Palit Lends Credence to GeForce GTX 1160 Rumors

Graphics card manufacturer Palit recently registered various new products with the Eurasian Economic Commission (ECC), including graphics cards using Nvidia's rumored GeForce GTX 1160, GTX 1660 and GTX 1660 Ti. This new listing disputes rumors that the GeForce GTX 1160 is fake; although, Lenovo has previously listed the graphics card with its Legion laptops.

These past months have been an interesting time for Nvidia rumors. But one thing is certain, Nvidia's GTX branding will continue to coexist alongside the current RTX 20-series, whether it be via the GTX 11-series or GTX 16-series. In either case, they are not expected to have real-time ray tracing.

Here's a table comparing specs listed in Palit's listing and the RTX 2060

GeForce RTX 2060
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
GeForce GTX 1660GeForce GTX 1160
Architecture (GPU)
Turing (TU106)Turing (TU116)*
Turing (TU116)*
Turing (TU116)*
CUDA Cores
Tensor Cores240N/AN/AN/A
RT Cores30N/AN/AN/A
Texture Units
Base Clock Rate
1365 MHz???
GPU Boost Rate
1680 MHz?
Memory Capacity
? GDDR5*
3GB or 6GB*
Memory Clock14 Gbps
Memory Bus
Memory Bandwidth
336 GB/s
L2 Cache
Transistor Count
10.8 billion
Die Size
445 mm²


The GeForce GTX 1660 Ti, GTX 1660 and GTX 1160 are said to feature TU116 silicon. The GTX 1660 Ti allegedly comes with 1,536 CUDA cores and 6GB of GDDR6 memory. According to a recent HardOCP article, the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti is reportedly priced at $279 and will be announced on February 15. The GeForce GTX 1660 supposedly sports 1,280 CUDA cores and GDDR5 memory. It purportedly will be available in March for $229.

As for the GeForce GTX 1160, the only spec we've heard so far is around onboard memory. The graphics card seemingly comes equipped with 3GB or 6GB of memory. It's uncertain whether it'll be GDDR5, GDDR5X or GDDR6. 

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  • TechyInAZ
    LOL This is gona get confusing for average gamers.
  • lanceperez94
    the new xx30 and xx50/ti
  • kansaskingperson
    These cards will be mostly made for mass market pre-build PCs. I'm betting only the 1660 and 1660ti are available for purchase and the 1160 will be reserved for PC manufacturers. It would seem odd to have three lower-level mainstream cards.

    It could also be plausible that the 1160 won't be available in the US or North America. The 1160 may be a budget European option since cards are more expensive there.