NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650: The Powerful Yet Affordable Gaming Graphics Card!

Update 6 – NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650: The affordable gaming graphics card with plenty of power!
Update 5 – NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660: The affordable gaming graphics card with plenty of power!
Update 4 – NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti: The gaming graphics card for everyone is here!
Update 3 – First GeForce GTX 1660 Ti & GTX 1660 sighted?
Update 2 – Technical specifications of the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti & GTX 1660 leaked?
Update 1 – GeForce GTX 1660 Ti benchmarks leaked?
Original post – Turing minus the ray-tracing - GeForce GTX 1660 Ti sighted?


Update 6: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650: The Compact Gaming Graphics Card for Small- and Large Cases!




The GeForce GTX 1650 represents yet another affordable yet powerful gaming graphics card from NVIDIA, one which is primarily of interest to the mid-range segment, particularly those who appreciate compact dimensions and low power limits. The GTX 1650 is based, like the 1660- variants on the TU117 graphics chip with Turing GPU architecture, as is also to be found in the GeForce RTX versions. In comparison to the RTX-series of graphics card however, the TU116 chip of the GTX 1660 does not include the ray-tracing cores of its larger siblings. With 4 GB GDDR5-VRAM, the GeForce GTX 1650 offers relatively fast memory which is clocked at an effective 8.000 MHz. NVIDIA's partner cards also include the GTX 1650 alongside various cooling solutions, including everything from 2-fan cooler designs down to compact single-fan solutions. What makes this series special is the remarkably low power requirements, some models don't require any external power supply at all and make for the ideal upgrade to older systems.

Here are the specifications of the GeForce GTX 1660 in its reference design:

  • TU117 graphics chip with 896 CUDA Cores
  • GPU Base clock: 1485 MHz
  • GPU Boost Clock: 1665 MHz
  • VRAM: 4 GB GDDR5
  • Memory frequency: 4000 MHz (8000 MHz effective)
  • Memory interface: 128 Bit
  • Memory bandwidth: 128 GB/s
  • TDP: 75 Watt
  • Power connector: none or 1x 6-Pin PCIe
  • Display outputs (varies according to model): DP 1.4, HDMI 2.0b, DVI-D Dual Link

As soon as this item is available, we'll update the GeForce GTX 1660 benchmarks.


Update 5: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660: The Affordable Gaming Graphics Card with Plenty of Power!


The new Gaming Supercharger: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 is Available Now!

With the GeForce GTX 1660 we are looking at the arrival of a second highly affordable gaming graphics card from NVIDIA, one which also targets mid-range gaming systems. The GTX 1660 is based, as is the Ti variant, on the TU116 chip with Turing-based GPU architecture, as is also present in the GeForce RTX versions. In comparison to the RTX graphics cards, the TU116 chip on the GTX 1660 does not include the ray-tracing cores as are employed on the larger Turing-based graphics cards. With 6 GB GDDR5-VRAM, the GeForce GTX 1660 still offers fast VRAM, clocked at an effective 8000 MHz. The NVIDIA partner cards also offer the GTX 1660 with an extensive range of cooling solutions, including everything from huge triple-fan cooler designs down to ultra-compact single-fan solutions.

Here are the technical specifications of the GeForce GTX 1660 in its reference design:

  • TU116 graphics chip with 1408 CUDA cores
  • GPU Base Clock: 1530 MHz
  • GPU Boost Clock: 1785 MHz
  • VRAM: 6 GB GDDR5
  • Memory frequency: 4000 MHz (8000 MHz effective)
  • Memory interface: 192 Bit
  • Memory throughput: 192 GB/s
  • CUDA Cores (Shaders): 1.408
  • TDP: 120 Watt
  • Power connector: 1x 8-Pin PCIe
  • Display outputs (varies according to model): DP 1.4, HDMI 2.0b, DVI-D Dual Link

As soon as this product is available, we will of course update the GeForce GTX 1660 benchmarks accordingly.


Update 4: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti: The Gaming Graphics Card for Everyone is Here!


The GeForce GTX 1660 Ti represents a new arrival to the world of gaming graphics cards from NVIDIA, one that is designed specifically for mid-range gaming systems. The GTX 1660 Ti is based on the TU116 chip that uses the Turing GPU architecture. In comparison to RTX graphics cards, the TU116 chip of the GTX 1660 Ti does not include the usual ray-tracing cores of the card’s bigger brothers. With 6 GB GDDR6-VRAM, the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti also provides remarkably fast video memory that is clocked at an effective 12.000 MHz. The NVIDIA partner also offers the GTX 1660 Ti with a variety of cooling solutions, meaning that everything from ultra-powerful 3-fan cooler designs down to ultra-compact single-fan coolers are available to choose from.

Here are the technical specifications of the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti in the reference design:

  • TU116 GPU with 1.536 CUDA Cores
  • GPU Base Clock: 1.550 MHz
  • GPU Boost Clock: 1.770 MHz
  • VRAM: 6 GB GDDR6
  • Memory frequency: 6.000 MHz (12.000 MHz effective)
  • Memory interface: 192 Bit
  • Memory throughput: 288 GB/s
  • CUDA Cores (Shaders): 1.536
  • TDP: 120 Watt
  • Power connector: 1x 8-Pin-PCIe
  • Display outputs: 1x DP 1.4, 1x HDMI 2.0b, 1x DVI-D Dual Link

As soon as they’re available, we will update this article with the GeForce GTX 1660 TI-benchmarks.

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Update 3: First GeForce GTX 1660 Ti & GTX 1660s Spotted?


Computerbase.de (external link) has just reported that the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti has already been listed at a Russian online retailer. This leaked GPU pertains to the Palit GeForce GTX 1660 Ti StormX with a 1.770 MHz Boost Clock. The GTX 1660 Ti will be based on the TU116 chip, which has also already appeared in the AIDA64 database. The GeForce 1660 Ti is rumoured to come equipped with 6 GB GDDR6-VRAM clocked at 6.000 MHz.

Meanwhile, a release date for the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti has also come into view: Computerbase.de has named February 22nd 2019 as the date and cites VideoCardz as a source. Of course, all such info is to be taken with a pinch of salt, the price of the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti in particular remains under wraps.


Update 2: Tech Specs of the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti & GTX 1660 Leaked?


wccftech.com (external link) has gathered some new rumours about the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti and GeForce GTX 1660 gaming graphics cards from NVIDIA. Both graphics cards are based on the TU116 chip with Turing-based GPU architecture. We have amalgamated the possible technical specifications of both the new NVIDIA graphics cards below:

 GTX 1160GTX 1160 TiRTX 2060
GPU: TU116-300 TU116-400 TU106
CUDA Cores: 1280 1536 1920
Base Clock: 1530 MHz 1500 MHz 1785 MHz
Boost Clock: 1785 MHz 1770 MHz 1680 MHz
Memory: 6 GB GDDR5 6 GB GDDR6 6 GB GDDR6
Memory Bandwidth: 192-bit 192-bit 192-bit
Memory Frequency (effective): 8.000 MHz 12.000 MHz 14.000 MHz

In addition to these rumoured specifications, wccftech.com has also mentioned a version of the GeForce GTX 1660 with 3 GB of VRAM. As with its predecessor, the GTX 1060, there may be two distinct versions on the way, both of which would seem to be based on the PG165 PCB. Interestingly, the GTX 1660 Ti seems to share the same PCB layout as the RTX 2060: PG161. This could be related to the GDDR6-VRAM that both cards use. Information is yet to come to light in regards to potential performance increases, although we may not have to wait long since a release date could be pencilled in for mid-February.


Update 1: Rumour Mill: GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Benchmarks Leaked?


At wccftech.com (external link) the first benchmarks of the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti have appeared. Offering approximately 20 percent greater performance compared to its immediate predecessors, the internal benchmark of Ashes of the Singularity has seemingly tested a GTX 1660 Ti.

At Full HD "High" settings, the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti scored 7.400 points. Average frame rates of 75,6 FPS were recorded. That said, such numbers are to be taken with a pinch of salt, even though emerging rumours surrounding specs would seem to support these numbers. In terms of a release date of the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti, February looks likely. Alongside the GTX 1660 Ti, it seems that the GTX 1660 will also be arriving around the same time.
GTX 1660 Ti Benchmark (Source: wccftech.com)

The difference between both graphics cards seems to lie in the amount of VRAM at their disposal. The GTX 1660 is suspected to come with 6 GB GDDR5X, while the GTX 1660 Ti comes with faster GDDR6.


Original Post: Turing Without Ray-Tracing - GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Spotted in the Wild?


Ray-tracing is the headline feature of the GeForce RTX series of graphics cards and is possible thanks to its Turing GPU architecture. The feature is so fundamental to the line up that NVIDIA felt it appropriate to preface their Turing-based graphics cards specially with the "RTX" nomenclature. Yet the RTX series may not herald the end of the famous GeForce GTX branding just yet - the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti has apparently been spotted in the wild sans ray-tracing capabilities.

Videocardz.com (external link) was one of the first sites to report on a possible GeForce GTX 1660 Ti. Other sites, such as wccftech.com (external link) seized on the rumours and added further rumours into the pot as well. The German language magazine Computerbase.de (external link) has reported on a potential GeForce GTX 1660 Ti.

Here is a short rundown of the potential specs we might see on the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti:

  • TU116-GPU
  • 12 nm manufacturing node
  • 1536 CUDA Cores
  • 6 GB GDDR6-VRAM
  • 192-Bit memory interface
  • 150 Watt TDP

With 1.536 Shader Units (CUDA Cores) the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti brings fewer compute units to the table than the bottom end of the RTX series of graphics cards. Whether the ray-tracing cores situated on the TU116 GPU used in the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti will be deactivated or not remains to be seen - it could also be the case that the cores are excised from the GPU entirely, although this is just speculation for now.

In terms of performance or a potential release date of the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti rumours remain thin on the ground. The GTX 1660 Ti offers 20 percent more compute cores than the GeForce GTX 1060. Additionally, the Turing-based shaders operate at greater speeds than those of the previous gen's Pascal cards that featured on the GTX 1060. What also remains to be seen is just whether the GTX 1660 Ti will arrive with GDDR6- or GDDR5(X)-VRAM. There could even be variants with both, if past releases are anything to go by.

We'll be keeping our ears to the ground for further information and rumours on the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti and adding them to the blog in the near future. Check back here soon where we'll update the blog as soon as official info and the accompanying benchmarks arrive!

 
 

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