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Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Coming This March – $220 Turing GPU with 6GB VRAM

The Internet is full of rumors/leaks surrounding the Turing based GTX Series of Graphics cards by Nvidia. As the launch date comes near, we get to hear some new leaks almost everyday. Looks like the final pricing and detailed specs of the GeForce GTX 1660 are already available.

Yesterday Videocardz reported new findings about the GeForce GTX 1660 (Non Ti) including the complete specifications, release dates and US pricing information. The GTX 1660 is apparently a downgraded version of the $279 GTX 1660Ti launched last month. The 1660 Ti graphics card provides an excellent price to performance proposition and we expect the 1660 to follow along with the same lines.

GeForce GTX 1660 – 1408 CUDA Cores, 6GB GDDR5 Memory

The GTX 1660 is the second graphics card by Nvidia belonging to the Turing based GTX cards which give up Ray Tracing and DLSS features in favor of better performance-per-dollar. This video card is based on the TU116 chip similar to the Ti version but with a few cut downs. The GTX 1660 reportedly features 1408 CUDA Cores with a base clock of 1530 MHz and boost clocks of 1785 MHz for the reference design. There is 6GB of Virtual Memory but unlike other members of the Turing family, this one has GDDR5 instead of GDDR6.

Arriving This March for $220

Sources suggest that the GTX 1660 will be announced on March 14 with a very modest $220 price tag in the US. If the leaks turn out to be actually true, this graphics card could hit a very steep price-to-performance ratio. When the bar is set high, it will also put pressure on AMD to further reduce prices for their existing cards, namely the  RX580s and RX590s.

The current competitors in the sub $250 graphics card market, the AMD Radeon RX 580 and RX 590 GPUs seem to be practically irrelevant options after the entry of the 16 series Nvidia Turing cards. GTX 1660’s younger sibling, the GTX 1650 is also expected to be announced in the coming months.


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