The specifications of NVIDIA's latest and upcoming GeForce GTX 16 series graphics cards based on the Turing GPU architecture which include the GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER and the GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER have leaked out by Videocardz.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER & GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER Specifications Leak Out - Faster Performance For The Same Price, For The Mainstream & Budget Audiences
We have already had several leaks for the NVIDIA Turing based GeForce 16 SUPER series cards. The GeForce 16 series cards based on the Turing architecture were released earlier this year as a series of products aimed towards budget and mainstream users who couldn't get hands on the more expensive GeForce RTX cards. The GeForce 1660 series retain a competitive position against AMD's Radeon RX 500 series cards, offering much better performance and efficiency while the GeForce GTX 1650, although being a great card in terms of efficiency, wasn't priced competitive enough to take on the Radeon RX 570 series cards which retailed for around the same money.
Soon, the GeForce GTX 1650 would be going against AMD's latest rDNA based Radeon RX 5500 which is expected to be priced at around $150 US and offer better performance than the Radeon RX 570. Now with the final specifications been leaked out, we can guesstimate where the graphics performance of this card would end up landing.
NVIDIA GeForce 16 Series Specifications
|GeForce RTX 2060 FE||GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB||GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER 6GB||GeForce GTX 1660 6GB||GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER 4 GB||GeForce GTX 1650 4 GB||GeForce GTX 1630 4 GB|
|Tensor Cores||240||N / A||N / A||N / A||N / A||N / A||N / A|
|RT cores||30||N / A||N / A||N / A||N / A||N / A||N / A|
|Base Clock||1365 MHz||1500 MHz||1530 MHz||1530 MHz||TBD||1485 MHz||TBD|
|GPU Boost||1680 MHz||1770 MHz||1785 MHz||1785 MHz||TBD||1665 MHz||1800 MHz|
|Memory||6GB GDDR6||6GB GDDR6||6GB GDDR6||6GB GDDR5||4GB GDDR5||4GB GDDR5||4GB GDDR6?|
|Memory Clocks||14 Gbps||12 Gbps||14 Gbps||8 Gbps||12 Gbps||8 Gbps||12|
|L2 cache||3 MB||1.5 MB||1.5 MB||1.5 MB||1.5 MB||1.5 MB||1.5 MB|
|Transistors||10.8 billion||6.6 billion||6.6 billion||6.6 billion||6.6 billion||4.7 billion||4.7 billion|
|Die Size||445 mm²||284mm2||284mm2||284mm2||284mm2||200mm2||200mm2|
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER Specifications
Talking about the specifications of the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER, the card would rock TU-116-300-A1 GPU with 1408 CUDA cores, 80 Texture Mapping Units, and 48 raster operation units. The clock speeds of the card would be maintained at 1530 MHz base and 1785 MHz boost. In terms of memory, the card would receive a big upgrade in the form of GDDR6 which was missing on the existing GTX 1660. The GTX 1660 SUPER with 6 GB GDDR6 memory would feature 14 Gbps dies running across a 192-bit bus interface to deliver a total bandwidth of 336 GB/s.
One of the key features of Turing has been its performance per watt and just like the other cards, it would feature a TDP of 125W. Now here's how NVIDIA rounds their TDP up for all of their GeForce cards. The TDP consists of total power draw from the board which includes the GPU too. AMD's RX 5500 which are based on a 7nm process node and aimed as replacements for the Polaris based RX 580/590 lineup have a TDP of 150W.
I mentioned before that the GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER would fall in a higher performance category than the RX 5500 series and it would do so while sipping a lot lower power. But at the same time, the pricing of the GTX 1660 SUPER would be much higher too at $229 US which is the same price as the GeForce GTX 1660 which means either the former would get a price cut or simply be replaced by the better card.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER Specifications
The GeForce GTX 1650 would also feature the TU116 GPU unlike the TU117 GPU on the GTX 1650, rocking 1280 CUDA Cores, 32 ROPs and 80 TMUs. The card would feature a 4 GB GDDR6 VRAM running across a 128-bit bus at the same 12000 MHz effective clock speeds, delivering bandwidth of 192 GB/s. Even the core clocks of the GPU have gone up to 1530 MHz base and 1725 MHz boost which is quite impressive.
Just going by the specifications alone, it looks like the card would be a bigger SUPER upgrade than we anticipated. Now the TDP on the GTX 1650 is set at 75W while the SUPER variant would feature a TDP of 100W. This would mean that adding an extra 6-pin connector would be a necessity. The performance of this card could potentially match or exceed the Radeon RX 5500 given these specs and the only thing that could make it an even better offering would be if NVIDIA can manage to sell it at the same price point as the existing GTX 1650 at $149 US since that would give much-needed boost in terms of share in the budget market too.