With the launch of Nvidia RTX 20 series Super GPUs, Nvidia is eyeing to launch its GeForce GTX 1660 Super GPU. Now specs for the Nvidia GTX 1660 Super have leaked, giving us a glimpse of what the GPU will offer.
These Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Super Specifications were listed by a Chinese retail outlet JD. The GPU in question is a custom GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER Terminator from Maxsun. Given that AMD has announced Radeon RX 5500 and Radeon RX 5500 XT GPUs, it’s likely Nvidia is rolling out the GTX 1660 Super to compete with these AMD GPUs.
Let’s take a look at the specs for Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Super. Like the previous GTX 16 series GPUs, the GTX 1660 Super is also based on the Turing architecture. Furthermore, the GPU features 1408 CUDA cores, 80 Texture Mapping Units, and 48 raster operation units.
Moving along with the GTX 1660 Super Specs, the GPU features 1530 MHz base clock and 1785 MHz boost clock. Not only that, the leaked specs suggest the GPU comes with 6 GB GDDR6 VRAM at 14 Gbps with a 192-bit bus. All of this amounts to deliver 336 GB/s of memory bandwidth.
However, this raises the question about the price of the GPU. Currently, GTX 1660 costs $229 and GTX 1660 Ti costs $249 US. From what we’ve seen with RTX 20 Super GPUs, it’s likely the price for Nvidia GTX 1660 Super will see a bump.
Meaning it will cost between $250 and $300. Another possibility could be that Nvidia discontinues the GTX 1660 and offers the Super variant for $229.
That is not all, benchmark results for Nvidia GTX 1660 Super have also leaked. The GPU scored 6578 points in 3DMark Firestrike Extreme.
Comparing with the Ti variants and the regular GTX 1660, the Super variant is 6-10% faster than 1660 while delivering 95% of 1660 Ti’s performance.
However, these are all just leaks and should be taken with a grain of salt. It would be interesting to see how Nvidia positions its GTX 1660 Super.
Speaking of GPUs, let’s talk about AMD GPUs. Recently, AMD launched its Radeon RX 5700 and 5700 XT. Obviously, the Radeon RX 5700 XT is faster compared to RX 5700. However, flashing RX 5700 with 5700 XT BIOS results in a 10% increase in performance.
Also, AMD GPUs are powering next-gen PS5 and Xbox Scarlett. Both will feature real-time Ray Tracing. However, AMD’s implementation of Ray Tracing for next-gen consoles is completely different from Nvidia RTX GPUs.