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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Final Fantasy XV Pre-Release Benchmarks Leaked – Slightly Faster Than A GTX 1070

Feb 16, 2019
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Another day, another leak, this time from the known twitter profile TUM_APISAK who spotted that the Final Fantasy XV benchmark database has already been updated with NVIDIA’s latest upcoming mid-range graphics card: the GTX 1660 Ti. According to the scores, the GTX 1660 Ti will net (very) slightly higher performance than a standard GTX 1070. This is also roughly equal performance as a GTX 980 Ti.

NVIDIA GTX 1660 Ti (barely) beats out a GTX 1070 and within spitting distance of the AMD Radeon VII

As always with any leak this close to release, we are probably looking at the non-final drivers (NVIDIA has the irritating habit of delaying a release of final drivers to nullify performance leaks like this one) so the performance will probably improve slightly once the final and polished drivers are out for everyone to use. Here is the benchmark in all its glory:

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Screenshot captured from Final Fantasy XV benchmark database.

As you can see the NVIDIA GTX 1660 Ti scores 5000 points, which is just 52 points below the 980 Ti and 283 points below the Radeon VII. This is easily a GTX 1070 replacement considering the GTX 1070 Ti is still 627 points further ahead while the GTX 1080 is a full 1174 points ahead. Depending on how NVIDIA prices the 1660 Ti this could be the new crowd favorite considering it offers very decent performance and the only question mark right now is the price point NVIDIA decides to push this out at. Considering, however, that the RTX series did not fare well at the very high price points, I would not be surprised to see NVIDIA going very conservative in pricing with these (which is good for the consumer).

The GeForce GTX 1660 will have 6GB of GDDR5 memory with a 192-bit bus. The memory will be clocked at 4000 MHz while the clock speed will be 1530 MHz base and 1785 MHz boost. The card will feature the TU116-300 die and the board number is PG165.

The fact that the GTX 1660 Ti is the same board number as the RTX 2060 means that we are probably looking at the tensor and RTX cores disabled via hardware straps. It is also worth noting that a 3GB version of the GTX 1660 is also being planned – with 3GB of GDDR5 memory and 4000 MHz clocks.

The 1660 Ti, on the other hand, will have 6GB of GDDR6 memory and a 192-bit bus. This will be clocked at 6000 MHz which is considerably faster than the 1660 counterpart. The base clock will be 1500 MHz with boost at 1770 MHz. The card is based on the TU116-400 die and the board number is PG161 – which is the same board number as the RTX 2060. This also means the die will be pin compatible with the 2060.

The core counts leaked by VCZ put the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti and GTX 1660 at 5.44 TFLOPs and 4.57 TFLOPs respectively. In comparison, the RTX 2060 is going to be 6.45 TFLOPs. The ROP counts can also be inferred using these core count specifications. The GTX 1660 Ti should be priced somewhere around the $279 mark and a good enough price point could make this the new entry-level champion. With these specs, you are looking at 1070-or-more level performance.

NVIDIA GeForce 16 Series Preliminary Specifications

 GeForce RTX 2060 FEGeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB
GeForce GTX 1660 6GB
GeForce GTX 1650 Ti 4 GBGeForce GTX 1650 4 GB
Architecture (GPU)
TU106TU116-400TU116-300TU117TU117
CUDA Cores
19201536 14081024?896
Tensor Cores
240N / AN / AN / AN / A
RT cores
30N / AN / AN / AN / A
Texture Units
120 96 806456
ROPs
4848483232
Base Clock
1365 MHz1500 MHz1530 MHzTBD1485 MHz
GPU Boost
1680 MHz1770 MHz1785 MHzTBD1665 MHz
Memory
6GB GDDR66GB GDDR66GB GDDR54GB GDDR54GB GDDR5
Memory Bus
192-bit192-bit192-bit128-bit128-bit
Memory Clocks
14 Gbps12 Gbps8 Gbps8 Gbps8 Gbps
L2 cache
3 MB1.5 MB1.5 MB1.5 MB1.5 MB
TDP
160 W120W120W75W75W
Transistors
10.8 billion6.6 billion6.6 billion4.7 billion4.7 billion
Die Size
445 mm²284mm2284mm2200mm2200mm2
Price
$349$279$229$179?$149

Products mentioned in this post

GTX 1070
GTX 1070
USD 550
GTX 1080
GTX 1080
USD 883
GTX 1660
GTX 1660
USD 249

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