Nvidia's GTX 1660 Super's release date and pricing has leaked

A minor price bump and a major boost to memory performance

Nvidia's GTX 1660 Super's release date and pricing has leaked

Nvidia's GTX 1660 Super's release date and pricing has leaked

Nvidia's first GTX Super graphics card is about to release, bringing with it hardware upgrades, confusing spec changes and an unknown impact on performance. 

Simply put, Nvidia's GTX 1660 Super is a GTX 1660 with faster memory. Instead of 8Gbps GDDR5 memory, the GTX 1660 Super used 14Gbps GDDR6 memory, offering users a 75% increase in memory bandwidth and while other hardware specifications remain unchanged. 

Now, Nvidia's GTX 1660 Super is rumoured to launch on October 29th with a price tag of $229. This is $10 more than today's GTX 1660. Not bad, given the GPU's 75% boost to memory bandwidth. Even so, it remains to be seen how this boost to memory bandwidth will impact game performance. This leak comes via Videocardz

The performance boost that the GTX 1660 Super offers will rely on one factor. How much does memory bandwidth impact performance? If a game or application can benefit from the extra bandwidth, users can expect a notable boost to game performance, if not, then the boost will be minor to non-existent. 

Strangely, Nvidia's GTX 1660 Super uses faster GDDR6 memory than their GTX 1660 Ti, giving the GTX 1660 Super more memory bandwidth than Nvidia's more expensive GTX 1660 Ti. This gives the GTX 1660 Super the same memory bandwidth as Nvidia's RTX 2060, making it possible for the GTX 1660 Super to outperform the GTX 1660 Ti in memory-limited workloads. 
 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)
CUDA Cores1,9201,5361,4081,4081,280896768640
Ray Tracing Performance
Base Clock
Boost Clock1680MHz1770MHz1785MHz1785MHz1708MHz1665MHz1392MHz1455MHz
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


Nvidia's GTX 1660 Super's release date and pricing has leaked  

This release places Nvidia's GTX 1660 Ti in a strange position, as it is both superior and inferior to Nvidia's GTX 1660 Super, offering users more CUDA cores while shipping with slower GDDR6 memory.

While we expect the GTX 1660 Ti to be faster in most games, it is hard to ignore the fact that the GTX 1660 Super out-specs the GTX 1660 Ti when it comes to memory bandwidth. This will undoubtedly lead many gamers to question whether or not the GTX 1660 Ti is worth the extra $50. 

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23-10-2019, 10:28:01

I can see this help frame times a hell of a lot and maybe stabilize the frame rate.Quote

23-10-2019, 11:25:28

That so looks like one of them fake cards lolQuote

23-10-2019, 11:46:54

The market is so heavily swamped now.Quote

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