Rumor: NVIDIA Working on GTX 1660 Ti without Ray Tracing

Subject: Graphics Cards | January 17, 2019 - 01:29 PM |
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Citing word from a board partner, VideoCardz.com has published a rumor about an upcoming NVIDIA GeForce GPU based on Turing, but without ray tracing support. While such a product seems inevitable as we move further down the chain into midrange and mainstream graphics options, where ray tracing makes less sense from a performance standpoint, the name accompanying the report is harder to fathom: GTX 1660 Ti.

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"The GeForce GTX 1660 Ti is to become NVIDIA’s first Turing-based card under GTX brand. Essentially, this card lacks ray tracing features of RTX series, which should (theoretically) result in a lower price. New SKU features TU116 graphics processor and 1536 CUDA cores. This means that GTX 1660 Ti will undoubtedly be slower than RTX 2060." - VideoCardz.com

Beyond the TU116 GPU and 1536 CUDA cores, VideoCardz goes on to state that their sources also claim that this new GTX card will still make use of GDDR6 memory on the same 192-bit bus as the RTX 2060. As to the name, while it may seem odd not to adopt the same 2000-series branding for all Turing cards, the potential for confusion with RTX vs GTX branding might be the reason - if indeed cards in a 1600-series make it to market.

Source: VideoCardz

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January 17, 2019 | 02:16 PM - Posted by Deihman (not verified)

Although it seems too specific for the naming scheme to not be true, I wouldn’t be surprised if the name is a placeholder or even a typo. I’d be very happy if it turns out it’s a typo for something like 1160 ti. Based on the specs, I also wouldn’t be surprised if it turns out to be the 1150 ti unit instead of the 1160 or whatever it’s going to be called.

January 17, 2019 | 04:30 PM - Posted by Dominic (not verified)

I agree. GTX 1150Ti makes much more sense both as a comparison point to the RTX models and to the 10 series GTX models.

January 17, 2019 | 09:06 PM - Posted by mydadsradeoncanbeaturdadsgeforce (not verified)

indeed, it does appear that this chip may fill the traditional "xx50 ti" segment that Nvidia has had for the last few generations. On the other hand, perhaps its a sku that will sit just below a future 2050ti (w/rtx)?? I tend to agree with those above, and that its rather the former, xx50ti proposition instead. But i dunno.. could see either scenario playing out tbh.

Regardless, and given the msrp of the recently released 2060, what we thinking on price? ~20-25% less shaders w/o any of the RTX bling?? $199-$249 is what im thinking. no news on possible release date im assuming

January 18, 2019 | 05:33 AM - Posted by Power (not verified)

7nm or it does not matter.

January 19, 2019 | 01:25 PM - Posted by chipman (not verified)

Do you mean 7 nm doesn't matter? (e.g. Radeon VII) :-D

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