Three sources within the computer hardware industry, including one of Nvidia's board partners, told VideoCardz about the existence of the Turing-based GeForce GTX 1660 Ti graphics card. However, the final product name is still subject to change. In the meantime, the graphics card is being labeled as the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti.
The GeForce GTX 1660 Ti is reportedly the first Turing product to be released under the existing GTX branding. The GTX 1660 Ti is based on the TU116 die, which is still produced by TSMC with the 12nm FinFET manufacturing process. The card is said to lack ray tracing capabilities. In a perfect world, this should result in the graphics card having a lower price than its RTX brethren.
|GeForce RTX 2060||GeForce GTX 1660 Ti|
|Architecture (GPU)||Turing (TU106)||Turing (TU116)*|
|Base Clock Rate||1365 MHz||?|
|GPU Boost Rate||1680 MHz||?|
|Memory Capacity||6GB GDDR6||6GB GDDR6*|
|Memory Clock||14 Gbps||?|
|Memory Bandwidth||336 GB/s||?|
|Transistor Count||10.8 billion||?|
|Die Size||445 mm²||?|
According to VideoCardz's sources, Nvidia will equip the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti with 1,536 CUDA cores so that it won't eat into the recently launched GeForce RTX 2060's sales. That would mean the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti sports 24 streaming multiprocessors (SMs) with 120 texture mapping units (TMUs) and 48 render output units (ROPs). The GeForce GTX 1660 Ti is also rumored to come equipped with 6GB of GDDR6 memory that communicates across a 192-bit memory bus.
There is no information on the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti's pricing or availability. However, Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang commented to VentureBeat a few days ago that Nvidia is almost done clearing its GeForce GTX 10-series inventory, and that the GeForce GTX 1060s are the last ones to go. Therefore, it's highly possible that Nvidia might announce the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti, or whatever Nvidia decides to name it, once the last batch of GeForce GTX 1060 graphics cards are shipped.