The new NVIDIA mid-range graphics cards, the GTX 1660 Ti, are already here, and with them a series of models for all tastes, colors and pockets. In addition, we confirm its technical characteristics, prices for the Founders Edition and custom models that are specified, where we also bring you the best models from the most important manufacturers.
And finally the day arrived, the presentation of the NVIDIA GTX 1660 Ti has brought us the vast majority of filtered features as an official confirmation except for one detail: finally it will not include Tensor Cores.
This is derived from the use that NVIDIA has included in the games where it is played, since it will be linked almost inexorably by Ray Tracing with the RT Cores.
In the same way, the card includes the well-known TU116 under two variants: TU116-400 and TU116-400-A1, where the latter will be the bined versions and therefore with overclock
We recall that both chips carry the Turing architecture under a lithographic process of 12 nm in the hands of TSMC.
Due to this, reference frequencies of 1500 MHz are achieved in its base and 1770 MHz for its Boost Clock.
It includes the well-known 1536 Shades or also called CUDA Cores, with 96 TMUs, 48 ROPs, all distributed in 24 SM, which gives a theoretical yield in FP32 of 5,437 GFLOPs.
Another of its strengths is the inclusion of GDDR6 instead of GDDR5 or GDDR5X, since it will achieve a frequency higher than 1500 MHz or 12000 MHz effective.
NVIDIA has provided this GPU with 6 GB of VRAM, which will be linked to the GPU through a 192-bit bus, giving a total bandwidth of 288 GB / s.
This GTX 1660 Ti will include in its reference model a double slot design, with a total length of 229 mm, a TDP of 120 watts and will be powered by an eight-pin connector.
Your video connections are: 1 x DVI, 1 x HDMI and 3 X DisplayPort.
It will support DX 12.1, OpenGL 4.6, OpenCL 1.2, Vulkan 1.1.96, CUDA 7.5 and Shader Model 6.3, all under the PCIe 3.0 X16 interface.
Its official launch price is 279 dollars, which in our country should be around 320 euros for Founders Edition models.
What performance does this GTX 1660 Ti offer with respect to its predecessor?
Well, according to the first official data of NVIDIA we have a graphics card much faster than the GTX 1060 6 GB it replaces.
As we can see, NVIDIA is quite optimistic about its performance, so we’ll have to wait and see what it can really do in a more extensive battery of games.
More realistic are the data offered by comparing it with the Maxwell card of the same range, the GTX 960, in which it almost triples its performance in the main current games.
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View the card in depth, what custom models can we buy at the time of departure?
We are going to know them, since there is a large quantity available, a number that will increase as the months go by and the fastest models are launched:
Asus GTX 1660 Ti
Asus has presented four different series that include several models with different frequencies and prices. These series are ROG STRIX, Dual and the new Phoenix and TUF ranges.
There is no official confirmation of their frequencies, although there are some of their prices:
Asus informs us that today the DUAL and PH models will be available for purchase, the rest of the models will arrive to the market soon.
Colorful GTX 1660 Ti
At the moment, Colorful has presented three models that are distinguished by different dissipators or colors. These three models are the iGame GTX 1660 Ti Ultra 6 GB, GTX 1660 Ti GT Gaming 6GB and GTX 1660 Ti 电 6 GB.
The two lower models respect the reference frequencies, while the iGame model raises them up to 1845 MHz.
Zotac will present only two models at the time of release to the market, these being its version AMP Extreme and Twin Fan. At the moment frequencies are unknown, but both models will require an 8-pin connector.
Gigabyte GTX 1660 Ti
What is presented at the moment by Gigabyte includes the lowest range model, launched to cover the entry to the 16 series, since no name or model is included. We do not know data like frequencies or more models, what we do see is that you will need an 8-pin connector for your power supply and that included