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Nvidia GTX 1660 Super benchmark appears online

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Nvidia's GTX 1660 Super benchmark appears online

Nvidia GTX 1660 Super benchmark appears online

Rumour has it that Nvidia plans to release a new graphics card this month called the GTX 1660 Super, enhancing the performance of the company's existing GTX 1660 with GDDR6 memory, enabling a 75% boost to memory performance. 

Now, Nvidia's GTX 1660 Super has appeared on the Final Fantasy XV benchmarking database (via TUM_APISAK), showcasing performance numbers that are closer to Nvidia GTX 1660 Ti than Nvidia's GTX 1660 (non-Super). This suggests that the GTX 1660's performance was memory limited. 

What needs to be noted here is that data from the Final Fantasy XV benchmark isn't that useful outside of comparing similar GPU models from the same manufacturer. Truth be told, this benchmark isn't representative of the performance Final Fantasy XV's PC version, making the benchmark effectively useless. 

This benchmark result stands as further confirmation that Nvidia's GTX 1660 Super graphics card is approaching its retail release. Combine this with the GPU's recent specification leak from Chinese manufacturer Maxsun (see the table below), and we can be pretty sure that Nvidia will release a GTX 1660 Super in the near future.  

  
 Geforce RTX 2060 (FE)Geforce GTX 1660 Ti (Ref)Geforce GTX 1660 Super (Maxsun)Geforce GTX 1660 (Ref)Geforce GTX 1060 6GB (FE)Geforce GTX 1650 (Ref)Geforce GTX 1050 Ti (Ref)Geforce GTX 1050 (Ref)
ArchitectureTuringTuringTuringTuringPascalTuringPascalPascal
CUDA Cores1,9201,5361,4081,4081,280896768640
Ray Tracing Performance
(Gigarays)
5 GRN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Base Clock
1365MHz1500MHz1530MHz1530MHz1506MHz1485MHz1290MHz1354MHz
Boost Clock1680MHz1770MHz1785MHz1785MHz1708MHz1665MHz1392MHz1455MHz
Memory TypeGDDR6GDDR6GDDR6GDDR5GDDR5GDDR5GDDR5GDDR5
Memory Capacity6GB6GB6GB6GB6GB4GB4GB2GB
Memory Speed14Gbps12Gbps14Gbps8Gbps8Gbps8Gbps7Gbps7Gbps
Memory Bandwidth336GB/s288GB/s336GB/s192GB/s192GB/s128GB/s112GB/s112GB/s
Memory Bus Size192-bit192-bit192-bit192-bit192-bit128-bit128-bit128-bit
SLIN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A

Nvidia's GTX 1660 Super benchmark appears online  

 
If the benchmark result above is representative of other PC games, it shows that Nvidia's GTX 1660 was being held back by Nvidia's decision to utilise GDDR5 memory. Leaked specifications for the GTX 1660 Super suggest that Nvidia has made no changes to the GTX 1660's GPU core and has only changed the graphics card's memory configuration, making any performance improvement due to memory bandwidth increases. 

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