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The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti could be nearly 20 per cent faster than the GeForce GTX 1060

By Koh Wanzi - on 22 Jan 2019, 10:56am

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti could be nearly 20 per cent faster than the GeForce GTX 1060

Image Source: TUM_APISAK

Not long after the release of NVIDIA's mainstream GeForce RTX 2060, rumors are swirling again about another new card from the green camp. The GeForce GTX 1660 Ti is reportedly a new Turing-based card without ray-tracing capabilities, so it could turn out to be even more affordable and attractive to budget-conscious gamers. 

The name of the card is supposedly still subject to change, but it is thought to be based on the TU116 die that TSMC manufactures using the 12nm FinFET process. 

Now, benchmarks for the card have surfaced, according to leaker TUM_APISAK, who posted his findings on Twitter. In the built-in benchmark in Ashes of the Singularity, the mobile version of the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (when paired with an octa-core Coffee Lake H-series processor) was around 19 per cent faster than the GeForce GTX 1060 at High preset and a 1080p resolution. 

The GeForce GTX 1660 Ti could be the first Turing graphics card to launch under the GTX instead of RTX branding. It is rumored to feature 1,536 CUDA cores and 6GB of GDDR6 memory across a 192-bit memory interface. 

According to VideoCardZ, the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti could launch as soon as next month. Separately, there's also been talk of a GeForce GTX 1660 that will use GDDR5 or GDDR5X memory. Of course, this is all still purely speculation at this point, and we'll have to wait for NVIDIA for more concrete information.

Source: APISAK (Twitter)