Rumor Suggests NVIDIA Is Planning GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER GPU
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER
The rumor suggests NVIDIA plans to release a GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER that should sit somewhere between the existing GeForce GTX 1660 and the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti. The SUPER name is usually the reserve of the RTX GPUs, but it seems the graphics giant plans to port it over to the Turing family of cards.
As for specs, the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER matches those of the base GTX 1660, but with a few choice improvements. Namely, 6 GB of GDDR6 memory running at 14 Gbps instead of the standard GTX 1660s 8 Gbps and the GTX 1660 Ti’s 12 Gbps. The TU116-300 die remains as do the 48 ROPs, the 1408 CUDA cores, and the 192-bit bus interface of the basic GeForce GTX 1660. Unfortunately, we don’t yet know what clock speed or GPU boost we can expect from the GTX 1660 SUPER.
Going by what the GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER packs under the hood – albeit without clock speed details – we can expect it to match the performance of the GTX 1660 Ti, which raises questions as to the long term viability of the Ti. Is NVIDIA planning to replace the GTX 1660 Ti with the SUPER version to take on AMD’s Navi series of budget GPUs?
Given this is a rumor, there’s no firm release date, but going by the expected release of the GeForce GTX 1650 Ti in October, a launch before the end of the year seems likely. The expected price point lands in the sub $250 category – $30 less than the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti and only $20 more than the GeForce GTX 1660.