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More NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER 6 GB GDDR6 Custom Graphics Leak Out – Priced Around $250 US, Availability Listed For 17th October

Oct 15, 2019
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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.

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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 FEGeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB
GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER 6GB
GeForce GTX 1660 6GB
GeForce GTX 1650 Ti 4 GBGeForce GTX 1650 4 GB
Architecture (GPU)
TU106TU116-400TU116-300TU116-300TU116TU117
CUDA Cores
19201536 140814081280896
Tensor Cores
240N / AN / AN / AN / AN / A
RT cores
30N / AN / AN / AN / AN / A
Texture Units
120 96 88888056
ROPs
484848483232
Base Clock
1365 MHz1500 MHz1530 MHz1530 MHzTBD1485 MHz
GPU Boost
1680 MHz1770 MHz1785 MHz1785 MHzTBD1665 MHz
Memory
6GB GDDR66GB GDDR66GB GDDR66GB GDDR54GB GDDR54GB GDDR5
Memory Bus
192-bit192-bit192-bit192-bit128-bit128-bit
Memory Clocks
14 Gbps12 Gbps14 Gbps8 Gbps12 Gbps8 Gbps
L2 cache
3 MB1.5 MB1.5 MB1.5 MB1.5 MB1.5 MB
TDP
160 W120W125W120W100W75W
Transistors
10.8 billion6.6 billion6.6 billion6.6 billion6.6 billion4.7 billion
Die Size
445 mm²284mm2284mm2284mm2284mm2200mm2
Price
$349$279$229$229$149?$149

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.

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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.

Products mentioned in this post

GTX 1650
GTX 1650
USD 149.99
GTX 1660
GTX 1660
USD 229.99
GTX 1660 Ti
GTX 1660 Ti
USD 279.99

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