Turing technology for US$219: Nvidia announces the GeForce GTX 1660

Doris Richards
Марта 17, 2019

ASUS today announced GeForce GTX 1660 graphics cards, adding new products into the TUF Gaming and Phoenix lineups.

Based on the same 12nm TU116 Turing GPU as the GTX 1660 Ti, the GTX 1660 comes with two disabled streaming multiprocessors leaving it with 1408 CUDA cores, 48 ROPs and 88 TMUs. The memory itself is now 6GB GDDR5 instead of 6GB GDDR6.

Similar to GTX 1660 Ti, NVIDIA also didn't produce Founders Edition card for GTX 1660.

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Price-wise, the GeForce GTX 1660 also has a lower starting price of United States dollars 219 (about RM 896) as compared to GTX 1660 Ti which starts at USD 279 (~RM 1141). Most cards will need a single 8-pin PCIe power connector which is pretty much overkill, allowing the card to draw up to 225W, which will allow Nvidia AIC partners to pull a bit more MHz on the GPU Boost front. Priced at Rs. 21,500, the 1660 is all set to take over the mid-range market from the GTX 1060 and 1070 quite smoothly. The barrier has now been lowered further with the unveiling of GeForce GTX 1660 graphics cards. Against Steam's most popular card, the GeForce GTX 1060, the company says the GeForce GTX 1660 is: "on average 30% faster than the GeForce GTX 1060 3GB and 15% faster than the GeForce GTX 1060 6GB at 1080p resolution".

"So the deluge of rumours were true; a GeForce GTX 1660 has actually been launched".

That doesn't seem like a massive hike, but the GTX 1660 is based on Nvidia's latest Turing architecture, which Team Green is likely getting more performance out of.

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