The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER offers GTX 1660 Ti performance for those on a budget
The GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER has arrived right on cue, right when rumors claimed it would. NVIDIA and its partners have unveiled the card alongside the GTX 1650 SUPER, although the latter will not go on sale until November 22. Pricing remains unknown for the GTX 1650 refresh too, but its specifications match those that were leaked previously.
By contrast, various versions of the GTX 1660 SUPER have already been benchmarked by websites like Eurogamer, Legit Reviews and Tom's Hardware among others. While add-in board (AIB) cards may differ slightly, there is a consistent theme running through initial reviews. In short, the GTX 1660 SUPER represents a significant upgrade over the original GTX 1660 and offers almost GTX 1660 Ti levels of performance.
Principally, the GTX 1660 SUPER is able to outperform the GTX 1660 because of its significantly faster VRAM, with the two cards sharing identical clock speeds and numbers of CUDA cores. Likewise, the improved memory bandwidth that the GTX 1660 SUPER offers allows it to get close to the GTX 1660 Ti, despite trailing it on CUDA cores and TMUs.
NVIDIA is not offering a Founders Edition of the GTX 1660 SUPER, but AIB cards will retail for around US$229. The card is available to buy from ASUS, EVGA, Gigabyte and Zotac now. Other partners like MSI will soon start offering variants too.
GeForce GTX 16 series overview
|GTX 1660 Ti||GTX 1660 SUPER||GTX 1660||GTX 1650 SUPER||GTX 1650|
|Base clock (MHz)||1,500||1,530||1,530||1,530||1,485|
|Boost clock (MHz)||1,700||1,785||1,785||1,725||1,665|
|VRAM||6 GB GDDR6||6 GB GDDR6||6 GB GDDR5||4 GB GDDR6||4 GB GDDR5|
|Memory Bandwidth||288 GB/s||336 GB/s||192 GB/s||192 GB/s||128 GB/s|