Nvdia’s RTX series got a pretty mixed reception from the community. Since none of the cards were for budget gamers, a different lineup was expected. As per rumors, that is going to be true. As Videocardz reports, Nvidia is reportedly working on a GTX 1660 Ti. The rumor comes from three sources including a board partner.
“The GeForce GTX 1660 Ti is to become NVIDIA’s first Turing-based card under GTX brand“. Essentially, this card lacks ray tracing features of RTX series, which should (theoretically) result in a lower price. New SKU features TU116 graphics processor and 1536 CUDA cores. This means that GTX 1660 Ti will undoubtedly be slower than RTX 2060.” Videocardz adds in their article. The specifications on sheet makes the 1160Ti looks like a card between the 1060 and the 1070.
If the 1160 Ti even exists in the first place, it might turn out to be a very good card. The first reason is that since it is without Raytracing features and slower, it’ll cost much lower than the RTX 2060. That would mean we are looking at a MSRP similar to the GTX 1060 with performance close to the GTX 1070.
If the card is able to deliver such a performance, then it will be a good VFM for the budget segment. Also, given that GTX 1060 will soon be out of stock across shelves, a 1160 Ti is probable. That being said, rumors should always be taken with a grain of salt.