Thursday, January 24th 2019

NVIDIA GTX 1660 Ti on February 15th, $279; GTX 1660 in Early March, $229; GTX 1650 in Late March, $179

A report from HardOCP could be shedding a floodlight-like amount of details on NVIDIA's lineup plans for the lower end, and their current generation of Turing videocards. The site, citing industry sources, claims that NVIDIA's GTX 1660 Ti, which has been shown to improve upon NVIDIA's previous-gen GTX 1060 by some 16%, is reported to gon on sale at a previously reported sub-$300 pricing of $279 (lower than the skeptically expected $299). This graphics card is expected to go on sale as early as February 15th.

Other details that shore up information on NVIDIA's plans include the purported early March launch of the slightly slower GTX 1660, which will see its pricing cut down to $229, and the much slower GTX 1650 later on that same month, for $179. Expect performance reviews from your favorite hardware website on the galaxy when those do come out (Commander Shepard would be proud of this endorsement).
Source: HardOCP
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18 Comments on NVIDIA GTX 1660 Ti on February 15th, $279; GTX 1660 in Early March, $229; GTX 1650 in Late March, $179

#1
cucker tarlson
The performance numbers in this rumor are retarded. If 1660ti is 16% over 1060, then 1660 must be equal to 1060,making the successor to 1060 equal to the pascal card.Nvidia is smarter than do what AMD did with 480-580-590.
1536 turing cores with ddr6 can't be a 16% improvement over 1280 pascal cores with ddr5. 1070 is 1.35x of 1060 and that's what 1660Ti will be aiming for. There will indeed be a card 15-20% faster than 1060 - the 1660.
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#2
M2B
cucker tarlson said:
This rumor is retarded. If 1660ti is 16% over 1060, then 1660 must be equal to 1060. 1536 turing cores with ddr6 can't be a 16% improvement over 1280 pascal cores with ddr5. 1070 is 1.35x of 1060 and that's what 1660Ti will be aiming for and. There will indeed be a card 15-20% faster than 1060 - the 1660.
1660 will probably match or beat the RX 590 with much less power draw, if it is indeed 229$ then the 590 needs a price cut.
At least for casual 1080p gamers this year isn't as bad as for high-end gamers.
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#3
bug
cucker tarlson said:
The performance numbers in this rumor are retarded. If 1660ti is 16% over 1060, then 1660 must be equal to 1060,making the successor to 1060 equal to the pascal card.Nvidia is smarter than do what AMD did with 480-580-590.
1536 turing cores with ddr6 can't be a 16% improvement over 1280 pascal cores with ddr5. 1070 is 1.35x of 1060 and that's what 1660Ti will be aiming for. There will indeed be a card 15-20% faster than 1060 - the 1660.
Why do you insist on taking the performance shown in one (questionable, as we have no means to reproduce it) DX11 benchmark and inferring the performance of a card in general? Wait 3 more weeks and answers will present themselves ;)
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#4
B-Real
cucker tarlson said:
Nvidia is smarter than do what AMD did with 480-580-590.
That's what we definitely saw in the case of RTX. Not to speak of the naming scheme in the case of 1660.
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#5
Mistral
M2B said:
1660 will probably match or beat the RX 590 with much less power draw, if it is indeed 229$ then the 590 needs a price cut.
At least for casual 1080p gamers this year isn't as bad as for high-end gamers.
You mean the 1660Ti will match or beat the RX590. In any case, we'll see soon enough.
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#6
eidairaman1
The Exiled Airman
Mistral said:
You mean the 1660Ti will match or beat the RX590. In any case, we'll see soon enough.
Who cares at this point, power draw this and that puts me to sleep.

<div class="youtube-embed" data-id="Zw20zrE8WnE"><img src="https://i.ytimg.com/vi/Zw20zrE8WnE/hqdefault.jpg" /><div class="youtube-play"></div><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zw20zrE8WnE" target="_blank" class="youtube-title"></a></div> thanks @F7GOS
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#7
Ibotibo01
I think that GTX 1660=1344 , GTX 1660 Ti=1536, GTX 1650=1024 cores.
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#8
Blueberries
eidairaman1 said:
Who cares at this point, power draw this and that puts me to sleep.

<div class="youtube-embed" data-id="Zw20zrE8WnE"><img src="https://i.ytimg.com/vi/Zw20zrE8WnE/hqdefault.jpg" /><div class="youtube-play"></div><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zw20zrE8WnE" target="_blank" class="youtube-title"></a></div> thanks @F7GOS

Efficiency IS performance, lower power draw means lower noise, longer lifespan, higher clock rates, and fewer errors.
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#9
Tsukiyomi91
How about we all wait it out until w1zz gets the review samples from Nvidia, bench it against the current but now dated Pascal lineup, RTX cards & AMD's RX lineup. Only then we will see if this card is deemed "worthy" to replace the RTX2060 as the "non RT card that everyone wanted."
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#10
bug
Tsukiyomi91 said:
How about we all wait it out until w1zz gets the review samples from Nvidia, bench it against the current but now dated Pascal lineup, RTX cards & AMD's RX lineup. Only then we will see if this card is deemed "worthy" to replace the RTX2060 as the "non RT card that everyone wanted."
I believe people wanted the exact RTX 2060 sans the RT at under $300. Since these are less powerful than that, some will still whine about it.
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#11
cucker tarlson
eidairaman1 said:
Who cares at this point, power draw this and that puts me to sleep.

<div class="youtube-embed" data-id="Zw20zrE8WnE"><img src="https://i.ytimg.com/vi/Zw20zrE8WnE/hqdefault.jpg" /><div class="youtube-play"></div><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zw20zrE8WnE" target="_blank" class="youtube-title"></a></div> thanks @F7GOS

:laugh::roll:
lol,how about an actual review once,eh ? will you ever learn to use those instead of those puny YT commentaries..... :rolleyes:

21 games in 3 resolutions + 1 OpenCL, updated a month ago
http://www.pcgameshardware.de/Grafikkarten-Grafikkarte-97980/Specials/Rangliste-GPU-Grafikchip-Benchmark-1174201/2/

580 is 2% faster overall

strix 1060 vs nitro 580 dead equal at 1080p and 1440p

https://www.computerbase.de/thema/grafikkarte/rangliste/

aib 580s are pretty much spent as far as overclocking goes, +4% gain

https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Sapphire/RX_580_Nitro_Plus/33.html

1060 can easily clock to 2100mhz and gan substantial amounts of performance

https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/GTX_1060_Gaming_X/27.html

at the same time 580 OC will draw at least 80W more than 1060 OC, and that matters a lot given how you've now got +230W of power draw to cool down quietly and none of those 580 cards come with the same coolers that you find on Vega/1080Ti to do it silently.

I used to consider 580 a better buy than 1060,but that was only thanks to freesync support while the card itself was just not as good. Now that nvidia cards can use adaptive sync on budget monitors, a 1060 is a better choice over 580 in general.
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#12
Vayra86
That is.... interesting :oops:
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#13
ezodagrom
cucker tarlson said:
The performance numbers in this rumor are retarded. If 1660ti is 16% over 1060, then 1660 must be equal to 1060,making the successor to 1060 equal to the pascal card.Nvidia is smarter than do what AMD did with 480-580-590.
1536 turing cores with ddr6 can't be a 16% improvement over 1280 pascal cores with ddr5. 1070 is 1.35x of 1060 and that's what 1660Ti will be aiming for. There will indeed be a card 15-20% faster than 1060 - the 1660.
The leak that shows the 1660 Ti being only 16% faster than a 1060, that test was done in a laptop, who knows how much lower the clocks are on that when compared to the desktop version of the 1660 Ti.
Plus Ashes of the Singularity is rather CPU dependent, right? I could see a laptop CPU being a very limiting factor in that leak too.

Anyway, I'm expecting the 1660 Ti to be slightly weaker or even trade blows with the 1070, and the 1660 to do the same against the RX 590.
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#14
bug
ezodagrom said:
The leak that shows the 1660 Ti being only 16% faster than a 1060, that test was done in a laptop, who knows how much lower the clocks are on that when compared to the desktop version of the 1660 Ti.
Plus Ashes of the Singularity is rather CPU dependent, right? I could see a laptop CPU being a very limiting factor in that leak too.

Anyway, I'm expecting the 1660 Ti to be slightly weaker or even trade blows with the 1070, and the 1660 to do the same against the RX 590.
AotS isn't even a good game benchmark. It's mostly a showcase for async compute.

However, I will point out that 2060 is a great 1440p card and can handle 4k with some tweaking. A lesser card could still be pretty good at 1440p. Mid-range Pascal or Turing couldn't do that, so, price hike or not, that's progress in my book.
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#15
Tsukiyomi91
@bug agree. With that said, I don't think saving $50 or more for a "nerfed RTX2060" is going to make it worth one's wallet, considering how good the 2060 is in terms of value/performance ratio. On top of having both RT cores & Tensor Cores baked into the core, I say it's the "cheapest" card to enter the ray tracing bandwagon.
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#16
F7GOS
Will be snapping up a GTX 1650 for sure...
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#18
jabbadap
F7GOS said:
Will be snapping up a GTX 1650 for sure...
Hmh that name reminds me on Ati Radeon x1650pro. One of the few Radeons what I have had, great card at the time, mine failed quite soon though but the same did 7600gt which I replaced it with. Had a pretty bad luck back then...
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