GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Turing GPU Rumored For February 15 Launch With Sub $300 MSRP
According to sources that have spoken with HardOCP, the GeForce RTX 1660 Ti, which is said to be based on a de-contented version of NVIDIA's Turing GPU, will have an MSRP of $279. The graphics card is reportedly set to launch on February 15.
But that's not all, those same sources indicate that a standard GeForce GTX 1660 will arrive a month later priced at $229, while an even lower spec’d GeForce GTX 1650 will arrive priced at $179. While all of these cards will feature a Turing GPU, as their GTX nomenclature indicates, they will not have dedicated hardware (i.e. RT cores) to enable real-time ray tracing like their more expensive GeForce RTX stablemates.
Just yesterday, we saw another reference to the GeForce GTX 1660 family courtesy of a photograph that was taken at a presentation held by one of NVIDIA's hardware partners.
As for specs, here what is rumored at the time for the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti and GeForce GTX 1660:
- GeForce GTX 1660 Ti: 1,536 CUDA cores, 96 Texture Units, 1,500MHz base clock, 1,770MHz boost clock, 6GB GDDR6 memory, 192-bit memory bus, 6,000MHz memory clock
- GeForce GTX 1660: 1,280 CUDA cores, 80 Texture Units, 1,530MHz base clock, 1,785MHz boost clock, 6GB GDDR5 memory, 192-bit memory bus, 4,000MHz memory clock
Given that this is the first that we've heard about the GeForce GTX 1650, we don't have any alleged specs for that entry-level graphics card. In other news, it's reported that NVIDIA will continue to produce the GeForce GTX 1050 Ti, but that it will be pushed further down a tier or two in pricing to keep it competitive. GeForce GTX 1050 Ti cards are currently priced around the $179 mark.