We first started hearing rumors about the GTX 1660 Ti back in December of last year. This was followed by a leaked AOTS benchmark last month. Just a few days ago, we saw the leaked snapshot of the TU116 GPU core. For all of you who don’t know what the TU116 GPU core is, in simple words, it exists to deliver Turing-level performance without any sort of ray-tracing. You can read more about that here.
The GTX 1660 Ti scored a decent 5000 points. This places it 46 points above the GTX 1070, which is what the GPU 1660 Ti will reportedly be replacing. However, it does not beat the GTX 1070 Ti which scored a significant 627 points more than the yet to be released GTX 1660 Ti. It’s also interesting to note that the 1660 Ti remains just 25 points shy of the Titan X.
However, it should be noted that these are most probably benchmarks conducted on a non-final driver version and that FFXV benchmark is not a proper tool which can determine performance across a list of GPU’s. Hence, we shouldn’t really assume the performance of the GTX 1660 Ti based on this leak.
What we already know
The GTX 1660 Ti will be built around the TU116-400 die and the board number is reported to be ‘PG161’. The card will come with 6 GB of DDR6 memory which will be clocked at 6000 MHz along with a 192-bit bus. The base clock will be 1500 MHz with boost going up to 1770 MHz.
The GTX 1660 Ti is expected to launch on the 22nd of February with an incredible price tag of $279. This will absolutely blow the GTX 1070 out of the water, to become the best budget card for gamers.