Here’s a rather big bombshell that could shake up the graphics market. A new report has alleged pricing for the rumored NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti graphics card, and it looks quite appealing.
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 15th.
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.