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NVIDIA announces new GeForce GTX 1650 and 1660 Super graphics cards

By Koh Wanzi - on 29 Oct 2019, 9:00pm

NVIDIA announces new GeForce GTX 1650 and 1660 Super graphics cards

Image Source: NVIDIA

NVIDIA today announced the GeForce GTX 1650 and 1660 Super graphics cards, the latest additions to its line-up of Super cards. The company first introduced its Super cards with its GeForce RTX series, but it's now bringing that mid-generation upgrade to its entry-level and mainstream GPUs.

The GeForce GTX 1650 and 1660 Super are getting faster GDDR6 memory running at 12,000MHz and 14,000MHz respectively. That should provide a nice boost to memory bandwidth and help the cards deal with the increasingly complex shaders and textures in modern games. According to NVIDIA, the GeForce GTX 1650 Super was designed for 1080p gaming, while the GeForce GTX 1660 Super should be able to handle resolutions up to 1440p.

And while the GeForce GTX 1650 still used the older Volta NVENC encoder, the GeForce GTX 1650 and 1660 Super use NVIDIA's new Turing NVENC encoder, which is 15 per cent more efficient at H.264 encoding and 25 per cent better at H.265. In addition, NVIDIA says you should get sharper texts and more detailed textures on stream. This can also be achieved by using the CPU to encode, but it requires a high-end model and takes resources away from the game. 

But while the GeForce GTX 1660 Super still has the same clock speeds and number of CUDA cores as the GeForce GTX 1660, the GeForce GTX 1650 is getting a bigger upgrade with more aggressive frequencies and additional CUDA cores. 

Here's an overview of the specifications of the new cards:

  NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Super NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Super NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650
Fabrication process 12nm 12nm 12nm 12nm
Transistor count 6.6 billion 6.6 billion 6.6 billion 4.7 billion
Graphics processing clusters 3 3 3 2
Texture processing clusters 11 10 11 7
Streaming multiprocessors 22 20 22 14
CUDA cores 1,408 1,280 1,408 896
Tensor cores - - - -
RT cores - - - -
Texture units 88 80 88 56
ROPs 48 32 48 32
Base/Boost clock 1,530MHz/1,785MHz 1,530MHz/1,725MHz 1,530MHz/1,785MHz 1,485MHz/1,665MHz
Memory clock 14,000MHz 12,000MHz 8,000MHz 8,000MHz
Total video memory 6GB GDDR6 4GB GDDR6 6GB GDDR5 4GB GDDR5
Memory interface 192-bit 128-bit 192-bit 128-bit
Memory bandwidth 336GB/s 192GB/s 192.1GB/s 128GB/s
TDP 125W 100W 120W 75W
Price (USD) $229 TBA $219 $149

According to NVIDIA, the GeForce GTX 1660 Super is also up to 1.5x faster than the GeForce GTX 1060 6GB, so it's hoping that it'll tempt owners of older Pascal cards to upgrade. 

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Super

Similarly, the GeForce GTX 1650 Super is said to be around twice as fast as the three-year-old GeForce GTX 1050.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Super

The new GeForce GTX Super cards will also be able to take advantage of the new features NVIDIA introduced in its latest Game Ready Driver, such as an improved image-sharpening filter in the NVIDIA Control Panel and an updated Ultra Low Latency mode that now supports G-Sync.

The GeForce GTX 1660 Super is available worldwide starting today at US$229. It isn't replacing the GeForce GTX 1660 however, and NVIDIA will still be offering it at a reduced price. The GeForce GTX 1650 Super will be available on 22 November, with pricing to be announced later. 

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