Nvidia has launched its GeForce GTX 1660 GPU in India, which promises to be 130 percent faster than the GTX 960 and 35 percent faster than the GTX 1060 3GB at 1080p, according to the company. This makes it a good option for 1080p gaming at least on paper, however, we will have to wait to vouch for it till we put it to test ourselves. The Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 GPU is priced at Rs 21,500 and will be be made available in India starting March 14 We should mention that the GPU was launched globally last month.
In India, the company is not launching a Founders Edition variant, but if you wish to buy the GeForce GTX 1660 GPU, you can head to Nvidia’s partners like Asus, Zotac, and MSI. However, it is worth pointing out that each of would be following their own pricing starting at Rs 21,500. The newly launched GPU can be bought via online as well as offline channels.
Other than this, Nvidia has stated that GTX 1660 has the same Turing architecture technology that was found in the GTX 1660 Ti. This means that it would support all sorts of Nvidia features like Ansel, GameStream, GeForce Experience, Highlights, ShadowPlay and Adaptive Shading technology to name a few. We should point out that GeForce GTX 1660 is the second new GPU from Nvidia that doesn’t have its own highly publicised ray tracing technology that the company calls as RTX.
The company has also said that the new GPU comes with improved performance and capabilities in the latest games and it supports G-SYNC Compatible gaming monitors. The GPU has NVENC technology for single-PC broadcasting and its support for Adaptive Shading technology further enhances its performance in the supported titles.
Nvidia has also said that the GTX 1660 GPU comes with 6GB of GDDR5 VRAM, 1408 CUDA Cores, and a boost clock of almost 1.8 GHz.
The company has promised that its GPU is capable of handling most of the AAA game titles of and that it has support for concurrent floating points along with integer operations. The Turing architecture used in the newly launched GPU is more power efficient and the company claims that it delivers 1.5 times instructions per clock as compared to the Pascal architecture that was used previously.
It is worth adding that Nvidia has not shipped any new units into the market for an entire quarter and has now depleted reserves of its GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, GeForce GTX 1080, GeForce GTX 1070 Ti, and GeForce GTX 1070 GPUs. Furthermore, its stocks of its GeForce GTX 1060 will also reportedly run out soon.