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It has been rumored previously month that Nvidia may quickly debut a brand new graphics card, the GTX 1660Ti, to entice players with midrange efficiency and cheaper price factors. In what’s now the freshest improvement, alleged leaked benchmarks are exhibiting that the brand new providing could possibly be as a lot as 20 % quicker when in comparison with the older GTX 1060.
AOTS – GTX 1660 Ti Excessive (1080p) Rating 7400 ( Laptop computer )
GTX 1060 Excessive (1080p) Rating 6200 ( Laptop computer ) pic.twitter.com/wdQ1lgFJ1C
— APISAK (@TUM_APISAK) January 21, 2019
The leak comes from TUM_APISAK on Twitter, who found Ashes of the Singularity efficiency benchmarks in a web based database. Within the scoring, the but to be introduced GTX 1660 Ti netted 7,400 at 1080p excessive decision, topping the GTX 1060 at 6,200. Including as much as roughly a 1,200-point (or 20-percent) distinction, this hints that the GTX 1660 Ti could possibly be as highly effective because the GTX 1060. It additionally means that the graphics card may have been examined internally at Nvidia, and could possibly be coming quickly.
Pricing shouldn’t be but recognized on the GTX 1660 Ti, however whether it is midrange pricing as rumored, that may assist Nvidia win players scared by the $600 value of the RTX 2070 and the newly introduced $350 RTX 2060. A launch date can be not but recognized, however Videocardz reviews that the GTX 1660 Ti could possibly be coming in February alongside a non-Ti mannequin with the a lot quicker GDDR5X reminiscence. Nonetheless, it’s exhausting to actually decide the efficiency worth with out realizing the value.
As for now, it could possibly be an attractive improve, because the older GTX 1060 stays very talked-about, accounting for 15.39 % of the general share on Steam in December of 2018. In comparison with the top-of-the-line RTX 2060, very early rumors have indicated that the GTX 1660 Ti may ship with a lesser powered TU116 Turning GPU however with out assist for ray tracing. It additionally was rumored to come back with a complete of 1,526 CUDA cores, 20 % greater than what’s discovered onboard the GTX 1060. As for the video reminiscence, that was famous at 6GB of GDDR6 reminiscence, the identical quantity on the RTX 2060 sequence.
That’s highly effective sufficient for many midrange gaming and would properly steadiness out Nvidia’s lineup, falling in between each the older GTX 1060 and ray tracing-enabled RTX 2060. And, with AMD simply taking the wraps off the Vega VII, this newer and cheaper card would solely boost the graphics card competitors, which is all the time higher for the wallets of players who’re on a price range.