The Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti hasn't been officially launched yet, even though we know it is landing tomorrow on the 22nd. However, it has now been confirmed this will be followed up next month with the GTX 1650.
Nvidia have dropped the RTX naming scheme for these lower end cards to indicate the lace of Ray Tracing features found on high end cards.
The new graphics card that NVIDIA is working on would be labelled as the GeForce 1650. This card would be the successor to the GeForce GTX 1050 which utilize Turing GPU architecture but just like the other GeForce 16 series cards, would lack RT and Tensor cores. The Turing shaders would be available, so the card would end up being faster and more efficient than its predecessors.
There are little details regarding the specifications but it looks like the card would feature the TU117 GPU, a different die compared to the TU116 GPU which is used on the GTX 1660 Ti and GeForce GTX 1660. The main detail that is reported is that the card would feature 4 GB of VRAM which may either be GDDR5 or GDDR6 though GDDR6 is the most likely option.
The card is also rumored to feature base clocks of 1485 MHz and the core count could be around 896-1024. It is likely that the power will be rated at 75W. Pricing would be around $150-$200 US.
There’s also the GeForce GTX 1660 (Non-Ti) which is said to be around 10% slower than the GTX 1660 Ti but would cost $229 US, lower than the GTX 1060 did. It will be another interesting solution but for now, we should wait for the final reviews to see how the new RTX-Less Turing GPUs would perform in games.
Neither of these two cards is overly exciting, but not everyone needs to play games at Ultra on a screen with a high refresh rate. We will have to wait and see if they are actually worth the money though.
|NVIDIA GeForce GTX 16 “Turing” Series||GeForce GTX 1650||GeForce GTX 1660||GeForce GTX 1660 Ti||GeForce RTX 2060|
|GPU||12nm FF TU117 (TBC)||12nm FF TU116||12nm FF TU116||12nm FF TU106|
|Memory||4GB GDDR5 (TBC)||6GB/3GB GDDR5||6GB GDDR6||6GB GDDR6|
|Memory Bus||128-bit (TBC)||192-bit||192-bit||192-bit|
|MSRP||179 USD (TBC)||229 USD (TBC)||279 USD||349 USD|
|Launch Date||Late March (TBC)||Early March (TBC)||February 22nd||January 7th|