Nvidia brings the first priced midrange-class Geforce with Turing architecture. In the test, the GTX 1660 Ti impressively impressed in our benchmarks.
With the test in the test published Nvidia starting from 299 euro not only the first middle-class graphics card of the Turing generation, but also the much more suitable successor (instead of the RTX 2060) to the in the summer of 2016 published.
In order to bring in the lower price ranges, Nvidia deletes the necessary as well as necessary computing units and delimits the GTX 1660 Ti also in the name of the RTX-2000-Grafikkarten: Both the disappeared “GTX” abbreviation as well as the 1000er designation go back.
The GeForce GTX 1660 Ti is equipped with Nvidia’s TU116 graphics chip, the official reference clock rates amount to 1,500 MHz (1,770 MHz boost). The chip has 1,536 shaders, 96 texture units and 48 ROPs. Compared to the GTX 1060 with GP106 graphics chip, the number of shaders and TMUs increases by 20 percent, while the TU106 chip has 25 percent more of those computing units.
Analogous to the RTX 2060, the GTX 1660 Ti also has 6 GB of GDDR6 video memory, but it only clocks with an effective 12 instead of 14 GHz. The memory bandwidth of 288 GB per second is realized via the 192-bit wide Speichterinterface.
Geforce GTX 1660 Ti
With a proven TDP of 120 watts, the GTX 1660 Ti is the most fuel-efficient Turing model so far and is thus at the same level as the GTX 1060. Most models will be delivered with an additional 8-pin power connector.
Nvidia will not offer the GTX 1660 Ti as a Founders Edition itself, so the graphics card will be available exclusively as a custom design. The sale will start on the occasion of the test embargo on 22 February at 15:00 clock, prices start from 299 euros. The graphics card manufacturers are free to overclock higher-priced models, different chip versions such as the one there is not.