Nvidia has launched the GTX 1660 Ti version, however, seems like Nvidia isn’t stopping there as a non-ti version, Nvidia GTX 1660, has appeared online. Reportedly, the GTX 1660 will launch on March 14, 2019.
Being a non-ti Nvidia GTX 1660, the GPU will feature 1408 CUDA Cores which less than 1536 CUDA featured in the GTX 1660 Ti. However, this isn’t the only difference between the two GPUs.
The non-ti GTX 1660 will comes with 6 GB of GDDR5 memory unlike 6 GB of GDDR6 memory featured in Nvidia GTX 1660 Ti. Memory clock is also reduced with the non-ti version featuring 8Gbps while the GTX 1660 Ti features 12 Gbps.
As for memory bandwidth, it has also been reduced significantly due to the use of GDDR5 memory instead of GDDR6. Given that this is a cut down version of the 1660 Ti, reportedly Nvidia GTX 1660 will be available for $219.
However, in terms of clock speed, the GTX 1660 is 30 MHz ahead of the Ti version in base clock and the boost clock is 15 MHz ahead. Both GPUs are based on the TU116.
|GeForce GTX 1660 Ti||GeForce GTX 1660|
|GPU clock (base)||1,500 MHz||1,530 MHz|
|Storage||6 GB of GDDR6||6 GB GDDR5|
|memory clock||6,000 MHz||4,000 MHz|
|memory interface||192 bits||192 bits|
|Memory Bandwidth||288 GB / s||192 GB / s|
|Price||279 USD||219 USD|
|Release Date||February 22, 2019||March 14, 2019|
Given that this is just a leak, take it with a grain of salt until Nvidia officially announces the GPU.
However, this isn’t the only unannounced Nvidia GPU as RTX 2050 mobile has popped up online. RTX 2050 was spotted within the Dell G5 15 gaming laptop specs which indicates that it might only be available for laptops.
Given that Nvidia has introduced GTX 1660 Ti and will be introducing the alleged GTX 1660, it’s likely that RTX 2050 will be a laptop-specific GPU and Nvidia might launch GTX 1650 to cater to the ones upgrading from GTX 1050.
Mining GPUs aren’t designed to play video games since they don’t have any display ports. However, that is all changed as Nvidia P106 Mining GPU can be used to play games.
The Nvidia P106 is mining-specific GPU and is a GTX 1060 equivalent but, it costs way less. However, getting this GPU to run games requires some effort.