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The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER offers GTX 1660 Ti performance for those on a budget

The GTX 16 SUPER series; a worthy upgrade from the GTX 1650 and GTX 1660? (Image source: EVGA)
The GTX 16 SUPER series; a worthy upgrade from the GTX 1650 and GTX 1660? (Image source: EVGA)
NVIDIA and its partners have announced the GeForce GTX 16 SUPER series, the SUPER upgrades to the GTX 1650 and GTX 1660. While the former will arrive on November 22, the latter is available to purchase now and has already been shown to offer GTX 1660 Ti like performance for just US$229.

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.

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GeForce GTX 16 series overview

GTX 1660 Ti GTX 1660 SUPER GTX 1660 GTX 1650 SUPER GTX 1650
GPU TU116-300 TU116-300 TU116 TU116 TU117-300
CUDA cores 1,536 1,408 1,408 1,280 896
TMUs 96 88 88 80 56
ROPs 48 48 48 32 32
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 Bus 192-bit 192-bit 192-bit 128-bit 128-bit
Memory Bandwidth 288 GB/s 336 GB/s 192 GB/s 192 GB/s 128 GB/s
TDP (Watts) 120 125 120 100 75
RRP (US$) 279 229 219 TBC 75
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Alex Alderson, 2019-10-30 (Update: 2019-10-30)
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Prior to writing and translating for Notebookcheck, I worked for various companies including Apple and Neowin. I have a BA in International History and Politics from the University of Leeds, which I have since converted to a Law Degree. Happy to chat on Twitter or Notebookchat.