NVIDIA launched their next generation of graphics cards, the Nvidia RTX 2080 last year. The RTX 2080 is a costly GPU, but recently their upcoming graphics card the Nvidia GTX 1660 Ti, which is the mid-range GPU in the GTX lineup was leaked online. Like others in the series, the GTX 1660 Ti will be the upgraded version of the GTX 1660.
Rumors about the 16-series GPU of NVIDIA had been floating online for quite some time. Now some images of the graphics card surfaced on the web, which shows the packaging of the GTX 1660 Ti. Along with the packaging of the GPU there are also live images of the card. The image shows only one fan cooler attached to the GPU and is smaller in size, which is unlike its predecessors. According to a report by Videocardz, the GTX 1660 Ti will be released on February 22, but there hasn’t been any official comment from Nvidia’s side.
The Galax GTX 1660 Ti, leaked online, has 6GB GDDR6 RAM with a dual 90mm fan cooler, 1526 CUDA cores and DVI-D. It also has a HDMI port along with a Display Port connection on its back. But there was no mention of GPU’s clock speed in the leak.
Whereas, the Palit 1660 Ti will also have 6GB of GDDR6 RAM with 1526 CUDA cores, but it will come in two different variants – the StormX and the StormX OC (overclock). Both the GPUs have single fan cooler, which are mounted on top of a large aluminum heat sink with copper heat pipes. There won’t be much of a difference between the two cards (except faster clock speeds) and they are also expected to be priced similar to each other.
Nvidia hasn’t made any official comment on their prices, but the GTX 1660 Ti and its variants are expected to be priced around $280 (approx Rs 20,000). The mid-range pricing puts them directly head to head with NVIDIA’s GTX 1660 that is priced around $200 (around Rs 15,000) and the AMD Radeon RX 580 and RX 590.
Nvidia witnessed the downfall of its company’s shares due to the hefty price of RTX 2080, which sold for $699 (Rs 50,000 roughly) and the RTX 2080 Ti selling at $999 (Rs 1,28,000 in India). And to make matters worse for the company, AMD released their own Radeon VII to compete with RTX 2080 and priced it much cheaper than the Nvidia’s GPU. If the company is coming up with their next line-up of mid-range GPUs and if the leaks of the release date is correct then the company might once again see increase in sales.