NVIDIA recently started releasing non-RTX cards based on its Turing architecture, without the RT and Tensor cores for the budget gaming segment. The first card released was the GTX 1660 Ti which is roughly on par with the GTX 1070 from the previous gen Pascal lineup. Lately, we’ve also been hearing a lot about the GTX 1660 and 1650. These two SKUs will form the baseline of NVIDIA’s present lineup of graphics cards.
A while back, MSI’s partner cards were pictured and now the Gigabyte and EVGA models have also surfaced. EVGA’s XC series, including the BLACK and ULTRA
Gigabyte’s ‘OC’ and ‘GAMING OC’ models have been spotted. The former will have two while the latter will increase the fan count to three.
The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 is expected to be unveiled in the coming days, 14th as per Videocardz. It will supposedly be based on the TU116 Turing chip, with 1408 CUDA cores and 6GB of GDDR5 memory. The card should retail for a price of $219. This means that the GTX 1650 should come with approx 1000 shaders and should sell for a price of around $175. Anyway, this is mere speculation. We’ll let you know as soon as we hear more about these budget Turing offerings.