia mainstream GPUs with contemporary information a couple of February 15 launch date and sub-$300 pricing.
The GTX 1660 Ti is the Turing-based graphics card which takes some of the fascinating facets of the GPU structure and chops it out of the silicon like some form of benign development. Regressing to the GTX relatively than RTX nomenclature denotes Nvidia making a Turing graphics chip with out the ray tracing or Tensor cores of their older siblings.
It is sensible to make GPUs with out the additional silicon to chop prices and since something under an RTX 2060 specs-wise can be an entire bust when it comes to ray tracing efficiency.
The newest rumours of the whens and wherefores of the GTX 1660 Ti come from HardOCP as its business sources have given it a post-Valentine’s Day launch date of February 15, and a price ticket of $279. The unique GTX 1060 – the cardboard that is ostensibly set to interchange – launched with a Founders Edition value of $299 and a reference MSRP of $249.
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The rumoured pricing places the GTX 1660 Ti someplace in between that, possibly suggesting, just like the RTX 2060, that there gained’t be a higher-end Founders Edition at launch.
The HardOCP sources didn’t cease there of their need to spill as many borlotti as doable, positing a GTX 1660 launching a while in early March for $229, and a GTX 1650 coming afterward that month for $179.
The good Tom’s Hardware additionally has some additional specs it’s pulled from varied sources which we embody right here to your delectation. Treat it like a tequila slammer and comply with it up with an excellent hit of salt and a few contemporary lime to remove the bitter style of unsubstantiated hearsay.
|GTX 1660 Ti||GTX 1660||GTX 1060||RTX 2060|
|Memory||6GB GDDR6||6GB GDDR5||6GB GDDR5||6GB GDDR6|
|Compute energy||5.437 TFLOPS||4.570 TFLOPS||4.372 TFLOPs||6.451 TFLOPS|
They additionally counsel that Nvidia will hold the GTX 1050 Ti round on the similar time, however with a decrease sticker value to maintain it promoting. Yes, Nvidia might be preserving some 10-series playing cards round – and presumably nonetheless manufacturing them – even whereas launching 16-series and 20-series GPUs.
It all burns my mind to be sincere. The complete 16-series factor makes so little sense it stretches my degree of credulity virtually to breaking level. And there are nonetheless some serial leakers adamant that the entire GTX 1660 Ti debacle has been a mainstream laptop computer GPU all alongside, and we gained’t see it seem on the desktop.
But realistically Nvidia has to launch one thing alongside these strains – a lower-spec, cheaper GPU, retaining all of the Turing shader goodness with out the costly ray tracing and AI silicon – although I had hoped for one thing somewhat simpler than the 1660 Ti identify.