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Nvidia GTX 1660 Ti gets leaked benchmarks, launches in February

The GTX 1660 and its Ti variant could replace the laptop GTX 1050 / Ti GPUs, as well. (Source: Videocardz)
The GTX 1660 and its Ti variant could replace the laptop GTX 1050 / Ti GPUs, as well. (Source: Videocardz)
Now that Nvidia almost cleared its Pascal inventories, gamers are looking for a good price/performance ratio. The RTX 2070 and 2080 cards are certainly overpriced for now, and even the RTX 2060 could be a bit too much for the budget builds. According to the latest rumors, the budget gaming sector should get the GTX 1660 / Ti GPUs next month, and these may also replace the GTX 1050 / Ti laptop GPUs, as well.
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Rumors about non-RTX Turing GPUs have been making the rounds since October 2018, but Nvidia did not really care to clarify the situation when it only revealed the RTX 2060 at CES earlier this month. Immediately after CES, unnamed sources claimed that the non-RTX models would bear the GTX 1660/Ti denominations and these would allegedly be sporting TU116 SKUs. Just recently, trusted leaker Tum Apisak also unveiled a few performance figures citing an Ashes of the Singularity benchmark he found online. Apparently, these versions will feature desktop as well as laptop SKUs.

As far as specs are concerned, the GTX 1660 and its Ti variant will obviously feature no ray tracing cores and will get the same 192-bit memory bus found on the RTX 2060, along with the same 6 GB of GDDR6 VRAM. The main difference is in the Cuda core count, as the GTX 1660 would get 1280, and the Ti variant 1536. No info on the TDPs, but these are expected to be under the 160 W required by the RTX 2060.

The AOTS benchmarks reveal that the GTX 1660 Ti should be almost on par with the GTX 1070, and around 20% faster than the GTX 1060. Unfortunately, there is no info on the GTX 1660, but since this model is expected to have the same Cuda core count as teh GTX 1060, performance gains might be minimal.

Regarding the MSRP, the new GTX 1660 cards should bridge the gap between the GTX 1060 and the RTX 2060 models, so prices could amount to US$250-300. WCCFTech mentions that the unannounced GPUs should be launched in February, most likely 1 month after the RTX 2060.

Benchmark results for the GTX 1660 Ti GPU (Source: Ashes of the Singularity online database)
Benchmark results for the GTX 1660 Ti GPU (Source: Ashes of the Singularity online database)

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Bogdan Solca
Bogdan Solca - Senior Tech Writer - 1594 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2017
I first stepped into the wondrous IT&C world when I was around seven years old. I was instantly fascinated by computerized graphics, whether they were from games or 3D applications like 3D Max. I'm also an avid reader of science fiction, an astrophysics aficionado, and a crypto geek. I started writing PC-related articles for Softpedia and a few blogs back in 2006. I joined the Notebookcheck team in the summer of 2017 and am currently a senior tech writer mostly covering processor, GPU, and laptop news.
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Bogdan Solca, 2019-01-22 (Update: 2019-01-23)