NVIDIA Officially Launches the GeForce GTX 1660 Based on Turing


    After a month of rumors and leaks, NVIDIA has finally announced the arrival of its mid-range GTX 1660 graphics card. Like the 1660 Ti, the 1660 is also based on the Turing architecture albeit without the RT and Tensor cores. As per NVIDIA’s press release, the GeForce GTX 1660 is going to be approximately 30% faster than the Pascal-based GTX 1060 and should be the ideal card for 1080p-60FPS gaming.

    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Specs

    GTX 1660GTX 1660 TiRTX 2060
    Core count140815361920
    Boost clock1.8 GHz (approx)1770 Mhz1680 MHz
    Memory6GB GDDR56GB GDDR6 6GB GDDR6
    BW225 Gbps?288 Gbps336 Gbps
    PriceRs.21,500 INRRs.25,500 INRRs.37,000

    Looking at the specs seems like the rumors were once again spot on. The GTX 1660 uses the same chip as the 1660 Ti based on the Turing architecture, with a reduced shader count of 1408. The memory has also been downgraded to GDDR5 instead of the more widely used GDDR6, however, the capacity is the same. Looking at the core clocks, they’re roughly the same if you compare the boost frequencies.

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    The bus-width should also be the same across all three XX60 series cards, but the 1660 will lose some of the extra bandwidth due to the slower GDDR5 memory. As for the pricing, the GTX 1660 looks to be 1060 replacement while the 1660 Ti sits somewhere between the former and the RTX 2060.

    In case you are wondering, which is for whom, then get this, the GTX 1660 is aimed at 1080p gaming at 60FPS while the Ti variant is for eSports titles where you need 60+ FPS for optimal gameplay.

    The GTX 1660 has been crafted using the same Turing-architecture technology as the GTX 1660 Ti, meaning it has:

    Improved performance and capabilities in the latest games, and those coming soon

    Support for Adaptive Shading technology, which further improves performance in supported titles

    Support for G-SYNC Compatible gaming monitors

    NVENC technology for single-PC broadcasting

    Game-enhancing techs like Ansel, Freestyle, GameStream, GeForce Experience, Highlights, and ShadowPlay

    Press release

    If you want a GeForce GTX 1660 for your system, it’s available now from the world’s leading add-in card providers, including Asus, Colorful, EVGA, Gainward, Galaxy, Gigabyte, Inno3D, MSI, Palit and Zotac. Pricing starts at INR 21,500 and will vary based on partner designs, features, and region.

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