Including extra gasoline to the rumor hearth for Nvidia’s allegedly midrange 16-series graphics playing cards are a variety of new photographs that purport to indicate the packaging for a GTX 1660 Ti. There are additionally some snaps of the playing cards themselves, although they seem like smaller than your common GPU with solely a single fan cooler connected.
Nvidia’s RTX Turing graphics playing cards is likely to be highly effective, however gross sales have reportedly been decrease than anticipated resulting in a downturn in income for the corporate, and a drooping inventory value. Anecdotal proof from fans and avid gamers would counsel that the excessive value of the playing cards was a significant contributor to that. Nvidia’s long-rumored GTX midrange Turing playing cards might clear up that drawback and we will not be removed from a launch. Videocardz not solely has photographs of some 1660 Ti containers and the playing cards themselves, however is suggesting that they are going to launch on February 22.
The primary photographs to look on-line debuted on Reddit with handheld photographs of the packaging for a Galax GTX 1660 Ti with 6GB of GDDR6, a twin 90mm fan cooler, and DVI-D, HDMI, and Show Port connectors on the again.
It didn’t take lengthy for extra photographs to look on-line, although they seem like product itemizing photographs relatively than these taken by a person with the cardboard in hand. The Palit 1660 Ti seems to have the identical 6GB of GDDR6 and 1,526 CUDA cores, however is available in two flavors. The StormX and StormX OC. Every has the identical single-fan cooler design sitting atop a big aluminum warmth sink with copper warmth pipes. We’re advised that that is the miniature model of the cardboard designed with ITX methods in thoughts, with the principle distinction between the 2 being clock pace — though there’s solely round 45MHz in it.
Becoming a member of that leak is one other from EVGA which additionally targets the mini-ITX format with a pair of single-fan GTX 1660 Ti playing cards. Videocardz claims that they too have 6GB of GDDR6 and 1,526 CUDA cores. No clock pace info was revealed.
Sources counsel that every one of those playing cards will launch on February 22. No particular pricing has been steered, however earlier rumors said that the 1660 Ti would debut with a suggest price ticket of $280. That might put these playing cards in direct competitors with AMD’s RX 580 and 590, in addition to Nvidia’s personal GTX 1060.