NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER midrange challenger GPU rumored to launch on October 29
Following on from last month's rumor and more recently of the release date of the GeForce GTX 1650 Ti, Chinese website ITHome claims that NVIDIA will bring the GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER to market before the end of the month. Specifically, it reports that Chinese insiders have stated we will see the GTX 1660 SUPER on October 29, a week after the expected release date of the GTX 1650 Ti.
However, we doubt that NVIDIA would go to the trouble of splitting the announcement of upgraded midrange GPUs over two weeks. It would seem more likely that the company will unveil the GTX 1650 Ti and GTX 1660 SUPER simultaneously but stagger their releases as it did with the RTX 20 SUPER series earlier this year.
Currently, we expect NVIDIA to base the GTX 1660 SUPER on its TU116 GPU, the one that it uses in the GTX 1660 and GTX 1660 Ti. Moreover, last's month leak claimed that the upcoming GPU will have 1,408 shader units and a 192-bit bus width like the regular GTX 1660, but also 6 GB of GDRR6 VRAM that will operate at 14 Gbps. Pricing remains unknown but expect it to cost anywhere between US$250 and US$300 if GTX 1660 and GTX 1660 Ti prices are anything to go by.