No, no, no, no, no. Stop. Just cease. Everyone cease. This is getting silly now. I used to be nearly making peace with the entire GTX 1660/Ti bovine waste, and now Palit goes and throws out the GTX 1160 identify once more to essentially frack with us. Sorry, I actually wish to swear, however have simply been re-watching BSG once more.
Either Nvidia and its board companions are attempting to drive the rumour-driven tech media mad with conflicting and contrasting leaks about completely different GPUs, or IQs all of the sudden dropped whereas I went away for Christmas. We’ve had what had been being handled as stone chilly leaks about names, specs, and launch dates for each the GTX 1660 Ti and GTX 1660 – with even slightly GTX 1650 teasing too – and now a model new product notification record is suggesting that Palit is registering product codes for GTX 1160 playing cards in addition to the aforementioned GTX 1660 Ti and GTX 1660.
These product lists are hardly ever merely a notification of all of the completely different variations of a graphics card that an organization is ready to supply, extra a listing of the potential completely different SKUs which may arrive given a firms’ historic ranges. In the same record earlier than the launch of the RTX 2060 Gigabyte registered 39 different SKUs, with completely different reminiscence configs, and has up to now solely launched eight with only one type of reminiscence.
But the actual fact that we’re seeing the GTX 1160 rear its head once more is considerably shocking given all the opposite rumours have been purely about this bizarrely named GTX 1660 pairing. The product notification record has been submitted to the Eurasian Economics Commission as of in the present day, and I’ve received to suppose Palit would solely be doing this if it knew such a GPU naming scheme was truly going for use.
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The additional specs – reminiscence capacities, overclocking, and many others. – could be buried in these myriad submitted SKUs, however the identify of the graphics card itself? Surely Palit isn’t simply taking a punt at what it may be referred to as.
— 比屋定さんの戯れ言@Komachi (@KOMACHI_ENSAKA) January 25, 2019
But there it’s, submitted to your pleasure, and potential confusion. If you may have any thought what’s taking place right here solutions on the again of a postcard to the standard tackle:
C/O Dave James
PO Box 1160
Maybe the GTX 1160 goes to be the lower-spec $179 card, not the GTX 1650, or possibly Nvidia is only rebranding the GTX 1050 Ti with a brand new identify and a 12nm refreshed Pascal GPU.
Who is aware of, and I’m possibly beginning to get to the purpose the place I’m struggling to care. It’s simply all too complicated for a Friday afternoon, so I’m going to go and sleep off my customary lunchtime pint someplace.