NVIDIA's AIB partners are working on numerous custom variants for the upcoming GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER graphics cards. A large variety of these models have either been listed by retailers or leaked out (via Videocardz).
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER Custom Models Leak Out - PNY, ZOTAC, Inno3D, Gigabyte, EVGA, and Maxsun
In our previous report, we talked about how the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER would offer the newer GDDR6 memory interface while retaining the rest of the specifications. In terms of specs, the GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER would utilize the TU116-300 die, same as the existing GeForce GTX 1660. It would feature the same core config of 1408 CUDA cores, 80 TMUs, and 48 ROPs. The clock speeds of the graphics card will be maintained at 1530 MHz base and 1785 MHz boost. The major change to the graphics card would be the memory design.
While the GeForce GTX 1660 features 6 GB of GDDR5 memory running at 8 Gbps, the GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER would feature 6 GB of GDDR6 memory running at 14 Gbps. This memory is faster than the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti which features 12 Gbps dies. The memory would be featured along a 192-bit bus interface and deliver a total bandwidth of 336 GB/s.
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|
Starting off with the custom models, we already got to see the ZOTAC custom variants a few days ago but now we have EVGA's custom models leaked by Videocardz too. The models include the SC Ultra Black and SC Ultra. Both cards feature a dual-slot and dual-fan design in a very compact form factor. The cards feature a large aluminum fin heatsink and nice brushed aluminum backplate that looks great. The card seems to have three display outputs which include a DVI, HDMI and a Display port. The specifications of these cards are not mentioned but expect them to hit retail soon with the SC Ultra being priced close to the MSRP and the Black variant costing a bit extra.
Maxsun has also confirmed its own custom model on their official webpage. Their custom model for the new SUPER card is the GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER Terminator. The card rocks a design that is reminiscent of ASUS's dual-fan STRIX series but they have got their own color palette and RGB LED going on the card. The card rocks a dual-slot design and has a large aluminum heatsink which includes copper heat pipes. There's a nice metal backplate with extended shroud design, a single 8-pin connector and the same display output configuration which I mentioned above.
Maxsun GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER Terminator Graphics Card Features:
- The fourth-generation Taiji cooling system
- RGB e-sports atmosphere lamp
- Terminator custom alloy backplate
- New development Taiji fan blade
- Composite heat dissipation module
- Double-layer structure metal-air hood
The interesting thing is that the card has a TDP mentioned around 120W which would put it lower than the Radeon RX 5500 while offering much better performance. Moving on to the PNY cards, we have the PNY GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER Mini which comes in a compact dual-slot design. This is the smallest of the custom models we have seen so far but expect all major manufacturers to have a mini variant of their own at launch.
The card sticks with the same specifications & the retailer has mentioned an availability date of 17th October which is two days from now. The card is also priced at 990.24 Poland Zloty which converts to around $250 US, the price which we have been expecting for the GTX 1660 SUPER. PNY would also be offering a dual-fan design which is much bigger than the Mini variant but rocks the same specs as the smaller variant.
Finally, there are several listings for Inno3D's GeForce GTX SUPER TWIN X2 (€223.24), Gigabyte's GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER Gaming OC and GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER SOC at various retailers.
Performance-wise, the GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER could end up around 5-10% better than the GTX 1660 which puts it right under the GTX 1660 Ti. The Radeon RX 5500 XT while cheaper, is also a bit slower than the GTX 1660 SUPER based on its specifications that were released this week. The RX 5500 series is simply aimed at a different price market and competes against the more budget tier GTX 1650 graphics card. On that front, NVIDIA has plans to launch the GeForce GTX 1650 Ti/SUPER soon.
Also, it would be interesting to see what pricing NVIDIA has in mind for the GTX 1660 SUPER. The GeForce GTX 1660 currently costs $229 US while the Ti variant costs $249 US. There are two ways this could go, either NVIDIA decides to end production of the GTX 1660 and replace it with the SUPER variant like they did with the most of the high-end RTX SUPER lineup or they could offer both, the SUPER and non-SUPER variant at different price points. In the case of the former, we would get the GTX 1660 SUPER at the same price of $229 US and in the second case, we could get a slight price bump of around $249 US.