NVIDIA is reportedly working on a new graphics card for its GTX series, the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti. This GPU is designed for the budget gamers. The name is not confirmed yet but this is what every source has been calling it till now.
The GTX 1660 Ti will be the first Turing-based card from NVIDIA under the GTX name. It won’t feature the ray tracing capabilities of the RTX series, lowering the cost of the card.
Now, some new information about this upcoming GPU has been revealed by multiple sources including a board partner. The GeForce GTX 1660 Ti is going to feature TU116 Graphics processor and will have 1536 CUDA cores. This makes one thing clear, the GTX 1660 Ti is, for sure, going to be slower than the RTX 2060. Its performance can be expected to be somewhere between the GTX 1060 and GTX 1070.
The GeForce GTX 1660 is expected to have GDDR6 memory and a 192-bit bus. There were rumors about a GDDR5(X) variants earlier but since then nothing solid has been heard about that.
There is still no word about the launch dates but the GTX 1660 Ti is expected to be brought into the market once the GTX 1060 is entirely out of stock.
Pricing will be key for this specific card since it’ll be lacking the latest ray-tracing features and raw performance of the latest cards from NVIDIA, so it’ll have to be priced much lower than those flagship cards for the users to consider it worth buying. The MSRP is expected to be similar to that of the GTX 1060. But then again, these are all just speculations, everything written in this article should be taken with a pinch of salt.