Nvidia is already a well-known name and the company has launched numerous successful products. Nonetheless, not all of them are instant hits. For example, the new RTX Turing family did not bring considerable improvements. The sales for the RTX 2070 and 2080 were not as good as expected.
However, Nvidia still has another chance. The GTA 1660 might be the product that we expected all along. It appears that the GTX 1660 managed to bring all the enhancements that were needed all along. Let’s discuss this product a bit more.
The GTX 1660
According to various reports, the GTX 1660 Ti managed to be a bridge between the GTX 1060 and the RTX 2060. The product did come with a price increase, especially combined with the price of the previous release. The 1060 debuted at $249, while the actual launch price is $279.
If we take a closer look at the card review, it becomes quite clear that this is the best Turing GPU that Nvidia has always launched. There is also a significant performance improvement that manages to justify the price increase.
The GTA 1660 Ti has a Turing (TU116) GPU Architecture. It also has 1536 GOU ores and no tensor cores and no RT cores. However, there are 120 texture units and 48 render outputs. The memory bus width is 192-bit and the memory bandwidth is 288 GB/s. The GTA 1660 Ti has a 6 GB memory capacity.
If we compare Turing and Pascal, and we take a look at GTX 1660 Ti versus GTX 1060 6 GB, there is a 36% relative performance increase. There is also a price increase, but as we already mentioned before, it is justified.
Henry Lares is still early into his career as tech reporter but has already had his work published in many major publications including Tech Crunch and the Huffington Post. In regards to academics, Henry earned an engineering degree from Apex Technical School. Henry has a passion for emerging technology and covers upcoming products and breakthroughs in science and tech.