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New rumor implies the RTX 2060 will be faster than the corresponding Turing GTX card

A piece of promotional material allegedly associated with the Turing GTX card. (Source: Videocardz)
A piece of promotional material allegedly associated with the Turing GTX card. (Source: Videocardz)
An ever-increasing body of leaks point to '1660 Ti' as the name for one of the first GTX cards to feature the Turing architecture. It suggests that it may be an RTX 2060 counterpart, just without ray-tracing. A new rumor has indicated, however, that it will not have as many CUDA cores as the low-tier RTX.

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Various leaks and rumors have hinted at the possibility of Pascal successors that have Turing GPUs, but no ray-tracing (RT). Apparently, they will take over where this line of cards left off, and form the next GTX series. They have been variably referred to as the Turing GTX, GTX 11x0 or GTX 16x0 lines. By any name, they may be attractive to consumers who are not yet convinced by, or in need of, RT-heavy graphical reproduction. However, the latest rumor surrounding these prospective cards has cast a shadow over their potential .

This new leak, which comes courtesy of Videocardz and is described as informed by 3 separate industry sources, has reiterated the 'GTX 16x0' theory. To be more specific, it concerns the GTX 1660 Ti, which, as the outlet asserts, is the first GTX card that will feature the TU116 GPU. This rumor also states that this product will have 1536 CUDA cores. As its possible counterpart, the RTX 2060, has 1920, it would be the faster by a conceivably considerable margin.

Should these indications prove true, it is not clear why NVIDIA would comparatively hamstring a new GTX in this way. Then again, it could be a strategy to promote RT and its uptake. In any case, such a move would be a shame, as shading under Turing is said to be 50% better than that under Pascal. However, ultimately, more time and real-world gaming launches will tell.

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Deirdre O Donnell, 2019-01-17 (Update: 2019-01-17)