Tuesday, February 26th 2019

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 and GTX 1650 Pricing and Availability Revealed

(Update 1: Andreas Schilling, at Hardware Luxx, seems to have obtained confirmation that NVIDIA's GTX 1650 graphics cards will pack 4 GB of GDDR5 memory, and that the GTX 1660 will be offering a 6 GB GDDR5 framebuffer.)

NVIDIA recently launched its GeForce GTX 1660 Ti graphics card at USD $279, which is the most affordable desktop discrete graphics card based on the "Turing" architecture thus far. NVIDIA's GeForce 16-series GPUs are based on 12 nm "Turing" chips, but lack RTX real-time ray-tracing and tensor cores that accelerate AI. The company is making two affordable additions to the GTX 16-series in March and April, according to Taiwan-based PC industry observer DigiTimes.

The GTX 1660 Ti launch will be followed by that of the GeForce GTX 1660 (non-Ti) on 15th March, 2019. This SKU is likely based on the same "TU116" silicon as the GTX 1660 Ti, but with fewer CUDA cores and possibly slower memory or lesser memory amount. NVIDIA is pricing the GTX 1660 at $229.99, a whole $50 cheaper than the GTX 1660 Ti. That's not all. We recently reported on the GeForce GTX 1650, which could quite possibly become NVIDIA's smallest "Turing" based desktop GPU. This product is real, and is bound for 30th April, at $179.99, $50 cheaper still than the GTX 1660. This SKU is expected to be based on the smaller "TU117" silicon. Much like the GTX 1660 Ti, these two launches could be entirely partner-driven, with the lack of reference-design cards.
Sources: DigiTimes, Andreas Schilling @ Twitter
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44 Comments on NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 and GTX 1650 Pricing and Availability Revealed

#1
PanicLake
How much milk do you need nVidia?
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#2
dj-electric
GinoLatino, post: 4002191, member: 180136"
How much milk do you need nVidia?
As much as given to them by AMD. The GTX 1660 will set to compete straight against the brand new and never seen before Polaris GPU equipped RX 590.
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#4
Robcostyle
200$ for low-end x50 card!
Just wait for fanboy crowd, yelling about "decent progress since my geforce 4", "you can't have it always for free", etc, etc - and you'll get it! ;)
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#5
notb
Well, I'm not thrilled by how much the entry level chip costs (1050 was $109).
Even assuming it has 4GB, it's still way more than 1050Ti - so it's more like a 1060 3GB successor.
I wonder what happened. Sub $150 GPU customers moved to laptops globally? It does seem likely, to be honest. 1050 notebooks got really cheap.

However, 1660 looks excellent. $229 is less than 1060 6GB MSRP ($249) and - based on rumored specs and 1660Ti results - it should easily be 20% faster.
kastriot, post: 4002199, member: 165334"
GTX 1660/1660Ti etc etc destroyer.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/MSI-Boost-Height-Express-Graphics/dp/B078HJDRZ5/ref=sr_1_12?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1551175216&sr=1-12&keywords=vega+56
You'd have to be deaf or stupid to choose a blower Vega over pretty much anything available at this price point.

How much is Vega 56 with a human-friendly cooler in UK? 350-400 GBP? For that kind of money you can get the MSI Gaming 2060, which is faster and will still be quieter.

Seriously, it's no contest at the moment. You should stop defending Vega and focus on hyping Navi.
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#6
Readlight
Atlast something whats not slow anyway i in amd side becouse its cheaper.and quality is ok.never nothing haw broken from amd. For now mobile is the future becouse desktop is expensive.
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#7
Robcostyle
dj-electric, post: 4002194, member: 87186"
As much as given to them by AMD. The GTX 1660 will set to compete straight against the brand new and never seen before Polaris GPU equipped RX 590.
And seems like next launch is going to be another polaris rebrand/shrink - and that is pretty dissapointing.
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#8
Vayra86
Well, overall Nvidia's Turing stack is now 'complete' ish and I have to say, its easy to think you might somehow come out well buying something out of it. Baby steps, but there is a sliver of advantage over previous gen. Well done.. I guess?

Still is sadness all over though in the greater scheme of things. Can't wait for 7nm.
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#9
ppn
And how long before the 2660Ti. If you upgrade video cards once in 3 years, now with 1660 you get 1 year and be stuck with it for another 2 while everybody else enjoys 7nm 2048 cores at 2,45GHz for 299. Nice.
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#10
dorsetknob
"YOUR RMA REQUEST IS CON-REFUSED"
GinoLatino, post: 4002191, member: 180136"
How much milk do you need nVidia?
New Corporate motto for Nvidia (and Vid :):rolleyes: )

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#11
trog100
notb, post: 4002215, member: 165619"
Well, I'm not thrilled by how much the entry level chip costs (1050 was $109).
Even assuming it has 4GB, it's still way more than 1050Ti - so it's more like a 1060 3GB successor.
I wonder what happened. Sub $150 GPU customers moved to laptops globally? It does seem likely, to be honest. 1050 notebooks got really cheap.

However, 1660 looks excellent. $229 is less than 1060 6GB MSRP ($249) and - based on rumored specs and 1660Ti results - it should easily be 20% faster.

You'd have to be deaf or stupid to choose a blower Vega over pretty much anything available at this price point.

How much is Vega 56 with a human-friendly cooler in UK? 350-400 GBP? For that kind of money you can get the MSI Gaming 2060, which is faster and will still be quieter.

Seriously, it's no contest at the moment. You should stop defending Vega and focus on hyping Navi.
ebuyer has one (56) on offer for £310..

trog
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#12
las
Can't wait for 7nm Turing.
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#13
rippie
trog100, post: 4002236, member: 21545"
ebuyer has one (56) on offer for £310..

trog
nvm him, he focusses on better coolers ...

i've seen a lot of benchmarks and the 1660 is a damn good card. but currently the 56 is roughly same priced in the shops, so then you should consider it as an alternative.
or wait a few weeks for the price to settle down
currently: if you want low power usage the 1660 is ur winner. if you want 4k probably the 56.
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#15
Turmania
I have been very critical of Nvdia when they launched Rtx 2000 series back end of the summer. However, let's be honest what has AMD done in between nothing apart from die shrink of the same cards with no improvements on the arctitecture for the last couple of years. Same super high power consumption with very little gain on performance. So I can not really shoot down Nvdia because AMD have actually been very consumer unfriendly with their attitude and approach.hoping Navi is good but to be honest I have lost my confidence on them.and we have to consider Nvdia has yet to play their die shrink card and they already have massive advantage before that.not looking bright for the Red camp.
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#16
CandymanGR
GinoLatino, post: 4002191, member: 180136"
How much milk do you need nVidia?
More than how much the... "cows" of the world can produce.
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#17
Xaled
cucker tarlson, post: 4002382, member: 173472"
naming aside,they're not releasing the a card that came out in 2016 for the third time with a price increase like amd did with polaris.
That really doesn't make any difference. And is at least as evil technic as renaming.
Many users get the 1060 3gb thinking it is the 6gb or the TI version, as in1050/1050ti case. That's the only reason Nvidia is using this naming scheme.
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#18
Vayra86
Xaled, post: 4002398, member: 158027"
That really doesn't make any difference. And is at least as evil technic as renaming.
Many users get the 1060 3gb thinking it is the 6gb or the TI version. Same thing for 1050/1050ti. That's the only reason Nvidia is using this naming scheme.
If they do, great because that means Darwin's theory still works well. If you can't read, there is no cure for stupid. Naming in Nvidia's stack is pretty clear - much clearer than AMD's as well with their constant renaming of the same GPU and of the entire stack. And if its a halo product, they just plaster some radically different name on it altogether... Fury, VII.. what's up with that, and how does that indicate anything about the capability of the GPU relative to others?

Nvidia's been using the same naming conventions for decades now, its easy to understand and should be seen as an example to the industry, most notably Intel.
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#19
Xaled
Vayra86, post: 4002400, member: 152404"
If they do, great because that means Darwin's theory still works well. If you can't read, there is no cure for stupid. Naming in Nvidia's stack is pretty clear - much clearer than AMD's as well with their constant renaming of the same GPU and of the entire stack. And if its a halo product, they just plaster some radically different name on it altogether... Fury, VII.. what's up with that?

Nvidia's been using the same naming conventions for decades now, its easy to understand and should be seen as an example to the industry, most notably Intel.
It's not nividas fault that these people are stupid but it is its responsibility to be as trasnsparent/honest as possible. But it is not at all.
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#20
Vayra86
Xaled, post: 4002408, member: 158027"
It's not nividas fault that these people are stupid but it is its responsibility to be as trasnsparent/honest as possible. But it is not at all.
Show me one outing of the Nvidia GTX 1060 6GB without the '6GB' behind it, from Nvidia itself, and you have a point. Hint: don't bother you won't find one.
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#21
Xaled
Vayra86, post: 4002409, member: 152404"
Show me one outing of the Nvidia GTX 1060 6GB without the '6GB' behind it, from Nvidia itself, and you have a point. Hint: don't bother you won't find one.
Remember in old days when people mostly cared about the memory size? Well those are replace by "hey! The amount of ram doest matter at all, it is all about the architecture" people. And Nvidia is targeting those by the lower memory version of the same name
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#23
ArbitraryAffection
notb, post: 4002215, member: 165619"
Well, I'm not thrilled by how much the entry level chip costs (1050 was $109).
Even assuming it has 4GB, it's still way more than 1050Ti - so it's more like a 1060 3GB successor.
I wonder what happened. Sub $150 GPU customers moved to laptops globally? It does seem likely, to be honest. 1050 notebooks got really cheap.

However, 1660 looks excellent. $229 is less than 1060 6GB MSRP ($249) and - based on rumored specs and 1660Ti results - it should easily be 20% faster.

You'd have to be deaf or stupid to choose a blower Vega over pretty much anything available at this price point.

How much is Vega 56 with a human-friendly cooler in UK? 350-400 GBP? For that kind of money you can get the MSI Gaming 2060, which is faster and will still be quieter.

Seriously, it's no contest at the moment. You should stop defending Vega and focus on hyping Navi.
Sapphire pulse 56 is£280 with 3 AAA games...
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#24
Fouquin
Vayra86, post: 4002400, member: 152404"
Naming in Nvidia's stack is pretty clear


Which 1060 would you like? The 1060, 1060, or 1060? Keep in mind every one of these has either measurably different performance, or simply different pricing. I hope that they keep the 1660s well organized and don't refresh it every few months without changing the name.
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#25
diatribe
RTX Titan
RTX 2080 Ti
RTX 2080
RTX 2070
RTX 2060
GTX 1660 Ti
GTX 1660
GTX 1650

Remember back when there were 2-3 GPU offerings per generation. Memories
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