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ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER Graphics Cards Smile For The Camera – Feature 6 GB GDDR6 VRAM, Dual Fan Cooling

Oct 11, 2019
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NVIDIA is soon going to introduce their GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER series graphics cards which are positioned against the mainstream Navi lineup arriving soon. The NVIDIA GTX 1660 SUPER series has seen various leaks and the latest includes pictures of ZOTAC's custom models that have been leaked by Videocardz.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER Custom Models Pictured - ZOTAC Variants Feature 6 GB GDDR6 VRAM, Dual Fan Cooling & 8-Pin Connectors

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 are not mentioned but those can get a slight bump. The major change to the graphics card would be the memory design.

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From the pictures posted by Videocardz, it looks like ZOTAC will be offering two variants, a regular dual-fan and a slightly more premium Ice Storm 2.0 (AMP!) variant. The difference between both cards is very minor with the Ice Storm variant featuring a slightly better heatsink and a backplate. Both of the cards will offer four display outputs which include three Display Port and a single HDMI port. ZOTAC will also offer a full aluminum based heatsink that features three 6mm heat pipes. Just like the ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1660, the GTX 1660 SUPER would also rock a single 8-pin connector which is very standard of mainstream cards these days.

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

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.

Which upcoming budget graphics cards do you think are more interesting?

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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