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NVIDIA rumored to release a non-RTX Turing card in January

Some of the purported marketing materials on which the 'GTX 1660 Ti' claim is based. (Source: Expreview)
Some of the purported marketing materials on which the 'GTX 1660 Ti' claim is based. (Source: Expreview)
A Videocardz correspondent claims to have received tips to the effect that NVIDIA will be bringing out a Turing-based card without ray-tracing capabilities next year. It may be called either the GTX 1160 or GTX 1660 Ti, and may be launched alongside the RTX 2060. This putative card is rumored to incorporate the TU116 GPU.

The Videocardz writer WhyCry claims to have picked up a tip from the leaker Expreview to the effect that NVIDIA is indeed releasing a Turing non-ray-tracing card. Therefore, it could be considered more of an evolution of the Pascal line - assuming, of course, that it truly exists. According to the promotional materials Expreview has apparently found, it may be called the GTX 1660 Ti.

However, WhyCry speculates that it will in fact be called the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1160. This may have something to do with the GPU that may be integrated into this card: the TU116. The card is also described as GDDR6, as well as DirectX 12- and Ansel-compatible. Obviously, this card is being touted as having Turing-level shading, but not the next-generation light-bouncing effects. On the other hand, there is no way to verify these claims for sure, as Expreview's 'original article' on the subject is code-protected.

Such a card may be an attractive option for someone looking for a new card (or rig), but thinks RTX is still less than worthwhile, in January. However, for those who do want Turing Ray Tracing, the RTX 2060 is also rumored to launch at the same approximate time as this putative new GTX model.

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Deirdre O Donnell, 2018-12-21 (Update: 2018-12-21)